Usually, poker greatness has to be earned but that did not stop Cake Poker from acquiring a part of it last month. The online poker site posted the winning bid of $4,006 on eBay to secure a gold World Series of Poker bracelet up for bid that was originally won by poker player T.J. Cloutier in 2005.
Cake Poker card room manager Lee Jones said on February 4th, 2010 that the decision to bid on the bracelet was done on a whim. He said that they felt that they could do something cool with the bracelet. When Cake Poker bid on the WSOP bracelet they were not aware that it belonged to T.J. Cloutier and Lee Jones confirmed that they will return the bracelet to Cloutier when they are finished with it.
Although Cake Poker are still contemplating on what exactly they will do with the WSOP bracelet, they are already considering ideas involving photo shoot with the WSOP bracelet and taking turns wearing it to home poker games. Jones said that they are still not sure what they will do with the bracelet but they certainly understand the value of the bracelet and they are not going to do anything disrespectful to it.
Cake Poker has been very active with redesigned gaming software, a new poker blog and a bigger presence at poker tournaments like the Aussie Millions. Jones said that they are getting more mainstream poker players so they have also tried to improve their satellite offerings.
Steven "ringboy69" Silva, a Cake Poker qualifier, finished in 31st place earning a total of $27,689 at this year's Aussie Millions. Cake Poker is now offering qualifiers for the Irish Open and Jones mentioned that he is expecting an even bigger Cake Poker presence in the Irish Open.
02/17/2010 11:57 PM