Card Player Opoy Recognition For Cake Poker Players

Top 20 finishers in Cake Poker's tourneys can now earn points

The prestigious Card Player magazine has recognised the Cake website for purposes of its Card Player Online Player of the Year leaderboard, meaning that the top 20 finishers in this Sunday's Cake's $100 000 guaranteed tournament will earn points towards their ranking on the board for 2009. Cake Poker (not the network) becomes the sixth online poker site to be accepted by Card Player.

Cake Poker, established in 2006, now claims to be the fourth-largest poker network that accepts American players (behind PokerStars, Full Tilt, and the Cereus Network) The website currently features a $25 000-guaranteed daily tournament, a $100 000-guaranteed weekly tournament on Sunday, and a $250 000-guaranteed monthly tournament on the last Sunday of every month.

Players should note that for OPOY consideration, no player may change his screen name more than once in 2009, and Card Player must be notified of the change at

iPoker no-download facility gives players the flexible and quick option

Paddy Power has launched its new no-download, instant play iPoker software to complement its more conventional download suite of games. Currently only Texas Hold'em games are available, but company spokesmen say the poker room is working hard to bring a full suite of games to the Instant Play version.

"We're thrilled to extend our product offering to include a non-downloadable version of our software. The fact that players can now use the Instant Play software anytime, anywhere gives them the flexibility to play at times that were previously unsuitable" said Paddy Power, Communications Manager for

"It also means that players who don't want to download the standard software client can try out the iPoker software on"

The instant play facility enables Mac, Linux, Unix and PC users to play, opening up a wider market to the new poker room. The company is offering Cash/Ring games, Single Table Tourneys or Multi Table Tourneys, and the software can be used on most popular widely Internet browsers such as Mozilla Firefox 1.5+ and Internet Explorer 6+, operating systems and platforms.

Existing Paddy Power players can use their accounts to play on the no-download version without any further action.

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