Evolution of Gambling in India

These four games have an important role in the evolution of gambling in India:


Chaucer is the most popular and old game in India. This game is played with four colours of four GOTI and three wooden huts PANSA on the board. Chaucer wat the first game that was played in the backs of a stone or a kind of wooden gate. Its name was due to its size. It was a four-part game and there were 16 GOTI in every part. In this way, a total of 64 GOTI was played in the backyard. Initially, it was played only for fun. For this, white stone dice were made, which were numbered from 1 to 6. Lord Shiva and Mata Parvati play the game of Chaucer. This simple entertaining game became the reason for the ragging of Draupadi in the Mahabharata.


The absence of Chaucer was four-footed. In this game, four-hundredths of the clothes started to be made after eating food. Wooden huts (PANSA)used to be used. In the meantime, the practice of betting on the coins of cows, cereals and gold began.


In the course of time Chaupaad’s existence almost disappeared and a new game started with 48 hands, which started taking property directly at every stake. By then the game had come out of closed walls of the house and came to the market. In the markets duly used to go to the court-ordered gambling house. Where the owner of the gambling provided two people with money and space for gaming on commission. We can call them the world’s first “casino”.

Gambling with cards

At present, gambling is played with cards also. In many states, gambling is played on the night of Deepawali. It is believed that many people are auspicious and a sign of Laxmi coming, but the scriptures have made a direct announcement that gambling is an addiction, where addiction happens, there is no habit of Lakshmi.

Although Satta matka is also most popular game in India.

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