Online Poker players rely heavily on eWallet websites like Skrill, PayPal and Neteller to make deposits and withdrawals on a continuous basis. Skrill which was formerly known as Moneybookers has been around for some time and has become popular with a number of online pokers, especially those from Europe.
Hence, when Skrill announced that it has stopped all deposits to Lock Poker, players were disappointed as one of their methods of making deposits has come to an end and they will be forced to find an alternative eWallet system. However, Skrill confirmed that players can still use their Skrill accounts to make withdrawals back to their accounts.
In a statement, a representative from Skrill said
Skrill can confirm that it is to end the facilitation of deposits to Lock Poker, effective immediately. As a result, Skrill will no longer accept uploads or deposits to Lock Poker but will continue to process withdrawals, enabling customers to receive any funds due to them. Skrill reserves the right to suspend functionalities of any Merchant Account in accordance with the agreed Terms and Conditions.
While online poker players do have the option of using other eWallets, it is not always an easy thing to do. Players will have to spend time researching and determining which eWallet suits their requirements best. Some of the factors that they would have to consider are the charges associated with each transaction, the security features and processing time involved for deposits and withdrawals.
The representative from Skrill did not confirm the exact reason as to why Skrill and Lock Poker have parted ways, while at the same time did not rule out the possibility of resuming regular services with Lock Poker at a future date.
Lock Poker was recently in the news when it confirmed that it had migrated from the Revolution Gaming Network and started its own individual poker room. Players have been raising complaints for months that the withdrawal procedure at Lock Poker has been extremely disappointing. Players have posted on some of the popular online poker forums of how they have had to wait for months to receive their withdrawal. This happens even if they request a withdrawal to an ewallet such as Skrill.
Shane Bridges, Director of Social Media for Lock Poker said
Lock made the decision to suspend deposits through Skrill as we are focussing on clearing up our cashouts.
Till further updates, Lock Poker players will have to find another eWallet.