Lock Poker Now Huge After US Online ClampdownMay 5, 2011 8:09 am
In the space of just two weeks, Lock Poker has gone from being a low key brand to one of the largest poker sites in the world.
Located on the Merge Network, Lock Poker has become one of the biggest beneficiaries of the forced withdrawal of PokerStars, Full Tilt and Absolute Poker from the US online market and have the US Government to thank for their new found status.
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Initially it looked like the websites Sportsbook Poker and Players Only would reap the lion’s share of US players fleeing the ‘Big Three.’ However, after being inudated with new signings and the unwelcome attention it might have provoked from US authorities, they decided to close their sites to new US players on May 1st.
As a result Lock Poker has been reaping the rewards ever since and as Lock Poker spokesperson Kevin Hastings explains:
“Someone around the office commented today that it was like Lock Poker executives hitting the lottery, but it’s more along the lines of them winning every lottery drawing held in the United States so far this year.”
“Overnight this company has gone from an unknown to a household name like Sony or Coca Cola, and they haven’t spent a single penny in advertising dollars to do it. It may be the greatest business success story ever…and there’s been some big ones in our time.”
Helping Lock Poker cash in on its new found success has been the signing of Portuguese online prodigy Jose “Girah” Macedo to a stable of sponsored pros, which also include such players as Eric Lynch, Brett Jungblut, Wesley “Aumnicient” Clark and John “Reraz0r” Law.
Lock poker is also running a competition called the Lock Poker BLUFF Pro Challenge, whereby the biggest monetary winner at the end of the month will have a chance to become a LockPRO Elite.
Unsurprisingly, Portuguese sensation Macedo topped April with $104,824 in earnings and so 2nd place finisher “bigguylegend22” on $90,198 might now potentially become the next LockPRO Elite member.
All in all, things have never looked so good at Lock Poker than now, and as Kevin Hastings explains:
“No matter what the US Government decides to do about setting up their own online poker sites in the future they sure did a big favor to the owners of Lock Poker. In essence, the online poker shutdowns combined almost a dozen popular destinations into one massive poker site for the world to enjoy.”