After receiving a licence from Ukraine’s Gambling and Lotteries Regulation Commission, PokerMatch.UA will now be permitted to organise and operate online poker games.
The new licence, which PokerMatch.UA believes will help “popularise sports poker”, follows on from decision #386 made by the regulator on 25 June.
The company believes that the certifications from Ukraine’s regulator will help to “create a wholesome community around PokerMatch Ukraine”.
Victor Kyrychenko, PokerMatch.UA’s CEO, commented: “The licence is a big and important step for the entire company. PokerMatch will continue to popularise and develop sports poker in Ukraine and make players happy.
“Now there are great resources and platforms to bring people together according to their interests. Social networks, forums, meetings with players in a ‘live’ format – all this strengthens the trust users have in the company and, of course, gives the necessary feedback on the implemented projects and ideas for future plans.”
PokerMatch.UA outlined its plans to organise live series in Ukraine, with the goal of placing a focus upon the sports component of poker.
A spokesperson for PokerMatch.UA said: “We want to take a leading position in the Ukrainian market in the first year after legalisation. We are sure that with our arsenal of marketing tools, experience and understanding of poker player psychology, we will succeed.
“We will popularise sports poker, encouraging more and more Ukrainians to enter the world of this beautiful game.”