Has Lock Poker Closed?


Have we seen the end of Lock Poker? According to US Poker, “While the content at Lockpoker.eu loads properly and the download link is operational, the software does not connect to the poker server. The live chat feature is offline. The link to create a new account displays a form; however, it does not work. Adding player information to the form and clicking the submit button simply reloads the page. No account is created and no verification email is sent.”

Earlier this month, PocketFives brought you an article saying that there had been no payments from Lock Poker to players in a year. At the time, it was estimated that Lock Poker has more than $10 million in player liabilities.” That news came on the heels of a headline in February from former Lock Poker rep Shane Bridges, who claimed it was unlikely that players would be paid out any time soon.

US Poker added, “The live help section of the casino site has a security certificate error. It expired 59 days ago. Live chat was not available once we forced the browser to disregard the certificate error.”

The site going belly-up would likely spell doom for anyone with funds still on it or in process. You might recall that UB and Absolute Poker both went under and are in the midst of liquidation, with very little chance any players get paid. According to PokerScout, which tracks online poker room traffic, there are no players currently on Lock, and the site had a seven-day running average of just 10 cash game players in recent days.

PocketFives reached out to Lock Poker’s support, but did not get a response at press time. E-mails sent to other Lock Poker staffers were returned as undeliverable, with the exception of CEO Jennifer Larson. Stay tuned to PocketFives for the latest.

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