When it comes to online casinos, Betway is often touted as being one of the best places to play for Indian casino players, and they have just made themselves even more desirable to Indians because they have recently become the first ever online casino to offer the very popular game known as Satta Matka, which can be found in their live casino section. To top it off, they have partnered with Nargis Fakhri, a beloved actress in Bollywood, and to celebrate this they have a special Satta Matka promotion running. Below we will explain what Satta Matka is and how it is played and take a closer look at the promo that is on offer.
A History of Satta Matka
Satta Matka is a really popular game that originated in India during a time when wagers were put down on the opening and closing cotton rate numbers that were regularly sent from the New York Cotton Exchange to the Bombay Cotton Exchange.
This practice was made illegal back in 1961, but the game's style continued when it was suggested that people could simply place money on some random numbers instead. It was proposed that the numbers be written down on bits of paper and drawn from a pot, which is known as a matka - this is where it got its name from as Satta Matka literally translates to "betting from a pot". Nowadays, the way that the numbers are drawn is not the same, but the term matka has stuck.
"Nowadays, the way that the numbers are drawn is not the same, but the term matka has stuck."
How Satta Matka is Played
The game begins with the player choosing a first site of three numbers that are between 0 and 9. For instance, you might opt for 1, 4, and 7. The numbers are then added up and the first digit of the total is dropped. So, in this case, you would have 1 + 4 + 7 = 12, and the first digit is removed to leave you with 2. So, your first draw is 1, 4, 7, *2.
You then draw a second set of numbers in the same way that you drew the first set. For example, let us say that you choose 8,2 and 8. You have a total of 18 once those have been added up, but the first digit is removed, leaving us with a second draw of 8, 2, 8, *8.
This means that your final card will be 1, 4, 7, *2 x 8, 2, 8, *8, and the next thing that you have to do is select your bet. There are many different bets that you can make based on your numbers, which includes a bet that returns 9x your stake on whether your first selection, which in this case is 2 is correct. Once all the bets have been placed, the winning numbers are drawn at random, and the winning bets are paid out.
The Card Version of the Game Available at Betway
There is also a card version of this game, and this is the variant that you can play if you open an account with Betway’s online casinos. Below we will explain to you how you can play the card version of Satta Matka.
- The dealer will draw three cards from a 40-card deck of cards that has had the Jacks, Queens, and Kings taken away. For example, he might draw 8, 1, and 5
- The card values are then re-arranged in increasing order with 0 (10 if one is drawn) placed at the end, so we would have 1, 5, and 8
- These three cards form what is known as a Pana and the value of the digits are added up to form the Single Number, which is known as an Ank. In this example, 1, 5, and 8 are added together and forms 14, with the first digit being removed to give us a Single Number of 4
Your aim is to try and guess the Pana and the Ank that is drawn by the dealer. The game has a variety of betting options that have different payouts according to the probability of your prediction happening. You can receive 1.9x up to 700x your stake. You can place a bet as little as 10 Indian rupees or one as much as 5000 Indian rupees, meaning there are some massive winnings up for grabs if luck is on your side.
How to Make a Bet
Now that we have explained how Satta Matka is played, the next thing we are going to explain is how you place a bet.
- Enter the amount that you want to stake in the "Amount" box, and you will see how much you stand to win if your luck is in
- Click on the selection that you want to wager on and click "Place bet"
- The dealer will deal the cards and if you happen to be a winner, then you will get your winnings right away
- The next round will begin, and everything will be reset
Whether you select a chosen number or a category, whether you put money on the Pana or Single, the choices available to you are immense, and the odds are really enticing. An unlimited number of players can play at the same time, so you can enjoy this game alongside plenty of other like-minded gamblers.
Apart from the original types of bets, Betway has spiced things up a bit by having some additional bets that you can put your money on. For example, you can bet on the following:
- More red cards than black cards and this comes with a payout that is 1.9 times your stake
- All black or all red, with a payout that is 8.2 times your wager
- More Spades, Hearts, Clubs, Diamonds with a payout that is 6.35 times your initial bet
Take Advantage of the Betway Promotion
If you have read all of the above and want to try out Satta Matka online at the Betway live casino, then they have a ₹60,000 Welcome Bonus that you can take advantage of. This welcome offer is split over your first three deposits as follows:
- First deposit: 100% matched deposit bonus up to ₹15,000
- Second deposit: 25% matched deposit up to ₹15,000
- Third deposit: 50% matched deposit up to ₹30,000
As usual, when it comes to welcome offers, there are some terms and conditions that apply, and below we are going to take a look at some of the main ones for this Betway bonus:
- Minimum deposit of ₹700 for each deposit
- Bonus is money is valid for seven days
- The wagering requirements stand at 30x
- Maximum bonus amount is ₹60,000
N.B. There are, as always other T&Cs that we have not mentioned above, so before you go and claim this bonus, we recommend that you take the time to familiarise yourself with all of the terms that apply.
Always Gamble Responsibly
Playing Satta Matka at Betway, or any other casino games for that matter, should always be a pleasant experience. Therefore, it is vital that you take breaks regularly and ensure that your spending is kept under control. In order to help you achieve this, Betway had a Session Reminder feature that you can make use of that will track the length of time that you have been playing for. In addition to this, to ensure that you do not lose more money than you can afford to lose, you can opt to set a daily, weekly, or monthly deposit limit. You can find out more about the above tools and other useful ones on the Betway Responsible Gambling page.