It’s been a very exciting few months for Playtech with the releases of some of their most highly-anticipated live casino games. Adventures Beyond Wanderland is still fresh on the market, but the company is continuing its packed 2021 release schedule. This time, they’ve decided to finally throw their hat into the live Andar Bahar ring.
To the uninitiated, Andar Bahar is an Indian casino game that has recently started gaining traction on the live gambling scene. It’s a fairly simple game, but more and more of the industry’s top software providers have been adding it to their portfolios. Playtech is the latest among them, and they’re promising to bring the Andar Bahar game to a whole new level.
To be clear, Andar Bahar by Playtech is not currently available to play online, so we’ll have to update this page in the future. Still, we have some information available to piece together in preparation for a full Playtech Andar Bahar review.
Now, while competitors like Ezugi have been offering Andar Bahar online for quite some time, it’s still relatively niche. In practice, that tends to result in sub-par production value for live Andar Bahar streams (though not always.) This isn’t so much a criticism as a simple fact – Andar Bahar games are rarely as flashy or polished as, say, some examples of Roulette or Blackjack.
With a company like Playtech at the helm, though, that’s all about to change. We can safely expect some of the best-looking studios around. Better yet, they’ve all been kitted with thematic Indian decor. After all, native-speaking Indian Andar Bahar will be a good part of the offer. Throw in some high-quality user interface options and world-class dealers, and this seems like a recipe for success.
Though we don’t know all the details yet, you will be able to play Playtech Andar Bahar for real money sometime during 2021. Some questions, like whether the final game will feature side bets, remain unanswered. However, we can take a look at the basic rules of Andar Bahar.
Like most card games, you play Andar Bahar with a single deck of 52 cards. The dealer shuffles the deck, cuts a card, and shows it to the players. This is called the chosen, game, or house card. The rest of the deck is split into two piles – Andar and Bahar, which translates to Inside and Outside. The dealer will then start alternatingly drawing cards – one from Andar, then one from Bahar, and so on. This continues until one of the drawn cards is of the same rank as the house cards.
As a player, your goal is to predict which of the two piles the winning card will be drawn from. There isn’t much difference between the two sides, though it’s an important decision nonetheless. Whether the first card will be drawn from Andar or Bahar depends on the house rules. Most of the time, Andar is first if the house card is black, while Bahar is first if the house card is red.
If you predict that the pile whose card was drawn first will win and it does, the payout is 0.9:1. Conversely, if you win with a prediction on the pile whose card was drawn second, the payout is 1:1. The game is also often further complicated with jokers and Andar Bahar side bets.
It’s difficult to judge Andar Bahar Live by Playtech before it's fully available to the public, but we like what we’ve seen so far. The provider seems dedicated to focusing on the Indian market, which makes sense considering the game. Everything from the studio to the stream will likely be up to the highest standards.