A statement posted on the Malta Lotteries and Gaming Authority's website states that Lock Poker is not licensed by the regulatory body, despite the fact that the Merge Gaming Network has obtained a category four operating license within Malta.
The reason for the rebuff are unknown as other current skins using the Merge Gaming Network display the LGA logo at the bottom of their website's, a sign that Merge holds LGA licensing. These sites include Hero Poker, OberBet, Black Chip Poker, and RPM Poker, yet only Lock Poker has been singled out by the LGA.
The statement on the LGA's website says:
"Lockpoker.eu is not licensed by the LGA
"The Lotteries and Gaming Authority (the ‘Authority') would like to inform the public that the website has no connection whatsoever with the Authority and therefore any mention of the Authority or licence issued by the Authority on the mentioned website is false and misleading.
"The Authority advises the public to play responsibly with companies licensed by jurisdictions that have sound remote gaming regulations."
As of the writing of this article, no comment by Lock Poker or Merge Gaming Network was available.
Lock Casino, the sister casino site of Lock Poker, is currently blacklisted at Casino Listings.