If you’re a Satta Matka enthusiast, chances are you’ve heard of Star Matka. It's a relatively new craze in the Indian lottery and gambling markets. However, there is no reliable information available on the internet. To help you understand the lottery better, we spoke with Matka experts who answered the top 6 questions for you. 

1. What Is Star Matka?

Star Matka, like all other forms of Satta Matka, is a single-digit lottery.

It resembles the traditional form of the game, which involves betting on the possibility of two random numbers from 0 to 9 appearing in two rounds of drawing cards. The one who guesses the numbers correctly wins the game and becomes the Matka King.

The lottery usually runs twice every day at 1:30 PM and 2:30 PM. Results are declared by the organizers offline or published online on various Satta Matka websites.

Also read: Matka Gambling in India: An Introduction

2. Is It Legal?

Star Matka, like all single-digit lotteries and Satta Matka games in India, is illegal throughout the country. Currently, no online alternative is available on foreign lottery sites that can be safely termed legal.

Organizing or playing the Star Matka lottery could amount to a criminal offense punishable by the law. The penalty for organizing such lotteries is a monetary fine of ₹200 and/or a jail term of up to 3 months. On the other hand, the penalty for playing it is a monetary fine of ₹100 and/or a jail term of up to 2 months.

Also read: Is Matka Legal in India?

3. How Is It Played?

The rules of Star Matka are similar to those of traditional Satta Matka.

Each game has two rounds – opening and closing or day and night. In each round, players bet on the possibility of a single number from 0 to 9 appearing. This number is the sum of the values from three playing cards that are pulled in the round.

For instance, if the three cards 1, 3, and 5 are picked during the opening round, the result for that round would be 1 + 3 + 5 = 9. The player who correctly guesses the number 9 would win the round.

Similarly, if the three cards 2, 6, and 9 are picked during the closing round, the result would be 2 + 6 + 9 = 17. Since this is a double-digit number, the last digit 7 would be considered for the final result.

The matka sequence for the game would be this:

1, 3, 5*9 X 7*2, 6, 9

Players would also be able to bet on the Jodi (pair) of the two digits, which is 97, and even on the full sequences of the three cards in each round.

Also read: How to Play Matka: A Beginner’s Guide to the Basic Rules

4. How Does Star Matka Guessing Work?

Star Matka guessing is all about how the lottery is played. It is about predicting the two digits that would show up in the opening and closing round. There is no hard and fast rule to how the guessing game works. It is purely based on luck and what can be safely called intuitions.

Also read: Kalyan Matka: Open, Close, Chart and Other Terms Beginners Must Know

5. Is There Any Legit Star Matka App?

There is no legit Star Matka app at the moment. All the sites you see on the web and all the mobile apps you find are all run illegally by anonymous individuals and groups.

The websites are poorly developed and contain low-quality content. The apps are never available on Play Stores. You cannot make online transactions to buy tickets. You can only check the results of the illegal Matka games that happen offline.

6. What Are the Legal Alternatives?

There are two legal alternatives to Star Matka:

You can play international lotteries such as the US Powerball, EuroMillions, EuroJackpot, MegaMillions, and Mega-Sena on legal online lottery sites that accept Indian players. We have mentioned the top lottery sites below. All you need to do is register, deposit, and buy the entries.

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Alternatively, if you want to experience Matka without running into legal trouble, try out the online Matka-like lotteries offered by international lottery betting sites.

These games resemble the traditional format and are legit as they are hosted by foreign sites that are not subject to the Indian lottery and gambling laws.

One such game is Jhatka Matka offered by Lottoland. It is exclusive to the lottery betting operator and follows all the rules of traditional Satta Matka.