LOCK POKER REVIEW

 

Quick Summary

Lock Poker is a skin of the new Revolution Gaming Network that features thousands of players moving their virtual chips around online 24 hours a day. The poker room is still U.S. friendly and is picking up new players from the States daily. Lock Poker's software is top-notch, with sharp clean images, a fully functional download for Mac and Windows players in addition to user-friendly playability. It also offers several new and exciting gameplay options, such as "rabbit-hunt" and "run it twice," that will attract newcomers looking to gamble it up!

Poker Room Screenshots

Room Details

Quick Facts

 
    • Name
    • Lock Poker
    • Country
    • Malta
    • Network
    • Revolution Gaming
    • Established
    • 2007
    • Telephone
 

Bonuses

 
    • Deposit Bonus
    • 200% up to $2000
    • Bonus Code
    • THEFUTURE
 

Rakeback

 
    • Rakeback
    • N/A
    • Statistics
    • N/A
 

Deductions

 
    • Tournaments
    • N/A
    • Bonuses
    • N/A
 

Payments

 
    • Payments
    • N/A
    • Deposit and Withdraw Methods
    • N/A
 

Pros:

    • Mac and PC Compatible
    • Excellent game variety
    • Renowned pro Eric "Rizen" Lynch is Poker Room Manager

Cons:

    • No live chat support
    • Little action at the high-stakes games

Main Review:

As one of the few up-and-coming sites left for U.S. customers, Lock Poker is quickly becoming the go-to option for poker enthusiasts looking to show off their skills online. Real-money traffic on the site is on the rise, as of June 1, 2012, Lock Poker has moved from the Merge Gaming Network to the newly named "Revolution Gaming" (formerly Cake) Network and is offering new players the highest entry level rakeback in online poker.


Lock Poker offers its players a chance to play regular bounty tournaments with its talented team of pros, something you won't find in most online card rooms. Play with the best -- and beat the best -- on your way to becoming the next superstar. Compete in the Bluff Pro Challenge for your chance at a slew of prizes, including a World Series of Poker Main Event package, a Bluff Magazine cover story, a half-year marketing campaign and a two-year sponsorship deal with Team Lock.

Whether you're playing for fun, for a consistent payday or for recognition, Lock Poker is a great way to continue your online poker experience.

Lock Poker - Game Types:

Lock Poker has something for every player, be it a tournament or cash game. The site's array of games includes; Texas Hold'em, Omaha, Omaha Hi Lo, Seven Card Stud, Seven Card Stud Hi Lo, Draw Poker, Razz, Badugi, and HORSE. The games spread considerably from $0.01/$0.02 and increase up to $25/$50 NL. The action at the high-stakes games is scarce, but the low- to mid-limit games are soft and the action is juicy if you don't mind playing a lot of pots with the fish.  

Lock Poker's tournament selection continues to improve with more players joining by the minute. A tournament can be found in every game variation, and you might even get a shot at some extra money in the prize pool. Lock Poker offers guarantees to many of its daily tournaments, some of which have regular overlays. The biggest regular guarantee is the Sunday $50,000, which has a $109 buy-in. Players can also enter with their VIP points.

Lock Poker - Software and Features:

The software at Lock Poker is shared by all members of the Revolution Gaming Network, but the site's graphics are arguably the best of all the skins. The site is designed a stylish black and grey theme that is pleasing to the eye and very welcoming to newcomers, with multiple table views, avatars, stats, re-sizable tables, a variety of betting options. Players can also choose to play blackjack within the client if they need a break from their poker session.

Lock Poker partnered with Sharkscope in 2010 to integrate their comprehensive search tool within the Player Dashboard. Players are able to view and analyze their own stats or search for opponents' stats in real time, and all within the same secure application.

The site also features the following options that you won't find on most online poker rooms:

Rabbit Hunt -- Allows players to see the next community card when a hand was folded.
Quick Start Menu -- Pre-select your games and filter options.
Tournament Monitor -- Notifies you when an event is ready to start via IM.
Run it Twice -- Allows players in a heads up position to run their hands once or twice.
Tagging Notification -- Notifies you via IM when a tagged player logs in.

Lock Poker - Behind the Scenes:

Lock Poker understands the importance of information security and the techniques needed to secure information. The site stores all of the Personal Information it receives directly from you in a password-protected database residing within their secure network behind active state-of-the-art firewall software. The Lock Poker website and the Service support SSL Version 3 with 128 bit encryption

Highly respected pro Eric "Rizen" Lynch is the Poker Room Manager at Lock Poker and he strives to make the games as accessible and player-friendly as possible. The site also has a team of pros that includes Casey "Bigdogpckt5s" Jarzabek, Brett Jungblut, Matt Stout, Jason Young, and Bryan "PrimordialAA" Pellegrino.