Phalodi's Secret Betting Market: The Unofficial Election Forecasting System | All You Need To Know

The betting in Rajasthan's Phalodi is a centuries-old tradition that has woven itself into the fabric of daily life. Locals might bet on anything, from the direction a thrown shoe will land to the outcome of a stray bull fight in the streets.
Phalodi’s Betting Network

Phalodi’s Betting Network (Image Source: iStockphoto)

A small town near Jodhpur in Rajasthan, Phalodi has garnered national attention for its unique and clandestine betting market, known as 'satta', particularly on election results. In the absence of official opinion polls, numbers from Phalodi are now widely discussed across India. Though its predictive record is not flawless, Phalodi has gained a substantial reputation for forecasting election outcomes with notable accuracy.
Satta in Phalodi operates as an underground market since organized betting is illegal. However, it is an open secret that has propelled this modest town into the limelight. According to The Economic Times report, the satta market in Phalodi comprises just a few dozen small tin kiosks, yet it commands respect nationwide for its supposed precision in predicting electoral and other trends.
The betting in Phalodi is a centuries-old tradition that has woven itself into the fabric of daily life. Locals might bet on anything, from the direction a thrown shoe will land to the outcome of a stray bull fight in the streets. Although the satta business is believed to have started in Phalodi several centuries ago, it took on a more organized form by the end of the 19th century. Initially, the betting focused on rain, a crucial factor in the arid Thar region where Phalodi is situated.
With the advent of radio broadcasts of cricket commentary, cricket became a new focal point for betting in Phalodi, which expanded further with the popularity of the Indian Premier League (IPL). As interest in elections grew in the 1970s, so did the betting on election results. Media coverage of the Phalodi satta market over the past decade has enhanced its national prominence. The ban on opinion polls before elections has turned Phalodi’s satta market into an unofficial barometer for poll results.
Phalodi's influence extends to the Mumbai stock market, where many locals are active participants. The report added that this network constantly provides information, forming the basis of the satta business. Betting rates in Phalodi fluctuate hourly based on changing conditions. The market is dominated by two terms: 'khana' and 'lagana'. 'Khana' refers to bets on outcomes with slim chances of winning, while 'lagana' indicates those with better prospects.
The local residents are not required to deposit money upfront as bookies are familiar with them, but outsiders must deposit cash. These days, transactions are mostly conducted digitally, especially with non-locals. High odds attract high rates, while low odds come with lower rates. For instance, a bet on a party winning more seats than generally expected will have a high rate, whereas a bet on the number of seats a party is comfortably expected to win will have a lower rate.
The bookies in Phalodi, Rajasthan, have developed a sophisticated system for analyzing voter mood and election trends.
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