Full Tilt Poker returns to the world of online poker on November 6th after having their assets acquired by The Rational Group who operate PokerStars. This new deal involved The Rational Group making payments to the American Department of Justice to refund American players, and also the promise to refund Non- American players too.
We all love a free poker tournament right? Well, Full Tilt Poker is certainly catering to those wishes when details of their re-launch promotional tournaments were announced recently.
As part of their scheme to re-encourage players to visit the site, Full Tilt is offering a series of tournaments over the week from the re-launch of their site. The re-launch is scheduled for Tuesday 6th November, and the promotional deals (which these tournaments are part of) aim to run for the remaining week up until November 11th.
The main aim of these events is to discourage players from immediately withdrawing their funds when their accounts become active again. Millions of players had their accounts frozen on the wake of Black Friday (April 15th 2011) and have been unable to access their money. Once the deal was struck with The Rational Group (Who own poker giants PokerStars) the players were promised they would be able to access their accounts once the site went active.
Onto the tournaments: Full Tilt is offering a total of up to $250,000 in prizes for free to enter tournaments. These tournaments escalate in prize as the week goes on, with the first day containing tournaments which have prize funds of $1,000. Each successive day adds money to the prize funds until the final Sunday. On the final day of the week (Sunday 11th) there will be 10 tournaments, each with a prize fund of $10,000.
These tournaments are a fantastic incentive for players to keep on the site.
However, for players to access these tournaments, they must record a single cash game hand. It is recorded once a hand is played that contains a rake. Once the rake is taken, all the players names are recorded, and once they have that, they will be allowed to enter these tournaments.
This means that players must have at least $1 on the site to play at the micro tournament levels which allow them to earn a rake.
These tournaments are part of an overall pack called Deal Me In which aims to promote Full Tilt to new and old players alike.
To find out more about the new re-launch promotions, visit Fulltilt Poker.