NEW DELHI: Satta King is a form of gambling or lottery that had originated before the Independence of India.
Originally, the game of Matka gambling involved betting on the opening and closing rates of cotton as transmitted to the Bombay Cotton Exchange from the New York Cotton Exchange, via teleprinters.
The modern-day Matka gambling/ Satta King is based on random number selection and betting. The players participating in the Satta Matka game/ gambling are required to choose the right number for winning the game. The player who wins the game becomes Satta King and is rewarded financially.
Two of the most famous Matka games are - Kalyan and Worli.
The Kalyan Matka gambling was started by Kalyanji Bhagat, a farmer from Gujarat, in 1962 and it ran for all days of the week.
Another Matka gambling, New Worli Matka, was started by the Rattan Khatri in 1964 with slight modifications to the rules of the game. Khatri’s Matka ran only five days a week, from Monday to Friday.
The modern Matka business is centred around Maharashtra.
Some of the terms used in the game and their meaning is given below:
Term Meaning Matka Matka means earthen pot that were used to draw numbers Single Any digit between 0 and 9 Jodi/Pair Any pair of two digits between 00 and 99 Patti/Panna Three digit number Open result / close result Outcome of matka betting Berij Berij is last digit of jodi's/pair's sum The Google 2018 trends data shows that 'satta' and 'matka' were the top searched words in the Madhya Pradesh state in the year 2018. As per the Google data, 'satta' was the 4th most searched word with a score of 36 and 'matka' came 6th with a score of 23.
Any form of Satta Matka gambling is illegal in India.
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