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Andar Bahar live casino: Origins of the game
Andar Bahar is an Indian card game that is said to have emerged from Bengaluru (Bangalore) in the southern state of Karnataka. Many claim the card game is more than a hundred years old. In the Tamil language, the game is known as Mangatha or Ullae Veliyae.
This card game is one of the traditional gambling games in the country along with Teen Patti and Rummy. Its name literally means inside (Andar) and outside (Bahar). It is purely a game of chance also known as Katti where the objective is to simply bet on the correct pile that will match the dealt card.
It is a game that is easy to learn and master. Because of its straightforward rules, your chances of winning in Andar Bahar is always 50:50. Through the years, Andar Bahar has become a popular game in Indian casinos, as well as in foreign brick and mortar casinos and online casinos.
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How to play Andar Bahar: Rules, bet, payouts, and odds
In Andar Bahar, the dealer places a card face up and the player bets on either the inside or outside pile. The dealer then deals cards alternately to the two piles until a card appears that matches the initial card.
The first card is dealt to the Andar pile if the house card is black. Meanwhile, the first card is dealt to the Bahar pile if the house card is red. The deal continues until a card appears that matches the rank of the house card.
Players who bet on the pile where this matching card appears win while those who bet on the other pile lose. The minimum and maximum bets are determined by the house in a casino game but can be agreed in advance in a private game.
If the chosen card appears on the side where the first drawn card was dealt, the payout will be at odds of 0.9 to 1. If it falls on the other side, the payout is at odds of 1 to 1 (evens). Therefore, the colour of the house card determines where the first card is dealt such as:
- A winning bet of 1,000 credits on Andar pays 1,900 credits (your bet returned plus 900 credits) while a winning bet on Bahar pays 2,000 credits if the house card is black.
- A winning bet of 1,000 credits on Andar pays 2,000 credits while a winning bet on Bahar pays 1,900 credits if the house card is red.
Moreover, the game is played in betting rounds. It will end once you drop out of betting. There is a good chance that the first matching card will appear on the same side as the dealt card beforehand. The odds of this is close to 51.5%.
With this, you can determine the house edge on a bet on the pile where the first card is dealt as 2.15%. On the other hand, the house edge on a bet on the pile of the second card dealt is 3%.
Try out different Andar Bahar live casino variants!
Get different kinds of thrills and prizes in any Andar Bahar live casino variants! Even with its simplicity, you can choose from a wide range of game variants that will best suit your playing style. Some do not exactly have a name but you can distinguish them from the slight changes in their rules. Check out Andar Bahar games at Casino Days India such as:
Dealing the first card differently
In this Andar Bahar variant, the first card is always dealt to the Andar pile, the second to Bahar and so on instead of choosing the side based on the colour of the house card. In this game, the odds are 0.90 to 1 on the Andar pile and 1 to 1 on the Bahar pile.
This modification does make the initial bet almost a 50:50 chance because the colour of the card is not known when the bet is placed. Moreover, the payout remains as 0.90:1 for winning bets on the side of the first dealt card and 1:1 for winning bets on the side of the second card.
Betting after seeing two cards
In some games of Andar Bahar, you are allowed to place a further bet on either side after the first two cards are dealt and neither of them matched the house card. In this variation, the odds in favour of the first match coming on the same side as the first card is dealt are moderately better than the odds at the start of the game. It can be up to approximately 51.58%.
