- Customer Service
- Poker Tracker Compatibility
- Ability to Multitable
- Multiple Accounts
- Tournaments with Overlays
Cake Poker SoftwareThe software at Cake Poker is shared by all members of the Cake Gaming Network. Players are represented by avatars depicting various men and women and luckily can be switched off as it gets quite confusing where actual players are located. The table is a faded green with the Cake Poker logo on it, trimmed in a leather-looking edge. The chairs are arranged around the table on a tile floor with red-curtain background. Players can be represented by the avatars or simple placards at the player's choosing. Four color deck with 6 different card backs are available. Players have a note-taking function [with auto-wrap feature] with player "tagging" function built in and both a statistics screen and hand histories are available at a click of the mouse.
The cash game menu has Players Seeing the flop percentages as well as Average Pot and Hands Per Hour information allowing players the opportunity to play and filter tables by any of these methods. Their are many filters available so that players can pick NL, FL or even Omaha or 7-Stud by making a few easy clicks.
The tournament menu is as equally manipulated as the cash game menu and has filters for just about everything a tournament or SnG player could. Some of the bigger sites could learn a thing or two from the easy of use that the menus at Cake Poker provide.
Cake Poker has had problems in the past with frequent disconnects and severe software lag. Although their still is a tendency when you sign into your account for the software to freeze, it clears up in a matter of seconds and doesn't represent a problem overall. However, players who multi-table more than a half-dozen tables complain that the software does lag and that occasionally they get disconnected.
Cake Poker TrafficCake Poker shares it's traffic with other members of the Cake Gaming Network. The Cake Poker player base during weekdays is between 4-7,000 players. On weekends and in the evenings, player traffic can be anywhere from 5,000 players to 10,000 players. However, it can be sporadic at times.
Cake Poker GamesCake Poker offers a variety of games for their players to choose from. Cash games, tournaments and SnGs are all available.
Cake Poker offers Texas Holdem in NL, PL and Fixed Limit varieties. Although they offer FL in stakes ranging from $0.02/$0.04 to $100/$200, most play centers around $1/$2 and below with seldom-filled $3/$6 and $5/$10 in peak times. Pot Limit is rarely trafficked, although, once again, in peak hours sometimes a game may get going. NL is offered in buy-in ranging from NL4 to NL100K. NL Fullring and NL400 6-Max are generally the highest buy-ins trafficked, but players can find NL1000 with 3 or 4 players on the table.
Omaha is offered in its Pot Limit and sees decent traffic in its PL4 through PL600 stakes. Although it is offered as high as PL100K, it basically only sees action at these lower stakes. Omaha Fixed Limit is offered, but scarcely sees any traffic. Omaha Hi/Lo is available in all forms, but only really trafficked in Pot Limit and No Limit. Pot Limit is offered from PL4 to PL5000 and NL is offered from NL4 to NL600. Most of the traffic in both games are relegated to the lower stakes.
There are tabs available for 7-Stud in High and Hi/Lo variants but there are no tables available at this time.
Tournaments are offered in NL, PL and FL formats in both Holdem and Omaha. They run satellites, freerolls, standard generic freezouts as well as guaranteed prizepool and WSOP super-satellites. Cake Poker has a weekly $12,000 Guarantee at 9:00PM EST.
Cake Poker offers SnGs, although most are of the single table variety. Cake Poker does offer $1, $6 and $10 30-player SnGs Their single table SnGs are offered in HU, 6-max and full 10-player formats. Players can find buy-ins as low as $1+$0.10 and as high as $5000+$100. There are turbos, satellites to events like the WSOP. These are available in NL and FL for Holdem, and PL for Omaha.
Cake Poker PromotionsCake Poker is offering members of ITH a 110% up to $600 first time deposit bonus for those members using one of ITH's banners or links. Use Cake Poker Sign Up Bonus Code: ITHFGO.
Players will have 90 days from deposit to clear the bonus in it's entirety. The bonus clears in $5 increments. When viewing your Pending Bonus within the Cashier tab, you'll find an FPP amount listed under the dollar amount. Those are the FPPs needed to earn out your next $5.
New Depositor Freeroll
New players who sign up to Cake Poker and makes their initial deposit will receive a free seat to Cake Poker's New Depositor $500 Freeroll which runs each Saturday at 2:00PM EST.
