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 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 Hold’em, 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 Hold’em 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 Poker’s loyalty program, which offers six tiers of Loyalty Levels and three separate frequent player point-style rewards.
The Cake Poker software has also been upgraded in recent years to version 2.0, which includes a fully re-sizable lobby, direct registration, player stat tools and complete table customization.
Cake Poker might not be the biggest online poker room in the world, but it’s a revelation to jaded poker players.
Pending bonus cash is paid out in $10 increments based on the amount of frequent player points accumulated through real-money ring game or tournament play. Players earn 1 FPP for every dollar raked in real-money ring games and 7 FPPs for every $1 in tournament fees paid.
It takes approximately 167 frequent player points to clear $10.
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.