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Introducing the amazing teen patti — one of India’s vastly popular card games.
WHAT’S TEEN PATTI?
Although teen patti may not be as widely known around the world as it in South Asia, the game has become a staple in many homes. Teen patti originated in India during the 18th century and quickly spread through Indian households as a social game often played during family get-togethers and traditional festivals.
The game was heavily influenced by three-card brag and poker. In fact, “teen patti” directly translates to “three cards”, though it is sometimes also referred to as “flush” or “flash”.
HOW TO PLAY
Teen patti is played with a 52-card deck — all jokers are removed. If you’re already familiar with poker, you’ll most likely have an easy time picking up the general gameplay as, like poker, teen patti is based on hand strength.
Players will be tasked with forming the strongest hand possible out of three cards. Traditionally, the game is played with a blind and a seen player, but live teen patti variants often simplify the gameplay to facilitate quicker rounds.
While teen patti takes inspiration from poker’s general gameplay, that is about as far as the two games go when it comes to their similarities.
Hand rankings are as important in teen patti strategies as they are in poker, so do not make the mistake of simply giving them a mere glance. Take a look at how each hand ranks from strongest to weakest:
- Trail: Three cards of the same rank, also referred to as a trio or three of a kind. Three aces are the most valuable combination and three two’s are the lowest.
- Pure Sequence/Straight Flush: Three consecutive cards of the same suit.
- Sequence/Run: Three consecutive cards of any suit.
- Colour/Flush: A combination of cards of the same suit that are non-sequential.
- Pair: Two cards of the same rank. If both opponents have two pairs of the same rank, the kicker card will determine the winner.
- High Card: A combination of cards that are not in a sequence, do not belong to the same suit, and do not have the same value as any other card in the hand.
A TYPICAL GAME ROUND
Teen patti players will be able to enjoy all the benefits of live gaming. As they enter the lobby, they will be greeted by a live professional dealer in a lavish studio, with every moment of gameplay streamed in HD.
Like other Live Casino games, players must place their bets using the virtual coloured chips found on the user interface. Side bets are also available during this time.
Once the betting time has elapsed, the player will be dealt face-up cards and the house will keep three cards face down.
Before the next round of betting commences, players must review their hand and decide whether to continue playing or fold. Side bets remain in play even if the player folds and forfeits their hand, which means that there’s still a chance of earning a payout.
Once all bets have been placed, the dealer will reveal their cards, and the strongest three-card hand wins the game.
Bonus bets are the best thing about Live Casino gaming. They are what probably got most players to trade in their land-based experience for an online one.
While bonus bets are totally optional, they are a great way to kick things up a notch if you feel the base game could use a bit of a zing. The best thing about teen patti bonus bets is that they remain in play even when your ante wager has lost. So, if you lose, not all hope is lost!
Ezugi’s version of teen patti offers two intriguing side bets: Pairs and 3+3. The Pairs side bet pays when a player’s hand forms a pair or better. The 3+3 side bet pays when a qualifying five-card poker hand is formed out of all cards on the table.
That said, no two teen patti tables are alike, so you may stumble upon different betting options across different live teen patti tables!
As far as general gameplay goes, teen patti isn’t all that revolutionary. But, what’s great about this game is that it provides poker players with a much-needed change to their typical rotation of poker games, all the while keeping the gameplay fast and simple.