Pokermatch review in 2020
PokerMatch is a poker room of the independent PokerMatch network (since 2016). It was created specifically for players from Ukraine who can withdraw winnings and make deposits in local currency – the hryvnia. But players from other countries are also accepted.
PokerMatch is a deeply rebranded young poker room. It was formerly called Parimatch, but after leaving the iPoker network, both the name itself and the business strategy changed, which became more customer-oriented.
The company, which owns a poker room, has been operating in the gambling business since 1994.
PokerMatch offers its players profitable first deposit bonuses, regularly organizes interesting promotions for both cash players and tournament poker fans. The poker room client supports all popular operating systems, and the game is also available on mobile devices based on Android and iOS.
Learn more about Pokermatch in the poker room review from Cardmates. Here you can find the poker room description and the answers to the most popular questions concerning the poker room work.
Pokermatch soft review
The poker room soft cannot be described as the best one at the poker market, but it is qualitative enough and is designed in a way that the user can easily find the necessary game type.
The filter system will be understandable for any player. With the aid of convenient tabs the player can quickly move through the cash-games into the tournaments, etc.
Apart from the main tabs, the additional filter is clearly visible in a prominent place. In this filter you can set the limits, table currency, the players’ number, buy-ins’ level, the discipline and others.
You can install the Pokermatch client in English language or choose available language during the poker room reinstallation.
The players can adjust the poker room client for themself in the general settings:
- Choose the table theme;
- Change the cards ‘view;
- Choose the avatar from the available ones or download single-handedly any pictures;
- Change the volume/ switch off/ switch on the audio;
- Set the “hot keys”;
- Set the buy-ins sum;
- Other settings;
During the game the player can mark the opponents with the different colors, write the notes and communicate in the chat. The game table looks as follows:
The client operates well on the computers with such operating systems as Windows and Mac OS. Also, the poker room flush-version is available and with its aid you can play online poker through the browser.
Pokermatch mobile version
The poker room users can connect to the poker game at any time thanks to the Pokermatch mobile app that has all the functions, possibilities and advantages of the client that is PC downloadable.
The players can download and install the app on the phones and tablets that are operating on Android and iOS operating systems.
Also, all PokerMatch players can take advantage of the beta version of the new mobile HTML5 client. This beta version is fully compatible with all mobile platforms (iOS, Android), and does not require separate download or installation.
The main feature of the new client is that both the lobby and the tables can now be displayed vertically. And when you rotate the screen, the application automatically switches to horizontal mode.
The game availability and the poker room traffic
An active game is carried out at the Pokermatch tables. Of course, the traffic size cannot be compared with the traffic of such leading poker rooms as Partypoker, Pokerstars and 888poker. In the daytime there are more than 2 600 players and in the evening the players’ number can exceed 5 000 players.
The games for real money are carried out starting from the micro-limits (0,01 UAH/0,02 UAH) and up to the large bets with the size of 250 UAH/500 UAH.
The Chinese poker tables are also available here.
The tournaments’ range focuses on the newbies with the small bankrolls. Almost everybody can play the cheapest regular tournament because its buy-in’s size starts from 1 UAH. Also, a lot of events with an entry fees size ₴11, ₴20, ₴50 and ₴100 are carried out every day.
At the week-end the several events with the large guarantees from ₴50 000 up to ₴100 000 are available in the poker room.
The tournament series PONT that is periodically conducted at the poker room, merits the special attention. It consists of the various tournaments and its entry fees vary from ₴50 to ₴10 000. The guarantee prize-pool in the Main Event is ₴1 000 000.
Windfall lottery tournament is available in the lobby where you can win up to $10 000 in just a few minutes.
Ordinary Sit and Go tournaments are not popular.
The rake scheme
The Pokermatch rake in percentage terms is 5%, however the size of the maximum rake amount from the pot can be different depending on the players’ number at the table. The rake is extracted only in that case if the players see the flop. The rake is not extracted on the preflop.
The rake structure for all Holdem and Omaha UAH tables at all limits:
|Players in a hand||Amount of maximum rake from the hand|
|3 and more||125 UAH|
The rake is 5% at all Chinese poker tables, and its maximum amount per 1 hand doesn’t exceed 200 UAH. The rake is extracted only once after the finishing of the one full round of hands.
The deposits and the limits
It is easy to make the deposit to a Pokermatch account because the poker room supports all the popular payment systems. In addition, you can make the deposit with the payment terminals that are situated in every corner of your country.
The minimum deposit is 1 UAH. However, this amount varies and depends on the chosen method for making a deposit to the Pokermatch account.
