Full Tilt vs Absolute Poker

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Full TIlt Poker


Absolute Poker

Deposit Bonus

Full Tilt: Get a 100% bonus up to $600 at Full Tilt Poker when you sign up and make your first deposit. 10% or $20 increments of your bonus will be cleared to your account as you earn Full Tilt Points by playing real money poker. Each point is worth $0.06 of your bonus, and you’ll have 120 days to earn your bonus in full.


Absolute Poker: Absolute Poker gives newly depositing players a 150% deposit up to $500 when you use bonus code AP500. This bonus will clear at the rate of $1 per every 20 Absolute Points you earn playing real money poker. This bonus pays out in $5 increments and affords a 60-day expiration.

Verdict: The Full Tilt bonus is a little higher than the Absolute Poker bonus, and you get twice as long to clear it.


Full Tilt: The promotional calendar at Full Tilt is literally full featuring tons of guaranteed tournaments, big-prize competitions, and satellites to big live event tournaments.


Absolute Poker: Absolute Poker offers leaderboard challenges regularly, guaranteed tourneys, bad beat jackpot, and other special promotions.

Verdict: Both of these online poker rooms offer a ton of promotions, but honestly you’ll find more at Full Tilt because it’s a bigger site.


Full Tilt: Full Tilt’s multi-lingual software platform features optimized graphics and great functionality. Full-Tilt is good for multi-tablers, as they support simultaneous play on up to15 tables at once. Full Tilt is on the far edge of industry standards, pretty much setting the bar in terms of features, tournament structure, and mixed games.


Absolute Poker: The Absolute Poker software platform offers specific and unique features that make playing here a more satisfying experience. Options like the rabbit cam, the time bank, instant hand replay, and customizable avatars make the difference. Up to 14 simultaneous tables can be running at once, and Mac players can also enjoy Absolute Poker via their flash software.

Verdict: Both software applications are exceptional, but you’ll find more action at Full Tilt.


Full Tilt: Big Money Sunday at Full Tilt includes the $750K Sunday Guarantee, the $200K Sunday Mulligan, the $350K Knockout Bounty, and the $1 Million Guarantee monthly. In addition, Full Tilt offers a wide range of scheduled tourneys in all guys of standard and alternative formats.


Absolute Poker: Absolute Poker hosts guaranteed tourneys every weekend that payout an average total of $250K, but Absolute also hosts an array of very active guaranteed tournaments throughout the week. You’ll find the standards and alternative structures here, as well.

Verdict: FullTilt is obviously a larger poker site than Absolute, so they have more tournaments and higher payouts; however, that’s not always a good thing. There are typically fewer players registered in Absolute Poker tournaments, which means less competition to beat.


Full Tilt: Texas Hold ‘em, Omaha and Omaha Hi/Lo, Stud and Stud Hi/Lo, Razz, and the best variety of mixed games you’ll find including HORSE, HEROS, HOSE, HA, HO, HOE, SE, OA, OE, and more.


Absolute Poker: Texas Hold ‘em, Omaha Hi and Hi/Lo, 7 Card Stud and Hi/Lo, Razz, and HORSE.

Verdict: FullTilt has a much better game menu, especially in terms of mixed game structures.


Full Tilt: Full Tilt Points (FTPs) are given out at the rate of 1 point per $1 collected in rake at cash games and 7 points per every $1 in tournament fees paid. Points are good for buying merchandise and tournament buy-ins, but they have no cash value outside of bonuses.


Absolute Poker: Absolute Poker’s FAME loyalty rewards program is a status-based system in which you will move your way up as you earn more points. This program is very lucrative and rewarding, and points are redeemable for cash.

Verdict: By far, Absolute has a better rewards program than Full Tilt.


Full Tilt: ±70,000


Absolute Poker: ±20,000

Verdict: The difference here is that at Absolute Poker you still get the feel of the big online poker room experience, but you don’t as lost in the crowd. Absolute is still able to manage all of their traffic and still offer small site benefits like VIP rewards and less saturated promotions.


Full Tilt: Max $3 per hand; dealt.


Absolute: Max $3 per hand; contributed.

Verdict: The difference here is the way in which rake is collected.


Full Tilt: 27% rakeback


Absolute Poker: 30% rakeback

Verdict: A 3% rakeback incentive might sway you to choose Absolute Poker if you play a lot. Otherwise, it’s not that big of a difference.

Deposit Options

Full Tilt: Credit cards (VISA/MasterCard), Click2Pay, Instant e-checks, and Cash Transfer


Absolute Poker: Credit cards, Delta, Solo, NETeller, moneybookers, ClickandBuy, paysafecard, Fast bank transfer, giropay, postepay, postepay, Poli , iDeal, CartaSi, and many others.

Verdict: Absolute Poker has a lot more deposit options available than Full Tilt.


Full Tilt: Email and FAQ


Absolute Poker: Email and web-based help section.

Verdict: Comparable