What Is Teer Shillong & How It Is Played? – Dream Numbers & Common Numbers
Teer is the Hindi word for arrow and is a key component in the sport of archery. In Meghalaya, the arrow is not associated just with the sport of archery. Rather, it is closely associated with another very popular game related to archery but not in a conventional way.
The people of the Khasi tribe have been practising the traditional sport of archery for centuries. At some point in time in the early 20th century, people took to betting on the game. In the 1970s, the betting was banned and the counters conducting and promoting the games were raided and shut down. When the state of Meghalaya was formed, they saw an opportunity for state revenue in the Shillong Teer game and legalised betting on archery. It was then controlled by the state under the Meghalaya Amusement and Betting Tax Act.
How Is Teer Shillong Played?
Learning how to play Teer Shillong is easy. It is a game with simple rules that is played daily in Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya. Every day, at a fixed time, 50 archers shoot 30 arrows each at the traditional targets made out of cane and placed at a distance of 50 yards for the first round at 3.30 p.m. The next round consists of 20 arrows each shot at 4.30 p.m. Not all the arrows are likely to hit the target. The total number of arrows that hit the targets is the total score that is the basis of the game.
The participants choose a number from 00 to 99 to bet on. This number must match with the last two digits of the final score in round 1 and round 2. The players can also bet on the numbers through the online casinos. They can play the game on selected casino portals, which are associated with the game.
What Are Dream Numbers in Shillong Teer?
In Meghalaya, people associate their dreams with certain numbers and these are also applied to the game. Some examples of the Shillong Teer dreams number associated are the number 6 with a male, number 5 with a female, 37 with a fight between a man and a woman and number 17 with an erotic dream. The tickets are sold between 10 a.m. and 3.30 p.m. when many choose their numbers from 1 to 99 based on their dreams the previous night.
You can also use a Shillong Teer common number as your bet. These are obtained by studying the results of the previous months. The Shillong common number is not fixed and changes based on past results.
Deciding the Winner
The game sees two results per day, one for each of the rounds. For every rupee wagered in the first round, the winners can win INR 80, while for the second round, the amount is reduced to INR 60. For predicting both numbers accurately, the players can win up to INR 4000 per rupee wagered.
Other than being a source of revenue to the state government, the Teer Shillong game is also a source of income of the archers, the ticket sellers, online casino portals and even those involved in the manufacture of the bows, arrows and targets.