Relaunch of FTP makes $184 million available
After Full Tilt Poker (FTP) went offline in June 2011, players all over the world had their accounts frozen and could no longer withdraw and funds they had in them. After relaunching on Tuesday 6th November at 12 noon GMT, the now PokerStars owned company allowed it’s users to play at it’s once massive tables once again. Many players took to Twitter to announce their happiness and rejoice at the return of their beloved FTP.
In an attempt by FTP to keep its returning players once it relaunched, they announced the Deal Me In promotion which offered multiple incentives for players to remain with them once they had access to their accounts. They also drummed up a lot of interest around their group of ambassadors, “The Professionals”, including Viktor Blom, Gus Hansen, and Tom Dwan.
The Deal Me In promotion included;
- $250,000 in Freeroll tournaments – running from the 6th-11th November. It will feature $250,000 in prize money, and the prize pools will increase in size on a daily basis, with $10,000 to be won in each of the 10 tournaments scheduled for November 11th.
- Ticket Sale – Players have the ability to turn their Full Tilt Poker points into real money prizes through Tournament Tickets and Ring Game Tickets from the Store. There will also be discounted tickets available for a number of different games and tournaments, including FTOPS events.
- Deal Me In Bonus Package – For those taking part in the promotion, Full Tilt has offered it’s largest ever bonus package for real money players. They shall recweive a minimum of $200 plus a FREE Rush Poker Ring game ticket. This offer is extended to new players once they begin playing real-money games.
- Happy Hour Week -Double Full Tilt Points 24/7 across different games every day. Players can still use these points to purchase the already discounted tickets during the Ticket Sale, which offers even more value for money.
After the assets were acquired by Rational Group back in July in a deal that involved the US Department of Justice, PokerStars agreed to pay back worldwide customers, and forfeit $731 million to the Department of Justice, which is in charge of the repayments for U.S players.
FTP players in Spain, Denmark, France, Belgium, and Estonia are unable to play real-money games on Full Tilt currently, however they can withdraw their account balances through PokerStars.
Now that Full Tilt is a sister site of PokerStars, it can reach out to most online poker players around the world, and allows easy transers of cash between the two.
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