Gambling in India is illegal for a long time now, but it is expected to be under legal terms in the near future. ‘Satta’ often termed in India is the Hindi conversion of the term ‘Gambling’, whereas, the term ‘Matka’ refers to a pot which is used to draw numbers. Satta Matka, Teen Patti, Blackjack are played using money and hence are illegal in India.
Though, very soon it is expected that all these activities are going to be legalized in India which would be a great news for the gamblers across the country. The Satta market is on the verge of getting legalized if the recent reports of CMS commission are to believed.
The CMS recommendation states that, if somehow Satta is legalised in the country the governing body can impose their powers under the Article 249 or Article 252 for assimilating betting and gambling in their communal structure. And things might go under GST as well where the people who win a sizeable amount will have to pay GST to the government.
The history of Satta Matka goes way back in the 1960-70’s which was founded by Ratan Khatri and was one of the most popular forms of gambling till the 90’s. After the 90’s, most regions of the country are more focused on lotteries rather then Satta which is still considered a crime in India.
The two most common forms of Matka games in India currently are Kalyan and Worli. The Worli Matka gambling was commenced by Kalyanji Bhagat who was a farmer in Gujarat in the year 1962 and at that time, it used to ran all 7 days of the week.
Rattan Khatri proposed the other form of Matka gambling, the New Worli Matka in 1964 which was 2 years after the Kalyan Matka gambling with some modest changes in the rules of the game. The New Worli Matka ran for 5 days a week from Monday to Friday, unlike the Kalyan Matka which used to run for 7 days a week.
Gone are those days when Satta Matka was played on paper where you had to mark the numbers on the number chart. Nowadays, it is completely online which includes the use of Android applications as well. The event is a lawful one and is accessible with free play alternatives.
It is believed that the modern Satta Matka market is Maharashtra centric which involves the draws like Main Maharashtra, Milan, Rajdhani, Main Mumbai, Anik etc. which are all accessible online on various websites.
The modern-day Matka gambling still follows the old manner where a player has to select 3 numbers between 0 to 9 and this selection process is done twice which means in total 6 numbers are selected from 0 to 9. When the 2 draws or 2 set of numbers.
The players are required to choose the right numbers for the win, and the person who does so is rewarded with plenty of money and also termed as the Satta King.
Irrespective of the manner of the game, Satta or Gambling is still illegal in India if it involves money.