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Players Call For Lock Poker Boycott Over Deposit Problems

The Revolution Gaming Network continues to lead the Merge Gaming Network in player traffic among sites that still accept U.S. players. But that may change if a players’ movement to boycott Lock Poker because of problems with deposits is successful.

Deposits from some players–both U.S. and the rest of the world–are not being recognized by the Lock Poker cashier, according to complaints made by players on TwoPlusTwo. Various deposits are reportedly missing and players are voicing their frustrations over the lack of response to emails to Lock Poker support. Apparently, Lock has managed to rectify the problem for some, but other players are still waiting for answers to their missives sent to Lock representatives.

Lock Poker left the Merge Network, purchased the Cake Poker Network, and relaunched as the Revolution Gaming Network on June 1. There were similar account funding problems at that time when players reported leaving SitNGo and cash tables as winners and their accounts had not been properly credited due to a software glitch. That software snafu was corrected and players reported no new problems until this latest issue that is once again frustrating players, which has forced those affected to start a thread suggesting the boycott of Lock Poker.

As part of the relaunching, Lock Poker, via the Revolution Network, has promised an industry-leading 36% rakeback and a new VIP loyalty program as a marketing strategy focused on “player rewards” in addition to its philosophy of “partnering with our players.”

“The world of online poker has been overwhelmed with so much disappointment and broken promises,” Lock CEO Jennifer Larson said at the time of the relaunching, in regards to the Full Tilt fiasco and Black Friday. “We understand the incredible desire for players to be given some hope and reassurance. Lock and Revolution Gaming are passionate about bringing back the players’ trust, excitement and sheer fun that feels like a distant memory. Its time for a Revolution!”

Apparently, some players feel that its time for a revolution as well. Only this revolt is a boycott of Lock Poker.




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Charles Rettmuller

Charles has been an avid poker player for a number of years, both live and online. He holds a degree in journalism and previously worked as a reporter for a Chicago-based newspaper. Charles joined the PokerUpdate team in early 2012 and writes daily news articles for the site.