The unofficial game of India, Teen Patti has been wildly popular on the Subcontinent for generations.
The name of the game translated simply to “three cards” in English. It traces its origins to the British game “Three Card Brag,” which in turn has its roots in poker… which is why Western players find it so easy to learn and enjoy. It only takes a few minutes to learn, but (like poker) can take a very long time indeed to master!
Winning in the traditional game demands that players try to outmaneuver each-other to win a shared pot, like in poker, but this “face off” version shares more in common with “bet on poker” titles. Instead of trying to beat out opponents, players here can bet on one of two hands to win.
In our opinion, this takes an already exciting game to the next level.
The bet is placed on the results of a 3-card poker round. The best hand will win, but the player’s goal isn’t to beat their opponent (as it would be in ‘normal’ Teen Patti game), but to place their bets on the winning side. Wagers can be placed on the hands of “Player A” or “Player B,” and the simple ‘standard bet’ pays 0.95:1.
There are also a series of side bets available that are less likely to hit, but pay higher when they do so. These include the ‘pair plus player’ bets, where the royal flush bet pays 100:1, and the ‘3+3 Bonus,’ which offers the extremely exciting top payout of 1000x.
Overall, the title boasts an RTP of 97.5% and a bet range of $1–$200 per round.
In terms of visual design, this title offers an appealing combination of traditional Western live dealer games with an Indian twist. The streaming site (based in Bulgaria, of course) shows other gaming tables in the background, enhancing the feeling of playing at a land-based casino from the comfort of your own home. With that said, the decor is distinctly Subcontinental, with an emphasis placed on lotuses, red and purple colors, even what look like saris and henna tattoos for the dealers!
All in all, this title offers a major contribution to the modern live dealer game space.