Lock Poker receives F on Cashouts Grade

by Jeremy Olson

For over a year, people have been complaining about the cashout process at Lock Poker. And the situation doesn’t seem to be getting any better because Poker Affiliate Solutions recently gave Lock an ‘F’ on their payment processing report card.

Previously Lock had been a shade better with a D- grade. However, things went from bad to worse recently since US players are waiting 4-5 months on Western Union payments and 7-8 months on check requests. What’s worse is that international players in poker-friendly countries are waiting nearly as long to receive their money. Here’s an excerpt on what was written about Lock:

Lock Poker is a member of the Revolution Gaming Network. Lock Poker’s cashout woes have become more and more public. The Two Plus Two user IHasTehNutz compiles data on player reports of Lock Poker withdrawals. The most recent spreadsheet shows over $200,000 in pending request that are more than 60 days old to players all over the world. The oldest Western Union is from February and the oldest check dates back to December. There have been some reports of withdrawals being processed faster than this so the average for Western Union withdrawals is about 4-5 months, while checks are arriving in 7-8 months. This is far slower than competitors on other networks.

The only other site that received an F was Juicy Stakes. This poker room is on the same network as Lock (Revolution Gaming), and they are taking 6-10 months to process payouts.

On the positive side of things, Bovada received an A+ on their payment processing efforts, while the Winning Poker Network earned an A. Merge Gaming, which had previously struggled, was given a B, marking an amazing improvement. Checks are now arriving in 2-4 weeks, which is much faster than the 8-10 week delay that people previously had to suffer through.