Full Tilt Poker vs Cake Poker Comparison
Deposit Bonuses 2012
Full Tilt Poker: Full Tilt Poker has helped set the standard for deposit bonuses. Their 100% up to $600 deposit bonus has become the bar that most other sites compare themselves to. It is easy to clear the bonus and the rules are simple and fair.
Cake Poker: The deposit bonus at Cake Poker is 110% up to $600. It is not difficult to clear the bonus and they allow 90 days in which to do so. The extra 10% is a nice added bonus, especially if you are depositing less than $600.
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Cake Poker and Full Tilt Poker Promotions 2012
Full Tilt Poker: There are lots of promotions going on at Full Tilt Poker almost all the time. They have a large number of freerolls and allow points to be used for tournament play or in the Full Tilt Store. There are often reload bonuses available and when you log in to the software they will update you on the latest promotions available.
Cake Poker: Cake always has a huge number of promotions running at the site. They love to give all players a chance at free money by offering freeroll tournaments, rake races, leaderboards and reload bonuses. They also get their pros involved, making them marked men in bounty-style tournaments.
- $150,000 Cash Chase
- 100% Bonus up To $600
- Gold Chip and Gold Cards
- New Player 5k Freeroll
- WPT and WSOP Satellites
- Daily Bounty Tournaments
- The Softest Cash games
- Huge Multi-Table Tournament Overlays
Cake Poker and Full Tilt Poker Games 2011Full Tilt Poker: Full Tilt has almost any poker game you can think of. The most popular games are Hold’em and Omaha, as usual, but the mixed games are getting lots of action lately, thanks to the high stakes mixed game play. 7-game is a current favorite for players at all levels looking to mix it up a bit.
Cake Poker: Cake Poker is a Hold’em site first, Omaha second and third place is a no-show basically. Hold’em is by far the most popular game on the site. Omaha has been gaining some traction lately and games are usually running at levels up to mid-stakes. High-stakes games at Cake are usually full of “bum-hunters” waiting for fish to sit at their table, mostly avoiding action with decent players.
Frequent Player Programs 2012Full Tilt Poker: The Iron Man Program at Full Tilt is one of the most unique in the business. For your frequent play you earn Iron Man Medals that may be exchanged for cash or prizes in the Iron Man store. They also offer mid-year and end of year bonuses for Iron Man participants. Additionally, they recently added the Full Tilt Black Card program, which rewards very frequent players. This was developed to make regular Full Tilt players among the most rewarded in online poker.
Cake Poker: Cake Poker offers gold for their frequent players. Well, not literal gold unfortunately, but in the form of Gold Cards, Gold Chips and Gold Stacks. To be honest, it is not the simplest reward program out there, but works the same as they all do. The more you play and at the higher the stakes, the more you are rewarded. In that sense it is great, but a more well-defined, easy to follow program might serve them better.
Cake and Full Tilt SoftwareFull Tilt Poker: Full Tilt Poker is home to some of the most incomparable and recognizable software in the internet poker world. You can pick out the tables at Full Tilt from a lineup of any number of other rooms. The software is secure and simple yet in-depth, providing any options you may desire. Even if there is something that you long for, request it. You should not be surprised if it is added in short time.
Cake Poker: Cake recently updated all of their software with the release of Cake 2.0. The update was much needed, as the software was beginning to look and feel dated to say the least. They also had some security issues that were fixed with Cake 2.0. Once they work out the bugs that come along with new software, Cake Poker’s software will be able to hang with the big boys.
Cake Poker and Full Tilt Poker TrafficFull Tilt Poker: As the 2nd largest poker site in the world, traffic is never a problem at Full Tilt Poker. At almost any game, any stakes and any time, you can find players ready to play.
Cake Poker: Cake’s traffic is decent, but has been trending downward a bit this past year. They check in as the 4th largest US friendly poker network, but it is not even fair to compare them to PokerStars and Full Tilt in terms of traffic.
Rakeback ProgramsFull Tilt Poker: Full Tilt offers 27% rakeback to new players. This is on the low end by industry standards and Full Tilt is infamous for piling up the deductions, thus lowering the rakeback amount further. Even still, Full Tilt rakeback, combined with the other bonuses, promotions, and other benefits at Full Tilt, including the new Black Card program, is still one of the best deals in online poker.
Cake Poker: Players at Cake Poker can receive 33% rakeback. This is better than what you can get at Full Tilt and combined with the other promotions at Cake can be quite lucrative. If they had better traffic, although it’s not terrible, Cake would be one of the best rakeback sites out there.
Deposit and Withdrawal OptionsFull Tilt Poker: There are several different deposit options at Full Tilt Poker, including credit card, cash transfer, Neteller, Moneybookers, QuickDeposit and several other e-wallet sites. QuickDeposit is Full Tilt’s exclusive version of Instant eChecks. Withdrawals may be made by eCheck and paper check. Other options may be available depending on your country and gaming laws.
Cake Poker: Cake Poker offers deposits and withdrawals through a number of e-wallet providers, such as Neteller, Moneybookers, ClickandBuy, and UseMyWallet, among others. They also accept Visa and Mastercard. US players might have some trouble depositing on Cake since they do not offer an eCheck option. Withdrawals are made via the same route as deposits, or by check.
Customer ServiceFull Tilt Poker: Customer Service is an area that Full Tilt Poker has recognized as an area needing improvement. They have worked hard and now are considered to have good customer service. They still are not up to par with some of the other very large sites, but the effort has been solid and improvement has been made.
Cake Poker: Cake support is available 24/7 via email. Their email customer service is very quick and they do a good job of answering questions appropriately the first time.