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Lock Poker was a huge beneficiary of Black Friday with thousands of American players flocking to the poker room to continue playing the game they love. They’ve grown by leaps and bounds and, in June, they will be launching their very own gaming network. It has been confirmed that Lock Poker will be purchasing assets from the Cake Poker Network to assist in their launch of the Revolution Gaming Network.
There aren’t many details available concerning Lock Poker’s departure from the Merge Poker Network. In a press release, Jennifer Larson (Lock Poker’s CEO) commented:
Merge was a great stepping-stone for us, but we have outgrown them. We really need to forge our own path to continued success. The only way to do this is to stay true to our of core philosophy: partnering with our players.
Lock Poker held 40% of the Merge Gaming Network’s traffic and was its largest poker room. By combining with Cake Poker Network’s traffic, it could become 10th or 11th worldwide in terms of player traffic. Cake Poker released its own press release teasing to a major announcement in the near future:
This deal also allows Cake to focus efforts on its current European, South American, and Asian business, with another exciting announcement to soon follow.
Existing Lock Poker players should have a seamless transition to the new Revolution Gaming Network. They will simply need to install a software update on May 31st. Lock Poker will continue to process its own transactions in its cashier. This is good news since their payment processing is extremely fast. Additionally, VIP rewards are said to increase with rakeback players given an increased percentage of their rake paid back into their account.
This news is especially huge for American online poker players. The Revolution Gaming Network will most definitely be a gamechanger. New players should follow its launch and watch for any grand opening promotions. They will surely be trying their best to gain great publicity with a large promotion attracting new players.