1) weaker fields
2) low popularity amongst regulars
3) good traffic both in NLHE and PLO at all stakes;
4) convenient and fully functional client
5) extras from V-POKERE
The Spartan Poker was launched in March 2015. It was created by businessmen with a decent amount of experience in the poker industry who intended to create and Indian equivalent of the world famous PokerStars. The most popular online poker media in India, PokerGuru, ran twoeditions of its flagship PokerGuru Online League (PGOL) on thespartanpoker.com.
India Poker Championship (IPC), one of the oldest and biggest poker tournaments in India, ran its qualifying events on the Spartan Poker.
The Spartan Poker is officially registered in West Bengal – the state in eastern India. According to state laws since 1957, poker is not classified as a game of chance. This kind of legal status definitely increases the level of confidence in the room.
Despite the fact that India so far away from the capital of the next poker boom, the game is becoming more and more popular. Wealthy amateurs are ready to spend thousands and tens of thousands of Indian Rupees in order to compete and to feel the adrenaline. The good news is that the average level of Indian poker players remains relatively low, which is especially valuable in the realities of 2018.
During the peak hours the amount of players is 500-600. Average online per day is about 250 players.
Most of the action can be found at 9-max and 6-max micro-stakes tables. There is also a decent action in Omaha. The most expensive limit for Holdem and Omaha is around NL700 in terms of USD.
In Open-face Chinese Poker (OFC) and Holdem 6+ the action is not regular.
Multi-table tournaments and Sit-n-goes aren’t popular at all.
SOFTWARE AND TRACKERS SUPPORT
The Spartan Poker uses a poker client developed by Connective Games (by the way, TigerGaming uses the similar client).
The client has tons of different filters for personal customization. There are also browser (without the need to download and install) and mobile clients (for Android and iOS).
Holdem Manager and PokerTracker are supported via converter.
VPN is not required.
DEPOSIT AND CASHOUT
Given the fact that the deposit can be made only from an Indian bank card, access to the cashier will be provided via agent. You will be able to use the popular deposit/cashout methods such as Skrill, Neteller.