Full Tilt Poker is one of the most exciting and powerful poker rooms on the net. Not only that, but it is my personal favorite. With that said, I will proceed to make Full Tilt the first review I do on Poker Perception. Please note that this is just my personal opinion and not everyone will agree with me. Based on the game selection, graphics, software and many other things; I rank Full Tilt as the best poker room around.
Full Tilt probably has the best software package I have played on to date. I am a big multi-table player. If there is not great multi-table features, the site is no good for me. Full Tilt delivers some of the best multi-table features available. Not only that, but the software is very good as well. The poker room does a lot of heavy promoting and has a ton of different methods to bring in the new players. Because of that, there are a lot of loose beginners who do not know what they are doing. Of course, that is what all of us poker players look for when we are trying to make some cash.
I do not think that it can be argued, that traffic is the single most important aspect of a poker room. Of course, there are several other factors as well, but without traffic you are not going to get very far. The more traffic there is, the more games there are. More games leads to more options and a lot more bad players. Full Tilt has a ton of traffic (literally). It is not the biggest poker room online (although it is up there)–but it still has a lot of traffic. There is never any time where you will have to worry about finding a game. Any time of any night, you will be able to easily find a game without any problem. The biggest issue you could have–would be trying to find a game other than Texas Hold’em. Even then, you are likely to find several full games.
Soft Competition 3/5
Okay, so this area is a bit tough. For the most part, you can find a lot of soft competition. Still, there are some very good players that play on Full Tilt. It is just a huge poker room, with all sorts of different players. You will not have any problems finding soft players, but at the same time it is not a walk in the park. You won’t be able to just simply sit down at any table and expect for a loose-easy game. Generally, the lower stakes games are pretty easy all the way through the $2/$4 games. Once you get to the higher stakes, there is a lot of tough competition. Most of the time, you will even find quite a few pros playing at the higher levels. All in all, the soft competition level is slightly under average, but still considerably soft.
Some would say that the software is the most important feature, however I don’t agree. Without the traffic and some good juicy games, the software is useless. Since none of those two things are an issue at Full Tilt, it is safe to move on to the software, which in my opinion is the best. Full Tilt Poker is constantly striving to become better, and they are improving nonstop.
Starting with the graphics–they just do not get any better. Full Tilt has graphics that cannot be mixed up with any other poker room. While you find that other poker rooms will have software very similar or even the same as others; Full Tilt is unique and independent. The aviators that can be picked from are very popular among the online poker world. They are cartoon like aviators that you can choose from in order to fit your personality. If you earn enough frequent player points, you can even get an avatar that looks identical to yourself. Don’t get too excited tho, because it takes a million points to do so.
Full Tilt has premium statistic features and a unique hand history feature. The only thing I do not like about this software is that your hand history only goes back 50 hands. I like to be able to download my hand history and review it. Unfortunately; Full Tilt does not allow you to do so. Everything else is exactly what you would look for in a poker room: player chat, statistics, multi-table features, lobby game filtering, and much more.
Bonuses & Promotions 5/5
Full Tilt offers some of the best Promotions and bonuses in the industry. The standard deposit bonus is a 100% match of up to $600. If you join today and you get there from Poker Perception, they will pretty much give you free money. All you have to do is click on a Full Tilt link anywhere from Poker Perception, sign up, deposit and play. If you deposit $600, you will get paid $600. As far as promotions go, they are changing all the time. Full Tilt is known for their high quality promotions; which offer more than most poker rooms.
Game Variations 4/5
- Texas Hold’em (Limit, Pot Limit and No Limit)
- Omaha (Limit and Pot Limit)
- Omaha Hi/Lo (Limit, Pot Limit and No Limit)
- 7 Card Stud (Limit)
- 7 Card Stud Hi/Lo (Limit)
- Razz (Limit)
- H.O.R.S.E (Tournaments Only–Scheduled and Special)
Customer Support 5/5
The customer support is very good. Although, I would like to see a live chat and maybe a telephone, they still have great support. The only form is via email. They have a dedicated support team within several different areas of support. The response time is usually well under an hour and is taken care of right away. For having only email support, it is way above average. I have never had a problem with support.
Overall Score — 4.3/5