Full Tilt were once one of the 3 biggest online poker sites. However, after being shutdown during the infamous Black Friday, they were eventually purchased by PokerStars as part of their settlement with the US Department of Justice. Everything that made Full Tilt a unique and competitive site is now gone, so you may as well just download and install PokerStars instead. Full Tilt is now just a PokerStars skin.
However, if you want to play on the Full Tilt skin, the sections below you will provide step-by-step instructions for how to download and install Full Tilt Poker for Windows, as well as how to register your account and make your first deposit.
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Follow our simple step-by-step instructions and you can start playing online poker with Full Tilt in a matter of minutes! Note that the download, registration and deposit instructions on this page are written for PC, but the process for Mac will be almost identical.
STEP #1: Download the Full Tilt Poker Windows Software
Click the button below to download the Full Tilt poker client software.
Within seconds, a download box like the one below should appear:
Click the Save File button in the "Opening FullTiltInstall.exe" download box. If the Save File button is greyed out, just click anywhere inside the download box and it should be available to click. Make note of where you save the file.
STEP #2: Install Full Tilt Poker Software on your PC or Laptop
Find the file you just downloaded and double left-click on it to start the installation process.
If asked to "allow this app to make changes to your device", click "Yes".
Select your installation options, choose an install location, agree to the Full Tilt User License Agreement, and click "Install".
Congratulations, you have just downloaded and installed the Full Tilt Poker software onto your computer! If you are finding this process easy, why not share these instructions with a friend?
Now that you have downloaded the Full Tilt Poker software, setting up an account will be easy! Just follow our step-by-step guide and you will playing online poker for crappy rewards in a matter of minutes!
STEP #1: Launch Full Tilt Poker
If you have just finished installing the Full Tilt poker software, it has probably automatically launched and you currently have the client open to the Full Tilt poker login screen.
Otherwise, you can simply double left-click the Full Tilt poker icon on your desktop or from your Start Menu.
STEP #2: Create a New Full Tilt Poker Account
At the bottom of the login window, click "Create your Stars Account now >>". Note that if already have an account with PokerStars, you cannot create a new account - your Stars Account is used for both PokerStars and Full Tilt poker, and even shares the same cashier. These days, Full Tilt is nothing more than a PokerStars skin!
Enter your Stars ID. This will be your login name, as well as your nickname on the tables. Click "Change Image" to select an avatar to represent you on the tables. You can select from a wide range of images including flags and holiday images, or can upload your own image. Select a password and enter it twice. Click "Next" once that's done.
Enter an email address and select your country of residence. Note that you are allowed to create a Full Tilt poker account from restricted countries such as the United States, but you will not be allowed to play real money online poker from these countries.
Note that you only have to select the bottom 2 options - you do not need to "consent to receive details of special offers...".
Click the blue "Create Account" button and your account will be created!
How to Deposit to your Full Tilt Poker Account
If you want to play online poker for real money with Full Tilt Poker, you will need to make a deposit. As soon as your account is created, a window will appear giving you the option to make your first deposit (and also try to get you to receive their promotional emails).
STEP #1: Open the Full Tilt Cashier
To make a deposit, simply click the blue "Make a Deposit" button. If you did not receive this window, or have already closed it, you can also make a deposit by clicking the blue "Cashier" button in the top right corner of the Full Tilt Poker client.
Before making a deposit, you will need to validate your email. Simply login to the email you provided when creating your account and follow the instructions.
Once your email has been validated, you can make a deposit using one of several options available from your country (you can see more options by clicking the blue "More Payment Methods" text. Note that you can change the currency and if you do not want to select one of the amounts shown, simply type in the amount you wish to deposit in the "Other" box.
NETELLER and Skrill are both great ways to move money around online (especially if you play poker on multiple sites). If you do not have a NETELLER or Skrill account, you can set one up in a few minutes by clicking the banners below:
If you generate more than $182/year in rake and fees, then you should use the 'STARS600' FullTilt bonus code. With this bonus code, you receive a 100% matched bonus up to $600.
Once you have entered your Full Tilt Poker bonus code, simply click the green "Deposit" button.
Congratulations, you are now ready to start playing real money poker with Full Tilt Poker! Best of luck at the tables! However, if you want to rely on more than just luck, consider investing in some poker courses.
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