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How to play legally in Ukrainian poker rooms

How to play legally in Ukrainian poker rooms

Not so long ago, the parliament adopted a law that legalizes poker in Ukraine ( and the activities of online rooms. Some provisions:  

  • A special commission for the regulation of gambling begins to operate in the country. It is planned to issue 5 licenses for new rooms annually.
  • It is planned to create a unified system for monitoring financial transactions passing through poker rooms, including deposits, withdrawals, players' rake.
  • Legal gambling sites are required to use only certified software, as well as register sites in the .ua domain zone 
  • Persons over the age of 21 can register and play for real money.

Thanks to the legalization of poker and playgrounds, public interest in this card game has grown significantly. Many people want to start a poker career but don't know how to choose a platform. 

Which Ukrainian rooms should a newbie register in?

A poker room is an online platform that attracts tens of thousands of players every day. Here you can play various disciplines and formats, compete for large prize pools in tournaments and hone your skills on freerolls for free. Poker rooms have the following advantages:

  • Remote format. You can play from anywhere in the world where there is Internet access. The user does not need to travel to another city or even a country to take part in an international tournament. 
  • A wide range of poker formats. In online rooms, visitors can play both classic Omaha and Hold'em as well as exotic Asian formats such as Pineapple and Badugi.  
  • Bonus program. After the legalization of the activities of the rooms on the market, competition for each player began. That is why rooms offer more and more generous bonuses: increased deposits, lottery tickets, increased rakeback, invitations to freerolls, and so on. 
  • Cross-platform. The room can be played using PCs, tablets and smartphones. What's more, users can download computer clients and apps for Android and IOS devices. 

At the moment, the best rooms to start a poker career are:

  • Pokermatch
  • Pokerstars
  • Grompoker
  • Partypoker
  • GGPokerOK
  • 888 Poker

All of the above rooms are designed primarily for residents of Ukraine and other CIS countries. In some of them, the possibility of playing for hryvnia is implemented. Thanks to this, users will not spend extra money on double conversion. 

Poker room bonuses in Ukraine

Promotions and various special offers are the basis of any poker site's marketing campaign. With the help of bonuses and gifts, the room tries to attract a new audience and keep the loyal one. For players, this is an opportunity to increase their bankroll for free, try their hand at tournaments, and so on.

Most of the legal rooms offer the following bonuses:

  • Bezdepas for registration. Available by promotional codes, during promotions or for registration from a mobile application, desktop client.
  • Increase in the first deposit. Usually sites offer + 100-200% to the first replenishment.
  • Reload bonuses. Some sites give bonuses for the third and even fifth deposit.
  • Freeroll invitations. In such tournaments, you cannot win a lot of money, but you can form a bankroll for further play at the cash tables.
  • Rakeback. The amount of this bonus depends on the player's status in the loyalty program, the activity of the game and the amount of rake generated.
  • Rewards for completing daily quests or longer missions.
  • Bad beat jackpots. If the user loses with a strong combination in his hands, he has a chance to get a part of the jackpot. 

It is also important to note that the poker rooms are trying to keep their customers interested through regular tournaments and freerolls. These can be classic events, as well as windfalls or sit-n-go events. Users can do ad-dons and re-buys to keep fighting. 

The format with fast growing blinds is considered quite popular, in which the game in the later stages is greatly accelerated. Rake races are often held in the rooms. All users can participate in these competitions. The winners are chosen from among the players that generate the most rake. As you can see, poker in Ukraine is developing, so choose a room and feel free to register!  

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