Full Tilt Poker’s launch of The Black Card has come with a major software update. The most important changes are to the Full Tilt Points system and the rakeback system. On top of that, the Black Card officially starts as of today, and if you’ve already qualified Full Tilt should have informed you of this fact.

The changes to the rakeback system are probably the most pressing for people visiting to this site. Full Tilt Poker now uses a weighted contributed MGR calculation rather than dealt. So instead of everyone who is dealt cards getting credit for the rake in a hand you now must contribute to the pot. Your contribution is weighted, so the more you put into the post, the more share of the rake you claim. This system specifically targets set miners and min stackers. So basically if you never play a pot, you will not be earning as much rakeback as you used to. If you play a more aggressive style you will benefit from the new system. This change is effective today, October 1st.

The Black Card program has been clarified. If you play during a Happy Hour with Black Card you will not get 4x points, instead you will get 3x. Black Card bonus points do not count towards Black Card status, so you do not get an advantage in maintaining Black Card Status that way. I apologize for the error in the first Black Card article.

Points are now given out via a new method. 10 points are given out to the table for each $1 raked and divided up to players dealt cards. Tournament players now get 10 points per $1 of tournament fees.

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