Cookies on the PokerWorks Website

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the PokerWorks website. However, if you would like to, you can change your cookie settings at any time.

Continue using cookies

Poker News | Online Poker | News

What Happens Now? Full Tilt Poker Answers US Players' Questions

Share this
In the wake of Black Friday, US Poker players are naturally concerned about what will happen to the funds they have sitting in their accounts at the online poker sites which were targeted by the US Department of Justice. To try to calm the fears of US players, Full Tilt Poker has put together an updated FAQ page to answer the most common questions they have received.  

Here is a brief rundown of the questions US players are asking and Full Tilt’s response:

The First question on every US player’s mind is if their funds are safe and when they can withdraw them.
Full Tilt Poker is diligently working on facilitating the withdrawal of funds for US Players - this is our top priority. We are sorry for the delay and will update you with any progress made by Sunday, May 15th.

I requested a withdrawal, where is my money?
We are diligently working to determine the status of any unprocessed withdrawals. Once confirmed we will return the funds to your Full Tilt account balance and contact you.

I have a friend who lives outside of the US, can I transfer my money to them and have them withdraw my funds for me?

No, player transfers by US players are no longer permitted.

I have Ring Game Tickets, Tournament Tickets and T$, what happens to them?
Ring Game Tickets will be converted to real money on a $1-to-$1 basis, based on each ticket’s current value. This includes any Ring Game Tickets that expired after Friday, April 15th. Tournament Tickets will be converted to real money on a $1-to-$1 basis. Any tickets purchased after Friday, April 15th, will be refunded in the currency they were purchased in. Tournament Dollars will be converted to real money on a $1-to-$1 basis.

What will happen to my unclaimed bonuses?

Any purchased bonuses will have the unclaimed portion of the bonus refunded in the currency in which they were purchased.

How will my Black Card and Iron Man statuses be affected and what happens to my Iron Man FreeRoll tickets?
You’re Black Card status (including your 100-day rolling average) and you’re Iron Man ‘continuing months’ will be maintained as of Friday, April 15th, should you be able to return to Full Tilt Poker in the future. Any unused Iron Man tickets will be exchanged for medals at the same rate you would receive using the “Ticket Exchange”.

What about my Iron Man Status in April?

Iron Man medals for April will be paid out based on your play from April 1st through April 15th.
For example, if you played 10 of the 15 days, it will count as playing 20 days at that level. If you earned at least one point per day from April 1st through April 15th, you’ll also receive 15 medals for the One-A-Day promotion.

What will happen to my Full Tilt Points, Iron Man medals and Academy credits?

Details on Full Tilt Points will be announced at a later date.
All Iron Man medals will be converted to Full Tilt Points, at a rate of 50 Full Tilt Points per medal. All Academy credits will be converted to Full Tilt Points, at a rate of 1 Full Tilt Point per credit.

I participated in the Take 2 Promotion; will I still get the bonus I earned?
All Take 2 payments will be credited to your account. If you qualified for three to six days of Take 2, you’ll receive $5. If you qualified for seven or more days, you’ll receive $25.

Will I receive the FTOPS Satellite Challenge money I won?

Yes, all Satellite Challenge winners will be paid.

What happens to the items I ordered from the Full Tilt store?
If the item has already shipped, then you should expect it to arrive shortly. If the item has not shipped, then it has been placed on hold. Should we be unable to fulfill your order the FTPs will be refunded to your account.

Can I still use my Full Tilt Points to purchase items in the store?
Not at present.

I want the freedom to play online poker! What can I do to help bring online poker back to the United States?

We’d recommend joining the Poker Players Alliance (PPA). The PPA is a grassroots advocacy group for poker players based in the U.S., with more than one million members nationwide. Their mission is to establish favorable laws so that poker players are free to enjoy the game in a safe and regulated environment. Joining the PPA is just one way to help ensure that online poker returns to the U.S. Learn more at

News Flash

The IRS Scores Big at 2015 WSOP ME Final Table

The IRS managed to snag 34.13 percent from the payouts of the 2015 November Nine, totaling $8,467,091.

Read more

Quick Room Review

Bonus Room review

Subscribe to the Nightly Turbo

Be the first to know all the latest poker news, tournament results, gossip and learn all about the best online poker deals straight from your inbox.

RSS Feed