Illegal ‘Satta-Matka’ being played indiscriminately in India, ED raids many places

New Delhi: Despite being illegal, playing gambling with playing cards or online game ‘Satta-Matka’ is being discreetly played in India. The online game of Satta King or Satta Matka is quite popular among the working class in India. Among the working-class people, the game of Satta King or Satta Matka is often considered as a form of lottery. Playing lottery is legal in several states of India, including Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Goa, Kerala, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Punjab, and Sikkim. State governments have imposed strict regulations regarding issuing licenses for such lotteries, conducting such activities, and imposing taxes on the prize money.

Gambling has been banned in India since 1867.

In India, the game of Satta King or Satta Matka, played online, is seen as gambling or betting, which is illegal in India. Since the British government introduced the Public Gambling Act in 1867, gambling has been prohibited in India. This means that gambling does not have any legal support in India. From time to time, various apps have emerged that offer sports games, including a certain amount of gambling.

Satta Matka or Satta King has been played in India since 1950.

Speaking of the rise of Satta Matka or Satta King in India, the game of Satta King or Satta Matka emerged as a form of lottery in India in the 1950s. Satta Matka or Satta King is an online type of gambling or lottery game that has recently gained a lot of popularity on online platforms.

What is Satta King Satta Matka?

The Satta King game is called a lottery game. In Satta King or Satta Matka, the game of gambling is played by more than one individual, where players place their bets based on a number from a pot. The bet is based on the number that is speculated to win the prize. Additionally, gambling is illegal in India. However, the legality of online Satta Matka is highly unclear. Previously known as ‘Ankada Jugar,’ Satta Matka has remained popular in India since the 1950s.

ED conducts raids at 25 locations

As part of investigating foreign currency violations against registered online gaming companies abroad and websites operated from India, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) conducted search and seizure operations at 25 locations in five states and union territories. During the investigation under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA), the ED found that companies registered under fake names in small countries, which had no connection with online gaming activities, were collecting money and sending it out of India in the name of services or import of goods.

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