The Revolution Gaming Network – aka Revolution Poker Network – is currently close to collapse. US poker players should avoid poker sites on the Revolution network in 2013. The network’s flagship room, Lock Poker, has become an unsightly boil on the underside of the US poker industry. Juicy Stakes Poker and Lock Poker are the largest Revolution skins in June, 2014. Lock Poker cashouts in 2013 take an average of 5 months and Juicystakes payouts are taking over 7 months. If you deposit at either of these US poker rooms today you are basically trusting that they will even be around in November or January, 2014, possibly the earliest you could receive your winnings if you also made a withdrawal request today. I have been following the Lock Poker withdrawal threads at 2+2. Lock Poker has a large backlog of payouts from the end of 2012 and the beginning of 2013. They seem to be paying cashouts from a couple of months ago before they pay the older ones. At the bottom of this casino gambling news post there is a gossip-like article that was written for a personal poker blog. It doesn’t contain much in the way of confirmed facts but it is an interesting read none the less. Lock Poker 2.0 still has slow payments in August of 2014.
It is now obvious that Lock Poker is processing a handful of more recent cashouts instead of taking care of the people who have been waiting 5-6 months to make it appear as though they are paying faster than they really are. When someone posts something like: 3/5 processed, 4/2 verified, 6-17 sender on an online poker forum people will incorrectly assume that all payouts are being processed in 3 months. You could say that it is a form of propaganda. The brand image for Lock Poker and the Revolution Poker Network is at an all-time low despite their attempts to mislead the poker community. Last month the mastermind of the Judi Online Lock Poker pyramid scheme – Jennifer Larson – did an interview with Gambling911. Lock Poker is a paid sponsor on that gambling news site so the whole interview was a crock.
Revolution Gaming Network Defaults On Rake Payments To ZetPoker
Zet Poker – a small Revolution skin – closed in mid June because the network could/would not pay them the money they owed. Poker network skins like ZetPoker get a percentage of the rake their players generate, usually around 80-90%. They use this money to pay affiliates, employees, cover promotions and other things. Revolution Gaming doesn’t seem to be able to cover their debts even after stealing money from both affiliates and players. Defaulting on their rake payments to their partners is alarming because it suggests that the network is close to collapse. When a network is stealing from players, affiliates and skins it signals the end of the road since there is no one left to steal from or rip off. What are they going to do? Steal money from the purse of the woman who cleans the network headquarters?
Source: Pokerfuse news post on Zet Poker closing due to non-payment by the network.
Lock Poker Alternatives – Other US Poker Sites In 2014
I sincerely hope that new online poker players who have been ripped off by Lock Poker and the Revolution Gaming Network do not think that all US poker rooms in 2o13 are the same. I can certainly understand why someone would think that online poker is a scam after having the misfortune of playing at Lock Poker but there are several poker sites for U.S. players that pay quickly and have excellent reputations. Bovada Poker and Bet Online Poker will get your money to you in 1-3 days with Western Union and Moneygram or 5-10 days for a check payout. Bovada Poker is the biggest US room by far. They have gained a lot of new players from the mass exodus from Lock Poker and the Revolution Network. Bovada is the biggest US sportsbook and one of the biggest USA casinos in 2014 too.