Players who sign up through ITH can choose to receive rakeback, but not participate in the Free Gift Offer, from Cake Poker. The current rakeback percentage at Cake Poker is 33%.
For information on this exclusive offer, please click here.
$25,000 Guarantee Sunday
Cake Poker hosts a $25,000 Guarantee tournament every Sunday at 5:00PM EST. Buy-in is $150+$12, although players can win seats through satellites into this tournament for as little as $0.90+$0.10.
Aussie Millions 2012
Hosted by the Crown Casino in Melbourne, the Aussie Millions attracts an international field setting the stage for world class poker action. Each January the who's who of poker flock to this event to compete for the title of Aussie Millions Main Event Champion and an estimated $2 million AUD first prize. This year will mark the event's 10th anniversary, taking place from January 12th to January 30th, 2012. The Aussie Millions has grown to become one of the biggest sporting events in the country with total prize money in 2012 estimated to be $20 million AUD.
Each Cake Poker Aussie Millions $16,000 prize package includes:
Satellite your way in for as little as $0.20 or buy-in directly for $250+$18 to the Aussie Millions $16,000 Final taking place the last Sunday of each month at 5:00PM EST. The last day to claim a seat is Sunday, December 18th.
Super Poker Event of Europe 2012
'Super 2012' is estimated to be Europe's largest ever poker tournament with 4,000 poker players all sitting down at once to play in a fully dealer dealt professionally run poker tournament in Dublin, Ireland.
With an estimated prize-pool of €1.2 million, the first portion of Super 2012 is played from February 25th - 26th at the newly opened Citywest International Conference and Events Center at Citywest Hotel. The final day of the event is held on March 31st when the final 8 players will be flown to a secure location to take on the final table as the action is streamed live on the Internet.
Cake wants to give you your shot at poker riches for just $0.50+$0.10. With satellites running daily from November 1st to February 12th, there are plenty of chances for you to secure your $1,500 USD prize package.
Each $1,500 Cake Poker prize package includes:
Cake Poker is proud to present a revamped version of the classic card game, WAR. Rediscover WAR through the Cake 2.0 client with all the strategy and excitement of the original game, plus plenty of new features updating it for online real money action.
WAR is a game where chance is eliminated, with bluffing and strategy determining who comes out on top. It's a strategic game of psychology and excitement where the best player always wins. WAR is extremely easy to learn so even the newest player can compete and win as long as they have a mind for strategizing. Playing for money online has never been so quick, easy and fun. Download the Cake 2.0 client and get a taste of what it's like to play WAR today.
Cake offers two versions of WAR with Tactic WAR and Blitz WAR:
Cake Poker introduces the Gold Chip rewards program. This unique program is designed to generously reward you for your frequent play.
Earn Gold Chips
All players earn Frequent Player Points (FPPs) when playing real money ring or tournament games. At Cake, FPPs accumulate to become Gold Chips, which are redeemable for free tournament play and can also be used to purchase bonus cash and tournament tickets The Cake Shop.
Turning FPPs to Gold
The question you are likely asking is, how do my FPPs become Gold Chips? The exchange process of FPPs to Gold Chips is automatic. FPPs accumulated turn in to Gold Chips at a rate of 100 FPP = 1 Gold Chip.
Frequent Player Points
When you are dealt cards in a real money ring game, you'll earn 1 FPP for every dollar raked. Cake Poker is accurate down to the penny when it comes to FPPs. For example, if your table was raked $1.25, you will receive 1.25 FPP.
In tournament play, you'll earn 7 FPPs per dollar in tournament fees paid. The tournament fee paid is indicated by the "(+ $)" when registering for a tournament.
How do I earn a Gold Card?
Every time the table reaches a pre-determined rake amount a Gold Card is randomly issued to one player at that table. So, while Gold Cards are issued to players of all stakes and levels, higher limit games will be rewarded more frequently.
What is the value of a Gold Card?
Have you ever collected stamps or baseball cards? Think along those lines. While some offer instant value on their own, others may increase in value as your collection grows and time passes. How you use them is the fun part. Before redeeming your cards for a reward get familiar with judging their value by the following indicators:
In a regular deck of cards, each individual card holds a different value based on its number or face, and its suit; Gold Cards are no different. Use our Gold Card Odds chart to help determine value. The less the odds are of receiving a given card, the more valuable it is likely to be.
