Satta Matka is a form of lottery or gambling that originated in India. It involves betting on the opening and closing rates of cotton transmitted to the Bombay Cotton Exchange from the New York Cotton Exchange. However, over time, the game evolved and started using playing cards and eventually, numbers.
Players choose a set of numbers and place their bets on them. The winning number combination is then drawn, and the players who have bet on that combination win a prize. The game is typically played in rounds, with multiple draws taking place in a single day.
Satta Matka was popularized in the 1960s and 1970s and became a significant source of income for those involved in the gambling industry. However, due to its illegal status and the associated risks, including fraud and violence, the game has been banned in India since the 1990s.