Teer is a legalized form of betting in the state, which combines interpretation of dreams with the state’s ancient archery tradition.
In Shillong at around 4 p.m. and again at around 5 p.m., the Khasi archers assemble around a cylindrical target made out of bamboo thatch. For the next three minutes they shoot at the target, after which the total numbers of arrows that have hit the target are counted. Out of the total, the last two digits are taken as the winning number. The 4 and 5 p.m. sessions are considered the first and second round of this game respectively.
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In this gambling game,people go to a counter and buy any number mainly based on their dream they had previous night. A person can buy any number for any amount and if that number is shot by archers in the evening then he will get around 80 times of the investment.
Though the game was illegal in the state of Meghalaya, considering the fact that Teer has been an integral part of the Khasi tradition coupled with the potential of “teer” as huge source of revenue for the government, the Meghalaya government legalized it in 1982.