In recent years, online gambling in Indonesia has become increasingly popular, despite the country’s restrictive laws on gambling. There is no direct legislation directly prohibiting gambling but since the majority of the citizens in Indonesia are Muslims, Sharia Islamic laws which ban gambling and other ‘vices’, reign supreme as the law of the land. Despite this ban, online gambling is still flourishing in Indonesia.
This is somewhat of a paradox, but there are different reasons for the rise in online gambling in Indonesia. We shall explore some of these reasons in this article.
Online gambling offers more privacy and is convenient.
The government of Indonesia has banned all forms of gambling in the country, but this has unsuccessfully stopped the citizens from engaging in the activity.
Most Indonesians have grown up gambling with family and close friends, hence it has become a part of their culture and a form of recreation. There are no legal gambling houses in the country, and even illegal underground gambling arcades are still raided by the police and are considered unsafe. This is why the advent of online gambling is a welcome addition in the country, particularly in the younger generation. The government has also banned online gambling and as such, most of the websites used are illegal. These are harder to confiscate and Indonesians can thus play at their comfort.
A variety of games found online
Unlike traditional physical gambling which offers limited game options, online gambling offers an array of games for Indonesians to play. Among these, online slots, or as the Indonesians call it “situs slot online terpercaya“, are still the most popular game choice played by Indonesians. Older gamblers prefer to play online slots, blackjack, poker, baccarat, bingo, or roulette while the younger population prefers keno, sports betting, table, and card games. Game developers have taken advantage of this and are ensuring that their casino table games and online slots run efficiently to give their Indonesian customers the best gaming experience. Indonesia is the fourth most populated country in the world and this offers a large market for online gambling games.
Easy and fast transactions.
Another added advantage of online gambling is cashless transactions especially in opening an account, betting and collecting awards. Thus, online Indonesian gamblers do not have to stress about being caught spending their money on gambling. Some companies are also providing secure transactional services for gambling, and thus players do not worry about their money being traced to an online gambling site.
As online gambling becomes increasingly popular in the country, more people are becoming aware of the advantages of the same. Developers are also taking advantage of this. We anticipate seeing how the future of gambling unfolds in Indonesia.