re: Poker & Juicy Stakes sold - tourney tickets missing, cashouts cancelled
Originally Posted by rumsey182
possible they fenced out of lock, intertops doesn't have big mtts anymore it's all standalone i believe
Most likely this, but it isn't them being fenced off by Lock or the network, it's them fencing themselves off. At least with Intertops; I can't speak for Juicy but being on Revolution also, that would be my guess.
They were forced to segregate themselves and remove guaranteed MTTs >$1000 and some of the higher stakes games because Lock hasn't been paying the network for Lock's players' losses (much like they haven't been paying out players very timely, either). So the other skins aren't getting paid for the money that now sits in their players' accounts and are responsible for paying to the player, yet they still have to pay the network for *their* players' losses. And Lock presumably gets away with this because they own a sizable chunk of Revolution -- if it were any other skin, or a Merge skin, they would have been booted off the network by now.
As a result, player liquidity is dropping and MTT overlays are the rule rather than the norm, which is causing the skins to bleed money. So they were cut or eliminated.
Intertops has said they're working on some bigger tournaments for their players. Not sure if it's possible to include other skins while excluding Lock (that's likely something only the network could do, and won't for obvious reasons), but if they can then that's probably in the works too. Also I don't think the smaller stakes games and SNGs are segregated.