For your convenience you can use our table with all necessary information about the Pokermatch deposit:
In order to get more information concerning the deposits, please contact Pokermatch support service.
Usually, the cash-out is carried out within a few hours after the request. If Pokermatch takes on the obligation concerning the commission payment on the player’s deposit then the commission for getting the winning money depends on the payment system used (the poker room doesn’t take an extra percent for cash-out):
- WEbmoney (WMU, WMZ, WME, WMR) - 2,5%
- The cards VISA/MasterCard - 1,5% + 2 Hryvnias
- Alfa-Click, Promsvyazbank - 2,5% + 22,5 Hryvnias
- QIWI - 2%
- Yandex.Money - 2%
- Neteller/Skrill - 3%
The cash-out limits for the payment systems:
- The cards VISA/Mastercard – from 250 up to 150 000 Hryvnias;
- Privat24 system – from 250 up to 150 000 Hryvnias;
- QIWI/ Yandex.Money – from 250 up to 15 000 Hryvnias;
The user can make the cash-out after the identity verification procedure. The player must prove his identity by sending the photo of his documents to the poker-room support service.
Pokermatch official website
The Pokermatch official website is https://pokermatch.com. This resource contains all useful information about poker room:
- Actual news;
- Promotions’ list;
- The answers to frequently asked questions;
- Cash balance review;
Also the user can sign up for an account at this site, make the deposits and cash-outs, download the poker room client and play through the browser in a flash-version.
Pros and cons of playing at PokerMatch
- Flexible client customization.
- Weak field of players.
- Wide grid of satellites and freerolls.
- Availability of qualifying tournaments for live poker series
- A large variety of tournament poker, including Pineapple, Turkish poker and others.
- Professional support service that answers the question within a minute.
- Prohibition of the use of third-party software.
- Some players sometimes have problems accessing the site.
The actual Pokermatch promotions and promo codes (the list is updated)
- 12 types of bonuses for new players after the first deposit;
- Easy money – play at the Omaha and Hold'em boost tables at the lowest limits of 0.01/0.02 hryvnias, and for every 100 raked hands get 2 hryvnias to your bonus account. Having played from 1000 hands per day, you will receive an additional ticket to the special Easy Money Special freeroll with a prize fund of 1000 hryvnias;
- Tournaments with Alexey Durnev – every Wednesday evening there will be freerolls and freezouts with the participation of Alexey Durnev (ambassador). Tournament prize pools – 5 000 hryvnias each, and if you can “knock out” Durnev, you will receive another 500 hryvnias. Passwords for freerolls will be published on the PokerMatch social networks 3 hours before the start of the tournament;
- Cardmates Cup Freeroll – exclusive freeroll with a prize fund of 1000 UAH for readers of the Cardmates poker portal, every Saturday at 16:00 GMT;
- Bad beat jackpot – if you lose with a quads to a stronger combination, you will get a huge jackpot;
- Tourneymania – play in MTT-tournaments and get prizes in daily leaderboards;
- Regular Diary – complete tasks and get a ticket to the freeroll with a guarantee of 100 000 hryvnias every week;
- Cash Drop – a promotion where from February 15, 2020 cash players can receive additional bonuses simply by playing at cash tables;
- Crazy Rakeback – 10% extra rakeback at PokerMatch in February;
- Night Kings – 10 000 hryvnias daily.
You can get more detailed information about the poker room promotions at the official Pokermatch website.
Recently, a new loyalty program has been operating at Pokermatch, which gives up to 40% rakeback. Payout percentage depends on the player’s level:
|The old level name||The new level name||Points to reach||Points to support||Period of activity||Period of support||Rakeback|
|Diamond||Level 9||500 000||250 000||1 quarter||1 quarter||40%|
|Sapphire||Level 8||350 000||175 000||1 quarter||1 quarter||35%|
|Ruby||Level 7||200 000||125 000||1 quarter||1 quarter||30%|
|Emerald||Level 6||125 000||62 500||1 quarter||1 quarter||25%|
|Alexandrite||Level 5||45 000||22 500||1 quarter||1 quarter||20%|
|Topaz||Level 4||15 000||7 500||1 quarter||1 quarter||15%|
|Pearl||Level 3||5 000||3 500||1 quarter||1 quarter||10%|
|-||Level 2||150||150||1 quarter||1 quarter||5%|
|Level||VIP-points for 1 UAH in a rake|
After registering for PokerMatch, all new players receive various bonuses to choose from. You can find them in the article here.