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Old 05-14-2012, 01:59 PM   #76
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Re: Lock is Leaving Merge and Purchasing Cake

When I try to sign up on Lock or any other Merge skin it says that my state is not currently supported. Earlier today I successfully signed up for a real money account on Cake. Although I haven't tried to put money on me Cake acct., I assume that I can. When this switch happens. Will I be able to sign up on Locks site or will I just be able to use my Cake acct.

Will this "new site" accept players from my state (KY) I guess is my question.
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:18 PM   #77
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Re: Lock is Leaving Merge and Purchasing Cake

I'm still waiting on my bank transfer from Lock from 2/29. They have the worst customer support I've ever come across. They told me on 5/2 that they changed that bank transfer to a Western Union and if I didn't get my info within 2 days to contact them. I've sent them 5 emails since then to let them know I haven't received anything and no response to any of those emails.
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Old 05-14-2012, 03:09 PM   #78
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Re: Lock is Leaving Merge and Purchasing Cake

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I'm still waiting on my bank transfer from Lock from 2/29. They have the worst customer support I've ever come across. They told me on 5/2 that they changed that bank transfer to a Western Union and if I didn't get my info within 2 days to contact them. I've sent them 5 emails since then to let them know I haven't received anything and no response to any of those emails.
Your experience with their customer support seems to be widely accepted as standard for Lock, unfortunately. I realize that handling cashouts in the US is tricky these days, but personally I find it infuriating to be repeatedly blown off and lied to, and for that reason I would never consider joining Lock. I also checked out the Cake software the other day out of curiosity and its just god-awful. It will be interesting to see how this plays out, but I suspect Merge will be just fine.
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:42 PM   #79
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Re: Lock is Leaving Merge and Purchasing Cake

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When I try to sign up on Lock or any other Merge skin it says that my state is not currently supported. Earlier today I successfully signed up for a real money account on Cake. Although I haven't tried to put money on me Cake acct., I assume that I can. When this switch happens. Will I be able to sign up on Locks site or will I just be able to use my Cake acct.

Will this "new site" accept players from my state (KY) I guess is my question.
Actually, I think your problem might well be with the KY residence. Can't remember which site, but there were 5-6 states which the site wouldn't accept from.
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:50 PM   #80
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Re: Lock is Leaving Merge and Purchasing Cake

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Your experience with their customer support seems to be widely accepted as standard for Lock, unfortunately. I realize that handling cashouts in the US is tricky these days, but personally I find it infuriating to be repeatedly blown off and lied to, and for that reason I would never consider joining Lock. I also checked out the Cake software the other day out of curiosity and its just god-awful. It will be interesting to see how this plays out, but I suspect Merge will be just fine.
Lock has been great for me, all of my cashouts took less than 72 hours (WU in US) and always respond to e-mails within 48 hours. I will stay with them if the cashouts continue to come in a timely manner. I'm very excited for the new promotions and the potential to get a higher % of rakeback. Cakes software is more memory intensive like bovadas software, but it's not all that bad. As long as I can run 12+ tables smoothly they've got me as a loyal grinder.
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:56 PM   #81
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Actually, I think your problem might well be with the KY residence. Can't remember which site, but there were 5-6 states which the site wouldn't accept from.
Yeah, Merge won't accept players from my state. Cake will. My question is if Lock/Cake will accept people from my state when the merge.

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Old 05-14-2012, 08:34 PM   #82
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Re: Lock is Leaving Merge and Purchasing Cake

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Yeah, Merge won't accept players from my state. Cake will. My question is if Lock/Cake will accept people from my state when the merge.
There's a thread about this in the Lock subforum, I think the Lock rep said they havent made a final decision on the restricted state issue yet.
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Old 05-14-2012, 08:46 PM   #83
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Re: Lock is Leaving Merge and Purchasing Cake

what happen to the balances
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Old 05-14-2012, 08:54 PM   #84
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Re: Lock is Leaving Merge and Purchasing Cake

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How smart of a business decision is this? Cake has slowly declined in players over the years. Are they trying to make another netowork?
How possibly could anyone know if this is good or not until we see how it plays out, and they are creating a new network, it's called revolution poker. It includes Lock, cake, and allt he other cake skins (Redstar, intertops Colt45 etc etc etc)

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what happen to the balances
Lock is still using there own cashier, vault and everything, I would assume the same for cake and all the otehr skins.
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:06 PM   #85
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Re: Lock is Leaving Merge and Purchasing Cake