A sash is displayed on every Gold Card you receive. The older a card is, the more valuable it becomes. You'll notice that Gold Card Tournaments prize pools and value are better the higher the Gold Card buy-in is. For example, a 2008 King of Clubs Gold Card buy-in event will be much sweeter than a Two of Clubs one.
Where are my Gold Cards?
When logged in to Cake Poker, visit the Rewards>Gold Card tab to view your collection.
Turbo Gold Cards
Gold Cards will be rushing to the tables twice as fast with Turbo Gold Cards! During the entire month of July Gold Cards will hit ring game tables at double speed between the following times:
1-3:00AM EST, 9-11:00AM EST and 3-5:00PM EST. This event will end at 6:59PM EST on July 31st.
Match and Win
Have you taken a look at Cake Poker's July Match & Win game board? You can find it under your "Rewards" tab on your Cake Poker menu tabs. You could cash in, and cash in big. Simply match Gold Cards from your collection* to the July Match & Win game board to win seats in over $10,000 in freeroll tournaments. The catch? You can only use Gold Cards earned July 1st through 31st.
*Please note, Gold Cards purchased through The Exchange are not eligible to be used in the Match & Win promotion.
Refer A Friend
Cake Poker has a Refer-A-Friend Program which can earn you $100 for each friend you refer. The Cake Poker Refer-A-Friend Program is an extremely simple way to add hundreds of dollars to your bankroll and the bankrolls of your friends.
Every friend that you invite to play on Cake that accepts your offer, opens a real money account and plays for cash will earn both you and them up to $100 each. The bonuses are unlocked in $25 increments every time your referred friend earns 500 Frequent Player Points.
These Refer-A-Friend bonuses must be unlocked within 60 days of your friend opening their real money account. Additionally, your friend will have to accept your Refer-A-Friend offer within 14 days of you sending it to them for it to remain valid.
Cake Poker StabilityAll communications between the client program running on your computer and the Cake Poker server in Curacao are encrypted using the accepted industry standard 256-bit TwoFish encryption algorithm. The unique cards dealt to each player are delivered exclusively to that particular player's computer thus maintaining privacy and integrity of play. Packet-sniffing by other players cannot be used to gain any advantage. Cake Poker uses the cryptographically-secure RNG system found in Microsoft’s CryptoAPI. "Cryptographically secure" means that the RNG is so completely random that even a large amount of computer analysis cannot predict or detect patterns in the output, a fact that has been validated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
Cake Poker SecurityCake Gaming N.V. is a limited-liability business corporation incorporated in Curaçao, Dutch Antilles, and is registered and carries on business in Curaçao in full compliance with Dutch Antilles law. Cake Poker is licensed and regulated by the Government of Curacao, Dutch Antilles. They operate under Curacao's leading, regulated and proven Gaming Licensing & Hosting provider, Cyberluck. Credit card transactions are processed by Veneelco Ltd., Eagle Star House CY PO 3030 Theklas Lysiota 35 - Cyprus, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cake Gaming N.V.
Cake Poker Customer ServiceAlthough Cake Poker doesn't have a live chat option or telephonic customer support, they have email customer support. Their email customer service has a lot of room for improvement as players and ITH tend to have had poor turnaround times on having their emails answered. Cake Poker payouts are handled in industry standard times with NETeller being a truly fast option.
Cake Poker Poker Tracker CompatibilityCake Poker is completely incompatible with Poker Tracker . Should this condition change in the future, ITH will update this information.
Ability to Multitable at Cake PokerPlayer can play an unlimited amount of tables on Cake Poker, simultaneously.
Multiple Cake Poker Accounts per HouseholdMultiple Household account are allowed to exist, but Cake Poker warns that any abuse of this privilege is subject to having all account frozen and any assets seized.
Cake Poker Tournaments with OverlaysA tournament overlay is the result of guaranteed prize money that is not offset by the participant's buy-ins. As such, all freerolls and FPP freerolls always offer an overlay.
As a smaller site, Cake Poker generally generates overlays on it's guaranteed tournaments. Some of these overlays can be quite lucrative, while others will offer a decent overlay. Players will find that most of the time that overlays occur at Cake Poekr will generally be in the early morning hours or late at night.