Full Tilt Poker is back for play money until Tuesday

Full Tilt Poker will re-open sometime on Tuesday. Meanwhile, some players are already warming up on the play money tables. Everything else appears normal.

As the screengrabs left and below indicate, Full Tilt Poker is back after an 18 month delay following the Black Friday domain seizures, although at the moment there are no real money cash tables or tournaments. These will begin sometime Tuesday.

Regular players will notice the software interface has not been changed. As Full Tilt is now owned by the same people who own PokerStars, it would not have been unreasonable to assume there would be big changes made here. The really good news though is that the sites are totally segregated and players’ money is not only segregated from PokerStars or any other site but segregated per se. In any case, PokerStars - already the world’s biggest site - has a reputation for integrity, and the problems Full Tilt experienced were entirely not of its own making. You can deposit money on both sites with total confidence, and you can of course play for free, either on the play money tables or by sticking to freerolls.

If you had money on the site when it was shut down by the US authorities, it should still be there. Mine is!

A screengrab taken around 2.30pm London time on Sunday, November 4, 2012. Full Tilt Poker play money cash games and tournaments are already running.

A screengrab from a PokerStars tournament, September 20, 2012, full house wins. As of November 6, 2012, Full Tilt Poker, a former PokerStars rival, becomes a sister site.

[The above article was first published November 4, 2012; the original wasn’t archived.]

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