Lock Poker has failed to prove that it is a safe and secure online poker room not only for US poker players, but also for international players.
Online poker sites are required to strictly adhere to certain gambling standards not only to retain their licenses, but also to gain players’ trust and goodwill. Needless to say, players will not feel safe playing at online poker rooms that process their payout requests too slowly. Lock Poker has turned out to be one of those online poker rooms that players can no longer trust.
Lock Poker has been up to its neck in a variety of problems, ranging from customer care related issues to slow payouts. If the online poker room continues processing payouts slowly and fails to fix the problem, it might be forced to pull down its shutters. Payout issues at Lock Poker are so bad that it has got an F grade for its poor cash out speed, according to a report at Poker Affiliate Solutions. As far as payout processing is concerned, the online poker room occupies the rank of Juicy Stakes Poker and Everleaf Network.
The Poker Affiliate Solutions report further states that Lock Poker got an F grade because of the various difficulties it is facing with payouts. The problem has gotten so bad that the entire online poker gaming community is now aware of it. It is worrying Lock Poker players because, barely a year back, Lock Poker was one of the best online poker rooms in the industry, known for processing payouts quickly.
A Lock Poker player, who posts under the moniker IHasTehNutz at Two Plus Two online poker rooms, has posted about poor withdrawal speeds at the online poker room. Recently, Lock Poker players posted a spreadsheet that showed that Lock Poker owes as much as $200,000 to various players. Players who had requested payouts two months back have not yet received their funds, and this is a problem faced by not only US players, but also international players. The data shows that players receive payments requested via Western Union in 4 months, while checks take up to 8 months to reach players.
Lock Poker no longer has a sponsored forum at Two Plus Two. Instead, the online poker room communicates with players through its own forum at LockPoker.eu, which is not only moderated heavily, but also requires players to contribute a certain amount in rake before they post comments.