Originally Posted by WVHillbilly
I don't even understand the move??? So are you saying someone on Lock at 200nl can only play with other Lock players but not a player on say Juicy stakes? If so it sounds like a rake grab to me. Most likely the other skins wanted an equal share of rake from those games without bringing many players to the table.
Lock money is selling at 60% if you're lucky, mainly because of the fact that it takes months to get just a 2.5k cashout, even if you don't live in the USA. For this reason, almost no winning hsnl players were playing 1/2+ on lock. Lock would advertise to fish, get them to deposit because they don't know that if they do try to cashout it will take months or even a year+ if they have a decent amount on, and then this money was generally flowing to other networks.
Meanwhile there are rumors (that seem pretty right on the money tbh) that Lock is having liquidity problems. If they can even get a few grinders to move their rolls over to Lock to take advantage of the juicy games, there's that much more of an interest-free loan and they can deal with paying out at a later point. We could take the pessimistic route and say that eventually they'll just run, or the optimistic route and say they're simply dealing with short-term liquidity problems and trying to rectify it and become a stable functioning legit poker site
in the future, but it's pretty clear that right now they're far from the up and up.
On another note I was drinking with a guy who used to be a lock pro a few weeks ago and he basically said stay the **** away that lock as a company is just shady as ****.
So needless to say I wouldn't play on Lock whether you're an American or from out of the US.