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Lock Poker Acquires Cake Poker Network

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Lock Poker Acquires Cake Poker Network

Lock Poker has left the Merge Poker Network and has acquired the Cake Poker Network; Lock will rebrand the Cake Poker Network into Revolution Gaming – starting June, 1st 2012. The move is not surprising to many industry analysts as Lock Poker has recently clashed with Merge executives.

According to reports, Lock Poker makes up a staggering 40% of Merge’s traffic. Currently, the Merge Poker Network is the 8th most popular poker network in the world and the top site for US players. If the traffic numbers are accurate, Merge stands to lose a lot of their player base up front. Depending on the profitability of the new network this may not be the case – players may opt to make accounts at both networks after Lock makes their move.

The Revolution Gaming Network will have the potential for extremely fast US withdrawals because of Lock Poker’s already quick payouts. The network will also have new promotions, increased traffic, and a new multi-table tournament schedule. Lock Poker plans to use the Cake Poker software, but has their team already looking to make improvements.

Lock has stated “All players’ current player VIP rewards will only increase and all rakeback players will be moved over to the increased percentage on Revolution.”

What does this mean for other Cake Poker Network Skins?

The Cake Poker Network has a long list of skins on their network. It has not been confirmed yet, but it seems that Lock Poker will allow many of the other skins, such as Juicy Stakes Poker, the ability to operate uninterrupted – except that they will be operating on the newly formed Revolution Gaming.

What does this mean for players?

Lock has always had extremely fast payouts and lucrative bonuses for players. The Revolution Gaming Network will benefit from the expertise of the LockPRO team, which are working with the corporate side to give players the best experience.

The appearance of a new network has to be a terrific thing for US players, as it increases game selection, tournaments, and bonuses. The new network could make Lock Poker and Revolution Gaming the top site for US players.

Bob

Hailing from Wisconsin but arriving in Las Vegas in 1995, I'm better known at various US online poker rooms under the pen name "OreoBob" and "SoyFlush". I'm an avid poker player and editor-at-large who has contributed as a freelance writer for diverse national and international iGaming publications since 2004.

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