Lock Poker has moved from the Revolution poker network and into its own propietary poker platform. This means that now Lock Poker has become a fully independent poker room.
Back in 2012, Lock Poker left the Merge network and moved to the Cake Poker network which was later renamed as Revolution. It was rumoured that Lock had bought out the network but the take-over never really materialized and Lock remained just another room in the network.
Soon after the move to Revolution, Lock Poker started experiencing many problems, especially related to withdrawals. Both European and American players were reporting very long cash-out waiting times which sometimes extended to up to 6 months and more.
Lock Poker now owns its own poker software platform which should solve most if not all of these problems. According to a press release, other new features available in the new software will include Heads-Up rematches, tournament re-entries and timed tournaments. The poker room will continue offering 36% rakeback but the rake method will change to weighted-contributed.
The press release also mentions, “Many exciting changes will be coming as Lock moves to it own platform and steps away from the network model. Lock has elected to exercise its right to terminate the contract as a result of the numerous and ongoing breaches of contract by the network operator”.