Depositing At Full Tilt Has Not Been This Easy For Several Years
– The Latest Full Tilt Poker Deposit Methods Here.
Fulltilt Poker offers you some great options for getting your money in and out - including a unique ability to transfer your cash from PokerStars.
This article outlines the 4 main methods of depositing your money into Full Tilt Poker. Nowadays, US players are not allowed to play here - Bovada are currently the number one US site (by a long way!) and so I'll suggest US readers check out this article instead to find out the best ways to get your money on board there.
Full Tilt are known as the home of the pros and are the world’s 4th largest poker site, with excellent software and a great game selection. The effect of being owned by the same people who run PokerStars is already noticable, with many major improvements to the software client and new games such as Flipout Tournaments. A recent innovation from Full Tilt is the introduction of ‘Single Click Deposit’, this involves setting up you preferred deposit methods at Full Tilt so that you can use them instantly via the cashier any time you wish.
Full Tilt Poker Deposit Methods – Credit And Debit Cards
Credit and Debit cards are still the quickest and easiest way of making your deposit from most countries. They are almost always accepted first time, and your deposit will be available to play right away. The main brands accepted by Full Tilt are Visa and MasterCard. Pre-paid Visa cards will usually work, however I would recommend that you speak to the support team at Full Tilt before you purchase one. They will be able to advise you on the best brands or alternate deposit methods.
PaySafeCard is a virtual Visa card which you load up with funds, and then use like a regular debit card. This is ideal for players who either don't have a card of their own, or prefer to keep poker and their bank account separated.
One thing to note is that there are stricter withdrawal rules for credit and debit card withdrawals than other methods. MasterCards often do not allow for withdrawals at all, and you may find that you'll need to take at least the amount you deposited back onto your Visa card before you can use any other method.
For more information specific to bank (debit cards) see this article covering UK Visa Debit poker deposits
Full Tilt Poker Deposit Methods – eWallet Services
This is the method I recommend for making your deposits and withdrawals at FTP.
The idea with eWallets is to create a virtual account which sits between your bank(s) and online poker sites. There are a lot of services available these days, with Skrill (formerly MoneyBookers), PayPal and Neteller being the best known. What you can do is keep a proportion of your poker bankroll in an eWallet at all times. When you get a bonus or special offer from a site, you'll have the funds to take advantage of this quickly. What is more, you'll be safe from any poker site going down too.
Full Tilt accept Neteller, Skrill and EntroPay... my preferred wallet (due to lower fees) is Skrill.
Full Tilt Poker Deposit Methods – Cash Transfer
In many countries, you can use a simple local bank transfer to get your money on board. This is essentially a bank-wire - depending on your bank these can take a few days. Bank wires are ideal for larger sums, you'll often pay a fixed fee at your bank, avoiding the percentage fee charged by many 3rd parties.
I no longer see Western Union or MoneyGram deposits listed at the Full Tilt website, if you do not have access to any of the above methods, you could always ask support about this.
Full Tilt Poker Deposit Methods – PokerStars Transfer
Now that Full Tilt and PokerStars are owned by the same company, it is possible to transfer funds between the two sites. In fact, there have been extra bonuses and incentives available to do just that. These were in the direction of Stars to Full Tilt and designed to get FTP up the site rankings. If you want to take advantage of this then you can open a PokerStars account (use Marketing Code PSP3108 when you register and Bonus Code STARS600 when you deposit), enjoy the welcome bonuses there, and then wait for a mail offering you an additional bonus to try out Full Tilt.
Full Tilt Poker Deposit Options – Summary + Next Steps
Full Tilt poker provide a large number of methods to make life easy for all locations. Visa or Electronic wallets are recommended, thanks to their flexibility in moving your money around without it showing up on your bank statement.