Teen Patti

Originated in India, Teen Patti is a popular gambling card game. It is famous not only in India but all over South Asia. A simplified variant of this game is also well known as 'flash' or 'flush.'

The British card game, 3 Card Brag, is said to be the original idea from which Teen Patti was influenced since both the games have many similarities. Teen Patti is widely enjoyed by people of India during festivals or social gatherings due to its deep connection with the culture.

What makes people love this game is the desi feeling that it gives off, although it is a western game. In fact, it is played by people of all age groups among family or friends alike. It is well known in every household of India.

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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.
Teen Patti requires 3 to 6 players. A 52-card pack is used, excluding the jokers. Since it's a gambling card game, the first thing to be done is placing a bet, just like rummy or poker games. Usually, this first bet has to be of a fixed amount. This fixed amount can be pre-decided as per the player's will. Each player has to place this fixed amount as a wager. Once the bets are collected, three cards with their face down are dealt to each player. The minimum amount of cash at stake is called the boot amount. This amount is collected in a pot, which is placed in the middle of the table. There are different types of Teen Patti variations like Banko, Auction, Muflis, Joker, AK47, and many more.

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.

Teen Patti Hands rankings (Teen Patti Sequences)

Straight flush

Three consecutive cards of the same suit are called a straight flush. The best straight flush would be A-2-3, while the weakest is 4-3-2.

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3 of a kind

It is also called a trio. Three cards of the same ranking of different suits form a trio. A's make the strongest trio, and 2s make the weakest hand.

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Also called the normal run, it is three consecutive cards of different suits. The strongest and weakest hands are the same as in the straight flush.

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Also called color, it is three consecutive cards of the same suit, not necessarily in order.

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If a hand has two cards of the same rank, it is called a pair. 

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High Card

When none of the above are present in hand, the only deciding factor is the highest-ranking card. Whichever player has the higher card, he/she wins.

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Online Teen Patti Compared to Land-Based Teen Patti

The rules of the game are usually the same. Online versions have many benefits when playing with real money, as there is often less pressure to spend a lot of money on the game. You may choose from various tables, starting from smaller bets to the ones for high-rollers, and playing can be done at the ease of your home. Online casinos often provide different variations of Teen Patti, and so you can try your luck and skills in different variations of the game.

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!

Teen Patti Strategies

  1. To start with Small Bets: Place small bets. This lets you play many hands in a single session giving you many chances to win.
  2. To not be very expressive: When you get good cards, do not be the first to bet, and in times when you have bad cards, do not fold them too soon. Reading other players is a major part of this game, and if you become too easy to read, winning will become highly difficult for you. Do not jump in and increase your bets gradually if you have good cards.
  3. Not being too emotional: Since it's a game of chance and skill, being emotional can make more loss than profit. Once a player gets emotional, they start making all the wrong choices and eventually lose a lot of money.
  4. Not being afraid of losing: It is not possible to win every hand in a poker game. So it's best to increase the number of wins. A good player is someone that has more wins than loss rather than someone who has all wins.
  5. To have full knowledge of the game before playing for money: It is very important that players must fully understand the game before they bet all their money into it and lose it all.
  6. Setting limits before playing: Gambling games like Teen Patti should be played keeping a budget in mind. Playing with money that has been borrowed or saved for paying bills is strictly not recommended.

Teen Patti Terms and Glossary

  • 3-of-a-kind ‘hand’ (also called ‘Trio’ or ‘Trail’)
    Most powerful hand in this game. This means a hand of 3 cards of the same rankings.
  • Pure Sequence ‘hand’ (also called a ‘Straight Run’)
     A hand that shows three consecutive cards of the same suit.
  • Normal Sequence or Run ‘hand’
     A hand that shows three consecutive cards but not necessarily of the same suit.
  • Colour ‘hand’
     A hand of three cards that belong to the same suit but don't follow a sequence.
  • Pair ‘hand’
     Two cards of the same rank. The one with the higher ranking of pair wins.
  • A High Card ‘hand’
     Three cards which do not follow any of the above. The best high card would decide the winner.
  • Boot Amount (Minimum Bet)
     The minimum amount placed on the board before the game begins.
     Blind players are the ones who choose to bet on cards without seeing them and Seen players are those who choose to bet after seeing the cards.
  • Sequence (Straight)
    Combinations of cards that lie in a trio of consecutive cards, not necessarily of the same suit.
  • Ante
    A forced bet by players at the beginning of a game.
  • Post
    The ante posted by a player after he re-enters an online game.
  • Chaal
    Regular betting that begins after the force blinds have been placed.
  • Fixed Limit
     Maximum betting amount by a player that is equal to call amount.
  • Spread Limit
     Any amount that a player can raise following the betting rules of the specific game.
  • Pot Limit
    When players are allowed to raise the amount equivalent to the whole pot size in the game.
  • No Limit
    Any limit amount raised by the players.
  • Sideshow
    Also known as a backshow. When both the players can show each others’ cards if one of the players grants permission. The weaker hand folds in this case.
  • Fold
    The quitting by a player if they think their hand isn't strong enough.
  • Show (down)
     When all except 2 players fold, cards of both are compared. The one with a higher ranking wins.


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