Teer is the Hindi word for a ‘bolt’
However, it has a somewhat extraordinary significance in Shillong. Here ‘Teer’ mixes arrow based weaponry and translation of dreams, and has incited a touch of betting issue. It was distinctly during my visit to Shillong this year that I ended up presented to this fairly strange game. Local people portray it as a conventional game and guarantee that “this is the main spot on the planet where you can dream and acquire cash”.
Teer claims its due in Shillong. As you clear your path through the tight paths of this slope town, before the finish of it you would forget about the quantity of Teer slows down dabbing the paths – some along the principal streets, a couple of concealed behind corners and others facing tea slows down; all gladly showing numbers from the first and second round. What are the first and second adjustments? Such is the rage here.
Customarily called “Thom Tim”, Teer is the most one of a kind round of lottery on the planet. Toxophilism has been the customary game of the Khasi clan of Meghalaya for quite a long time. It is accepted that at some point in the mid-twentieth century, individuals began putting down wagers on such games. As the recently shaped province of Meghalaya acknowledged it could be a decent wellspring of income and in 1982 Teer – or wagering on arrow based weaponry – was legitimized. It is currently controlled under the Meghalaya Amusements and Betting Tax (Amendment) Act 1982. The game has an exceptionally solid online nearness also.
Teer is played each and every day in Shillong and the standards of the game are very basic. A fragile woman running a little tea-slow down at the furthest finish of the road turned into a survivor of my interest. Comprehending what appeared as though an endless round of inquiries, she coolly said “you wager, they point!”. Her answer appeared as though a conundrum to me and I was trusting she would expand, yet she returned to disapproving of her business.
Everybody around me held a token ticket. How can one get a whole town snared on to a game? A taxi driver who had been tuning in to my discussion with the slight woman the entire time, approached me. He flashed his token ticket and offered to drop me at the Polo Ground where they shoot bolts at 4 pm and 5.15 pm every day. On our way to the Polo Ground, he clarified why precisely teer is such a serious deal in Shillong. Something other than being a round of possibility, Teer is a strong and consistent wellspring of salary in this piece of the nation. While outcasts may call it lunacy, Teer basically frames the foundation of the province of Meghalaya by giving work to the individuals of Shillong who attempt and make a decent living by running Teer slows down and selling token tickets. However, most importantly, Teer represents trust. The desire for winning large on their day of reckoning!
Consistently the men, ladies, and youngsters run to Polo Grounds in the wake of purchasing a token depends on the number they long for. All things considered, this is curved. I was arbitrarily thinking about a number when a refined man clarified that the numbers are determined or dependent on our fantasies. Evidently they have a number related to each sort of dream. The respectable man offered to assist me with partner my last dream with a number. The calculation goes like –
In the event that you long for a man, you pick 6. In the event that you long for a lady, you pick 5, In the event that you long for a man and a lady battling, you pick 13
In the event that it is a sensual dream, it is number 17. On the off chance that your fantasy about playing Teer itself, you will win regardless.
Subsequent to purchasing a token, we moved to the ground where the activity shifts at 3.30 pm. The whole ground is partitioned into a field and a zone for tea slows down and wagering stalls. Consistently, 50 bowmen shoot 30 bolts each at 3.30 pm and 20 bolts in the second round at 4.30 pm. These toxophilite resemble assault rifles shooting bolts at the speed of light and it is puzzling to perceive how exact they are. Individuals wagering on this game just need to anticipate the last two digits of the all outnumber of bolts that hit the objective. For instance, on the off chance that 1,030 bolts hit the objective, at that point, the triumphant number is 30, and in the event that 1,065 bolts hit, at that point the triumphant number is 65, etc.
Two outcomes are declared each day — for the first round at 3:30 pm and the second round at 4:30 pm. An individual can win INR 80 for each Re 1 bet on a number in the first round and INR 60 for each INR 1 went through on the second round.
On the off chance that one can accurately anticipate the quantity of both the first and second round, at that point the triumphant sum is much higher — as high as INR 4,000 for each INR 1 bet.
Shillong flourishes with this standardized betting. Youthful and old are fixated on the game.. With the state perceiving Teer as a lawful action, there is no limit to where this fixation can drive the common laborers. What’s more, concerning me, I put down a wager and lost! Obviously fledglings karma doesn’t exactly apply here. Gulping my mistake I come to accept the way that I will no doubt never dream the fantasy or score the shot. Everything I can say is, on the off chance that you plan on putting down a wager, sweet dreams.