One week ahead of Full Tilt’s official relaunch, the operator has reopened play money tables. It’s the first time since June 2011 that players are able to download and play on Full Tilt software.
Shyam Markus, the company’s poker room manager, said: "The next few days are more of a beta test than anything. We'd love it if you would log on and play (even if you hate play money) to make sure everything is running smoothly before the real money re-launch. Try the new features (listed below) and try to break something."
The new features include Full Tilt and PokerStars account pairing, new double and triple chance tournaments, and the ability to ‘add table’ at all heads-up ring games and SNGs.
Deposits, withdrawals, and transfers remain disabled until November 6.
Markus posted updated information regarding the conversion policy for Iron Man mid-year bonuses, which will be transferred (along with reward points) to PokerStars accounts. He also revealed details of Full Tilt’s new Edge Reward Program, where players will reach different loyalty levels based on the accumulation of Full Tilt Points.
Players in regulated markets—Spain, France, Italy, Belgium, Denmark and Estonia—will not have access to their Full Tilt accounts. The operator will refund players through the company’s dot.country domains in those countries.
Players in other territories—excluding the United States—will be able to play or withdraw funds immediately following Full Tilt’s relaunch on November 6.
More than $184 million is owed to international players, while US players are awaiting the return of approximately $150 million.