Cake Poker Migrating US Players to Juicy Stakes

All US players at Cake Poker will reportedly be forced to migrate to fellow Revolution Gaming skin Juicy Stakes Poker on September 27th, 2012.The news was first reported by CalvinAyre.com, who cited an “announcement” from Cake that we weren’t able to track down at the time of this article. Cake support provided the following reply to our request for comment:Cake affiliates have reported receiving this email from the room:A bit of background on / answers regarding the migration:
To the best of my knowledge, Cake and Juicy Stakes were owned (or effectively owned) by the same operator when Juicy Stakes was launched. The launch of Juicy Stakes predated the partial purchase of Cake by PokerListings (and also Lock Poker’s takeover of Cake) so it’s anyone’s guess as to who owns what now.
Juicy Stakes is on the same network (Revolution Gaming) as Cake Poker, so the migration should be relatively smooth.
Juicy Stakes also uses the same cashier as Cake, so you shouldn’t expect any difference in processing times.
Cake will reportedly not be accepting new US players after the migration of existing US players to Juicy Stakes.
There’s no word on whether or not Lock Poker is going to follow suit and transition US players to Juicy Stakes.
It’s unclear if players with rakeback deals will receive their same deal post-transition. CalvinAyre.com reports that “player balances, gold chips, and loyalty levels” will be moved but doesn’t mention rakeback.Assuming the report is true, why would Cake shift US action to another Revolution skin? If Lock follows Cake’s path and migrates US players, then one could easily speculate that the Revolution network is segmenting their US traffic for possible sale or jettisoning.If not, then a few other potential explanations emerge: Cake could be being prepped for (yet another) sale, or Cake might be facing pressure (that could come from from various sources) to shed “grey” parts of their player base. That is all, of course, speculation, but we do know one thing – it’s highly unlikely Cake and Revolution would adopt such a substantial and disruptive change for no reason whatsoever.

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