What Are The Rules Of Teen Patti Betting
Each hand of Teen Patti begins with players placing a minimum bet—the “boot” or “ante”—in the middle of the table to form a collection of money known as the “pot.” The initial dealer, who is chosen from among the players at random before the start of the game, then deals out the cards face down until each player has three cards.
In most versions of Teen Patti, an additional stake is required before play called the “blind.” It is a forced wager that must be made by the dealer, equal to half the original boot. Some versions force the blind on the player who goes after the dealer. While others force it on two players, a “small blind” equal to half the boot and a “big blind” equal to the boot. The purpose is to ensure that a wagering round will ensue.
What Do “Blind” And “Seen” Mean
Teen Patti betting differs greatly from other Poker variations in several ways. Once the antes have been made and the cards are dealt, players must decide whether to play their hands “seen” or “blind”. Those who wish to play “seen” may look at their three cards before making a bet. Those who play blind may not look at their cards, but they only need to wager half as much.
The player to the immediate left of the blind goes first, folding or adding a bet called “chaal” to the pot. The chaal wager must be at least equal to the previous bet (initially, the blind) or increase it by a multiple of two (2X, 4X, 6X, etc.). In turn, each succeeding player gets the same option to fold or add chaal.
The minimum bet to stay in Teen Patti is always an amount equal to the preceding chaal, not just the amount of the increase from the previous bet.
In this respect, blind players have a slight advantage because they only need to wager half as much. However, a blind player may choose to become a seen player at any time, whenever it is his/her turn to bet. Wagering must continue until all but one player remains, the winner by default, or else two players are left and a showdown occurs.