Lock Poker has been using the Revolution Gaming Network to offer its services in the U.S. However, due to a number of issues, Lock Poker has confirmed that it has severed its ties with Revolution and will now operate on its own software platform. There are also other sites on the Revolution Gaming Network such as Win Cake, which was re-branded from Cake Poker and Juicy Stakes, which was set up originally to house US players.
Lock Poker has been testing its own independent software platform to see if it will be able to effectively support its online poker operations.
After confirming that there were no alarms, Lock Poker has transitioned from the Revolution Gaming Network to its own network and is not fully independent from all the other poker rooms.
It was back in 2012, when Lock Poker decided to move to the Cake Poker Network which was a part of a re-branding to Revolution. During this phase, there were rumours that Lock Poker had gone on to acquire the network, but in the end it turned out to be just rumours as Lock Poker never finalized the acquisition nor did it assume any ownership.
This was the start of a number of issues for Lock Poker. Once the transition was completed, there were a number of player complaints raised stating that they had extremely long cash out times at Lock Poker as well as other skins that used the same network. These cash out concerns proved to be an issue for both U.S as well as European based poker players. Some of the players confirmed that they have had to wait as long as 6 months to receive their cash.
One of the main reasons why Lock Poker decided to move to its own platform was to address these cash out concerns. A representative of Lock Poker, Shane Bridges stated that a new cashier
was rolled out prior to the launch with our existing options, and now we have several new options that will roll out in the coming month after the new software goes live.
Lock Poker also released a statement saying
Many exciting changes will be coming as Lock moves to its 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