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What is ‘Satta Matka’? | ‘सट्टा मटका’ क्या है ? | kalyani matka

The winner of ‘Satta Matka’ is the one who guesses the correct number and is then rewarded with a predetermined amount. ‘Kalyan’ and ‘Worli’ are the two most systematic ‘Satta Matki’ lotteries.

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What is ‘Satta Matka

Satta Matka is a form of lottery which has been popular since the pre-independence era. In olden times, the game was conceptually based on betting on the opening and closing rates of cotton transmitted from the New York Cotton Exchange to the Bombay Cotton Exchange. The rates were transmitted via teleprinter.

Although illegal in the present day, the modern form of ‘satta matka’ is based on the random selection of a number by a person participating in a lottery. It really shows that ‘Satta Matka’ is another variant of the popular lottery system which is currently running in the country. ‘Satta Matka’ is most popular in Maharashtra.

The winner of ‘Satta Matka’ is the one who guesses the correct number and is then rewarded with a predetermined amount. ‘Kalyan’ and ‘Worli’ are the two most systematic ‘Satta Matki’ lotteries.

‘Kalyan Matka’ gambling was started by Kalyanji Bhagat in 1962. Bhagat was a farmer from Gujarat who came up with the idea of ​​starting a seven-day-a-week lottery.

Two years after ‘Kalyan Matka’, a person named Ratan Khatri started ‘New Worli Matka’ with some changes in the lottery rules. This lottery ran five days a week, closed on weekends i.e. Saturdays and Sundays.

Gambling in India has been constitutionally a state subject and some states allow lotteries and casinos within their borders. These states include Goa, Sikkim, Maharashtra, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab and North-Eastern states except Tripura.

Satta Mother: Legal angle

The major legal bar on illegal gambling like Satta Matka is the Public Gambling Act of 1867 which was enacted during the British rule. After partition, Pakistan decided to abolish this law, but the Indian government opted to adopt the already existing law borrowed from the British.

A person caught for gambling (first offence) may be punished with fine ranging from Rs 100 to 300 or with rigorous imprisonment for a term not exceeding one month. The latter are liable to fine between Rs 200-500 and rigorous imprisonment for one to six months.

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