Cake Network

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Cake Network
Private
Industry Betting and gaming
Founded 2004
Headquarters Curaçao
Website CakePoker.eu

The Cake Network is a Curaçao based online poker network.[1] Cake Network is owned and operated by parent company Cake Gaming NV. Cake Gaming NV is hosted by Cyberluck, a Curaçao based Regulating and Gaming Licensing & Hosting provider and operates under the gaming license of Cyberluck Curaçao NV.

History[edit]

Cake Network was founded in 2004 and launched its first network skin, Cake Poker, in June 2006. Other network partners followed in fairly quick succession including Sportsbook.com, Red Star Poker and BetUS. The Cake Network currently has 35 network skins.

As of April 2010 the Cake Network saw a steep decline in player traffic as the company lost two major poker rooms, PlayersOnly and Sportsbook.com, to the Merge Gaming Network. Even with the addition of new rooms to the network, Cake has continued to lose ground on the rest of the industry.[2] In less than a month the Cake Network has dropped significantly on Pokerscout.com's list of most trafficked sites.[3]

In January 2011, Cake Network's well-known partner Doyles Room, featuring Doyle Brunson, Todd Brunson and Mike Caro, left the Cake Network, moving to the Yatahay Network.[4]

Cake is notorious amongst both professional and amateur poker players for not paying cash out requests in good time as stated in its terms and conditions. Poker forums and magazines warn would-be players of the issues involved in cashing out.[5] The largest and most troubled site on the Cake Network, Lock Poker, recently has been given an "F rating" by online poker analysts.[6]

Network Partners[edit]

The Cake Network Partners include:

52bet 7WinPoker All Pro AllStar
Amsterdams Poker Belmont Bet the Globe BetUS
Bet USA BettingChamps Broadway Tables Brobury Sports
Bruce Poker BullFrog Gaming Burro Poker Cake Poker
City Poker ComeOn! DailyDime Dimeline Sportsbook Golden Goose
Ebets Everybody Plays EZ Sportsbook Ezbets
FantasticWin Poker Fantis Poker Fugu Poker Global Sports Network
Gutshot[7] Hollywood International iWager Juicy Stakes
King Midas Poker Kingdom Casino & Sportsbook Liipoker LinesMaker
Logans Luck3 Mayan Casino Molten Poker
My Sportsbook.com NeverFelted NYC Sportsbook Only Poker
OnlyWinners Palladium Casino PlayersOnly Poker Max
Pokerbilly Pokerhost[8] Pokerworld[9] Power Poker
proBETS Pure Poker Rags2Riches Red Star Poker
Redback Poker Safari Casino Sport Fanatik Sports.com
Sports Interaction Sportsbetting Sportsbook.com StraightFlush.com
Super Sportsbook Superbook Superpoker Tangra
The Greek Tropical Island Casino Sportsbook TwoBitPoker Unabomber Poker
Wager Tonight Wagerunit YogaPoker Zet Poker

Cake Poker[edit]

Cake Poker offers a variety of stakes and types of online poker games including: Texas hold 'em, Omaha High and Hi-Lo.

Ring games and tournaments are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Tournament varieties include freerolls, satellites to live events, sit ‘n go tournaments, single-table and multi-table tournaments including a Sunday $250,000 Guaranteed Tournament. They also offer a player rewards program.

Cake Poker is the only site of the 10 largest in the world, which allows its players to regularly change their screen names. By allowing Cake Poker players to change their name every seven days, the advantage of using ID tracking software is mitigated.[10]

In April 2009, Cake Poker was the first online poker room to offer a mobile poker room, where users can download and play poker from their smartphone.[11]

In May 2009, poker author Lee Jones joined Cake Poker as the Card Room Manager.[12]

In June 2012 Lock Poker purchased the Cake Poker network, renaming it the Revolution Gaming Network[13]

Confiscation of player winnings[edit]

In May 2011, Cake Poker Network confiscated USD $60,000 from one of their players' accounts. The money had been won from another player who allegedly fraudulently acquired it.[14]

After taking the money, Cake Poker sent an email informing the player, known online as "Tony Guoga" (no relation), that because his opponent, using the alias "Maxsteak", had improperly acquired the funds from a network affiliate via a software glitch, the USD $60,000 he legitimately won would not be returned. (Later it emerged on 2+2 poker forum that a compensation agreement was subsequently made with the poker account owner but was not disclosed publicly)[14]

Domain dispute[edit]

In September 2008, the Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear filed a civil suit asking a Franklin County Circuit Court to grant control of online poker website domain names to the government, including CakePoker.com.[15]

In January 2009, the Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled that the seizure order issued by Judge Thomas Wingate should be set aside[16] and made the decision to halt the forfeiture of the domain names.[17]

In February 2009, the Commonwealth of Kentucky appealed the ruling from January 2009 asking to submit a longer appeal brief.[18]

Screenshots[edit]

Poker Client Lobby
In-Game Screenshot
In-Game Screenshot

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