The PokerMatch brand was founded in 2016. Dozens of prestigious online poker series have been organized and conducted under this brand, and since 2017, large-scale live poker series have been regularly held with thousands of poker players participating in sports competitions. The brand’s philosophy is that poker combines sport and competitive spirit, and that real champions are determined in a fair competition.
Over the years, a crucial contribution has been made to the popularization of sports poker. Outstanding Ukrainian poker players and celebrities were the brand ambassadors. From the early days, PokerMatch has also supported the Ukrainian national sports poker team, the reigning world champion in match poker.
In 2021, PokerMatch Ukraine was established and received a Ukrainian license to organize and conduct online poker games. The company advocates for adhering to the responsible gaming principles and communicates them to its audience.
When commenting on the new member, the Chairman of the Ukrainian Gambling Council Anton Kuchukhidze noted: “PokerMatch Ukraine is the first online poker operator on our common platform. The trend of strengthening UGC’s voice continues across all legal gambling sectors. In terms of gambling sectors, we managed to cover the entire industry.
PokerMatch Ukraine team has much to be proud of. In 2021, the PokerMatch brand took the top spot in the highly respected PokerScout poker room ranking, surpassing all the world’s top poker brands. I am happy that UGC and PokerMatch Ukraine have common goals. It is crucial that the company not only shares the responsible gambling principles, but also promotes a responsible approach even in advertising strategies. I thank the PokerMatch Ukraine team for the trust and I am pleased to welcome it to UGC’s common gambling platform”.
PokerMatch Ukraine CEO Viktor Kyrychenko also commented on joining UGC: “As a licensed company, PokerMatch Ukraine aims at consolidating with all market participants, and joining UGC is an important step in this direction. We are interested in developing gambling business in Ukraine in civilized fashion, and the public association’s activity clearly contributes to this. Together, we can popularize sports poker in Ukraine more actively and effectively”.
• UGC is a Ukrainian specialized gambling public association seeking to unite the entire legal gambling industry into a single voice to ensure stable and effective development of the gambling business in Ukraine. UGC is the major platform for communication between the State and the entire legal gambling industry. Today, the number of UGC members already amounts to 14 legal gambling operators and organizations.