In 1962, the Worli Matka was started first by Kalyanji Bhagat. Later in 1964, this game went into slight modifications as Ratan Khatri introduced New Worli Matka game. The Makta game of Kalyanji Bhagar was functional all the days, while Ratan Khatri operated between Mondays to Fridays.


The textile mills of Mumbai was in growing heights and the mill workers took to playing this game Sand it eventually resulted into bookies to open their shops in and around the mill areas. With growing Satta Matka Game business, the Central Mumbai became the main center.

The Matka King

In the year 1980s and 90s, the matka business touched its zenith and the Satta Matka Results lured more people into this gambling game.  This is the time the Mumbai Police cracked the Matka games dens, thereby forcing the bookies and dealers to shift their business beyond the city outskirts. In fact, many bookies moved to Gujarat, Rajasthan and other states, thereby spreading the gambling game of Matka throughout India.

Meanwhile, many primarily involved bookies in Matka game started experiencing the betting opportunities in cricket matches. Thus, by the year 1995, it accounted to around 2000 bookies, in the city and the neighboring towns. However, this did not last much and came down to 300. The business per month as an average turnover came to Rs. 100 crore. The Matka, in the modern business is found in and around Maharashtra.

About Kalyan Matka

The Kalyan Matka is a famous game and even today people play the Matka gambling. The betting game name acquired its name after Kalyanji Bhagat, the Matka King who arrived as a migrant in Bombay in 1941. He was merely a spice seller and had a grocery store. He initiated the gambling of Matka by accepting bets about the cotton trading in the New York wholesale market rates of opening and closing. After Kalyanji Bhagats death, the entire business was into the hands of his son, Suresh Bhagat and Jaya Bhagat, his wife. Finally, even Suresh Bhagat was killed by Jaya Bhagat and his own son Hitesh Bhagat.

Rattan Khatri is another Matka King was controlling successfully lot of illegal gambling from 1960s to 90s. He played with crores of currencies and had extended connections internationally with over a lakh of bookies globally. Today, Mumbai, Dhanji Street is the gambling hub and Bollywood world is also influenced by this Matka business and Khatri ventured into the Bollywood movies financing.