Andar Bahar is a very simple card game played in India, it is also known as Katti. The odds of winning at Andar Bahar are 50/50. The dealer cuts a card from a standard pack of cards and it is left out on display. The dealer then begins to deal the rest of the pack in two columns. One column starting on his left and the other column starting on his right. The aim of the game is to guess which column the same numbered card will reappear in. There is a slight advantage to bet in the column which the dealer starts first. However, it also advisable to only play with friends as con-men are likely to dupe you if you play them in the street, whilst casinos take a heavy house edge, often giving you odds as short as 4/5 (bet 5 Rupees to win 4 Rupees) on both outcomes.
Rules to play
- You will have 40 seconds to place your bets
- Bets can be placed in Andar or Bahar
- Only unique cards/ Values are accepted for bet
- Confirm the bet or Enable the auto confirm bet.
- If the first card is drawn is a (card of Red color) then the dealing will start from OUT(Bahar) spot
- If the first card is drawn is a (card of Black color) then the dealing will start from IN (Andar) spot
More about Andar Bahar
This game is very simple and easy and require no strategy to play. As the name suggests andar bahar or in and out, a card is cut (katti) and a player decides inside or outside.
This game is widely played in Bangalore and Goa. In Bangalore, you can spot an Andar Bahar game around allies, bus stops, outside bars etc. On streets many people just sit down with a deck of cards and people stand around to bet. The dealer offers a cut. You then bet on that card will be dealt on the inside or the outside. He then deals the cards one a time alternating between two spots; one spot called inside, the other spot called outside. He keeps dealing until the card that was originally cut appears. If it appears on the outside those who bet that spot win and the others lose; same is true if it appear on the inside (inside bettors win / outside bettors lose).
The odds are 50/50, similar to flipping a coin and calling heads or tails. Whilst the game is often innocently played between friends, it does also have a long association with cons, cheats and organized crime.
So the basic is that cards are again reshuffled after end of game and then dealt one at a time to each of two spots called the inside spot and the outside spot. Again if the player was correct in his choice of inside or outside based on where the previously cut card lands, he wins the bet. If not, he/she loses the bet and the game goes on till players no longer wish to play.
Whilst the game might sound simple, many of the games offered in Bangalore are rigged. There are many ways this occurs. A novice cheat might have enough skill to move the cut card to the bottom for later use. A seasoned cheat can often position the cut card in such a way he knows which spot it will be dealt. On top of rigged games you also need to pay attention to sucker odds. If they can get away with it, many dealers will charge Rs. 120 or even Rs. 140 for the opportunity to win Rs.100. This game is illegal, but with big cuts going to the mafia you’ll find it offered frequent enough. It is also a game the wealthy are secretly allowed to play in many five star prisons. Or better yet, when a hustler is locked up he might just find himself dealing in a private rigged game ran by the prison guards.