Despite the delicious morsels of cake that appear on the front page of the Cake Poker website, the fact of the matter is that the cake they are talking about is metaphorical in nature. It is a cake that allows you to grab a large piece of cash while you are at their website, something that every online poker player should want. It is for that reason that Cake Poker and the Cake Poker Network have both become excellent entities within the world of online poker.
|Cash Game Choice||7.5/10||Support Options||9.0/10|
|Cash Game Traffic||8.5/10||Financial Security||9.0/10|
|Cash Game Competition||8.0/10||Deposit and Withdrawal Choices||8.0/10|
Cash Game Choice – (7.5/10)
The best way to describe the choice that you’d get at a Cake Poker cash game is ordinary. Under normal circumstances, you’d have access to all of the popular variants of Texas Hold ‘Em, Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo, Seven Card Stud and Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo. This is a decent amount of cash game choice, but it does not offer you anything out of the ordinary. This is why the best way to describe the choice is ordinary. There is nothing either positive or negative out of the ordinary about it.
Cash Game Traffic – (8.5/10)
The traffic that the Cake Poker Network gets is very much out of the ordinary. The traffic that Cake Poker receives to its cash games is in the vicinity of 1500 to 2000 players on average. Out of these players, you can expect around 4 out of every 5 of these cash game players to be involved with Hold ‘Em action. The other 20% will be involved in either Omaha or Omaha Hi/Lo action with the Seven Card Stud and Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo action being very hit or miss at this particular website. This kind of cash game action is good enough to place Cake Poker in the second tier of online poker websites, but nowhere near enough to place it within the top echelon.
Cash Game Competition – (8.0/10)
When you are dealing with a low five-figure number of players at a particular cash game website, what you’ll discover is that the level of skill of the players skews heavily with respect to the actual stakes at which the game is being played. For that reason, you can expect Cake Poker to have soft competition at the lower levels, decent competition at the middle levels and tough competition at the high levels. This is true to a certain degree for all websites, but the skewed differences are larger at Cake Poker than most other websites.
Rake Costs – (7.5/10)
For over 99% of the people that read this article, the rake structure employed by Cake Poker will be heavily competitive with the rest of the market. The structure will usually be around 5% of the pot up to a maximum anywhere from $0.05 all the way up to the classical $3.00 max that the world of online poker seems to have adopted. However, for games played at levels of $100/$200 or above, there is a maximum that is in the $5.00 range. It doesn’t affect many, but it is certainly a negative mark against the rake structure at Cake Poker.
Support Options – (9.0/10)
Cake Poker has support options that are heavy on the e-mail support and heavy on the website support.
It starts with the wide array of website documentation that exists for support purposes. Not only will you find FAQ documentation on their website, but you’ll also be able to find documentation that acts to help you deal with any known issues that might arise in regards to Cake Poker software.
At the same time, there are also many e-mail addresses that you can call on if the extensive website help guide does not give you what you need. General enquiries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Other e-mail addresses include email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org for e-mails related to security and banking issues respectively.
Financial Security – (9.0/10)
Cake Poker has one of the best security perimeters of any site in online poker. Not only do they offer a wide range of secure transactions, but they are also quick to respond to any hint that something might be amiss. For their vigilance, they have been cited positively on more than one occasion.
Deposit and Withdrawal Choices – (8.0/10)
Depositing can be done through the following methods at Cake Poker:
Use My Wallet
Withdrawing can be done through the following methods at Cake Poker:
Check by Mail
Overall – (8.2/10)
With good deposit methods, decent cash game traffic and extensive support options, Cake Poker is a good choice for online cash game poker.