Teen Patti is an Indian originated card game, which is pretty much the same as 3 card brag, a popular British card game. In this game up to seven players can play at any one time and a 52 pack of cards is used during the play. Teen Patti actually stands for "three cards" which is why it is associated to the English version. Apart from this game being available to play at a table, it is also extremely popular online. Although this card game was originally thought of being from India, it is in fact an illegal pastime as it is a type of gambling and this is strongly prohibited in India.
The game was created by a group of avid and eager gamers during the 1960's, but because gambling was highly frowned up they decided to try their luck and start off in backstreet bars and secretive meeting spots. These gamers went by the names of Crandell Addington, Roscoe Weiser, Doyle Brunson, and Amarillo Slim.
During 1969, a very first public Teen Patti battle was held in a popular casino in the state of Las Vegas. From then on, the mind boggling game took to the market and became a great success.
To start off with, a money pot is placed in the centre of the table if playing at home or in a casino. If playing online teen patti, there will be a virtual money pot.
Players add cash to this money pot and use clever steps to collect their winnings by beating their opponents. To be able to win the big jackpot, you will need to be the player with the best cards. The person allocated as the dealer, hands out three cards each to all players, then you place your bets on which player holds the strongest three cards. Each person playing Teen Patti then receives the opportunity to check which cards, they have been dealt or they can place them facing down on the table without checking before making and placing their bets. If you do take up the offer to have a sneak peek at what sort of hand you are holding, this is classed as "playing seen". Anyone who refrains from checking is called a "blind" player.
The dealer deals clockwise around the table and each individual player takes their turn.
Teen Patti is a very interesting and strategical game once you have learnt the rules. You need to concentrate on not only your own moves but every other player's move as well. If you put your all into winning you will increase your income generously. If you manage to successfully win a round you will automatically be chosen to deal the cards in the next one.
To enter the game and begin playing, each player contributes to the pot by paying an entry fee otherwise known as an ante. To make sure you waste no money in this game and also earn and not lose, it is definitely not advised to take bathroom or beverage breaks. This is not a good idea because if you do leave the game at any point, even if it is for a short while, you will need to pay another ante to re-enter the game play and resume the game.