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Cricket Satta: After a tip off police busts racket involved in betting

Last Updated on December 21, 2020 at 4:11 pm

The infamous mafia of the illegal IPL betting or cricket satta racket, Sonu Sardar, was arrested from Jaipur in Rajasthan recently. One of his aides Ranjit Singh has also been arrested from Naubasta bypass.

The police said that they are allegedly part of worldwide IPL cricket satta.

Police arrested more than a dozen persons and recovered 1.3 crore cash from two betting rackets. Sonu Sardar was on police’s radar since then. Police said that Sonu Sardar’s network was spread to Sri Lanka, Nepal and even Dubai. 

Sonu Sardar told the investigators that only people who have IDs and passwords could bet on a IPL match. Each ID and password cost Rs 14,400. He used to sell around 533 IDs and passwords in a single day with the help of his comrade bookies in other parts of the nation and world. 

However, no one knows exactly how much money is involved in the cricket satta, still it is estimated from Rs 10,000 to 20,000 crore per match. IPL match bets can go as high as upto crores. However, the minimal bet is Rs 1,000 which a small bookie will take and that too only in rural areas.

Generally, bets lower than Rs 1,000 aren’t seen but still, there is no hard and fast rule as to what could be the minimum bet. Big bookies such as Shobham Kalachowkie and Junior Calcutta take bets of crores of rupees. 

There are generally two ways of cricket satta. The first one depends on the outcome of the match, and one bets on their preferred team. The other format is six over betting. In this, one bets on how many runs a particular will score in specific six overs during the match. 

Bookies don’t take bets from unknown people. New players are introduced in the game only through proper referrals by other present players. The bookies get their profit from those who lose the money. 
The entire system of betting runs on trust. Bookies trust that people will pay if they lose. In case they don’t pay, the one who made their reference is made to pay up.