Full Tilt Poker released details today of its first-week promotion plans when the site re-opens on November 6, called “Deal Me In.” It includes large cash bonuses for all new and existing players, $250k in freerolls every day until November 11, Happy Hours running around the clock, and huge added value for FTOPS tournament satellites.
Freeroll tournaments will be held over the first six days, with a total of $250k given away in prize money. It will culminate on Sunday, November 11, with ten separate tournaments each with $10k in prize money.
All real money players will also be offered a cash bonus—its “biggest ever bonus package” states the press release—which will be $200 minimum and a free “rush poker ring game ticket” for all existing real-money players. New players will get both a standard signup bonus and this bonus offer once they play for real money.
Full Tilt’s Happy Hours, an old player-favorite where you can earn double the player points during specific times at certain games, will return. During the first week, there are double points “available around the clock,” with different games featured each day.
There will also be a sale in the first week in the Store. Previously announced is the ability to turn points directly into cash by purchasing both tournament tickets and new “ring game tickets.” During opening week, various tickets will be sold at a discount.
FTOPS, Full Tilt’s quarterly tournament series, will return in December. Announced today was the “FTOPS XXI Satellite Frenzy,” which will launch later this month. Bonus entries “worth more than $300k in total” will be added to satellites to gain entry into the series.
With the announcement today, there is little doubt the team at Full Tilt is pulling out all the stops to retain the player base. On November 6, $184m will be injected into the online poker market. Players will have immediate access to withdraw these funds either through Full Tilt or, in countries where Full Tilt will not relaunch, through PokerStars.
Full Tilt, of course, would like to encourage players to not immediately withdraw, and these first-week promotions will certainly appeal to many.