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One major benefit that I have not seen mentioned is that it will probably make for a safer option for US players. I would imagine that because it will be a new site, it will not be at risk to be shutdown for a while.
Not a great argument.
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:46 PM   #86
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Re: Lock is Leaving Merge and Purchasing Cake

Is there any possibility that you will not be able to open Lock while grinding on Merge post Lock/Cake merger? I realize Lock will no longer be on the network but I forsee issues in the beginnings of the seperation.
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Old 05-14-2012, 11:01 PM   #87
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Re: Lock is Leaving Merge and Purchasing Cake

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How smart of a business decision is this? Cake has slowly declined in players over the years. Are they trying to make another netowork?
Yes. Lock is buying Cake and rebranding the network as Revolution Gaming.
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Old 05-18-2012, 04:34 PM   #88
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Re: Lock is Leaving Merge and Purchasing Cake

where is the smart money? on lock or merge?
Im worried keeping my money on lock as they go through this transitional period, who knows if my money will be worth monopoly money in a months time.

Thoughts? Think a switch to another Merge skin is wise?
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Old 05-18-2012, 04:51 PM   #89
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Re: Lock is Leaving Merge and Purchasing Cake

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where is the smart money? on lock or merge?
Im worried keeping my money on lock as they go through this transitional period, who knows if my money will be worth monopoly money in a months time.

Thoughts? Think a switch to another Merge skin is wise?
Both.... Player pool will be split for awhile...
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Old 05-18-2012, 04:58 PM   #90
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Re: Lock is Leaving Merge and Purchasing Cake

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where is the smart money? on lock or merge?
Im worried keeping my money on lock as they go through this transitional period, who knows if my money will be worth monopoly money in a months time.

Thoughts? Think a switch to another Merge skin is wise?
Smart money hedges between the two.
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Old 05-18-2012, 05:18 PM   #91
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Re: Lock is Leaving Merge and Purchasing Cake

It's been awhile, but wasn't Lock formerly a Cake skin? Then they left for Merge and now they've come back to buy Cake?! Lulz. Crazy.
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Old 05-18-2012, 05:23 PM   #92
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Re: Lock is Leaving Merge and Purchasing Cake

lock needs to utilize cake 1.0's software if they are taking it over. the cake 2.0 lobby, table, buttons, its all a mess compared to cake 1.0's software
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Old 05-18-2012, 07:26 PM   #93
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Not a great argument.
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Old 05-20-2012, 03:02 PM   #94
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Re: Lock is Leaving Merge and Purchasing Cake

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where is the smart money? on lock or merge?
Im worried keeping my money on lock as they go through this transitional period, who knows if my money will be worth monopoly money in a months time.

Thoughts? Think a switch to another Merge skin is wise?
The smart money would be to have min rolls on Merge, Revolution, and Bovada. Grind where it's max EV, and cash out whenever possible. Nobody knows or can even speculate with any relevant certainty which site or if all of them will get shut down next.

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Old 05-20-2012, 03:29 PM   #95
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Re: Lock is Leaving Merge and Purchasing Cake

Taking my money off of lock immediately. Not trusting anything to do with cake even with 1 dollar.
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Old 05-20-2012, 03:31 PM   #96
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Taking my money off of lock immediately. Not trusting anything to do with cake even with 1 dollar.
Well it's not Cake anymore since they got bought.
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Old 05-20-2012, 03:38 PM   #97
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Re: Lock is Leaving Merge and Purchasing Cake

what does this mean for my withdrawal on cake that has been taking 4-5 months?
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Old 05-20-2012, 03:40 PM   #98
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Well it's not Cake anymore since they got bought.
Ok, Ill rephrase. I will not trust anything that at any point in its exsitance ever had anything to do with cake or formerly existed as cake itself.

Better?
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Old 05-20-2012, 07:41 PM   #99
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Re: Lock is Leaving Merge and Purchasing Cake

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Ok, Ill rephrase. I will not trust anything that at any point in its exsitance ever had anything to do with cake or formerly existed as cake itself.

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OK, let me see if I got it> you trust Lock and have money with them. You do not trust Cake. So, if Lock takes over Cake you will no linger trust Lock. Is that it?
I guess if PokerStars buys Fulltilt you will no longer trust PokerStars either
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Old 05-20-2012, 08:48 PM   #100
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Re: Lock is Leaving Merge and Purchasing Cake

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what does this mean for my withdrawal on cake that has been taking 4-5 months?
it means you have just added at least 3 more months to your wait.
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