PokerNews, an online poker portal, has a slew of New Year bonuses, benefits, and offers for its loyal customers. Right now, PokerNews is encouraging poker players to sign up a real play Full Tilt Poker account through the PokerNews link and become a member of Team PokerNews, which is associated with a number of bonuses and benefits.

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Full Tilt Poker, which was forced to pull down its shutters after the gambling regulatory body in Alderney suspended its licenses, was finally acquired by The Rational Group, PokerStars’ parent company, as part of a $731 million settlement deal with the US Department of Justice (DoJ). PokerStars re-launched its one-time rival as a separate brand in the European online poker market early in November 2012. Full Tilt Poker became the number two online poker room in the world within just a few hours of pulling up its shutters.

Full Tilt Poker succeeded in becoming immensely popular within just a few hours of its re-launch because of its extraordinary new player welcome package, which new customers found very difficult to resist. The online poker room offers a first deposit cash match bonus of 100% up to $600, spread over players’ first three deposits. Since the bonus is spread over players’ first three deposits, players do not have to deposit $600 immediately to claim the maximum bonus. They can do it in installments of three as the online poker room gives players 60 days within which they can deposit funds and claim their bonuses.

The new player bonus package at Full Tilt Poker also includes 10 free tickets to the $50,000 First Deposit Freerolls, giving players the chance to take part in 10 $5k freerolls, which will be played on Sundays at 6:00 ET and 14:30 ET.

If players use the PokerNews link to register at Full Tilt Poker, they will instantly become part of Club PokerNews, which is associated with benefits such as invitations to exclusive promotions.

Poker players who download the Full Tilt Poker software today will get the opportunity to take part in Mini FTOPS XXI, an online poker tournament series that is scheduled to begin on Jan 6. It includes 35 online poker tournaments with a guaranteed prize pool of more than $3 million. In Dec 2010, Kristy Arnett of PokerStars converted a $50 bankroll into $31,344.40 in the twelfth FTOPS event. Poker players can try following in the footsteps of Kristy Arnett this year.

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