Lottery For Indonesians
There are no land-based lotto games available to Indonesians, but you can play lottery games from the United States and other European countries through the Internet. The Spanish Christmas lottery is an example of an online lottery that is available to Indonesians. The main drawback of playing lottery games in Indonesia is that it is illegal.
Although most of the Indonesian population is Muslim, there are some ultra-religious groups that were able to ban the lottery game in the country. These people claimed that lottery revenues went to the president of Indonesia. However, this rumor was never verified. In addition, many mafia groups operate illegal gambling parties in Indonesia, which are not fair. While most locals don’t fall for this, tourists are often victims of this type of gambling.
The government of Indonesia rejected a similar lottery plan after Muslim groups protested. The government said the lottery amounted to gambling and was not allowed under Islamic law. It is estimated that about 90 percent of Indonesians are Muslim. This makes it the most populous Islamic nation in the world. The lottery plan would have generated about $8 million a year in revenue, half of which would go to prizes.
While the Flores lottery does not generate a lot of money, it still attracts a huge following. In rural Flores, people rarely talk about losing the lottery, but boast of their wins. They also predict lottery results, often based on previous winning numbers.