Playing Online Poker in Indonesia
With a population of more than 95% Muslim, gambling is prohibited in Indonesia. Nevertheless, the country has a large underground poker scene and many residents and tourists play online poker for real money. But how do they do it safely? With police raids of underground casinos and homes common, and jail time a possibility, players need to take care when playing idn poker99.
The government does not distinguish between games of skill and those of chance when it comes to its gambling laws, so poker could be considered illegal if caught by authorities. Despite this, the country is home to some of the world’s best players such as North American/Indonesian John Juanda.
Those who want to play poker in Indonesia must be willing to risk being arrested and/or having their funds confiscated. The only way to avoid this is to use a reputable site that is hosted in a jurisdiction with legal gambling laws. While this may not be as safe as playing in a casino, it is much safer than trying to gamble on your own and potentially getting caught by the police. Fortunately, there are several online poker sites that are safe and secure for Indonesians to use. In addition, there are also many payment options available to players in Indonesia including EntroPay, which can be funded with a Visa or MasterCard credit card or through a bank account transfer. This method allows players to fund their online poker accounts with ease and can be used for making additional purchases as well.