re: Poker & Red Star IS Players Only
The Cake Network includes more than 20 sites. This is normal in online poker. There are hundreds of sites, but only about 30 different networks.
The different sites on a network share the same software and most of the same games and tournaments, although individual sites often have special tournaments of their own in addition.
If you want a different poker experience, check out CCs Site Reviews (tab at top of page) and CC also has links to many of the best sites here:
My personal recommendation for something completely different: Try Titan or, if you are an American and that is closed to you, possibly Full Tilt or Bodog.