Lock Poker has suspended all Skrill deposits, claiming that it has taken such a decision to “focus on clearing up cashouts.” However, players at Lock Poker are still allowed to request payouts through Skrill.
Pokerfuse has reported a Skrill spokesperson as having 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.”
Skrill is a popular processor of online payments in the European online gambling community. The eWallet enables players to deposit funds into their online gambling accounts and to withdraw their winnings.
Lock Poker players continue to complain that Lock Poker is very slow in processing payouts, forcing players to wait for months to get their winnings. Payout requests through Skrill have also been very slow. Online monitors of gambling site payouts have given Lock Poker the lowest grade for processing payouts.
Shane Bridges, director (social media) for Lock Poker, said that Lock Poker decided to suspend all Skrill deposits so that it could focus on clearing up its payouts.
Recently, Lock Poker migrated from Cake Poker Network (CPN), which had later been re-branded as Revolution Gaming Network, to its own software platform. At that time, the online poker room had claimed that it had rolled out a new cashier before launching its new software platform, adding that, once its new software platform goes live, it will roll out a number of new options.
In 2012, Lock Poker had migrated to CPN, and a few poker news sites had reported that the online poker room had acquired CPN and had re-branded it as Revolution Gaming Network. Later, the online poker room confirmed that the acquisition deal had never been finalized and that Lock Poker had never become the owner of Revolution Gaming Network.
Lock Poker’s payout problems worsened after its migration to CPN and players began complaining about slow payment processing not only at Lock Poker, but also at other skins on the network. Sometimes, players had to wait for as long as six months to receive their winnings.
Jonny Chapman, Skrill’s business development manager for poker, says that Lock Poker might start accepting Skrill deposits again in future.