Online Teen Patti Game and Rules


What is Teen Patti ( तीन पत्ती )?

Teen Patti ( तीन पत्ती )- also known as flash or flush- is a variant of card games which is originated in the Indian subcontinent and later spread throughout the world. Because of the growing popularity of the game among the masses, many gaming portals have started hosting different variations of the Teen Patti game online. 

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Teen Patti Game Rules

Teen Patti game can be played between 3 to 7 players with a deck of 52 cards (without joker cards). The dealer deals three cards face down counter-clockwise to all players. Every player puts up a boot amount into the pot before picking the cards. Betting starts from the player sitting immediately left to the dealer. A player has to bet or Pack (fold his cards) on his turn as per the strength of his cards.

There are lots of video tutorials, blogs, discussion forums, etc available online to help new players learn the basics of the card game. You can play on free online 3 Patti tables to gain an understanding of the fundamentals of the game.

How to Play Online Teen Patti Game?

Players can see their cards before betting (seen) or play blind (without seeing their cards). Players who play blind can play seen anytime during the game by seeing their cards. The amount you need to bet depends on the current stake and your gameplay (blind or seen). The current stake for the first player to bet is the boot money/ante.

When you play blind

  • You need to bet equal to or not more than twice the current stake if the player that bet before you is playing blind
  • Half or equal to the current stake if the player that bet before you is playing seen.

When you play seen (Chaal)

  • You need to bet twice the current stake if the player that bet before you is playing seen.
  • Twice the current stake or not more than four times the current stake if he is playing blind.

Betting continues until

(1) all players except one player have folded their cards. The surviving player becomes the winner.

(2) All except two players have folded their cards. The remaining players reveal their cards and the best hand wins the pot.

Players can participate in Teen Patti cash games online to experience the fun and thrill involved in the game as well as to make money. 

Teen Patti Hand Ranking

  • Trio/Trail/Three of a kind - Three cards of the same rank. E.g. Triple 5 or Triple A.
  • Straight Run (Straight Flush) - Three cards of the same suit in sequence. E.g. 2, 3, 4 of Club or J, Q, K of Spade.
  • Normal Run (Sequence) - Three cards in sequence but not of the same suit. E.g. 10 of Spade, J of Club, and Q of Diamond.
  • Color (Flush) - Three cards of the same suit but not in sequence. E.g. J, 10, 9 of Spade.
  • Pair - Two cards of the same rank. The highest pair is A, A, K and the lowest is 2, 2, 3. If two players have the cards of the same rank, the kicker card is compared to determine the winner.
  • High Card - Three cards that are not in sequence or same suit or color but with the highest-ranking card. If two players have a common high card, the second-highest card is compared, and then the third. The best hand with the high card is A, K, J, and the worst hand is 5,3,2.
Hand Frequency Probability Cumulative Probability Odds
Three of a kind/trio 52 0.24% 0.24% 424.00:1
Straight flush/pure sequence 48 0.22% 0.45% 459.42:1
Straight/sequence 720 3.26% 3.71% 29.69:1
Flush/colour 1096 4.96% 8.67% 19.16:1
Pair 3744 16.94% 25.61% 4.90:1
No pair/high card 16440 74.39% 100.00% 0.34:1
Total 22,100 100.00% 100.00% 0.00:1

Teen Patti Game Variations

All popular variations of the game are available online to choose from. Some of the most popular variations of Teen Patti online are -

  • High-low - In this variant, the card that is lowest in value becomes the highest in value. Similarly, the card that is highest in value becomes the lowest. The rest of the rules stay the same.

  • Auction - Two piles of three cards are created face-down on the table. The card on the top is a Joker which is visible to all the participants. Before the game begins, players make bids to buy the piles. The player who bought the pile can replace his in-hand cards with the cards in the pile.

  • Odd sequence - Instead of three cards in sequence, alternate cards are used to decide the highest-ranking hand. For example - instead of A-2-3, A-3-5 is considered as a hand in this variation.

  • Community - Players receive two cards face-down and one card face-up (community card). To win, you need to create the best possible hand using these three cards

  • Draw - After card distribution, players can discard some of their cards and request new cards.

