Fan Tan is a famous traditional betting game using a cup and many small plastic bead gambling since early 19th century in China and some Asian countries. With the improvement of advanced technology, these few years was famous with live casino which allow players enjoy the games such as live fan tan, live baccarat, live roulette, live sic bo and so on at any place anytimes.
How to Play
It very simple to play as you not really need to learn. There will be large number of beads thrown on table and make the game look mysterious and confusing. Just select a number from 1-4 to indicate the number of beads remaining in the group of four beads and the last group will be the result.
In traditional games, the dealer will announced the start pf every new round of games, allow players place the bet on any number (1,2,3,4) or combination numbers. Once the bet is is completed, the dealer will rings, indicating that the bet is over, get a cup and cover about 60 out of 200 beads. Clear the remaining beads and uncover the cup. Then, the dealer uses a small bamboo stick with hooks to seperate the beads in groups of four. This small bamboo stick is similar to that used by the flagpole. The last few beads left : one, two, three or four is the final result.
Way to Bet
This game can only bet for single number (fan), the odds ratio is 3 to 1, casino always get the higher advantage but nowadays casinos has offer more choices for player to bet.
1, 2, 3, or 4
The odds ratio is 3 to 1, minus 5% of commission so the casino advantage is 3.75%.
1-2, 1-3, 1-4, 2-3, 2-4 or 3-4
The odds ratio for this bet are 1 to 1, minus 5% commission so the casino advantage is 2.50%.
1-2-4, 1-3-4, 2-3-4 or 1-2-3
The odds ratio is 1 to 3, minus 5% commission so the casino advantage is 1.25%.
In addition, some casinos offer any combination of double or triple bets, which is also a commission of 5% minus the corresponding odds. Some casinos also offer singular or double bets, as well as 55% commission to get the same bet, which is 1 to 1.