Matka is a game of chance and fortune

Matka is a game of chance and fortune

A individual who lived in Mumbai between the 1970s and 1990s would definitely have heard the names of Ratan Khatri and Kalyanji Bhagat. They were famous for running one of the largest lotteries in the city (shall we call them notorious). In fact, this was a form of gambling under the name of Satta Matka.

A Option Game

The mill workers in Mumbai used to try this game with their hands. This is a Pure Chance game. No expertise is involved. It is a numbers game. You could get up to several times your initial investment if you are lucky enough to win. The Satta King is the one who will win this jackpot.

Regulations of the game

Let us see how this game can be played. To participate in the game, a player has to buy two tickets. The first ticket allows him to pick three numbers between 0 and 9 at random. The next step is to add these numbers and forget the digit tens when taking cognizance of the digit units. In a set, this gives him 4 numbers. Similarly, for his second set, he must select a further 3 numbers. In this situation as well, the same technique is applied. Consequently, you end up with 8 numbers.


In your first set, you choose 0, 2, and 6, and in your second set, 3, 4, and 1. 0-2-6-8-3-4-1-8 will be your eight-number series. The Matka King announces, by drawing lots, the winning combination. They used to pull out these numbers from a pot in the olden days. In Hindi, a pot literally translates into Matka. Hence, for this game, you get the name Satta Matka.


Usually, the first number is drawn every night at 9.00 pm. After a couple of hours, the second and third numbers are drawn. The outcome is transmitted within no time across the world. The first number is the number that is open and the second is the number that is near. You have a mixture of the two that is known as the amount of Jodi.

Matka is a game of chance and fortune

What’s going to win you?

If your sequence is matched by the open number, you get 9 times the amount you have invested. You get another 8 times your investment with the near figure, while the Jodi number gives you 48 times the investment. The odds are marginal of winning the entire series.

Your proportion of the winnings:

Via a bookie or an agent, you must place your bets. The universal rules are that for any winning number, the bookie or the agent gets a fee of 5 percent. You don’t need to pay him anything if your number doesn’t win. However, by demanding 10 percent, some bookies attempt to trick new entrants to the game. One can not disagree with them, of course, because they have the protection of the dons of the underworld. Therefore, when you spend your cash in the Matka, you are literally playing with flames.

Today, there are also chances of coercion. In the olden days, it was widespread. In fact, there are cases of bookies disappearing when there are many winners. The odds of getting multiple winners are almost impossible.


Madonna Thomas is the Co-founder and Chief Business Development Officer at Techno Gaming World. Prior to that, She was responsible for leading its digital marketing team and Content Operations.