Originally Posted by Big_Rudy
One thing that is pretty-much beyond debate is that the "powers that be" at FT screwed their customers. Now, PS bails them out. For those that loved FT software, this would seem to be the best of both worlds. FT software/PS integrity backing it up.
Myself, meh, I was always totally happy with the PS software and, of course, their support was always top notch. I'm glad, of course, that the players will finally be getting their money back, but as a US player I assume that if I were ever able to actually play on FT that I'd also be able to play on PS. I'd probably just stick with PS since they've always been good to me, and I like their software. With them backing FT, though, I'd not hesitate to play there either if I found I liked the software.
Although for sure I preferred the FTP software over all others (without question) for me it WASN'T ABOUT THE SOFTWARE so much in comparison to the tourneys they offered, the great satellites, & MTT-SNG's (the 45's, 'reg.' speed, $5's, $10's, $26's (< tokens FTW... satty up via those $8 token satties & play a '45'). Also the '$75's but out of my bankroll (but actually have a few $75 tokens laying dormant in my account). There's actually a poker forum
that was developed largely due to the majority of it's membership playin' the 45's on FTP! (holding a bunch of competitions in them, etc.).
When I had to move to Stars (well... I didn't have to, lol).. I was so unenthused that I've rarely even played on there since BF.
I too have never experienced any problems with Customer Support but it could be improved a bit as far as 'speed' goes (not like many other pokersites I've dealt with online... ie. iPoker, Intertops
) & actually had a GREAT experience with them (they hooked my partner up with Gavin Smith for a Live HU challenge > $500freeroll... all expenses paid for a 3-day weekend in penthouse suite including airfare!!! What other pokersite support does that for ya??... oh & Stars Pro, D.Negreanu was on our table and actually signed my FTP hat, LoL.. FTP FTW!). Cashouts no problem either, but I'm not a US player & was prior to BF.
And on that note > MAKE SURE YOU KEEP THE 45-man 'reg. speed' SNG's!!!!!! These ROCKED!!! (was bread & butter for many an MTT player on that site)