The online gambling industry is beginning to thrive in India as they take advantage of the lack of regulation concerning online activities. Interest in both sports betting and playing online casino is contributing to this upturn in customers choosing to gamble online. Logging on and playing online casino was traditionally a more Western pastime but in the last few years it’s spread towards the East. As internet access and smart phone usage continue to improve in Asia, this will only further facilitate online gamblers.
In this article we are going to look at India and how casino game developers are creating products specific to the market. Casino websites like Lucky Dice show exactly what is available to online Indian Gamblers. Slots don’t quite have the same appeal in India as they do elsewhere, which is why traditional Indian games are being transformed into exciting games that can be played on your mobile for real money. Games like Andar Bahar and Teen Patti have been amongst the first to get the online casino makeover – but there are surely more to come.
Ezugi provides mobile and web live dealer gaming solutions amongst other things. They have quite an array of live casino games in the market, the latest of which is Andar Bahar. Released in the summer of 2019, it’s been quite a hit with Indian-facing online casino brands already. You can play the game in both Hindi and English on huge casinos like Dafabet and 10Cric.
The game of Andar Bahar is very straightforward and if you don’t already know how to play, you will do after only a few goes. This version provides extra interest with the chance to place side bets and players are also aided by in-play graphics displaying statistics on Andar or Bahar from the last 100 rounds played.
Super Spade Games are a B2B live dealer supplier who offers a whole host of live casino games to gambling brands all over the world. Initially sticking to more traditional games like Baccarat, they made their name in the industry. Now though, they are the latest developers to release their own live version of Andar Bahar. Brands like 1xBet and Sportsbet.IO who are both looking to make a mark in India jumped at the opportunity to feature the game on their respective websites.
Back in May 2019, esteemed game developers Evoplay released one of the first Full HD versions of Teen Patti. The traditional Indian card game, which translates as “three cards”, is essentially a simpler form of Poker so lends itself to becoming perfect for online gambling. Evoplay Entertainment has done a great job in producing a game which doesn’t only play well, but looks great too.
Evoplay Entertainment is a game development studio with offices in Malta and the Ukraine. They pride themselves as being pioneers for innovative game play which was highlighted when they unveiled the industry’s first VR slots game in 2018. It’s not only 3D slot games where they are leading the way it seems, as with this sleek Teen Patti game, they must also be considered as Indian game pioneers as well.
If you prefer to play live versions of online casino games then Super Spades have you covered with their Live Teen Patti game. It was the very first of its type when it was released in early 2019 and it joined many other live games like Roulette and Blackjack. Super Spades have built a really smart, clean HTML5 interface for customers to play and converse with live dealers. The game play itself offers customers added entertainment with side bets and bonus bets.
The success of Teen Patti and Andar Bahar would suggest that this is just the beginning when it comes to traditional Indian gambling games being given an online casino twist. In the future we expect to see online casino versions of Jhandi Munda and Indian Dice, as well as further developments to the two discussed in this article.
It will be interesting to see if any of the really big game development studios like Netent take up the baton with regards to Indian casino games. Watch this space.