Indonesian Lottery Laws
The dominant religion in Indonesia, Islam, prohibits gambling and views money obtained through games of chance as ‘impure’. The result is that there are no land-based or online lotto sites in Indonesia, as far as we know. However, many European and Asian online lottery sites report that users from Indonesia do play their games. This is probably due to the generous online lotto promotions offered by these sites.
Moreover, there are also gangs and mafioso groups that offer illegal gambling parties. The players are often tourists from foreign countries and they hide their identity so that the police cannot find them. Nevertheless, the police takes serious actions against them as they are violating the law.
It is important to note that the government of Indonesia is very strict on their laws regarding gambling. If the gamblers get caught red-handed, then they are punished with a very severe punishment. Some of them are even caned in front of the public so that they will never gamble again in their life.
In the past, there was an official lottery game in Indonesia that was run by the state. This lottery game was called Togel Hari Ini and it was played by millions of Indonesians each week. The prize amounts were very high and the game was very popular. But the Indonesian government decided to ban this lottery game because of the religious issues associated with it.