Knowing the pattern changes in Matka Game

Knowing the pattern changes in Matka Game

Popular fun sports that have stood the test of time are the games that have evolved over time and have changed as per the altering demands of society and its people. Matka game is a very fine example in this context. This is a legendary game of money, luck, and intuitive skills that has successfully attracted people from various walks of society. Although the game emerged in the state of Maharashtra, soon it became popular all across the country and remains to be so even in the current times. In the course of this discussion, we will take a look at the pattern of changes that have emerged in the domain of this game making it an eternal favorite of Indian audiences.

The phase of initial changes

If you take a close look at the history of this game you will understand that it has been one of the most flexible patterns of money and luck-oriented sport that has ever emerged in the bosom of this nation. Initially, in the Matka game which is played by selecting random numbers to declare winning numbers at the end of the day, the opening and closing rates of the New York cotton exchange were put to use. This is a pattern that came to an end in the year 1961 when the New York Cotton Exchange stopped transpiring their opening and closing rates to the Bombay Cotton Exchange. 

Rechristening of the sport

The very first change in this game was witnessed around this period when a young Sindhi migrant from Karachi Pakistan – Ratan Khatri, introduced the new system of drawing numbers from an earthen pot. As per this new rule imaginary prices were fixed for commodities and random numbers were written on paper chits and dropped inside the earthen pot. At the end of the day, the winning number or the winning string of numbers was drawn out from the earthen pot. This is how the game actually attained its current name ‘Satta Matka’.

The audiences of the sport

The next very important change of pattern that can be witnessed in this fun sport is the change in the nature of the audience who used to indulge in this sport. Initially only the employees of the cotton mills around Central and Southern Mumbai use to play this game and place their bets on different numbers. However, with time it was seen that the audience for this game sooner became rather a broad spectrum and spilled over just the Cotton mill labor class. In fact, during the decades of the 1960s, 70s, 80s, and 90s a massive volume of the Indian population used to play the game of Satta Matka came from different walks of life and Indian society as a whole.

Different versions of the same game

The popularity of this game is clearly understood from the fact that there were several versions of this single sport at a single point in time. To explain in detail the sport of Satta Matka had a number of legendary stalwart players who did establish their own rules and offered a firm infrastructure to the sport as a whole. Out of these names mention can be made of two very important men Ratan Khatri and Kalyan ji Bhagat. At a certain point, two versions of Satta Matka were continued in Maharashtra where Kalyanji Bhagat Matka ran all around the week and Ratan Khatri's Matka ran only 5 days a week from Monday to Friday. 

Change in betting amount

In the earliest times which began with the immediate post-independence period in India, the bets placed in the game of Satta Matka used to be really paltry. Punters could place bets as low as Rupee 1. In fact, experts have opined that this particular feature was responsible to a large extent explaining the huge popularity of this sport with the labor class from the cotton mills of Bombay. Nevertheless, this betting amount witnessed a huge boost in the later decades where records show that bet amounts on a monthly basis rose up to as high as rupees 500 crores.

Current online version

One of the most recent changes that can be witnessed in this game is through the introduction of its online internet-driven version. In fact these days you can find a large number of internet-driven online portals where you can play this game from the comfort of your house. There is no longer any need to run after bookies or step outside your house or workplace to place your bets. Amongst the other factors, the Matka game rate has also witnessed changes and growth. This is in fact one of the main reasons that explain the popularity of this game even in the current times.