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How to play Teenpatti

The Teenpatti game, meaning ‘three cards’ in English, is a card game originating from the Indian subcontinent and is popular throughout South Asia. The game has similarities to the English game of three-card brag, taking its influences from Poker.
The Teen Patti game is played with a 52-card deck (excluding Jokers) and the cards are shuffled after each game round. The objective is to have a hand of cards stronger than the dealer’s. You will get 3 cards, the dealer will get 3 cards. If your card combination is higher than the dealer, you win. The card combinations work exactly the same as in normal Poker.

Read on to learn how to play the Teen Patti game!

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Teenpatti Rules

Teenpatti isn’t an online Live game that’s hard to understand, the rules are very simple. As mentioned before, the only cards participating in each round are your 3 cards and the dealer's 3 cards. For the dealer to qualify, the dealer must have a Queen or higher as one of the three cards dealt.

In order to join the game, you’ll need to place your initial bet (‘ante’). Once the betting time is closed, you’ll get 3 cards and the dealer’s cards stay closed (you can’t see them). Based on your cards you can choose if you want to 'play'. In other words, do you think you can beat the dealer with the 3 cards that you got dealt?

If so, you can 'play' which is 1x your ‘ante’ bet. After this, the dealer’s cards will turn around and whoever has the better hand, wins.

Teenpatti Bet Options

Before taking a closer look at the Teenpatti Bet Options, we would like to highlight that when you play Teenpatti at Casumo, all players will have the option to bet on two side bets, pair or better, and 3 + 3 side bets. This offers more betting opportunities and some added excitement to every game round, of course.

Main Bet Options

Ante - In order to join the game, you’ll need to place an initial bet, this is called ‘ante’. Place a bet by selecting a chip value from the available chips and click on the bet option on the table before the timer runs out.
Flush - All 3 cards are of the same suit. If two players both have Flushes, the player with the highest card wins. If they match, then the next highest card is compared, then the third card if needed. If two players have the exact same card values, the hands are ranked by suit, with spades first and clubs last.
Mini Royal - Queen - King - Ace of the same suit in your own 3 card hand.
Pair - Two cards of the same rank. Between two pairs, the one with the higher value is the winner. If the pairs are of equal value, the value of the third card decides the winner.
Play - After the ‘ante’, the joining of the game, the regular betting starts.
Straight Flush - Three consecutive cards of the same suit.
Straight - Three consecutive cards not all of the same suit. A Straight is also referred to as a ‘Round’ or a ‘Sequence’.
Three of a Kind - Three of the same card. Three Aces are the highest and three twos are the lowest trio.

Side Bet Options

Four of a Kind - This is part of the 3 + 3 side bet, meaning Four of a Kind out of 6 cards (yours and the dealer’s).
Full House - This is part of the 3 + 3 side bet: a hand that contains three cards of one rank and two cards of another rank.
Royal Flush - This is part of the 3 + 3 side bet: Ace, King, Queen, Jack and ten of the same suit.

How to start playing Teenpatti at Casumo

  1. All you need to do to play Teenpatti at Casumo is log in with your Casumo account using your computer or mobile. Don’t have an account yet? Sign-up for a free account here.
  2. Once logged in, make a deposit and head off to the Game Browser.
  3. Select the Table Games tab. 
  4. Choose the Teenpatti game.
  5. Place your ‘ante’ to join the game.
  6. Play the Teenpatti game and have fun!