was launched into the realm of online poker in 2007. Headed by Avery Cardoza, Cardozagames is meant to be a place where players from around the world can enjoy a fun, clean, and honest game of poker. Cardoza is quite the gambling professional himself. He began an early career as a underage blackjack professional and now plays frequently in high-stakes poker tournaments. He is the founder of Cardoza Publishing, though which several books by Cardoza, Doyle Brunson, and Daniel Negreanu have helped many learn the ins and outs of poker.
Cardozagames runs as part of the iPoker network. Unfortunately, that means that they do not allow United States citizens to play on their site. However, the iPoker network is still good news for those players residing outside the United States. They are one of the largest networks and foremost in terms of consumer protection. Playtech, another industry leader, currently powers iPoker's software providing superb graphics.
Several different games are offered at Cardoza with a wide range of stakes. Players can choose between Texas Hold'em, Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo, 7 Card Stud, and 5 Card Stud. In the case of Omaha and Omaha Hi/Lo, either limit or pot-limit may be played, while no-limit, limit, or pot-limit for Texas Hold'em. There is always something going on, may it be tournaments, cash games, or sit-n-go's. Eleven casino games are also offered: blackjack, craps, European roulette, 4-line aces and faces, 4-line jacks or better, 4-line deuces wild, casino hold'em, tequila poker, American roulette, desert treasure, and a night out.
Though Cardozagames does not have a team of all-star pros that it can tote as its own, it does carry the claim that over the past 25 years, every world champion has used Cardoza books to help them bring home the win.
Players loyal to playing at Cardoza will earn points through the Cardoza VIP Club. Points are based on the players point average over the past three months – 50% from the past month, 30% from two months back, and 20% from three months back. Everyone starts as Bronze VIP, which is 0 Cardoza Points per month. At the top of the ranks is the Diamond VIP which qualifies in at a monthly 50,000 Cardoza Points average. Cardoza Points are earned by playing in cash games and tournaments. It may seem like 50,000 points is a lofty feat, but as a player advances in the VIP levels, points are accumulated at a faster rate than the previous VIP level. Points can be redeemed at the Cardoza Store for merchandise, poker tools to better your game, or cash.