How to Play Online Poker in Indonesia

How to Play Online Poker in Indonesia

poker In Indonesia

Despite the fact that gambling has really taken off in Asia and is expected to jump even more over the next few years, Indonesia remains a conservative country. Despite the fact that it has a very large population and a good amount of tourist traffic, it doesn’t allow for the establishment of legal casinos, poker rooms, betting shops or other forms of gambling settlement. Locals can bet on cockfights and Dominoes but that’s about it.

Luckily, since poker is an online game, players from Indonesia can play it through foreign websites that are outside the jurisdiction of the country’s government. This way they can enjoy all the benefits of a reputable online poker room without worrying about any of the consequences.

While North America has a big lead when it comes to poker’s top players, there are a lot of players from South East Asia and Indonesia that are quickly catching up. Players such as John Juanda, Michael Sampoerna and Sandhy Rafael Sitepu have all made a name for themselves by winning high-profile live poker tournaments.

In the past, if you were a resident of Indonesia and wanted to play poker you would have to find a foreign website that allowed players from your country to register. Luckily, this is no longer the case as most major online poker sites now accept players from Indonesia. All you have to do is register on one of these sites, deposit some money and then you can start playing.