|Industry||Betting and gaming|
The Cake Network is a Curaçao based online poker network. 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.
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. In less than a month the Cake Network has dropped significantly on Pokerscout.com's list of most trafficked sites.
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. The largest and most troubled site on the Cake Network, Lock Poker, recently has been given an "F rating" by online poker analysts.
The Cake Network Partners include:
|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||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|
|proBETS||Pure Poker||Rags2Riches||Red Star Poker|
|Redback Poker||Safari Casino||Sport Fanatik||Sports.com|
|The Greek||Tropical Island Casino Sportsbook||TwoBitPoker||Unabomber Poker|
|Wager Tonight||Wagerunit||YogaPoker||Zet Poker|
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.
In June 2012 Lock Poker purchased the Cake Poker network, renaming it the Revolution Gaming Network
Confiscation of player winnings
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.
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)
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.
In January 2009, the Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled that the seizure order issued by Judge Thomas Wingate should be set aside and made the decision to halt the forfeiture of the domain names.
In February 2009, the Commonwealth of Kentucky appealed the ruling from January 2009 asking to submit a longer appeal brief.
- Online Poker Traffic Report
- PlayersOnly and Sportsbook.com to Move to Merge Network by Mid-April - February 4, 2010
- Poker Scout Online Poker Traffic & News - May 27,2010
- Bluff Magazine: DoylesRoom Moves to Yatahay Network
- Poker News Daily: Gutshot Poker moving to Cake Network - October 7, 2008
- Poker News Daily: Pokerhost Joins Cake Network - February 23, 2009
- Poker News Daily: PokerWorld Moves to Cake Network - March 29, 2009
- PokerNewsDaily.com: Lee Jones Discusses the Future of Cake Poker
- PokerNewsDaily.com: Cake Poker Mobile Goes Live
- Poker News Daily: Lee Jones Signs With Cake Poker
- Revolution Gaming Network Launching
- Pokerfuse.com: Financial Issues Cast Shadow Over Cake Poker, Cash Game Winnings
- Bluff Magazine - Kentucky Governor Seeks Takeover of Online Poker Site Domain Names
- PokerListings - Kentucky Loses Domain Name Seizure Case
- PokerListings.com: Kentucky Appeals Loss in Domain Name Case
- PokerListings.com: Kentucky Wants Longer Brief for Appeal