If you ask many Indonesians what are the most popular pastimes for millions of their countrymen, many will tell you gambling online is one of the most popular things Indonesians do. Why is gambling online so popular in the country though, and why is it likely to increase in coming years? We asked the guys running slot games to give us some insights.
Indonesia’s restrictive gambling laws — As the majority of Indonesians are Muslim, and gambling is banned under Islamic law, the Indonesian government has also banned gambling.
With millions of Indonesians growing up gambling with family and friends, and with the country having a long history of gambling, it is no wonder then that so many people moved their gambling online.
The secrecy of online gambling — While people from many other countries love gambling online, Indonesians specifically love it as it is so easy to do.
Even if the Indonesian government blocks most online casinos, all anyone wanting to gamble has to do is to connect to them using a VPN. Once connected to a VPN, they can access any online casino and gamble as normal. All without their government or their ISP knowing what they are doing.
This makes it much safer for Indonesians who love to gamble and allows them to gamble as much as they like. As more and more Indonesians become aware of this, more are beginning to gamble online.
Every game is accessible — While there is underground gambling occurring all over Indonesia, it can be difficult to access. In addition, if anyone is caught gambling in underground clubs, the penalties can be severe. The games people enjoy playing are also not as easily accessible.
Once an Indonesian gets online and sees that every game they have ever loved can easily be played however, they continue to go back again and again. After all, not only can they gamble on poker, blackjack, roulette, baccarat, bingo, keno and any traditional Indonesian dominoes game they have always loved, they can also do it without threatening their privacy.
The ease of transferring gambling money — Many of the top online casinos are also owned by Indonesian companies. Knowing how restrictive the country’s gambling laws are, they have also made it easy for fellow Indonesians to transfer money into an online account for gambling purposes.
This means Indonesians do not have to worry about being caught gambling due to having their money tracked to an online gambling account. Nor do they need to worry about not being able to transfer the money they need to gamble.
In other words, with fellow Indonesians making it so easy for anyone in Indonesia to gamble online, it can be expected that the number of Indonesians doing so will only increase in the future.