Cake Poker

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The Good

Online for over five years now, Cake Poker is the flag ship site of the Cake Poker Network. Highly popular for its cash games and some unusual software features, Cake is easily one of the top 10 poker sites in terms of player traffic.

Cake Poker is the brainchild of a group of poker players who wanted to build a cool new poker site. In 2006 their ideas became reality and Cake Poker went live. They had an instant following due to the fact that they accept American players. The traffic is still a bit low at Cake, however they are adding more and more features every day. Before too long I think we will be hearing a lot more from Cake Poker.

This US-friendly poker room attracts players from around the world. Peak traffic is usually observed during US primetime hours, but European players are a large part of the customer base at Cake Poker.

The main reason to play here is an easy to clear 110% deposit bonus, complemented by as many as a dozen other promotions which add to your chances of winning money and getting a juicy slice of this poker cake. Read on for a full Cake Poker review.

 

The Bad

Cake Poker software isn’t as good as some of the competitor’s poker clients. Lacking some of the features that a player today is accustomed to, it’s also known to be unstable at times. It’s preferable to use a modern computer while playing here, otherwise the chances of software slowing down to the point of affecting game play increase.

It would be unfair to Cake Poker if we didn’t mention their plans to release the new software version very soon. Once the new client, known as Cake 2.0, is brought out and established as stable and reliable, player experience should improve considerably.

 

Promotions and Bonuses

Fortunately, Cake Poker is already one of the best places to play online poker for bonuses and miscellaneous player perks. Cake Poker sign-up bonus is second to none: a new player gets up to $600 in bonus money, which is easy to play through compared with just about every other competitor’s offer. Use our Cake Poker bonus code and you might be surprised how quickly your account balance grows.

Remember that 90 days is allotted for clearing this bonus; even a low stake tournament player can easily fulfill this requirement at the current rate of 7 FPP per $1 paid in tournament fees. Keep in mind that an average cash game player usually clears this bonus twice as fast as a tournament player. A ring game player is able to get the full $600 just 20-30 days after making a Cake Poker deposit, playing no higher than $0.25-$0.50.

Not as big of a deal is a $500 New Depositor freeroll, but this is just another free shot at real cash provided by Cake Poker site. Following on Twitter and Facebook lets players in on exclusive freerolls and giveaways.

If your experience here is satisfactory, using a 50% Reload Bonus is an option. Gold Cards are distributed randomly to real money players and used to win prizes in the regular lotteries. Cake Poker runs a VIP Program awarding Gold Chips, bonuses or cash once a player plays enough hands. Achieving the next VIP level in a short period of time qualifies you for extra prizes.

 

Name Changes

Nickname change is a feature exclusive to Cake Poker. Every 7 days, each player is allowed to easily change his screen name (name appearing at the tables) through ‘My Account’ tab in the Cake Poker software.

This option appeals to players who prefer to keep their identity hidden. It’s more difficult to pick up tells and find weaknesses in an opponent who changes his name regularly. No other top poker site allows this, but people at Cake Poker realize that anonymity is an inherent trait of the Internet and of online poker. Being able to change nickname is a great feature and it helped Cake Poker find its niche.

Software
The software at Cake was developed by a group of video programmers. The result was an amazing software program, which rivals any of the top online poker rooms. The graphics are very realistic, like playing a video game. The play is pretty fast at Cake, cards are dealt quickly and there is less time to make a move. The lobby is laid out nicely and is simple and easy to navigate.

Cake Poker RoomBonus
Cake Poker is offering a 110% bonus for all players making their first deposit, up to $600. That is an awesome signup bonus, better than the average bear. Once you earn enough Frequent Player Points the bonus will begin to show up in your real money account and is earned in increments of $10. The more you play the faster you will receive your bonus.

Cake also has a great rewards program- Gold Chips and Gold Cards. Earn enough FPPs and they turn into Gold Chips (there is a chip index to view at cakepoker.com). These chips can be used to enter tournaments or in the Cake Shop. Cake sweetens your playing time by randomly awarding players Gold Cards just for playing in real money games. These may be given away even if you fold or on the first hand! These cards can be used to enter tournaments or just plain simple cash prizes. Collect all 52 Gold Cards and win a huge jackpot, the last player to earn all 52 cards won $52,000!

Traffic/Competition
Since Cake is fairly new to the industry the movement is pretty limited. During peak hours Cake averages about 5,000 players. If you are looking for more traffic and higher stakes games being played, then Cake Poker may not be for you. I believe this will all change in the next few years once Cake finds its groove they will rise quickly. If lose play is what you are looking for, then Cake is the place for you. Cake is also a great place for beginners as well; since the competition is soft it’s easier to learn a bit more about the game.

Customer Support
The customer support at Cake is excellent. Questions are answered in a timely manner and are accurate. The staff is well qualified and very knowledgeable for whatever concern you may have. There is also a FAQ section that as a lot of information readily available. Check it out first, as your answer may be here.

Cake Poker may simply be a diamond in the rough. The developers have covered all the basics well, with the only downfall being their slim game selection. With their great promotions and exciting freerolls, Cake will potentially be a contender for the top spot in online gaming.

Editor's rating 8.5

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  • Web site: www.CakePoker.eu
  • Available: windows mac
    • USA Accepting US players!
  • Games:
    • Texas Holdem
    • No Limit Holdem
    • PL/NL Limit Omaha Hi/Lo
    • Pot Limit Omaha
    • Fixed Limit Omaha Hi/Lo
    • Limit Holdem
    • Pot Limit Holdem

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