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Card games and their increasing popularity in India

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | July 27, 2021 11:59 AM

In India, card games since time immemorial have been a recreational activity. Whether it is festivals such as Diwali or social gatherings, fun remains incomplete without card games. Due to advancements made in technology in recent years, card games are significantly increasing in popularity.

Following the outbreak of Covid, Governments have induced lockdowns worldwide. Most people because of this have to spend time at their homes with little movement. In this situation, card games have emerged as the main timepass and source of entertainment. The popularity has increased manifold. Online card games can be played easily and there are multiple versions of these games available at any live casino. Players have the option to choose a card game according to their preference.

Top 5 most popular card games in India

  • Rummy 

The Spanish people invented Rummy and finally, this game moved to America along with Spanish migrants. With technological advancements, Rummy is available to play online. This game can be played by 2-6 players. If there are more than 6 players, the game can be split into smaller groups. It involves 10, 13, or 21 cards.

The objective of the game is to create sequences using cards. For sequence, you require a minimum of three cards in order. This is a fast-paced game.

  1. Teen Patti

Teen Patti is a card game, which originated in the Indian subcontinent. This game has been created mainly with new players. It is a simplified poker game. You have to deal with three cards and you need to make the best hand from these three cards, by betting on hands by adding extra money or leaving the game. To win this game, you need to remain in the game for the longest time. It can be played at a live casino.

  1. Andar Bahar

Andar Bahar is popularly believed that the origins of this game are Bangalore, Karnataka. Since its advent in India, it is played at land-based venues. It is a 50-50 Indian card game. It is played using one pack of cards. The dealer deals with a single card face up and players bet on the way they think the game shall end and others to its right and left. This game ends when a card matches the middle card’s value.

  1. Poker

This casino game is a combination of strategizing and betting. The roots of this game are associated with North America. It is played with 5 cards. There are 2-7players in this game. The dealer with two cards with the players, beginning from the player to his left, thereafter the players can check or bet.

  1. Satte Pe Satta

It is an easy online game. This card game can be played with 3-8 players along with a pack of 52 cards. Every player gets cards equally. The player who has the 7 of hearts starts the game whereas those who are next to him play with 6-8 hearts. It continues till the first player completes his cards.

Card games offer a social element and quality entertainment. This is the reason why online card games are growing in popularity.

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