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 in the Indian Ministry of Corporate Affairs.
Poker Saint has RNG certification by iTech Labs and its "Fair Play" policy including anti-bots measures are one of their main advantages.
During the peak time, the traffic reaches 600 connections mainly in Omaha tables. The tables at Poker Saint are played on Indian Rupees, INR (₹), 1 INR = 70 USD approximately.
As usual, the Indian government charges a 30% tax deducted at source (TDS) on profits from Poker Saint.
The peak time of traffic at Poker Saint corresponds to Indian nights (7pm-11pm), 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 this time, usually 600 players are connected, and 25 cash games tables are available. Almost all the traffic in Poker Saint corresponds to Omaha tables (70%), just a few tables oh 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 very popular on 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 reaches the GTD prize.
Poker Saint uses an 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 has three main sections: Cash Games, Sit N Go, and Tournaments. Useful filters are available to easily find tables. Under the Cash Games lobby, the user can also filter by the game (Hold'em, Omaha).
From the lobby, players seated on the tables can be seen, and the action can be watched via observer mode. Multitabling is pretty easy as the tables can be easily arranged with one button. On the settings, the bet sliders can be modified according to the user needs.
When the players sit on a table, it 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 from the lobby
Additional features as a straddle, auto-muck, auto post blinds or auto-rebuy can be set on the tables. Several table themes and cards can be chosen, including 4-color deck. The users can also choose among different colorful avatars.
The players can take notes on 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, a 2% fee is charged by the room.
For Indian players, Poker Saint offers a very innovative "Instant Cashout" system, which processes withdrawals to over 60 banks in 60 seconds for amounts less than 10kINR. Banks that don't support instant transfers may receive cashouts in 30 minutes.
Withdrawals over 9999 INR ($140) 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 over Rs. 9999.
Poker Saint is one of the fastest Indian poker sites. It has big plans for the future as a massive software update. The instant cashouts are very much appreciated for all the players.
We consider Poker Saint a very good poker room for Omaha players looking to try Indian rooms at low and medium stakes.