CakePoker vs. FullTilt
First Deposit Bonus
CakePoker: Cake offers up to $500 bonus, on 100% of your first time deposit
FullTilt: FullTilt offers up to $600, on 100% of your first deposit
Verdict: These initial deposit bonuses are actually pretty comparable, even when it comes to clearing bonus dollars. If this is the deal breaker, FullTilt's bonus is $100 more, so there you go.
CakePoker: Cake's $100K Gold Card Event seats 100 players and awards 100 prizes-everybody wins! There are also monthly promotions available from Cake-check the site to see what exciting promotion they have going this month. The New Depositor's $500 Freeroll is avaliable to all first time depositors to play in one time on any Saturday.
FullTilt: The biggest tournament offered at FullTilt is the $750K Sunday Guarantee with a buy-in of $216, every Sunday at six o'clock pm ET. Other promotions include a massive VIP program that attempts to compete with some of the bigger sites like PokerStars.
Verdict: Every online poker room is going to offer some sort of incentive to get you to pick their site. These promotions often change and some rooms update them monthly. These two sites offer a lot of satellites and qualifiers for live events, which change often. It's what event you are looking to qualify for that will make the difference here.
CakePoker: Multi-table, Sit & Go, Heads Up, Rebuys/Addons, Freerolls, Shootouts, Freezeouts, Satellites
FullTilt: Turbo Multi & Turbo Sit & Gos, Heads up (2 & 4 players), Sit & Go, Shootout
Verdict: The results of this category are about even.
CakePoker: Tex Hold 'em, Omaha (Hi and Hi/Lo), and Stud (Hi and Hi/Lo)
FullTilt: Tex Hold 'em, Omaha (Hi & Hi/Lo), Stud (Hi & Hi/Lo), RAZZ, HORSE, HA, & HOSE
Verdict: FullTilt offers a few more choices, especially some non-traditional games
CakePoker: Micro-, Low-, Medium-Limit play available
FullTilt: Ranging from Low-to High-Limit tables
Verdict: FullTilt offers higher stakes tables; whereas, Cake caters to micro to limit-stake players.
CakePoker: Cake offers Gold Chips and Gold Cards
FullTilt: For any forty cents to one dollar played in raked hands, FullTilt awards one point or five points for every dollar players contribute to tournament fees.
Verdict: FullTilt's points are awarded loosely, but Cake is offers more freerolls and point tournaments.
CakePoker: Because Cake shares skin with BetUS and Sportsbook, they share players, which increases traffic to the site. Also, the site is relatively new, in the scheme of things, so it is still growing.
FullTilt: There are up to (and sometimes more than) 60K players involved in over 1500 tournaments and playing on 15K+ table
Verdict: While traffic on FullTilt is pretty much capped off, Cake is still a growing poker room. This really depends on your preference of a large poker room or a small one (do you prefer the ocean swimming with all sorts of fish, or do prefer a lake with a handfull of trout chasing minnows).
CakePoker: caps at $5
FullTilt: caps at $0.50
Verdict: Cake, being a smaller card room, clearly rakes more money from each hand than FullTilt.
CakePoker: Cake Poker offers 33% rake back through rakeback providers. To get rake back at Cake visit our rakeback deals page and sign up there. You can check rakeback stats daily through our system.
FullTilt: Full Tilt allows players to receive 27% rakeback through rakeback providers. If you would like rakeback at FullTilt you must sign up through our rakeback deals page. Rakeback stats are updated daily.
Verdict: Full Tilt Poker has a rakeback percentage that is 6 points less than CakePoker. I see the difference in rakeback % being negligent as both rooms offer a competitive rate.
CakePoker: MasterCard and Visa, Neteller (preferred), moneybookers (preferred), eWalletXpress, Use My Wallet, and Eco Card
FullTilt: VISA and Master Card, Cash Transfer, and Click 2 Pay
Verdict: The depositing options are about the same, but when depositing at Cake, if you are using one of their preferred companies, it is much easier to cash out.
CakePoker: Cake software is comprised of four essential parts: Stats, Info, Notes, and Chat. Cake allows you to choose your avatar images from their bank of photo-realistic pics. They also provide hand history.
FullTilt: FullTilt software can be converted into 17 different languages. They offer options to customize the tournament lobby and have a tourney waiting list. They also offer tournament notes, player notes, play preferences, animation speed preferences. You can also upload images of your own choosing for your FullTilt avatar.
Verdict: FullTilt is very dedicated to updating their already cutting-edge software, much more than most other online card rooms, including Cake. It's one of the perks that FullTilt offers. If you don't mind a less than innovative skin, Cake offers a more-than-adequate poker room software program.
CakePoker: Email support
FullTilt: Email up to 16 different email addresses, depending on your issue
Verdict: The only real difference in this category is FullTilt offers more email addresses for contact.
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