Card games have been played in India since the 16th century. Whether it be at social gatherings or during Diwali, there is always fun to be had when playing a round of cards. Recent technological advancements have made these much-loved card games accessible online, resulting in increased popularity across the country.
During the COVID-19 outbreak, governments across the world induced lockdowns, including India. This meant that most people were forced to spend their time at home with very little movement. In this situation, card games become a beloved form of entertainment for many Indian households to help pass the time.
Online card games became a particularly popular choice, as players were able to experience the feel of a live casino from the comfort of their own homes. Online casinos offer a huge array of table games, from blackjack to baccarat – there is a card game to suit everyone.
Popular online card games in India:
Blackjack is the most widely played casino table game in the world and is extremely popular within the Indian casino industry. The aim of the game is to beat the dealer by obtaining a hand that is as close to 21 as possible.
- Teen patti
Teen patti, sometimes known as Indian flush, is a popular casino game that originated in India. Teen patti is a simplified version of poker and uses terms such as ‘blind’, ‘chaal’ and ‘show’.
- Andar Bahar
This traditional casino game originated in Bangalore, India. It is a 50-50 card game and is played with just one pack of cards.
Card games used to be played mainly at social gatherings, but since becoming available online, more and more people in India are enjoying live casino games on a regular basis.