Lock Poker will be leaving the Merge Gaming Network at the end of May to start their own new poker network called Revolution Gaming. Lock Poker was one of the larger poker sites on Merge Gaming Network, which is also home to Carbon Poker and AcedPoker.
The USA poker site, Lock Poker decided to take action when Merge Gaming canceled their LockOps tournament series in April.
Lock Poker will be acquiring assets from the Cake Poker Network, to start out their new Revolution Gaming Network, which may turn out to be the best online poker site for US players. Even when Lock Poker were on Merge Gaming Network they ran their own independent cashier which offered players faster cashouts than most USA poker rooms including Merge Gaming sites.
Revolution Gaming Network - Lock Poker
On the 1 June, 2012 Lock Poker will be moving over to their own poker network, Revolution Gaming. The new USA poker network will be a combination of the best of Merge Gaming Network and Cake Poker Network.
Merge Gaming Network is currently the largest USA poker network, with Lock Poker being the largest skin on the network. One wanders how this move will affect the traffic on the Merge Gaming Network and if Revolution Gaming will become the biggest poker network for USA players. Lock Poker claim to be responsible for approximately 40% of the traffic on the Merge Gaming Network.
Lock Poker CEO, Jennifer Larson states “We are very excited at the prospect of driving the product, marketing and overall vision of the network. It is a dream come true, 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.”
Revolution Gaming will also be acquiring and re-branding the Cake Poker Network, which was owned by pokerlistings.com, the Cake Poker Network is currently the 3rd biggest USA poker network and is home to online poker sites Cake Poker and Pure Poker.
Revolution Gaming plan to offer the latest technology, promotions and a better poker tournament schedule. Lock Poker is renowned for it's poker pros recently adding former Full Tilt Poker pro Annette Obrestad to their rooster of poker pros which also include Melanie Weisner, Leo Margets and Chris Moorman (DoylesRoom).
The transfer of Lock Poker to the Revolution Gaming Network will take place on the 1 June, 2012, no glitches are expected and players can use their Lock Poker bankroll and points to continue playing poker online on the new network.
The new Revolution Gaming Network might just be the next next biggest USA poker site, we'll keep an eye on the new network and possibly do a Lock Poker Review when the new network launches.