In the poker FAQ you get the answers to most frequently asked questions about poker in general, as well as our site and club specifically. If you are unable to find the answer you need here then feel free to contact us on help
When do I get my club points from friends I have referred?
As you can see in the FAQ on the refer friends
page, unlike your own Club Points which are paid out a few minutes after you have earned them, referral commissions are instead paid on the 10th of the following month.
When do I get my club points from having been active?
The points are added to your club point balance a couple of minutes after you did the activity which was rewarded. Remember that you can always see your points balance on your club rewards
Can I get rakeback if I already have an existing account?
No. First of all you can not get rakeback
on an existing account. Second of all, if you try to create a new account it will be shut down by Full Tilt Poker and you will lose any rakeback you have accumulated.
The reason for this is that it costs Full Tilt Poker a very big part of their revenue to give out rakeback. Since they are a very popular poker room and expect people to play there even if they do not get rakeback, they prefer not to give it to existing customers.
If you already have a Full Tilt account and really want rakeback then take a look at our rewards section for other great deals.
Why didn't I get any rakeback payment on this Friday?
As you can see on the Full Tilt Poker rakeback page they deduct a lot of costs from the rake before calculating the actual rakeback. This means that it is possible to have zero or even negative rakeback for any week or weeks.
Any negative numbers are carried over to the next week after week for as long as it takes for you to "pay it back" in rake.
Why was my rakeback payment too small this week (or month)?
The Full Tilt Poker rakeback stats in your rewards overview show the total for each calendar month, but the actual payments are made each Friday for the previous Tuesday to Monday period.
This means that you can not look at your monthly numbers and compare them to your weekly payments since they will never ever be the same.
All rakeback payments are handled by Full Tilt Poker themselves automatically, and they never make any mistakes, so your rakeback payments are always correct.
Whatever your poker software
such as PokerTracker tells you that you "should get" in rakeback is totally irrelevant since Full Tilt Poker deducts bonuses, promotions
, deposit fees etc. from the rake before calculating your rakeback payments.
Are team members allowed to help each other?
No, absolutely not.
Any form of collusion and chip dumping is strictly prohibited. The poker league
events follow the same rules as all other tournaments at the poker rooms
where we hold them.
For your own sake, please note that all poker rooms have anti-collusion systems in place which analyze play patterns and cards to find cheaters.
We strongly recommend you not to try anything since you risk having your poker room accounts closed down not to mention your Poker Club
Can me and my wife/brother/roommate both play in the league?
No, to be fair to all players we only allow one event entry per household. If two people from the same household register for an event whoever registered last will have their registration cancelled and points returned to them.
How are the player scores calculated?
The scores are calculated according to a simple exponential formula. Each player gets a score based on their final position and the total number of entrants in each event, rounded off to the nearest non-decimal value.
Formula: Multiplier^(Entrants-Position+1) = Score.
Where the Multiplier is whatever number which raised by the number of entrants would equal the number of entrants.
For example in a league event with 500 entrants, the winner would get a score of 500, the runner-up a score of 494, the #250 finisher a score of 22 and the last place a score of 1.
How are the team scores calculated?
When a player competes in a league event and gets a score, the player can also get a team score.
For a player to get a team score he or she must obviously be a member of a team, and at least one other member of that team must have played in the same league event.
The team score each player gets is the same as the average score of all of the team members who played in the event.
The team rankings is based on that average, not on the total score of all members. There is therefor no advantage to have a lot of members except of course to increase the chance that someone reaches the final table.
How is the prize money for teams divided?
When a series is over the prizes for the players and teams with the highest total event scores are given out.
Each member of a team then gets a fair share of the team prize money depending on the number of events the player represented the team in, even if the player is no longer a member of the team.
This is to ensure that no player who gets kicked out of a team during a series has wasted his or her time representing the team.
How much does it cost to play in the poker league?
The Poker League is completely free to Poker Club members. There is however sometimes a buy-in where you have to use Club Points to register. This is to ensure that only active club members can play in the league.
Getting Club Points is free, all you need to do is to be active on the site.
What happens if I leave a team during a series?
If you leave a team before a series is finished then you are no longer considered to be representing that team in the league rankings for that series.
The team however still gets to keep the scores you made from the events you played in while you were a member.
Do my friends still get their full reward if I refer them?
Yes! We do not deduct your commission from your friend's reward. If your friend was supposed to get for example 30% then your friend will still get his 30%. Your commission is separate.
How are the commission calculated?
It is very simple: You get 10% on all of the rewards your friends earn. If for example one of your friends get paid $100 from a VIP program
he signed up for, then you get $10. To clarify, you are paid 10% of what your friend gets paid, not on gross rake.
When do I get paid for referring friends?
Both the cash and points you earn from having referred friends are paid on the 10th of the following month to your Poker Club account. From there you can request a withdrawal in a number of ways such as NETELLER, Moneybookers or get free poker gifts