- New Indian online poker room
- Omaha action at low and medium stakes
- Instant cashouts to bank accounts
- 30% TDS applicable to profits
- Fair Play policy
Poker Saint review
Poker Saint is a new Indian online poker room launched in 2018. Its parent company is Pacific Gaming Pvt Limited, recognized by Economic Times as one of the most promising online gambling companies in India for 2018. Pacific Gaming was founded in 2017 and is registered under the Indian Ministry of Corporate Affairs.
Poker Saint has RNG certification by iTech Labs and its "Fair Play" policy, including anti-bots measures, are some of their main advantages.
During the peak time, the traffic reaches 600 connections mainly in Omaha tables. The tables at Poker Saint are played in Indian Rupees, INR (₹), 1 INR = 70 USD approximately.
As usual, the Indian government charges a 30% tax deducted at source (TDS) on applicable from Poker Saint.
The traffic at Poker Saint usually reaches its peak between 7 pm and 11 pm (Indian nights), so the afternoon in Europe and the mornings in America are the best time to play. During the weekends the traffic increase significantly (starting on Fridays). During that time, usually 600 players are connected, and 25 cash games tables are available. Almost all the traffic at Poker Saint corresponds to Omaha tables (70%), just a few tables at Hold'em are visible:
- 2/4 (PLO5) = 3 tables (6-max)
- 5/10 (PLO15) = 3 tables (6-max)
- 10/20 (PLO30) = 5 tables (6-max)
- 25/50 (PLO70) = 2 tables (6-max)
- 50/100 (PLO150) = 2 tables (6-max)
- 100/200 (PLO290) = 4 tables (6-max)
- 2/4 (NL5) = 2 tables (9-max)
- 5/10 (NL15) = 1 table (6-max)
- 10/20 (NL30) = 1 table (6-max)
- 25/50 (NL70) = 2 tables (6-max)
There is no Sit&Go action at Poker Saint.
MTT Tournaments are also not quite popular at Poker Saint, we have seen freeroll tournaments with 500INR ($70) in prizes being played by 162 players.
Some daily GTD tournaments are played like the 100kGTD, buy-in 700+70 with rebuys, which barely reach the GTD prize.
Poker Saint uses its own software which runs under the Adobe Air platform. The Poker Saint client is available for Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, and web browser.
The lobby is similar to other poker platforms, and it has three main sections: Cash Games, Sit N Go, and Tournaments. You can also find useful filters to find tables easily. In the Cash Games lobby, the user will be able to filter by the game (Hold'em, Omaha).
From the lobby, players seated at the tables can be seen, and the action can be watched via observer mode. Multi-tabling is pretty easy as the tables can be easily arranged with one button. On settings, the bet sliders can be modified according to the user needs.
When the players sit at the table, they can click on the information button (similar to a warning sign) and get access to additional information like the rake percentage and CAP. A hand replayer is also available in the lobby
Additional features as a straddle, auto-muck, auto post blinds or auto-rebuy can be set at the tables. Several table themes and cards can be chosen, including 4-color deck. Users can also choose among different colorful avatars.
Players can take notes of the opponents, but no tracking software is available for Poker Saint.
Poker Saint accepts the most popular Deposit and withdrawal methods available in India, including Visa, MasterCard, Paytm, and bank transfer.
On any withdrawal below Rs. 100, the room charges 100, a 2% fee.
For Indian players, Poker Saint offers a very innovative "Instant Cashout" system, which processes withdrawals to more than 60 banks in 60 seconds for amounts less than 10kINR. Banks that don't support instant transfers may receive cashouts in 30 minutes.
Withdrawals above 9999 INR ($140) are subject to a 30% tax charged by the Indian government and are processed within 24 hours. Please contact our support team if you need to make a withdrawal above Rs. 9999.
Poker Saint is one of the fastest Indian poker sites. It has big plans for the future as a massive software update. All players very much appreciate the instant cashouts.
We consider Poker Saint a really good poker room for Omaha players looking to try Indian rooms at low and medium stakes.