Cake Poker Review
Cake Poker Overview
Cake Poker is quickly becoming one of the top poker rooms, especially for USA players. The poker room, which is on the Cake Network, features something that no other room has been able to accomplish yet, and that’s a player rewards program offered in cash games. The poker room awards both Gold Cards and Gold Chips. The tournament schedule provides some incredible promotions including the weekly $150K, seats to live events and daily freerolls. Some of the other highlights include; refer a friend program, weekly leaderboard with $500 cash prize and an online gift shop. Cake Poker is only available for download and is a USA friendly poker room.
Cake Poker Bonus
CakePoker.com provides a very competitive first deposit bonus in addition to frequent reload offers which will be available on a monthly basis. New players using the Cake Poker bonus code “CAKEPS
” will receive a 100% match bonus up to $500. This Cake bonus code also locks you in for future bonus offers so you won’t need to find any other codes. The bonus is released based on the number of frequent player points you earn, and you will receive this bonus in increments of $10 once you have earned 166 comp points. Each point has a cash value of $0.06. Your points are earned at real money games with ring games providing 1 point for every $1 in rake and tournaments awarding 3 points for every $1 in tournament fees.
Cake Poker is growing at a phenomenal rate and because of this the poker room has seen an increase in the amount of soft games starting at the micro tables and leading right up to $5/$10. On a typical table the viewed flop percentage is often reaches in the high 50′s. Tournament players will have the same advantage with the majority of the games providing some fast action, and weak plays.
Cake Poker supports Texas Holdem, Omaha, and Seven Card Stud only. The Omaha games are provided in both Hi and Hi Lo with Pot Limit, No Limit and Fixed Limit supported. The poker room supports micro to moderate level in stakes with beginner levels starting at $0.05/$0.10 and increasing up to $50/$100 with most games active into the $10/$20 range. With the offer of Gold Cards only available in real money cash games you will find the tables busy throughout most hours of the day. During peak hours the poker room supports more than 5,500 real money players. The rake is the standard 5% with players paying no more than $3 per hand.
Tournaments are available daily with multiple variations schedule during the day to accommodate different playing styles. CakePoker provides tournaments in re-buys, freezeouts, guarantees, shoot-outs, and of course the popular bounty tournaments. The guarantees provide various prize pools depending on the buyin. During a regular day you will find guaranteed tournaments ranging from $2,000 up to as much as $15,000. The weekend line-up provides a $150,000 GP which you can enter with a (cost of tournaments) or by qualifying for as little as $3.
If you are looking for seats to the World Series of Poker, Aussie Millions or any other land based event you will be able to qualify online through CakePoker. Sit and Go tournaments are scheduled with various buyins and variations ranging from SNG awarding Gold Chips, to the single and multi-table games. Wait times are minimal when you are playing during high traffic times.
The software was originally created in 2005 when Cake Poker was released a beta version to the online world. Through the feedback they received from their players, they have created a completely functional and stable platform equipped with speed and excellent graphics. A few of the main features include multi-tabling up to four games at once with a resizing tool to help adjust your windows to avoid overlapping the games in play.
Players will have all their game information provided for them, with in lobby stats such as hands per hour, average pot size and % of players seeing the flop available, as well as your own game statistics for folding and calling the flop, turn, river. Hand history files are automatically saved on your hard drive and if you need to recall the last hand played you can do so in by selecting last hand within the game table.
Cake Poker does not allow players to use Poker Tracker or other similar programs and to go one step ahead of allowing players to gather data; the poker room allows players to change their usernames once every seven days. The graphics supported provide a three dimension view with a choice between half a dozen avatars and full table setting. Overall, we were not disappointed in any respects with the software provided by Cake Poker.
Support is available 24/7 and should you need to contact Cake support you can do so within the poker room client or by sending them an email. The poker room also provides a “Known Issues” area within the poker room. This section will provide players with up to date information on any known problems the poker room may be experiencing. Response times are always quick, and you can expect a reply from the support department within a few hours.
The poker room provides only a handful of payment options for players and although the selection is limited, USA players can still use them. Cake Poker withdrawals are processed within 24 – 48 hours. Current available options include:
- UseMyCard (preferred for US players)
- eWalletXpress (preferred for US players)