Teen Patti rules
How to play Teen Patti game
The rules of the game are relatively simple and can be learned by most players reasonably quickly. Here is an overview of the basic rules of Teen Patti:
- The game is played with a standard 52-card deck, and the cards are ranked in their usual order, with aces being the highest and twos being the lowest.
- The game can be played with anywhere from two to eight players.
- The dealer shuffles the cards and deals three cards face down to each player.
- The players then look at their cards and decide whether to play (continue in the game) or fold (drop out of the game). Players must place an initial bet, called the boot, before continuing in the game.
- Once all players have decided to play or fold, the dealer reveals the first card in the centre of the table. This card is called the open card.
- The players then have the option to place additional bets, called side bets, based on the strength of their hand compared to the open card.
- The dealer then reveals the second and third cards in the centre of the table. These cards are called the middle and end cards, respectively.
- The players then show their cards, and the player with the highest-ranking hand wins the pot, which consists of the initial bets and any side bets.
- If there is a tie, the pot is split among the tied players.
Over time, multiple variations of the card game have arisen and the rules or play style are affected by several cultural aspects, so there is no “official” rule regarding starting the game per se. Indian Teen Patti rules tend to vary.
The gambling aspect
As mentioned, you can always play Teen Patti game without involving money, but if you do choose to make it a gambling game, then everyone has to pay into the main game pot with a small “ante” bet before the game begins.
The ante gives players the chance to continue the game rounds regardless of how bad their hand is. If there was no ante, players who had a bad hand would simply drop out of the game and wouldn’t lose any money, and the players with good hands wouldn’t be able to make anything. In order to keep the game fair and in order to keep the odds intact, an ante is a must for all players before starting a paid round of Teen Patti.