Poker, a US-facing online poker room, has now broken off from the Revolution Gaming Network and has migrated to a proprietary platform. The online poker now has nothing to do with other online poker rooms.
In 2012, it was widely reported that Lock Poker had acquired the Cake Poker Network and had re-branded it as Revolution Gaming. However, the online poker room later confirmed that, although it had intended to acquire Cake, it could never do so. In other words, Lock Poker could not take ownership of Cake Poker Network as it never finalized the acquisition.
Ever since Lock moved onto the Revolution Gaming Network, players had begun complaining that skins on the Revolution Gaming Network are not processing payouts quickly. Initially, it was believed that Lock was slow in paying only US customers, but ultimately, it turned out that even international players had to wait for as long as six months to receive their winnings. Lock Poker even got an F grade for it poor processing speed.
When Pokerfuse.com asked Lock Poker if its new software platform will increase its processing speed, Shane Bridges, spokesperson for Lock Poker, said the online poker room had rolled out a new cashier “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.”
A third-party development company that Lock Poker had contracted to create its new software client informed Pokerfuse.com that the new platform includes features such as re-entry tournaments, HU re-match, and timed tournaments. Lock will continue with its 36 percent rakeback offer and players balances, tournament tickets, and points will be integrated into the new platform seamlessly.
A press release regarding the new platform says: “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.”
The Revolution Gaming Network now has skins such as Win Cake and Juicy Stakes. Intertops is another major skin on the Revolution Network, but it processes payouts quickly because it has its own cashier. Intertops’ player traffic is also segregated from the traffic at other skins. But it shares a major part of its traffic with Juicy Stakes, an online poker room now owned by Zagox Management.