Lock Poker May Sue Cheating Poker Pro

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Online poker site Lock Poker is considering legal action against Jose Macedo, who earlier this month admitted that he had taken part in an online poker scam.

Eric "Rizen" Lynch stated on the poker message board "twoplustwo" that his company was looking pursuing legal action against the disgraced pro. Lock Poker was a sponsor of Macedo until it became aware of the cheating scandal.

"Lock is currently pursuing legal action against Jose so we are unable to make a substantial comment at this time," said Lynch on the message board.

"We do realize that ongoing silence can lead to people jumping to conclusions. What happened goes against the very core of our player based philosophy and we intend on exercising our legal rights in the most severe degree. We will keep you updated as things progress.”

Other people that have been named in the scam, which saw Macedo "sweating players" via Skype are Daniel "jungleman12" Cates, and Haseeb Qureshi.