Full Tilt Poker vs Aced Poker

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Deposit Bonus

Full Tilt: Full Tilt gives new players a 100% match bonus up to $600 on your first deposit. You’ll receive $0.06 of your bonus for every Full Tilt Point (FTP) you earn playing real money cash and tournament poker at Full Tilt. Once you’ve earned enough points to equal 10% or $20, you’ll get the first installment of your bonus. This bonus is good for 120 days.


Aced Poker: The Aced Poker Sign Up bonus is worth 100% up to $500. This bonus is paid in $5 increments. For every 250 VIP Points you earn, you’ll get $1 of your bonus. This bonus expires in 60 days. To get this bonus, use Aced Poker Bonus Code: ACED100.

Verdict: Full Tilt has a bigger bonus but Aced's bonus is released in smaller increments.


Full Tilt: Full Tilt offers a healthy range of promotional events that include guaranteed tournaments at all levels of buy-ins, satellites, competitive events that rank players against players, and many other exciting promos. Full Tilt also hosts the FTOPS (Full Tilt Online Poker Series) and the mini-FTOPS.


Aced Poker: Aced is actually very active in their promotions, considering they are a small- to medium-sized online poker room. They offer the popular Aced Outs program; the “4 Aces wins 40 X big blind” promotion; reload bonuses; and a Royal Flush bonus, in addition to satellite events and other exclusive promotional events.

Verdict: Both are great at offering exciting and new promotions, but you’ll most definitely always find a better selection at Full Tilt.


Full Tilt: Full Tilt Poker runs on a multi-lingual software featuring a very customizable user interface with enhanced graphics. It also supports up to 15 multi-table games simultaneously. Full Tilt is always updating and upgrading their software to add new tournament formats like the Cashout tournaments and other unique features that make playing poker online even more exciting. Full Tilt Poker is Mac-friendly.


Aced Poker: Aced Poker is powered by Merge Gaming and shares skins with some other big and popular online poker rooms (e.g. Carbon Poker). This poker software is one of the most complex out there in terms of features, but not so much in terms of graphics quality. It is easy to navigate, but is not available for Mac users.

Verdict: Both rooms have great software, but Full Tilt wins this one because they offer multi-tabling, alternative tourney structures, and Mac-compatible software.


Full Tilt: Full Tilt features a full Sunday lineup of big-money tournaments ranging from the $200K Sunday Mulligan to the $350K Knockout Bounty to the $750K Sunday Guarantee with a buy-in of $216. Also, they host a monthly $1 Million Guaranteed that costs $535 to buy into. There are also smaller guaranteed tourneys and satellites to these events running constantly in a very impressive range of tournament formats (e.g. Turbos, Deep Stacks, etc.)


Aced Poker: Aced Poker’s hosts a $50K Guaranteed on Sundays, but offer many other guaranteed tourneys, as well, including Freezouts, Deepstacks, and more. Additionally, Aced Poker has Flipament tourneys and Blitzkriegs tournaments, which are both alternative tournament structures that vary from traditional formats. In addition, you’ll find Bounty tournaments, Shootouts, and more at Aced Poker.

Verdict: Both are great for tournament players, but Full Tilt is a larger room, so they do have more to offer.


Full Tilt: Texas Hold ‘em, Omaha & Hi/Lo, Stud & Hi/Lo, and Razz. In addition, Full Tilt hosts multiple mixed game events such as HORSE, HOSE, HEROS, HO, HA, HOE, and many more acronymn-named mixed games.


Aced Poker: Texas Hold 'em, Omaha & Hi/Lo, Stud & Hi/Lo, Razz, 5-Card Stud, Triple Draw, 5-Card Draw, Badugi, HORSE, and a few other mixed games.

Verdict: Both rooms offer the standards, and both have the most popular mixed games, but if you are looking for some alternative mixed games, Full Tilt has you covered.


Full Tilt: Full Tilt rewards frequent players with FTPs (Full Tilt Points) at the rate of 1 point per $1 in generated rake and 7 points per $1 paid in tournament fees. During Happy Hour, you can earn double and triple points at Full Tilt, but you cannot redeem your points for cash. You can use them to buy into select tournaments or purchase exclusive Full Tilt merchandise.


Aced Poker: Aced Poker not only offers a traditional loyalty rewards program (the 4-tiered Swagger VIP Program), but they also have a popular and alternative promotion for frequent players called Aced Outs. Aced Outs requires players to complete specific tasks while playing real money poker and rewards them with VIP points. Otherwise, points are awarded at the rate of 1 point per $0.10 in tournament fees and for cash games, as well, based on a formula that considers stakes, game, format, and players at the table. Aced VIP points can be redeemed for cash, tournament buy-ins, and merchandise.

Verdict: Aced Poker has a much more developed, rewarding, and complex player rewards systems that is complemented by the Aced Out program and the opportunity to receive cash back for your points; whereas, Full Tilt does not offer cash back.


Full Tilt: ±70,000 players


Aced Poker: ±3,000 players

Verdict: Uhh… the difference here is about 67,000 players.


Full Tilt: contributed rake


Aced Poker: contributed rake

Verdict: About the same


Full Tilt: 27% rakeback


Aced Poker: 30% rakeback

Verdict: 3% isn’t that big of a difference unless you are a high-roller, but if you are, you’ll probably have more competition at Full Tilt anyway.

Deposit Options

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


Aced Poker: VISA, EntroPay, Fonelinx, ClickandBuy, NETeller, Click2Pay, eWalletXpres, ECO, pic-club, moneybookers, ACH e-check, and Wire Transfer.

Verdict: Aced Poker is better for players who have trouble depositing with standard methods because they offer so many more alternative choices. Most US players, though, will have no problem using one of Full Tilt’s limited but effective options to deposit.


Full Tilt: 24/7 email

Aced Poker: 24/7 online email form and email address

Verdict: About the same