Playing Poker In Indonesia
poker In Indonesia
The nation of Indonesia stretches across two continents (Asia and Oceania) and despite its massive 261 million population it does not have a large number of casinos. The country has strict gaming laws that can result in lashings and even jail time for players who are caught playing in illegal venues. Thankfully the internet has allowed Indonesians to take part in some of the world’s best online poker games and it is now possible for people living in Indonesia to deposit at major international poker sites and receive real cash winnings as well.
While North America has a headstart when it comes to elite poker players the game is no longer being solely dominated by the United States. Players from around the world are swiftly demonstrating that they have what it takes and the burgeoning industry in Indonesia has already produced some top-tier talent. Indonesian/American John Juanda leads the pack with over $25 million in live tournament earnings and is joined by Darus Suharto who is a dual citizen of Canada and Indonesia, Michael Sampoerna, Sandhy Rafael Sitepu, and Satrya Teja all of whom have impressive live tournament results.
Despite the fact that the government in Indonesia has been working hard to prevent people from accessing online poker sites, it has not been able to shut down all of these foreign websites. As a result, it is still possible for Indonesians to find a lot of online poker sites in the local language and many of the bigger international poker networks allow people living in Indonesia to make deposits with rupiah and to withdraw their winnings back into that same currency as well.