Cake Poker Refuses to Pay Player $60,000!

Cake poker Refuses

As if U.S. poker players didn’t already have enough problems with the federal government when trying to play poker online now it seems that U.S. players have to watch out for the online poker rooms themselves! Recently an online poker player Tony G. signed into his online poker account at Cake Poker and sat down for a few nights of poker playing fun and ended up on the winning end of 60K! His joy was short lived though when he was contacted by Cake Poker management and told that his winnings had been confiscated due to the fact that the money won was “fake money”. Management went on to explain that they believe that a security issue at one of their poker sites in the Cake Network had some player accounts funded with fraudulently acquired funds. The table that he was playing at when he won this amazing amount of cash was “of course” one of the games that this alleged fake cash was deposited and played with, therefore making the money he won fake money, so they confiscated the cash out of his account and thanked him for his understanding!

OMG! What an elaborate excuse not to pay a player their due winnings! Even if this story was true and some players deposited cash into their accounts that were fraudulent, isn’t that the poker rooms responsibility and therefore their liability? Why would a player be held responsible for the poker room’s inept security? Without any real proof to back up their story Cake Poker should have no other option but to pay this man his winnings and take the hit themselves for any fraudulent cash that maybe circulating around their poker network and once they catch the offenders then they are the ones that management needs to go after to retrieve their funds. This is just another black eye for U.S. players and online poker. Between the law screwing over the players and now the poker rooms adding insult to injury what recourse do U.S. players have left? It’s very tricky times now for the online U.S. player and great thought needs to be used before venturing into an online poker room that has not proven their integrity.

By Patricia C. Senior Editor


  1. Was researching the web for gaming news and this story came up as being posted yesterday? Well if it happended a few weeks ago, what was the outcome?

    Its still important news to report for all the poker players out there, and if I haven’t seen it, I am sure there are others also. So still good story to write about. I would love to know what the outcome was if your correct and its a couple of weeks old now. I have not seen anything about this in the news????

  2. I’ve been following this story on 2+2 and the behavior on the part of Cake is outrageous! They want the guy to sign a non-disclosure agreement to even talk to him – much less (probably not at all) pay him! I was flirting with the idea of playing on Cake – I even downloaded the skin – but I’m sticking to RPM. They may be laggy, but they respond appropriately to customers.

  3. I also have been given the run arround by cake poker.I signed up played a little won a tournament for over $300.00 tried to cashout a portion just to see what would happen.I was told to e-mail a copy of my credit card- which i did,then i needed to send a copy of my drivers license and then another form of id for my address. then i was told it may take some time for their security dept. i still have not been able to withdraw any funds.

  4. Cake poker has been giving me the run around now for 3 months on a $185 payout. I’d be really be concerned if I had a large amount of cash there. Pretty obvious they are never going to pay me out my balance.

  5. Cake Poker is a giant scam rigged against players through several different methods. Stay well clear of this scam poker company, even if you are fortunate enough to win big, good luck getting that cash out within 6 months!

  6. Has anyone received a payout recently from Cake? I recently tried to request a withdrawal and was told that the minimum wirthdrawal is $500.00. Of course my balance was just under that. BTW, their software is rigged…DO NOT deposit money at Cake.

  7. they too tried to get me to fax a copy of my credit card and a utility bill and dl to them, this has turned out to be a huge scam, is there anyway to get them back make them pay ??

  8. I bought in for $100 and 2 days later turned it into $1,000 at the cash games. I cashed it out and it’s been two weeks and all I hear is we are backed up and can’t give you a time frame. Use Pokerstars. it’s the only site I’ve played cash on that cashed me out in a timely manner

  9. i had somebody play on my acct {unauthorized} reported it immed. and changed my password..then intertops. locked my poker acct and said i was linked to another acct.gonna clean out this acct.


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