Betting on the number of cards to be dealt
The next Andar Bahar variant is not played in the traditional game but it is introduced by many online casinos. It lets the player place a wager on how many cards will be dealt until the house card is matched. These bets may be given in different scales such as:
|Number of cards dealt||Payout odds||House edge|
|1 to 5 cards||2 to 1||18.68%|
|6 to 10 cards||3 to 1||13.18%|
|11 to 15 cards||4 to 1||15.49%|
|16 to 25 cards||3 to 1||12.80%|
|26 to 30 cards||14 to 1||8.52%|
|31 to 35 cards||24 to 1||7.56%|
|36 to 40 cards||49 to 1||5.17%|
|41 cards or more||119 to 1||4.92%|
Betting on the house card
Another Andar Bahar live casino variant is betting on the house card. In this game, the players are allowed to bet on the rank, suit or colours of the house card before it is dealt. Therefore, it can be observed as:
|House card prediction||Payout odds||House edge|
|2 to 7||1 to 1||7.69%|
|8 exactly||11 to 1||7.69%|
|9 to Ace (Ace high)||1 to 1||7.69%|
|colour (red or black)||0.9 to 1||5.00%|
|suit||2.8 to 1||5.00%|
Mangatha or Ullae Veliyae
Mangatha or Ullae Veliyae originated in South India where it is played by adults for money and by children usually for tamarind seeds. The dealer and the player bet an equal amount of money or seeds before the player chooses the side to bet on. It can be Ullae (in) or Veliyae (out). There is no house card but the player can choose the target. It can be any number from 2 to 10 but not Ace, King, Queen or Jack.
Then, the dealer deals alternately to the two piles, starting with Ullae. If the first matching card falls on the chosen pile, the player wins all the stakes. However, the dealer wins if it falls on the other pile. Since this game is played for even money, the player can have a marginal advantage by betting on Ullae. To take the edge off, a rule that the winner of the game should be the next dealer is imposed.
Katti is another Andar Bahar variant wherein the dealer starts by dealing a row of 13 cards faces up. Each of the players can choose any card in the row and bet on the Andar (inside pile) or Bahar (outside pile) for that card. When the initial bets have been placed, any player can bet that a particular play by other players will lose.
Afterwards, the dealer deals the next card from the pack which will be called the indicator card. Its colour defines which bets will win and which will lose. Therefore, it can be observed as:
- The winning side for the first card in the row will be the same side as that player’s bet if the indicator card is black.
- The winning side for the first card in the row will be the opposite side from that player’s bet if the indicator card is red.
The winning side alternates along the row between inside and outside piles after this. Moreover, the winning positions are defined individually for each player in the game.
Therefore, a player loses as well if another player had bet ‘inside’ on the 5th card in the row. This is because the winning side in the first position and every odd position would be on the ‘outside’ as this is opposite to their bet.
Game developers that offer Andar Bahar live casino games
Finding the Andar Bahar game best suited to your gameplay is easy because there are many casino game developers that offer this entertainment. Check out some of the software companies who developed their own graphical framework and technology for making bets to play Andar Bahar online.
Enjoy a round of Andar Bahar anytime and anywhere you want! OneTouch, an app-based game developer, offers 2/3D animated casino games including Andar Bahar. Play against a computer and get an impressive audiovisual experience while racking up substantial amounts of payouts.
Super Spade Gaming
Super Spade Gaming is one of the casino game developers focused on their Indian audience. It was the first developer to offer Andar Bahar live casino online. You can choose from their wide array of Andar Bahar games such as Speed Andar Bahar and a classic version of the game. You can also look forward to more developments.
Another highly reputable casino game developer that offers Andar Bahar games is Ezugi. Their live dealer games boast top of the line technology, as well as friendly and charming dealers. They were also the first one to introduce the ‘Side Bet Feature’ to the online version of Andar Bahar.
X-Pro Gaming or XPG offers a basic version and a more advanced version of Andar Bahar. It is also another Live Casino software provider known for having beautiful Andar Bahar live casino dealers.
Play Andar Bahar and gamble responsibly!
Shake things up with your online gaming experience with Andar Bahar. It is a straightforward and exciting game you can easily master to accumulate prizes. Be that as it may, remember to set a budget and never play for money that you can’t afford to lose.
Play Andar Bahar live casino at Casino Days India rationally. It is a simple game that can give you high thrills and even higher payouts. Luck may be needed in winning but it does not mean you can’t try to improve your chances with the right tactic.
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