Cake Poker Room Review & Rating
Cake Poker is an underrated online room that is available to both American and international poker players.
It’s one of the few poker sites that resides on its own network, which is also home to sites like Victory Poker, Unabomber Poker and PowerPoker.com. The Cake Poker site itself is clearly the flagship room, though, with high-end software, a solid game selection, terrible players overall and some great promotions not offered by other major networks.
The site offers numerous variants of Holdem, Omaha and Omaha Hi-Lo at levels to suit any bankroll but, as with most rooms, the majority of the traffic is in the low-stakes No-Limit Holdem games.
Cake Poker also has a strong player base that is expanding on a daily basis and now consistently ranks in the top 10 poker networks in the world. Subsequently the site is starting to offer some large guaranteed tournaments every week.
Competitors could learn a lot from Cake Pokers loyalty program, which offers six tiers of elite status and three separate frequent player point-style rewards in Gold Chips, Gold Stacks and Gold Cards.
Cake Poker might not be the biggest online poker room in the world, but its a revelation to jaded poker players.
Cake Poker has a nice loyalty program that rewards players with Gold Chips, Gold Cards and Gold Stacks based on the amount of frequent player points generated.
Players have a “Gold Chip Meter” which awards Gold Chips when a certain amount of frequent player points is earned. Those chips can be used for instant prizes or tournament entries but they can also be collected until a player has a Gold Stack, which offers even more rewards.
Gold Cards are a perk for ring-game players who spend a certain amount of time at the tables. There are a variety of prizes to be won including a $52,000 jackpot.
Cake Poker has decent tournament volume overall plus several bigger tournaments although the $100,000 and the monthly $250,000 guaranteeds are no longer available.
Cake Poker offers tournaments in Holdem, Pot-Limit Omaha, Omaha Hi-Lo and occasionally Seven-Card Stud with Turbo and Deepstack options for Holdem tournaments. It also regularly runs cheap satellites for major live tournaments like the Aussie Millions and the Irish Open.
Recently Cake Poker has begun hosting a number of Bounty tournaments, which have been extremely popular with Cake regulars.
Players looking to build their bankroll up from scratch will be happy to know Cake Poker runs lots of freerolls – especially for players who recently deposited.
Poker Software and Competition
There are two basic table set-ups: one with a more realistic table and lifelike avatars and the other with a simple top-down table with no avatars.
Cake Poker software offers all the standard features of a modern online poker room including player notes, seat selection, auto-rebuy, hand histories and a four-color deck.
If youre looking for soft games, its hard to go wrong with Cake Poker. There are some exceptions but players usually fall into two categories on Cake: loose and looser.
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