If you have never been to Indonesia, you may not know that gambling is one of the country’s most favorite pastimes.
In fact, while Indonesia is a Muslim country with a government that bans gambling, many Indonesians still gamble both online and offline.
Why is gambling / togel online so popular in Indonesia, and how are people able to do it so easily even though the government has made it illegal?
The history of gambling — Gambling has been a popular pastime in Indonesia for hundreds of years. That means, even though present day governments have made it illegal, many Indonesians ignore the law and gamble anyway.
Of course, that can mean a hefty fine and a lengthy jail sentence if caught. That is why so many people and companies in Indonesia facilitate ways to get around the law for anyone interested in doing so.
After all, when your parents, grandparents and great grandparents have always gambled on poker, casino-style games, cockfights and domino games, why would most people in the country have any interest in stopping doing that?
That is why they operate underground casinos that can be accessed by anyone wanting to gamble while still being hidden from government agencies. It is also why they operate many of the online casinos popular with Indonesian gamblers.
After all, all of these gambling services are created to be as easy to access for Indonesians as possible. The owners of them then benefit.
Gambling online — Gambling online has also become a popular pastime for millions of Indonesians, as it is so much easier to do this than it is to attempt to access underground casinos with a physical location.
An online casino can be accessed via a VPN, even if the Indonesian government has the website itself blocked. It can also be accessed from home, without the possibility of any government official finding out.
That allows millions of Indonesians to gamble as much as they like and to spend as much money as they want to doing it.
The popularity of gambling — This situation is only likely to increase with millions more Indonesians gambling in the future.
After all, when one person tells their friends how easy it is to gamble online, you can guarantee many of their friends will do it as well.
Plus, even if subsequent Indonesian governments come up with a way to block specific VPNs access to online casinos, there is always someone who will figure out a way around that block.