Launched in 2004, Full Tilt Poker became one of the biggest and most successful online poker sites in history.
The entire site came crashing to the ground in 2011, however, when the company was unable to pay back its players after the events of Black Friday.
After an arduous 16-month period former rival PokerStars moved in and purchased the site and paid back all players outside of the United States.
The new Full Tilt Poker is leaner and meaner than ever with a starting pro lineup of just Gus Hansen, Tom Dwan and Viktor “Isildur1” Blom. The old guard of Howard Lederer, Chris Ferguson and Phil Ivey no longer have any connection to the site.
Fortunately the product is as strong as ever, perhaps even better than ever with PokerStars-level security and finances.
For the average joe there's action at virtually any game and limit 24/7, with Texas Hold'em, Omaha, Omaha Hi-Lo, Seven-Card Stud, Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo and Razz all offered.
Full Tilt Poker is also one of few sites with mixed games like H.O.R.S.E. and H.O.S.E. in both cash games and tournaments, making the game variation one of the most extensive online. In early 2010 Full Tilt introduced Rush Poker - an awesome variation that moves you instantly on to a new hand when you fold - which gave action-junkies a new outlet.
Full Tilt Poker's software has some very innovative functions and features excellent graphics - definitely measuring up as one of the best in the industry.
Overall, Full Tilt delivers the goods - plenty of tables and games to pick from, a pro presence to give you the "high-stakes experience" and a chance to watch some super sick games at the marquee $500/$1,000 tables.
No longer available to U.S. players, Full Tilt Poker is still open to anyone outside of the U.S. and remains one of the biggest online poker sites available.