Originally called Satta Matka, it is a gambling game that is based on a random selection process. The game is played on a deck of cards and involves a selection of three numbers from a range of 0 to 9. The first number is drawn from the pot, then the second number is drawn and finally the third number is drawn. The resulting number is the winning Matka number.
The game was introduced in the 1950s and grew in popularity. The government deemed it illegal and halted the activity in the 1980s. However, punters found other ways to play the game. During this period, the number of Matka dens and bookies grew, with bookies opening shops in areas where the textile industry was prevalent.
The game was invented by a Sindhi migrant from Karachi, Pakistan named Ratan Khatri. His illegal gambling network involved lakhs of punters and dealt in crores of rupees. He was a leader of an illegal gambling network that controlled the nation’s gambling industry. He introduced the game of Satta Matka, a gambling game based on a random selection process. He also introduced the game of Ankada Jugar.
Satta Matka is played twice a day. The first number is picked from the pot and the second number is picked from a card pack. The winner of the game is the one who gets the number that matches the number that was picked from the pot. The Matka King then pulls a chit from the pot and declares the winning numbers.
Satta Matka is a very popular game in India. Unlike other lottery games, the Satta Matka lottery is now played online. It was once illegal, but now it is legal on legitimate lottery websites. However, you need a permit and prepaid debit cards to play the game. Moreover, you also need comprehensive personal information before you can play.
Initially, the game was a single-digit lottery. A large earthen pot was used to draw numbers. The pot contained paper numbers that ranged from 0 to 9. Players would write down three digits on each number. The first number was drawn and the second number was written down. The third number was drawn from the pot, and the sum of the previous two numbers was calculated. After that, a Matka King would pull the chit and declare the winning numbers.
The numbers from 2 to 9 are valued at face value. The king, queen, and jack are not part of the game. The payouts offered by the Matka operators were supposed to be 10% of the money that was bet. However, in the 1960s, bookies started to increase their profits by rigging the Matka draw. This led to the game being considered illegal and generating little revenue for the government.
The Satta Matka game became popular in India in the 1980s. However, in the 1990s, it was banned because of its popularity. It was also perceived as a lottery, and it was difficult to control operations completely. Moreover, the game did not generate much revenue for the government, and law enforcement agencies targeted bookies.