  • 999 - To win, the player needs to get the number 9-9-9. The player who has the cards closest to 9-9-9 wins the game.

  • Discard one/best of four - Every player receives 4 cards instead of 3 cards. They have to keep three cards and discard one card which they believe is not useful. The rest of the rules remain the same.

  • Pack Jack - Three Joker cards (wild cards) are placed on the table. When a player folds, his cards become the new 3 Jokers.

  • King-little - The king cards are used as Joker cards. The smallest card in your hand also becomes the Joker card.

  • 2 Cards Open - In this variant, players cannot play ‘blind’. Every player receives three cards (two cards face-up and one card face-down). Players make their moves based on their assumption of the value of the face-down card.

Difference between offline and online Teen Patti ( तीन पती )?

The rules to play the game are always the same- regardless of whether you play online or offline. Your ultimate objective is to outwit your opponents and extract maximum chips from them. Playing online 3 Patti game is more convenient than playing live as you can choose the table as well as variation of the game as per your interest from the comfort of your home. All you have to do is create an account on a Teen Patti site to access the games.

Is Teen Patti is different from Poker?

Although it is a common notion that Teen Patti is a form of poker, the truth is  - they are not at all the same.

Unlike Poker, Teen Patti games ( तीन पत्ता  )are purely luck-based. Players make bets on which one of them has the best three-card hand on the basis of random guesses. As skills are not involved in Teen Patti, it is considered a game of chance.

Poker is a skill-based game that is fundamentally different from other variants of card games, especially Teen Patti.  It is a game of strategy and wits that challenges your logical reasoning, mathematical skills, and knowledge of probability concepts. It is crucial to do strategic planning and preparation to achieve the desired results in Poker.

As per the ruling of the Supreme Court of India, games of skills are those games where “success depends principally upon the superior knowledge, training, attention, experience, and adroitness of the player”.

Adda52 is one of the most popular gaming websites in India hosts all popular variants of poker such as Texas Hold’em, Omaha, and Crazy Pineapple in cash games and tournaments formats throughout the year. To play online, a player requires a gaming device such as a smartphone, tablet, or laptop with an active internet connection. You can create an account on Adda52 easily using your email ID and start playing Poker games for real money.

Poker not only entertains but also provides the opportunity to win great prizes. 

You can also download Adda52 Poker App on your Android and Mac devices to play your favorite game without any interruption.

Terms to Know

  • Boot amount - Ante/forced bet collected from the participants.
  • Pot - The total amount of chips all participants wager on the table during the betting rounds.
  • Blind - Playing without seeing in-hand cards.
  • Seen - Playing after seeing the cards.

Teen Patti Game FAQ

How to play online Teen Patti?

Here are the steps to follow to get started -

  • Choose an online gaming platform

  • Create an account

  • Add money to your account

  • Join the table.

There are lots of gaming platforms that host online Teen Patti around the clock. Teen Patti is not available to play on Adda52.

How to improve your chances of winning at the Teen Patti tables?

To learn how to play Teen Patti card game, players can read blogs, watch video tutorials, or become a member of online gaming communities. Some gaming platforms allow players to play the game for free. You can play practice games to improve your understanding of the fundamentals of Teen Patti games.

Here are some useful tips which you should follow to achieve success in the online Teen Patti game-

  • Never invest more money on the table than your bankroll limit

  • Make a bet only if you are confident with the strength of your hand

  • Keep a watchful eye on the actions of your opponents to predict their hand strength

  • Leave the table if you are facing a losing streak. Sometimes things don’t work as you have planned, and there is nothing you can do about it. It is important to learn how to keep control over your emotions to ensure playing the game only with a cool and calm mindset.

Is Teen Patti a game of skill?

The players cannot influence the ultimate outcome of the game with their knowledge and skills. Therefore, Teen Patti is considered a luck-based game

Is playing Teen Patti legal in India?

In India, states decide the laws regarding Teen Patti and other casino games. In some states, it is illegal to play Teen Patti game for real money.

Note - Adda52 does not host any variant of Teen Patti games in any format.

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