Blackjack Tournaments on Cake Poker

Discussion in 'Blackjack Events (Online Casinos)' started by RKuczek, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. RKuczek

    RKuczek Member

    I just found out that Cake Poker is offering blackjack tournaments on their poker site. These are evidently regular table play tournaments, with either 10 hands or 15 hands per table, and in both SNG and MTT formats. Cake is an established poker site and allows USA players.

    Does anyone have any knowledge of this site or its blackjack tournaments? I understand they are supposedly reputable, but have slow payouts (3 to 4 months to get a check, for USA players) and they had an issue with site security a while back, with their site being hacked.

    If anyone knows anything about this site and their bj tournaments, would appreciate you sharing your knowledge.

    Note: Evidently the tournaments are only on Cake Poker, not the other sites on the Cake Poker Network.
  2. London Colin

    London Colin Top Member

    Deja Vu

    It's just another of the blackjack21 skins.
  3. RKuczek

    RKuczek Member


    What do you think of this network and the games?
  4. LeftNut

    LeftNut Top Member

  5. London Colin

    London Colin Top Member

    Well I thought I had covered everything in previous discussions, but looking at the results of a search I suppose my thoughts are spread a bit thin among a large number of threads, so I'll attempt an executive summary here.:)

    (Also, I assumed you had already looked at this and decided against it when you asked about it in Bookmaker/BetCRIS.)

    My thoughts -

    I like the games and have been playing quite regularly since I signed up in 2007. (Hence my various strategy posts involving scenarios from blackjack21 games.)

    The player pool is now quite large - I don't think scheduled MTTs ever get cancelled due to a lack of players, and you generally don't have to wait long to play a head-to-head Sit&Go (though the multi-player tables aren't very popular).

    There a handful of other forum members who I have occasionally run into there.

    The software itself has a few quirks - e.g., awkard bet selection method, only 20s to act, a bug that causes the button to sometimes jump to the wrong seat after someone gets knocked out. Moreover, there is little hope that any of these issues will ever be dealt with.

    As a blackjack21 account holder, all my dealings have been with 21gnet people as far as customer services is concerned. (i.e. both for tournament game-play related issues and for banking issues.)

    I've got mixed feelings about them really. Much of the time emails go unanswered and I have to frustratedly chase them up. But when they do respond I often get very good service.

    In fact the whole operation seems a bit haphazzard at times. The information on their websites is scarcely ever updated, and that's a particular issue with the cashier, with which I have been having troubles as I mentioned earlier -

    But with an account on a different site I guess the support would be split between the host site for all the account maintenace stuff, and 21gnet for all the tournament stuff. And the cashier is likely to be an entirely different system. As I said, I may be getting my account moved to BetCRIS at the recommendation of the 21gnet people, and it seems Bookmaker would be an equivalent option for U.S. players.

    Apparently BetCRIS (and presumably Bookmaker) offer a couple of free-entry tournaments as deposit bonuses, but also have charges for most methods of withdrawal. And what payment methods Bookmaker, Cake and any other sites that allow U.S. players support for you I don't know.
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  6. Abner007

    Abner007 Member

    I am totally agree with you that it is another type of skins but Honestly speaking I have never tried it. But now I have decide to try it. I hope it really nice and interestng game. Thanks.

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