EVERY NOW AND THEN PLAY POKER IN INDONESIA
EVERY NOW AND THEN: PLAY POKER IN INDONESIA

Do you play poker? Have you ever tried?

Poker Indonesia is the most popular casino game that ever created – either a live or an online game.

Poker is a card game in which players bet on the value of their cards – that combines gambling, strategy, and skills. All poker variants involve betting as an intrinsic part of a play, and determine the winner of each hand according to the combinations of players’ cards, at least some of which remain hidden until the end of the hand. Poker games vary in the number of cards dealt, the number of shared or “community” cards, the number of cards that remain hidden, and the betting procedures. It is one of the forms of gambling.

In Indonesia is making it the Fourth (4th) largest country in the world in terms of population. And It is the most populous Muslim-majority country in the world. With all these people, there is a huge potential poker market, but, Indonesia is a very conservative country. In spite of the very good amount of tourist traffic they get. Indonesia continues to ban all forms of gambling poker is gaining ground in Indonesia.

Poker Indonesia

The main reasons behind its ever-growing popularity are the constant television broadcasts, the regularly held world championships, and the game’s competitive nature. Many would argue that poker requires more skill than luck but in nature. It is still counts as a form of gambling. All forms of gambling are illegal in Indonesia so is Poker Indonesia. Online gambling is forbidden too and the government blocks foreign gambling sites as well. There is not much information about the penalties for playing at an offshore online casino if there is any, though.

Any forms of gambling in Indonesia are illegal such as:

  • Casino gambling
  • Bingo
  • Poker
  • Sports betting
  • Lottery
  • Bitcoin gambling
  • Cockfighting

In Indonesia, those are illegal due to the dominant religion of Islam. They have the law that forbids all forms of gambling as it considers gambling addicting, evil, and a cause for people to forget their social responsibilities. That is why the country’s government has gone to great lengths to ban gambling in all its forms. In addition, online gambling is forbidden too and the government blocks foreign gambling websites.

However, there is not much information whether players are prosecuted for playing at an offshore online casino or not. But it is in the law, we need to follow what the law said. It is not for the betterment of individuals,  groups, but for the country.