Full Tilt Poker announced the relaunch of the Black Card loyalty program on Wednesday, March 27th, with incentives for VIPs at other sites to transfer their status to Full Tilt Poker. All earned Full Tilt Points can be converted to cash instantly at full value for Black Card members with no play-through requirements or earn-off bonus; this can add up to 40 percent instant cash every week at maximum value.
The opportunity to opt into the first ever results based sponsorship program will be available to Black Card members also. The sponsorship program was "designed by poker players, for poker players."
In July Full Tilt plans to offer sponsorship contracts to players that show superior performance in a variety of disciplines that include sit and gos, cash games, and multi-table tournaments. Players that show the best results over the previous six month period will see contracts transferred to them every six months.
“Over the next few weeks we will be reaching out to the poker community to help us design these performance metrics”, said Sarne Lightman, Full Tilt Poker head of marketing. “We want the players who will be competing for sponsorship to design the measurement systems for their performance, and we will then reward the best players.”
All through April Full Tilt is offering "VIP Amnesty" to all players which gives them the opportunity to take the status earned on other online poker sites to the equivalent status of Full Tilt Poker's loyalty program.
“We understand that players have put many hours, weeks and sometimes months into earning their VIP status on other sites while unable to play on Full Tilt Poker.” Lightman continued. “The amnesty will allow them to trial our Edge Rewards and Black Card programs at the equivalent level and see for themselves the superior benefits their play level offers at Full Tilt Poker.”
Verify your VIP status in other online poker rooms by sending in a picture of your VIP status from those sites — make sure the screenshot includes your username and your Full Tilt username — to BlackCard@fulltiltpoker.com. You will then receive the upgrade to the equivalent Edge Status. Maintain the play levels and you may be upgraded to Black Card member status once the Black Card level is live.
Maintain Black Card status for three months and receive an actual Full Tilt Poker Black Card.