The word Satta is usually recognised as a betting game which is mainly illegal in some parts of India and is not presently legal in Online Market , however there is no such site we have seen which supplies Satta Matka , The Sport Matka is usually mentioned as satta matka because if its early quality ,
So How did the Satta Matka began , Who Started it and who are the main players and people who gave birth to all the Matka games
So it all goes back to 1961 when
the original form of the game, betting would take place on the opening and closing rates of cotton as transmitted to the Bombay Cotton Exchange from the New York Cotton Exchange, via teleprinters.
In 1961 the New York Cotton Exchange stopped this games , and after that all the gamblers needed a way to keep this game running in the market.
The Ratan Khatri introduced a new way to play this game , he introduced a way to declare opening and closing rates of imaginary products. He said that Numbers will be written on pieces of paper and put into a matka, One person will draw a chit and declare the winning numbers. Over the years, the practice changed, so that three numbers were drawn from a pack of playing cards, but the name “matka” was kept.
in 1962 one more person names kalyan ji bhagat started a new game named Worli Matka which used to run all days of the week and in 1964 Rattan Khatri also introduced a new game for the competition named New Worli Matka which used to run 5 days in a week.
When the Textile mills were under construction many mill labours used to play this game which resulted that many bookies opened their shop near those mills and all this was happening near Central Mumbai
Between 1980 to 1990 the Satta Matka games were on its peak , it used to score a business of around 500 crores every month .
After this the game came into the knowledge of Mumbai police , and they tried to shut it down in Mumbai which eventually lead the gamblers and bookies to open the centers in other states they moved it to Gujarat , Rajasthan and other states , so the gamblers who were still in Mumbai got attracted towards other betting games and zhatpat lotteries and the bookies who became rich started exploring the world of cricket bettings.
After that every thing went cooled down and the game began to rise again and became center of attraction again for the gambles , nowadays the main center of Satta Matka games is Maharashtra .
Story of the Makers of Satta Games
- Kalyan Ji Bhagat – he was born a farmer family in Ratadia Village in Kutch Gujarat. He arrived as a migrant in Bombay in 1941 and initially did odd jobs such as masala ferriwala (spice seller) to managing a grocery store. In the 1960s, when Kalyanji Bhagat was running a grocery shop in Worli, he pioneered matka gambling by accepting bets based on the opening and closing rates of cotton traded on the New York wholesale market. He used to operate from the compound of his building Vinod Mahal, in Worli.
2.Suresh Bhagat – There is a sad story of Suresh bhagat as he got killed in a truck accident with his lawyers and bodyguards all of them were travelling in Mahindra Scorpio and this accident happened on 11 june 2008.They were returning from an Alibaug court, where the hearing of a 1998 narcotics case had been held. During investigations by the police it was revealed that Hitesh Bhagat (Suresh Bhagat’s son) and his mother Jaya Bhagat had hatched the plot to kill Suresh Bhagat. Hitesh and nine others, including Jaya, were arrested and were tried under the stringent act of Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act and subsequently convicted.
3.Rattan Khatri – Rattan Khatri was usually named as Matka King as he was the main person or we can founder the satta games , from the early 1960s to mid-1990s controlled a nationwide illegal gambling network with international connections which involved several lakh punters and dealt with crores of rupees.
Khatri’s matka started in the bustling business area of Dhanji Street in Mumbadevi where idlers used to wager on the daily trickle of the fluctuating cotton rates from the New York market. Gradually, it became a big gambling hub as the quantum of bets and betters increased. Due to a row over a winning number plus the New York market’s five-day week schedule, compulsive betters began looking for alternatives. Based on the requests of his friends, Khatri started his own syndicate and started drawing three cards to decide the day’s number. Khatri’s betting was considered more genuine as the cards were reportedly opened in the presence of the patron. During the emergency in India, Khatri was jailed and served 19 months behind bars. He has retired from the gambling business and lives near Tardeo; however, he still does visit the Mahalaxmi Racecourse to bet on his favorite horses.