The think is that you not really invest any money for the ticket.
I mean, you win it in a freeroll, then by the time you finally get it the GTD game go down from 40k to 30k, is the site fault?, not really, things going bad for all Cake network so they need to cut the GTD money if they get less players, the GTD is for all network not for a skin, skin can´t do nothing on that, but they honored and still let you play in the game even if was not the same (some sites let you play a ticket only for the intended game, and when promotion end ticket is useless).
But then you do not play the game in that time when you get the ticket, again not site fault.
So now you try to play it and 30k game is also gone, site fault?, not really they can change the games when they want. they trow your ticket to trash?, no, they still honored and let you play in a game available, even if is $109 with only $2k.
You never pay for your ticket, you win it, you have time to play it and not play it, still they let you play when they consider is ok to played.
If the ticket was adquired with $ then is another think, but this way i really don´t see the site doing nothing wrong.
If you don´t play the ticket today and decided to played in another month and Cake network or the site closed they have to give you anything for your ticket?, not really.
Is pretty much like the $1000 bankroll builder on the weekends, lets say you play the freebie and win your enter to the $1000 game, you don´t pay for the ticket you earned, but you decide not to play it and after a couple months decide to play, what if by then the 1k game is not there anymore and now is just $500?, is they fault that you not play the game at that time?, no.
Sorry man, but i really don´t see nothing that site do it wrong.
That Cake network is down in traffic and games now, yea. That i don´t play there anymore?, yes. But i know if decide to play there i don´t need to be careful with my funds like your topic name said, a ticket have nothing to do with funds, you even mention withdraw from both so your money never been steal. And cake is not fulltilt to want to compare how the tickets are manage.