In the year 1961 which was 59 years ago it was started by one Ratan Khatri and during the initial days it was called Worlimatka. The populace during the period used to wager on cotton's opening and closing rates. The practise was transmitted to the Bombay Cotton Exchange by teleprinters from the New York Cotton Exchange. When the New York Cotton Exchange prohibited the practise in 1961, gamblers/punters began using scraps of paper to maintain the gambling industry. SattaMatka gambling involves the writing of numbers 0-9 on scraps of paper. After that, the papers are placed in a matka.