Teen Patti Game Rules & It’s Variations

Teen Patti is my favourite game and I think it’s the favourite game of most Indians. It’s more popular in South Asia and in other countries it is known as Indian poker or flush. In India, majority of the people play Teen Patti on Diwali & New Year with casino chips. It has become a tradition now.

The purpose of this article is to make you guys familiar with teen Patti variations. As I have seen, many people don’t know about it and are only playing that classic boring teen Patti game. But before we start the variation games of 3 Patti we will discuss the classic game first because that’s the base of the game and it requires to play variations.


The main objective in Teen Patti is to have the best 3-card hand and maximize the pot before the showdown.


  1. Deck: A standard 52-card deck is used.
  2. Dealer: Players choose a dealer for the first round, and the role rotates clockwise after each hand.
  3. Blind and Seen: Players can choose to play their hand ‘blind’ (without looking at their cards) or ‘seen’ (looking at their cards). Blinds can bet half of what seen players must bet.


Before the cards are dealt, each player places a minimum stake into the pot, known as the ante or boot.


The dealer deals three cards face-down to each player, one at a time.

Betting Rounds

  • The player next to the dealer starts the betting, and it moves clockwise.
  • Players have the option to “call” (match the current bet), “raise” (increase the bet), or “fold” (exit the hand, losing any bets already made).
  • Blind players have the option to look at their cards at any time and then play as a seen player.
  • The betting continues until:
    • All but one player have folded. The remaining player wins the entire pot.
    • Two players are left, and one player pays for a showdown.


  • If two players remain, one can pay for a showdown, where both players reveal their cards.
  • The player with the higher-ranking hand wins the pot.
  • The ranking of hands from high to low is: Trail or Set (three of a kind), Straight Flush, Straight, Flush, Pair, and High Card.

Hand Rankings

teen patti hands

  1. Trail or Set: Three cards of the same rank.
  2. Straight Flush or Pure Sequence: Three consecutive cards of the same suit.
  3. Sequence (or run): Three consecutive cards, not all of the same suit.
  4. Color: Three cards of the same suit that are not in sequence.
  5. Pair: Two cards of the same rank.
  6. High Card: When none of the above ranks are achieved, the highest card of the player determines the value of the hand.

Teen Patti Variations 

Teen Patti has many variations that introduce different rules and twists to the game, such as playing with jokers, using different ranking systems for hands, or introducing new betting structures.

1. AK47

In AK47 variation – A, K, 4, 7 these are the jokers means you can assume any card you want.

2. High-Low

In High-Low variation – Whatever the highest & lowest card you have in your hand will be your joker card and you can assume it any card.

3. Revolving

Revolving is a bit interesting and you might find it a little confusing. 

  • Firstly, you will deal 3 cards to each player and then put 3 cards from the deck in front of everyone and what so ever is the card that is the joker.
  • Now the main game starts from here, the player who packs first their card will become the joker.

So, this way game becomes interesting.

4. Best 3

As you have understood from the name. You will deal with the 4 or 5 cards and play with the best 3 cards you have.

My words

Teen Patti is my favourite game and I want you guys to explore and get addicted to this game. There are plenty of variations but here I have covered my favourite and interesting one. I play with my cousins/siblings and seriously how time flies we didn’t even realise.

Do play this game and let us know in the comment section how’s your experience.

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