Gamelook reported / In recent years, as the handheld game market in China, Japan, the United States and South Korea and other regions have gradually entered a mature stage, more and more analysts are targeting growth on emerging markets, in which India is often mentioned by European and American counterparts. According to App Annie’s estimation, the size of the handheld game market in the region is expected to increase to $1.1 billion by 2020, and although there is still a large gap with the mainstream market, the requirements for the competition threshold are also relatively low.
However, the Indian market has actually seen the emergence of more noteworthy local companies, such as Nazara, which was rumored to be valued at $3.5 billion listed earlier this month. and in the recent six-month index list published by App Annie, local handheld games in India have surpassed outsiders, occupying 30% of the position in the Top 10 of India’s comprehensive revenue, but strangely enough, these poker games have a common name, that is Teen Patti, and from different developers.
I found that since March this year, Octro’s “Teen Patti” has been the top of India’s comprehensive handheld game revenue chart for five consecutive months until it was replaced by “8 Ball Pool” published by Tencent’s Miniclip in August. In fact, earlier, the game, along with Moonfrog’s Teen Patti Gold and Play Games24X7’s Ultimate Teen Patti, had been in the top 10 of India’s total mobile poker games revenue for more than a year.
Three extremely similar names but from different developers, and with such a high revenue ranking, what is Teen Patti in the end?
According to Gamelook, it is a kind of betting game play in the local Indian market. Sometimes, it can also be spelled Teen Pathi, which translates into Chinese as “three cards”, a local form of gambling game in India, the locals also call it Flush or Flash, and the way to play and the British “3 Card Brag “Extremely similar to the British “3 Card Brag”, more simply, it is very close to the previously popular domestic “fried gold”.
Blind Player. To be blind player, you must not see your cards. You have options to play Pack, Blind and Show if available. To play Blind put the bet amount in the pot. The Blind bet amount is equal to the current stake amount or twice the current stake amount. The current stake amount, in case of the first player, is the boot amount. Thus if the first player is a blind player, the player must bet amount equal to the boot amount or twice the boot amount.
Stake Amount. The bet placed by a blind player becomes the stake amount for the next player while half of the bet placed by a seen player becomes the stake amount for the next player. In case of the next blind players, the bet amount can be equal to the stake amount or twice the stake amount.
A blind player can ask for a Show only when there is one opponent remaining in the game. This is a blind show. After asking for show, the cards of both the players become visible and the winner gets the pot.
Seen Player. A seen player can play Chaal, Pack or may have other options. The other options that may be available to the seen player are Show and Side Show. Once you have seen your cards, to remain in the game, you must play chaal unless you select any other available option.
(a) Chaal. To remain in the game, a seen player must play Chaal or Side Show if available. For chaal the player must put the bet amount in the bot. The bet amount for a seen player is equal to twice or four times the current stake amount. If the previous player is a blind player, the stake amount for next player is amount bet by the player. If the previous player is a seen player, the stake amount for next player is half the amount bet by the player.
(b) Side Show. A seen player can ask for a Side Show. Side Show means that you wish to compare your cards with the cards of the previous player. You can do this only if the previous player is also a seen player and there are one or more other players still in the poker games. For Side Show you put amount equal to twice the current stake in the pot. Your request for the Side Show is conveyed to the previous player. The previous player has option to accept or deny your Side Show request.
If your Side Show request is accepted and the previous player has better cards than you, you must pack. If your cards are better than the previous player, the previous player must pack. After one of you have packed, the turn passes on to the next player.
If your Side Show request is denied, you do not see each other’s cards and both of you remain in the game and the turn passes on to the next player.
Limited Stake and Unlimited Stake Tables. When you play Teen Patti for the first time, you play on a limited stake table. On the first limited stake table that you play, the boot amount is 2, you can play maximum 4 blinds, the maximum Chaal that you can play is 256 and the Pot limit is 2048. When the Pot limit is reached, all players still in the game are forced to show their cards and the winner gets the Pot.
In the next level limited table, the the boot amount is 4, you can play maximum 4 blinds, the maximum Chaal that you can play is 512 and the Pot limit is 4096. Players who have played many hands and have many chips play on higher level tables.