India is one of the biggest countries in the world. At the same time, it is a country rich in history and culture. Gambling has been around ever since, and it comes as no surprise that there are many games that originated in India. In this article, we bring you an overview of the most popular casino games available at RNG and live casino tables accepting Indian players.
The first entry is Andar Bahar, a traditional card game originated in South India. It is known under several other names, including Katti. Since India is a large online gambling market, more and more providers, including those offering live casino solutions, have added Andar Bahar to their portfolios.
Whether you play it at an RNG or live dealer table, Andar Bahar rules are the same. It’s all about guessing whether the card matching the so-called game card will be dealt on the andar or bahar side. If the game card, which serves as a reference, comes in a black suit, the dealer places the next card on the andar side whereas a red suit means that the card will be dealt to the bahar side.
Another popular card game with origins in the Indian subcontinent is called Teen Patti. From South Asia, Teen Patti has come to online casinos and it is here to stay as the number of game fans increases around the world, mainly thanks to a few providers of live casino solutions that have included it in their lineups. However, to play this game you will need to get familiar with its rules first.
The game uses a standard 52-card deck. It is often referred to as Indian Poker, with players placing an Ante and getting 3 cards initially. If you take a look at the cards you have received, you will play a so-called Seen bet. Otherwise, you will play a Blind bet which requires a double stake. Now, you can decide whether you will Fold or Call, and the winner is determined based on the ranking of the hands, just like in Poker. For more details on how to play the game, read our online Teen Patti crash course.
One of the most popular card games at Macau-based casinos has found its way to Indian players’ hearts. Its popularity mostly comes from easy to learn rules and its low house edge. What’s more, it is available at live dealer tables in a wide range of variations. Although Baccarat is particularly popular with high-rollers, you can enjoy it when you are on a budget as well.
In Baccarat, it is all about guessing correctly which side, Banker or Player, will get a total of 9 or closest to it. This is a game of sheer chance, where you cannot affect the outcome of rounds. Yet, there are a few things you can do to make the most of playing Baccarat. First of all, you should stick to Banker or Player wagers, as they have a low house edge of 1.06% and 1.24%, respectively. Look up for more tips and tricks in our article on the Baccarat strategy.
Rummy is another card game Indians love to play. However, not many online casinos offer it. At those that do, you can find the standard version of the game or Three Card Rummy, which is similar to Three Card Poker. Again, we have a game that resembles Poker but has its own rules you should get familiar with before you give it a go.
When playing Rummy, your main goal is to add your cards to two different combinations: runs and sets, or books. The former is a sequence consisting of three or more consecutive cards of the same suit, whereas sets, or books, can contain three or four cards of the same value. Players receive 10 cards while those that remain in the deck constitute the stock. The winner of the game is the player with no remaining cards or the one with the least points in their hand. If you want to master the game, make sure to read Indian Casino Club’s Rummy strategy.