Teen Patti is one of the best-loved card games in India without a doubt! Just like many other Indians, I also love to play this three-card game at festivals, friends party, evening tea-stalls and for entertainment. There are more players of Teen Patti in India than the total number of players outside India. The game has been one of the most played indoor games in the history of India. Every new generation learns the game from his previous generation. I learned the game from my grandfather who used to play it with his friends every evening. Teen Patti might not have an official history but certainly has an impactful one. So impactful that the game was carried forward from ancestors, grandparents to parents and finally to me.
However, in recent times a new dimension was added to this old game. With the development of the internet, the most-loved card game could now be played online. Online casinos that were providing sports betting and casino games, started including Teen Patti side by side with their other online casino games. Earlier, the gambling that coexisted with Teen Patti game was done without sharing with other people and now everyone could see it happening, as it went online. This gave rise to the question ‘Is it safe to play Teen Patti online?’. Well, don’t worry. Even I used to worry about the same until I did my research before going any further with my passion. Nobody wants legal issues, right?
The legality of Teen Patti in India
Surely, gambling is illegal in India. Except for a few places like Goa, Sikkim, and Daman, where casinos are well-established. However, the law that exists in India against gambling only demeans us from engaging in land-based gambling. That is, you cannot place bets on games that we play in real life. It doesn’t state anything about online gambling and here is where things start to get interesting.
Since Teen Patti has now moved to the online medium, it is more legal than ever to gamble through this game. I was delighted to see that online betting cannot be called illegal. It is better to bet online since the law is against the land-based betting.
Is online gaming safe?
Before you start to panic, I would like to say that ‘NO’ I am not saying that you should blindly trust others. You can always research about a casino before playing your favorite Teen Patti game. However, a person may not always get the time to do the research. In such cases, casino reviews are a great option.
Moreover, not anyone can be a Teen Patti player. It is not a game of Andar Bahar, where you just have to sit and wait for your luck to fight the war and win it for you. Teen Patti, of course, requires luck but it also requires skill. If you know the game well, you can make a guess about your opponent’s card. Your guess may turn out to be true. If you are skilled enough, you can also understand when is the right time to show or to fold. Not showing your real emotions to your opponent is also one of the key skills to play this game. Therefore, no matter where you are playing, nothing can manipulate your gameplay, until and unless you are not worthy of playing. And being skilled is a personal ability, an online casino can never intervene in it.