Online Poker in Indonesia
Indonesia is one of the world’s biggest poker players, with a huge number of poker sites operating and millions of people playing the game regularly. It’s one of the most popular countries in South-East Asia, and is rapidly catching up to gambling meccas such as Macau, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Australia.
Online Poker in Indonesia is a growing industry, and although it’s not legal to play at home, there are some options available for players living in the country. These include both the iPoker Network and the MPN network (two of the largest poker networks) that allow players in Indonesia to deposit in rupiah using local bank transfers, and to withdraw winnings hassle-free.
Poker in Indonesia has a long history, with Chinese immigrants bringing the game to the nation in the late 19th century. It quickly became popular, and by the early 20th century there were dozens of poker clubs in Jakarta alone.
It’s not as widespread today, but there are still hundreds of poker rooms operating in the country and it’s a hugely popular pastime for millions of Indonesians. It’s also a great way to meet like-minded friends and improve your skills as a player, whether you’re a beginner or an expert.
Poker is a skill game and has elements of chance, but it’s more about your abilities than it is about luck. A large percentage of elite players come from North America, but the burgeoning poker scene in Indonesia is starting to produce top-tier talent. Some of the best players to emerge from Indonesia in recent years are John Juanda, Darus Suharto and Michael Sampoerna.