Full Tilt Poker Play-Money Games Available Next Week
Starting next week, Full Tilt Poker will be open for play-money games.
Players will be allowed to log in to the new client and test out the features that are scheduled to go live for real-money play on November 6.
French-regulator, ARJRL announced today that French players will be able to withdraw their funds via PokerStars beginning November 2.
Full Tilt has also announced that it will be sending out emails over the next few days that will provide details of the conversion of non-cash items such as accumulated Iron Man medals into Full Tilt Points.
UPDATE: Since publication of this article, Full Tilt has posted its conversion policy for non-monetary assets on its web site.
For those rest-of-world (ROW) players with Iron Man mid-year bonuses in markets where FTP will not reopen, bonuses will be transferred over to PokerStars along with account balances and reward points. In addition, players with significant playing history on Full Tilt could receive a boost in their PokerStars VIP status.
Though the Black Card promotion will exist in some form, it will be “entirely different.” Full Tilt poker room manager Shyam Markus cautions players that they should not be “counting on that promotion as something that will increase their total giveback.”
Upon the relaunch of Full Tilt’s real money games, ROW players will be allowed to withdraw their entire balances. Full Tilt will entice those players to continue playing on the site with its Deal Me In promotion that includes cash bonuses, freerolls, around the clock Happy Hours and value added FTOPS tournament satellites.
US players will be able to participate in the play-money games on Full Tilt, but they will need to go through the DOJ remission process in order to recoup their funds.
Leading up to the real-money relaunch, Full Tilt has released a series of short 15-second commercials with the tag line, “We play again November 6th.” Some of the spots feature FTP pro Gus Hansen and one promotes the return of the popular Rush Poker.