A lottery site or situs togel in Indonesia is not something that local punters can easily find, even in the government-controlled sports betting site. Unlike in the UK where gambling is ingrained as part of the country’s culture, gambling in Indonesia is strictly prohibited regardless of age, culture or status in life.
Why Indonesia Strongly Prohibits Gambling in Any Form
As it is, around 85 percent of the country’s population are devotees of the Islamic religion, which imposes prohibitions against gambling. Although earlier government administrations permitted Chinese and non-Indonesian residents to gamble by way of lottery games, the prevalence of the Muslim population led to political views that even togel or lottery is a form of gambling.
Since the majority of the Indonesian population observes and follows the Sharia Laws, there is no strong opposition to the banning of lottery and sports betting in the country. As a matter of fact, the government-run toto or sports betting site is already on the verge of being dismantled. The argument supporting the banning of the toto site is that it isn’t really generating the projected funds that can finance some of the Indonesian government’s socio-civic and economic projects.
The Rationale Behind the Gambling Ban on Lottery Games
The people who have been pushing for the ban on lotteries believe that generally, Indonesians live a good life as everybody makes money by working hard. The political and religious leaders who are pushing for the ban argued that poor sectors of Indonesian communities are the ones gravely affected. They are spending too much money on lottery tickets instead of wisely and purposefully spending their hard-earned money.
In Indonesia, most people live a good life because even the poor have jobs or entrepreneurial hacks to make money and to live decently. The problem though is that many are pinning their hopes on winning a lottery jackpot so they can get rich quickly.
Lottery Games for the Minority Non-Muslim Indonesians
Nonetheless, the non-Muslim minority and Chinese nationals living in Indonesia who still believe in the lottery games access online gambling sites that offer real-money online lottery. After all, law enforcement agencies and authorities in Indonesia find it difficult to catch online gambling violators due to the highly advanced Internet gambling technology.
Besides, reputable and trustworthy online gambling industry operators including licensed lottery businesses in North America and in Europe, continue to sell lottery tickets to millions of hopeful Indonesians.
Statistically, Indonesian locals who buy lottery tickets online admit to buying several lottery tickets during the week or during the month. They do so in the confines of their home and always include tickets for the US Powerball jackpots.