Teen Patti is a gambling card game that originated in India and is quite popular throughout South Asia. The game is also known as ‘flash’ or ‘flush’ and is a simplified variant of three-card Poker.
Teen Patti is usually played by 3 to 6 players and uses a 52-card pack without jokers. Similar to other poker and rummy games, Teen Patti begins by placing a bet. Generally, there has to be a fixed amount in place that players are willing to bet before the cards are distributed. After a player has placed the bet and the boot amount is collected from everyone, each player is dealt three cards face down. The boot amount is the minimum amount of cash at stake which is kept in the pot. The pot sits in the middle of the table.
Once the player and the dealers are dealt card games teen Patti, the next move is to make a call or a raise. If you have played the game of Poker before, you must be aware of these two terms. To make a call indicates that the player will continue in the game, but won’t raise his bet, whereas, making a raise means that the player will be adding cash in the pot, thereby risking winning or losing more than the first bet.
However, one should note that that betting on Teen Patti is not the same as poker. In Teen Patti, you are required to have all the bets in equal amounts, meaning that once a player makes a bet of 2 coins with another player placing 4, the previous player will have to place 4 additional coins instead of just 2 to the earlier 2.
As the game continues to progress, the cash amount starts to grow and is won by the person who stays in the game until the completion of the hand and has the best hand or the highest hand. It is decided on the cards ranking from highest to the lowest.
3 Patti Rules
- Teen Patti card game can be played with 3 to 7 players with a deck of 52 cards without jokers.
- Three cards face down are distributed to all players sitting on the table.
- The dealer is the player at the button randomly chosen at the start of the first game.
- Betting begins from the player sitting left to the dealer after card distribution.
- Players act on their turn as per the strength of their cards.
- There is no limit to betting rounds in the game. The player who stays till the end (not more than two) with the best high-ranking hand wins the pot.
BLIND & SEEN
Players can bet after seeing their cards (Seen) or without seeing (Blind) by keeping their cards face down. Players who play blind can see their cards anytime during the game and play seen. The amount you can bet depends on the current stake and on if you are playing “seen” or “blind”. For the first player, the current stake is the boot money/ante.
When you play blind,
- You need to bet equal to or twice the current stake if the player before you is playing ‘blind’.
- Half or equal to the current stake if the player before you is playing ‘seen’.
When you play seen (Chaal),
- You need to bet twice the current stake if the player before you is playing ‘seen’.
- Twice the current stake or four times the current stake if he is playing ‘blind’.
When you play a 3 Patti game online, all you need to do is click the ‘bet’ button. The system will automatically calculate the amount you need to bet.
A seen player cannot demand a Show but he can request a Side Show.
When all players are playing after seeing their cards, a player, after betting twice the current stake, can request the player who bet before him for a sideshow (compromise). It is up to that player to accept or refuse the request. If the player refuses, the betting continues. If he accepts, these two players can compare their cards and the player with low-ranking cards needs to fold. If the cards are equal, the player who requested the side-show needs to fold.
Indian card games have become quite a popular venue for gamers. There are over 500 reservations in the United States and about a third of those have gambling facilities. They widely vary in size, games offered and available amenities.