About us

About us

Hello, poker player! We are glad that you found this page. While you're here, we can tell you a little about ourselves.

Our story began in 2012 with a group in one of the social networks. And it was not at all as simple as the inscription in Hollywood films “10 years later” 😂 We had to go through a very difficult path to become a recognizable and authoritative poker portal.

Today Cardmates is not just a poker community, but also a large information site about poker. We have a lot of educational materials, author's columns, expert reviews, where we share our experience gained over the years in a simple and accessible way.

Guides and videos will help beginners learn the basics and confidently develop their skills. We also recommend that you look into the sections of books and films about poker. You can also find the success stories of famous poker professionals in the Biographies section.

The recent news of the poker world and the latest updates of the poker rooms (launch of satellites, new promotions and bonuses) are published daily in the feed.

The highlight of Cardmates is the GambleTalk section, the main stars of which are our subscribers. GambleTalk is a free platform for players to communicate comfortably with the opportunity to share experiences, express their opinions and make interesting acquaintances with like-minded people.

Join the Cardmates community and find out news, poker sites reviews as well as guides and videos for newbies and poker pros.

When it comes to the best sites rating, we take into account crucial criteria:

  • traffic & field
  • software & usability
  • bonuses & rakeback
  • players support & feedbacks

All content on Cardmates is published under our experts' guidance.

Why We Should Be Trusted

Success has a price. Here are the main reasons why we are trusted.

Player Priority and Impartiality

Our goal is to provide informative and useful content for poker players, not for operators.

All materials are compiled independently and impartially. We openly highlight the strengths and weaknesses of poker rooms, without hushing up important nuances. We pay great attention to real players’ reviews, analyze the arisen difficulties and take into account users’ complaints.

A professional work approach managed us to establish a reliable poker portal reputation with no space for paid articles and lies.

Professionalism and Personal Experience

We’ve spent thousands of hours playing poker and gained experience that made us who we are.

Our experts know how the system works from the inside. We are aware of online poker pitfalls, so prevent newbies’ mistakes. On the other hand, we clearly see poker rooms’ benefits. This allows us to create the most useful educational content for you.

Community and Mutual Support

While building our community, we aimed to be more than just a poker forum. The brand name Cardmates completely corresponds to our essence, combining the soulmates and poker concepts. In some way, CM is a poker player’s power spot. Here you can share your vulnerability, meet like-minded people and get support.

Authority and Recognition

Let's not kid ourselves, we are truly the best in the CIS, but the international stage is only beginning to unleash for us. Made in Ukraine, we’re ready to face our fears and fight for primacy.

We’ve managed to build an honest poker portal reputation during 10 years of work. Authors’ columns and detailed reviews will allow you to fill gaps in your poker knowledge and select the best site that could appeal. Independent media links and reviews from poker regs confirm that we can be trusted.

Our team

No matter how trite it may sound, we have a really young and friendly team 😇 What unites us? Professionalism, ambition and love for poker.

Every day, we work together to create objective and relevant content so that each reader can develop and usefully spend time on Cardmates.

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