HOW TO PLAY SATTA MATKA
Satta is a broad word to describe “betting” in India or Hindi. The Matka game, is sometimes referred to as Indian Satta Matka because of its early popularity. If you are interested in betting games, check out the Numbers Game at Bodog India.
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Where to Go for Satta Matka Online for Real Money
Satta is not currently legal in India, but it is still big business. Lotteries have become more attractive online because they combine all lotteries on an international level, so those from India can leverage their bets by only picking lottery cards where the jackpot is the biggest.
India has a relatively small lottery jackpot while the US and EU countries have jackpots commonly in the 100’s of millions of Euros/USD.
For other betting games, a large majority of Indians are still betting with local bookies, but more are using the internet at online casinos and online bookies like Betway for cricket and other sports or casino games.
How to Play Matka, Commonly Referred to as Satta
Indian Matka gambling is a very simple game and is a form of lottery. The game was founded by Ratan Khatri back in the 1970s and was popular up until the 1990s. You would go to a satta bazaar to play it. The game is not played very much anymore, mostly in the regions of India and Pakistan. Instead, many enjoy the lottery games more so these days.
You pick (3) three numbers from 0 – 9. For example 5,3,6 would be your first pick at random. To add more substance to the game, the numbers are then added up (5 + 3 + 6) and a final Satta Matka number is given. In this example, it is 14. You only use one digit of this number, the last one. In this example, it will be the 4. So your first draw would be 5,3,6 *4.
A second set of numbers is also drawn. They are drawn in the exact same way as the first draw. As a random example lets assume the numbers 8,2,8. This gives us a total of 18, we again only use the last digit so our final pick for the second set of numbers is 8,2,8 *8
Our final card would look like this: 5,3,6 *4 X 8,2,8 *8. Here is an example card you would find in a matka game.
How You Win
To win at Matka Satta, you have various rate payouts, ranging from 9/1 to 999/1. You can bet on the chance of all numbers coming up to the first, last, or any other type of bet allowed by the Matka gambling bookie. For this reason, it can be an attractive game because of the payout multiples, but the game is merely a game of chance and therefore can not be beaten.
It requires luck to win, but many are superstitious about their numbers and always play them, just like the lottery games.
Satta Matka Fees and Odds
The Satta betting agent should only take a maximum of 5% of your wager amount assuming you win. Because the game is all luck and neither the agent nor the bettor has an advantage, the bookie should take home 5% on every Rupee wagered. Heavy betting on a certain number, or combination of numbers can be a dangerous scenario. If those numbers come up, it is very likely your bookie will vanish because he can’t afford to cover the wagers.
When the cards and numbers are picked, generally at 9 PM and 12 at night the winners are declared. This is how a payout would occur.
Example of a 10 Rupees Bet
- You choose the correct first number drawn: 9 X Your Wager of 10Rs = 90 Rs.
- Your second number is drawn: 9 X Your Wager of 10Rs = 90 Rs.
- You choose the middle number (the jodi) and the first number correct in combination: 90 X Your Wager = 900 Rs.
History of Satta Matka
The origins of Indian Matka gambling involve wagering on the daily price of cotton according to the Bombay and the New York Cotton Exchange. Nowadays, Matka betting, or Satta King, is a popular lottery-style game. It involves the selection of random numbers in the hopes of hitting the right number combination. The winner becomes the Satta King and they earn the bulk of the prize pool.
What ever happened to the legendary Ratan Khatri – Matka King? After his arrest in 1995, he had to discontinue his games and now crooks are running the game he loved so much by fixing the numbers. To this day, Khatri is still at the racetrack betting horses for only 5-10 Rs. A big fall from grace, but his name remains legendary among Satta Matka games in Mumbai.
Conclusion on Satta Matka
Big time enthusiasts still play this game and they remember the days of Ratan having celebrities pull draws for him. The game has since lost most of its following. Indians have chosen the faster-paced action of betting on cricket games or live dealer casinos on their mobile devices.