Indonesian Lottery Rules Revealed
Lottery gambling is a popular pastime for millions of Indonesians and contributes to the country’s economy. However, it is essential to balance economic growth with responsible gambling practices and strong regulatory oversight. This will ensure that lottery players are protected from the potentially damaging social and economic impacts of gambling addiction.
In the past, Indonesia’s government has allowed a sports lottery known as Porkas to be sold freely since 1985. It is regulated under Law No. 22 1945, which states that it is not a gambling game, but rather a “sports donation coupon with prizes.” It also does not sound like a gambling game, so it could not be banned under Manipol era and the Suharto era.
But now, after a wave of Muslim-backed protests, the state-sponsored lottery’s extension permit has been revoked. The move came after a meeting between Social Affairs Minister Endang Inten Suweno and parliamentarians that lasted more than six hours.
The new rule is expected to make the lottery less profitable for some companies and may also deter people from playing it, which can have a negative impact on the country’s economy. It is also a big setback for those who are planning to apply for the US Diversity Visa Lottery (DVL) in 2023. Fortunately, there are many ways to play international lottery games online. These websites offer a safe and convenient way for Indonesians to enjoy USA Powerball and Euromillions games, as well as the Spanish Christmas lottery El Gordo de Navidad.