EDITOR’S UPDATE: It was announced that Full Tilt Poker will be officially closed in the Spring of 2016. Player accounts will be merged to its parent poker site, PokerStars, and balances and VIP points will be transferred accordingly at that time.
Having launched in 2004, Full Tilt Poker quickly became one of the most successful and largest online poker sites available. For more than several years, Full Tilt reigned supreme atop the iGaming landscape thanks to their cutting edge software and graphics, as well as their amazing selection of cash games, tournaments and sit and go’s. The fact the site was endorsed by many of the world’s top pros also made it one of the more trustworthy online poker websites out there.
In 2011, things changed when the events of Black Friday happened, which left the site shut down for players in the USA by the FBI and Department of Justice. Players balances were suspended for a brief time while Full Tilt reached a settlement with the DOJ. After players funds were fully accounted for and subsequently paid out, it would be Full Tilt’s rival, PokerStars, who would eventually come in to bail out the fledgling brand. Later in 2012, the site was re-opened for players around the world (excluding the United States of course) and Full Tilt was on its way back to becoming one of the highest-trafficked poker sites anywhere.
By 2014, Amaya Gaming had acquired both PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, taking FTP in a new direction as they took ownership of the brand. Full Tilt Poker was known as a strong online poker site in the past and Amaya Gaming has been working hard to bring the brand back to its original glory. Full Tilt now offers a variety of poker gaming options as well as casino site. As operated by Amaya, the brand is regulated in the Isle of Man and licensed there as well.