Evolution has taken a while to create and launch its Live Dealer Teen Patti version.
But, it’s been worth the wait, as it has everything you could hope for in a game of Teen Patti.
For those new to Teen Patti, it’s an Asian version of the famous Three Card Poker and is identical to play.
The difference between the two is the fantastic Asian-looking presentation of the game and the dealers speaking in Hindi.
This review will explain how to play and the strategies to get the best return while playing.
Teen Patti uses one deck of fifty-two cards shuffled before each new game round.
You play Teen Patti against the dealer; the objective is to beat the dealer by getting a better three-card poker hand.
Players can also win if the dealer’s hand is less than Queen high. Your play bet is refunded when this situation occurs, and the Ante is paid at even money, 1:1.
Read more in the strategy section below.
Two optional side-bets, which offer payouts up to 1000:1, can be played alongside the main hand.
The game allows an unlimited number of players to play the same hand against the dealer. Every player plays the hand as they see fit; decisions other players make do not impact how the hand plays.
Teen Patti starts with the placement of a Bet. The starting bet is called the Ante bet, a stake put up by the player before receiving cards.
The minimum bet is 0.50, and the maximum is 500.
Note: If you decide to play the hand, you’ll need to place a corresponding Play Bet of the same value as the Ante Bet. Make sure you have enough money in your bankroll to cover this.
You can play two optional side bets simultaneously as placing the Ante bet.
|Royal Flush – same suit||100 : 1|
|Straight Flush||40 : 1|
|3 of a Kind||30 : 1|
|Straight||5 : 1|
|Flush||4 : 1|
|Pair||1 : 1|
|Royal Flush – same suit||1000 : 1|
|Straight Flush||200 : 1|
|4 of a Kind||100 : 1|
|Full House||20 : 1|
|Flush||15 : 1|
|Straight||10 : 1|
|3 of a Kind||7 : 1|
Three cards are dealt to the player position face up,and three cards to the dealers position, face down.
The main decision point of the hand is when you decide whether to play the cards you’ve been dealt or fold them.
The primary playing strategy for Teen Patti is to play any hand that is Queen, Six, Four or higher. I’ll go into this in a bit more detail below.
If you choose to play the hand, you’d need to place a Play bet that is the exact value of the Ante bet.
If you choose to fold, you lose the Ante Bet, but any bets you’ve placed for the side bet remain in play.
The dealer reveals their hand by turning the three cards face up.
If the dealer does not have a hand that is Queen High, i.e. three cards lower than a Queen, he is said to Not Qualify. When that happens:
If the dealer has a hand Queen or better, he has qualified. The dealer’s and player’s hands get compared to see which is the best. The highest ranking poker hand wins.
The two side bets are settled once the main hand has been completed.
Both bets get paid if the player’s hand is good enough. The value of the dealer’s hand is not considered, except when making up a five-card hand for the 6 Card Bonus side bet.
The Pairs Plus side bet pays if the player’s hand has a pair or better, while the 6 card Bonus pays if the hand has at least 3 of a kind.
There is only one playing strategy for Evolution Teen Patti.
Play the hand if it is Queen, Six, Four or better. Statistics prove this is the minimum hand value to play over the long term.
The dealer has to qualify with a hand that is just Queen high. There will be times when the dealer doesn’t qualify, so low-value hands will get a payout, regardless of what they are. Playing a hand that is Q64 keeps you in with a chance of a payout when the dealer doesn’t qualify.
The side bets have no particular strategy. As this is a single deck game, pairs are likely. There are 26 possible Pairs in the card deck, so the “Pair Plus” bet is the better side-bet to play.
The 6 card Bonus should be treated as a bit of fun as you have to make a poker hand or trips or better to win anything, which is typically quite challenging and therefore reflected in the payouts.
My general advice is not to play the Side bets – Stick to the main hand to get a good turnover of your Bankroll.
Side Bets should be played for fun, but expect to lose more often than you win.
It’s worth covering the value of Poker hands so you have an idea of which hands are better than others.
Let’s start with the lowest value hand, working to the highest. These hands relate specifically to the main Teen Patti Hand – only hands formed of 3 cards qualify.
Other hands come into play during the six-card bonus as a five-card hand is used.
The kicker card is important and comes into play on those hands where there is a draw between the first two cards.
Based on the initial Ante bet, the RTP for Teen Patti is 96.63%.
The Pairs Plus Bet has an RTP of 95.51%, while the 6 Card Bonus comes in at 91.44%.
Evolution has produced a great version of Teen Patti. In all honesty, the game plays the same as Ezugi Teen Patti. The quality of the studio and the game presented is far superior at Evolution.
If you’re a Three Card Poker player, this is a great alternative and one that I prefer.
Unlike the land-based game, you can’t play just the side-bets, which would be a brilliant modification to the game. I also think an additional side bet of Prime (same colour cards) would add extra spice to the game.
Evolution Teen Patti is available at all Evolution Live Casinos.
Evolution Teen Patti is an Asian 3-card poker game that uses one deck of 52 playing cards. The dealer and player both receive three cards. The best three-card poker hand wins.
You can play at any Evolution Live Casino. My personal favourites are Leo Vegas and Mr Green.
Based on the initial Ante bet, the RTP of Teen Patti is 96.63%.
You don’t need skills to play Teen Patti, but understanding poker hand rankings will allow you to enjoy the game more. All you need to do is play andy hand that is Queen, Six, Four or higher. The playing interface does the rest. It’s a great game to get started with on Live Dealer.
There are two side bets in Evolution Teen Patti. Pair Plus pays when you have a Pair or more in your hand. The Six Card Bonus uses the dealer’s and player’s three cards to make the best 5 card poker hand. The minimum hand value is three of a kind. The RTP for this one is 91.44% – so not a great side bet to play.
Teen Patti uses one deck of fifty-two cards, shuffled before each new game.
A few live casino providers have Teen Patti. Ezugi has two versions; 7 Mojos and BetConstruct have good versions too.