Maximizing Your Full Tilt Rakeback
If you generate more than $2,000/week in rake, you can try to win the $500 Edge Leaderboard prize. However, you will need to exclusively play one of the less popular games (like HU Ring games), and even then, you would need to generate $4,500/week in rake to consistently win the $500 prize, which equates to 11% additional rakeback.
Based on what you can buy with your FTPs, we have calculated that Full Tilt equates $1 to 200 FTPs (about 5% rakeback). The best use of FTPs on Full Tilt is their weekly points tournaments, followed by their Daily Edge tournaments: (the less FTPs per dollar, the better):
- 100 Points Tournament [$500 Prize Pool]; Saturdays
- 2:45pm UTC: great value (avg. = 72.6 FTPs/$1)
- 10:45pm UTC: great value (avg. = 93.2 FTPs/$1)
- The Daily Edge [25 FTPs; $500 Prize Pool]
- 2:05am UTC: great value (avg. = 86.5 FTPs/$1)
- 8:05pm UTC: good value (avg. = 160.1 FTPs/$1)
If you earn more FTPs than you can spend on the above tournaments or the prizes are too small to make them worth your time, the next best option is to purchase Sit & Go tickets. Always purchase the Game of the Week tickets as these offer significantly more value than a regular Sit & Go ticket of equal value. For example, a 50¢ Sit & Go ticket costs 120 FTPs, whereas a 50¢ SNG of the Week costs just 95 FTPs. You also get more value from your Full Tilt Points if you purchase higher value SNG tickets. For example, the 50¢ SNG of the Week ticket costs 190 FTPs/$1, but the $115 SNG of the Week ticket costs 173.9 FTPs/$1. You can also purchase tournament tickets, although these offer slightly worse value (218 FTPs/$1 for a 55¢ MTOPS ticket and 200 FTPs/$1 for a $75 MTOPS ticket).
If you prefer cash game poker and do not wish to spend your FTPs on tournaments, you can purchase ring game tickets (which fund your buy-in and then are converted to cash when you leave the table). Again, you should always purchase the Game of the Week tickets. A $5 Ring Game ticket costs 320 FTPs/$1, but a $5 Ring Game of the Week ticket is just 256 FTPs/$1. As you can, these are both significantly worse value than the tournament and SNG tickets.