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Teen Patti, a hit among online gamers

The old Indian card game Teen Patti, also the title and theme of the Amitabh Bachchan starrer, is becoming popular on a new platform – the Internet as the gaming format gains immense popularity.

tech reviews Updated: Mar 03, 2010 16:24 IST

Teen PattiThe old Indian card game Teen Patti, also the title and theme of the Amitabh Bachchan, Ben Kingsley-starrer, is becoming popular on a new platform – the Internet. The gaming format is gaining immense popularity with online audiences across India.



Even the Big B is using the social network portal Ibibo's Teen Pattigame for promotion of his flick that was released last Friday. This version has been introduced keeping in mind the popularity of the game across different genre of audience while maintaining the legal sanctity, say creators.



According to Ibibo CEO Ashish Kashyap, the Teen Patti game is a huge rage with the youth wherein tens of thousands of people spend hours everyday playing this online version while simultaneously interacting real time with their friends.



"The game is built with the vision of getting people connected and network via this live multiplayer gaming format. The uniqueness of this game is that it is social. Rather than being one-player platform, Teen Patti allows six players to play live simultaneously on a virtual table while sitting anywhere in India," Kashyap told PTI.



The game was launched last October on the eve of Diwali. "Since then the game has seen a phenomenal response across different genre of players and is growing by 200 per cent month on month active user," he says.