When Full Tilt Poker is relaunched on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, it will be with a much simplified player loyalty and reward scheme.
An e-mail was sent out to Full Tilt customers yesterday, Friday, the first one for some time. Having been taken over by PokerStars, Full Tilt appears to be introducing a similar reward scheme. The old Full Tilt had a rather complex but enjoyable one. In addition to rakeback, players were awarded points for the amount raked on the table in cash games, and in tournament fees. These points could be used in the Full Tilt store to buy such things as tournament tickets and clothing.
In addition to points, a player who ran up a large number of raked hands daily would be awarded medals in Full Tilt's Iron Man Challenge. There were four levels to this: bronze, silver, gold and iron. Medals could be used for tournament buy-ins, and there were all sorts of other things going on like bonus freerolls. Now, all this has gone, but players will receive cash bonuses at a rate of up to $2.50 per hundred points. The site is already back on-line, and its HomePage is currently being used as an FAQ. The Full Tilt store will be re-opened too, so the prognosis looks good although the position varies from country to country. The situation for American players is a lot simpler. If you live in the home of poker, you still can't gamble on-line.