In July 2013, Full Tilt Poker becomes Full Tilt Gaming as it expands its repertoire beyond just poker.
Full Tilt Poker
Launched in June 2004, Full Tilt Poker (FTP) has been an online poker room that has experienced great success. That success has included a large player pool, high traffic volumes and association with poker pros like Phil Ivey and Howard Lederer.
The 2012 Settlement
Business wasn’t always smooth sailing for FTP. In fact, in 2011, it was one of several poker websites to have its assets seized by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI). The U.S. government levied indictments against the site’s owners and employees, and the company was on the verge of going out of business. A settlement with the government in June 2012, however, prevented that and even paved the way for the company to expand its repertoire.
Full Tilt Gaming
The main website remains titled Full Tilt Poker and is available at fulltiltpoker.com, but now, players will notice a new section of the site, a casino. In addition to poker, Full Tilt now offers blackjack and roulette as well as multi-player experiences for both games. Full Tilt Gaming is expected to add a series of slot machines soon as well, including pub slots, video slots and micro slots.
Blackjack is Full Tilt’s most important non-poker offering. It’s available in four formats: Atlantic City, European, Double Deck and Micro Limit. All four formats are available at both single-player and multi-player tables. There’s also a free-to-play version of the game, and players can hop between poker and blackjack or even play both games at the same time.
For roulette, Full Tilt currently only uses single-zero wheels. Sometimes called a European wheel, this means that the wheel has 37 pockets numbered zero to 36. Each roulette table has a broad range of betting limits that caters to both low and high rollers, and players can opt to play at a private table or mix it up on a public table.
Poker and Casino Games
Poker and casino games haven’t always mixed well online, but this is certainly an exception. Poker is still the featured product at Full Tilt Gaming, but now players can enjoy a change of pace using a single account and a single desktop client.