Lock Poker

Lock Poker is part of the newly formed, Revolution Poker Network. They were once part of Merge Gaming, but have since decided to go it on their own and have partnered with other poker rooms to form Revolution.

Lock burst on to the scene in the mid 2000’s with their innovative and aggressive marketing ideas. They have since become a force to be reckon with and are now one of the top poker rooms online.

Lock Poker Promotions

New players can earn up to $2,000 with Lock Poker's new player welcome bonus. Get a 200% match bonus on your first deposit and start earning your free cash right away. The bonus is paid out in $5 increments depending on how much you play. The more play, the faster you can release the full bonus.

The Big Chase

Sticking to their unique ways, Lock Poker has a one of a kind rewards program. Every day you can earn your share of $1,000,000. There are 58 prize levels and over 3,800 cash prizes. The catch is, that once all prizes are handed out for that level, you can’t win it anymore.

Prizes start out small at $2.00 and work all the way up to $8,000. The smaller ones go fast as the requirements are not very difficult to meet. But the real money is in the top prizes. Even if you miss out on the smaller ones, you can still win any of the remaining prizes.

If you are good enough to win every prize level, you can earn $45,000 in free cash. The prizes are paid directly to your account and are free to use however you please.


The Lock software is not the greatest in the world, but is getting better. They use the Cake 2.0 platform which was launched a few years ago. It has plenty of functions that make playing multiple tables and searching for games easy, but the downfall is that it uses a lot of resources. This can sometimes cause the network to not respond and freeze up at times.

If it weren’t for this one issue, the software would be one of the best. Lock representatives have said they are working on a fresh update that will be amazing and blow the competition away, but they have not set a date for its release. It should be soon, as many of the remaining American poker rooms are looking to scoop up the market.


Lock has plenty of MTTs that run daily and are well worth playing. The biggest guarantee they have is the $110,000 every Sunday that you can win your way into via satellite or even use your VIP points to buy a seat.

They also have a decent selection of SNGs that run fairly often. The majority of the SNGs that do run are the double or nothings and 9 man SNGs.

Competition and Traffic

The players on Lock are some of the worse you will ever find. They have a huge portion of the player pool that comes over from the sports betting side of the network that are just outright bad (for lack of a better term). On any given day you will find more than enough loose tables to fill your account with easy money.
The majority of traffic is at the lower limit cash games and even up to some mid stakes, $10/$20 NLHE. Even at the higher stakes the play tends to be on the weaker side.


There are two ways to contact support which is always nice. First you have the traditional email which should be answered in a reasonable amount of time. You can also use the live chat feature to get in touch with a support agent right away, 24/7. All queries are handled by a trained support staff for quick resolution.


International players can use a wealth of deposit and withdrawal options.

Visa, MasterCard, Neteller, Click2Pay, ClickandBuy, eWallet Xpress, PaySafe, Wire Transfers and more country specific options.

Americans can still get money on and off Lock Poker, but there are fewer options. Main options for Americans are: Visa and Wire Transfer.

Deposit Options

Visa, Click2Pay, eWallet Xpress, Use My Wallet

Withdrawal Options

Checks - In some cases wire transfers. You have to ask support and they may or may not have this option at the time. Fees may be assessed to both options. Lock usually offers one free check a month, but this rule may change at any time. Its best to contact support to make sure of any fees before cashing out.


The general consensus on Lock is that they are a strong option not just for Americans, but for everyone. They have a wide selection of games and plenty of traffic to sustain the site. A huge amount of bonus money thrown at you, and good customer support.