Originally Posted by KcsAcoustic
I actually made a deposit on Lock Poker a couple of months ago, before I had heard about their reputation for not paying out. I asked some of the players there how payouts were (as I always do once depositing on a new site.) and I couldn't believe what I heard. Out of ten people that answered me only 1 of them claimed to ever have been paid. And he reported that he didn't receive anything until almost two years after requesting to cash out.
The most amazing aspect of all of this to me though? That these people are still playing there! Even depositing, after experiencing firsthand that Lock gives them the finger instead of a check when it's time to get paid.
for most players, not being able to cash out has nothing to do with the site. So realistically, it really doesn't matter to them, and why should it? Most are playing for the love of the game, period.
Also, I'm not sure if you're aware of this, but people on the internet lie quite a bit, especially about how they do in poker. I know people waiting a long time for withdrawals, but I also know players who have eventually gotten their money, albeit after many months.
Most of the Lock bashing is not at all about saving anyone from making a deposit on a shady site. After all, we as players want you as players to lose your money, albeit we'd rather you lost it to us than the site lol
None of this is a defense of indefensible withdrawal waits at Lock poker, but an observation on just how irrational the Lock bashing really is.
If you don't trust them, don't play there. It's that simple.