Indonesia is the largest island country in the world and the fourth-most populous in the world. It consists of more than seventeen thousand islands and has a total population of 270 million people. Additionally, it is known as the most populous Muslim-majority country in the world. Speaking of its population, an interesting fact that is worth knowing is that Java Island is home to more than half of the Indonesian population.
This sovereign state is a presidential, constitutional republic. It consists of a total of 34 provinces. Five of those 34 provinces have a so-called special status. The land area of Indonesia is around 1.9 million square kilometers, making Indonesia the 14th-largest country by land.
The land borders that Indonesia shares are with Papua New Guinea, East Timor, and the eastern part of Malaysia. Even though Indonesia has a very dense population, it has vast wilderness regions and is labeled as one of the world’s largest supporters of biodiversity.
According to the nominal GDP, the economy of Indonesia is the 15th largest in the world and 7th by PPP. That is the reason why Indonesia is considered a regional power in Southeast Asia as well as a global middle power. Lastly, Indonesia is a member of several international organizations, including the UN, Worth Trade Organization, G20, etc.
Considering the fact that the majority of the population in Indonesia is Muslim, all forms of gambling, including live casinos in Indonesia, are illegal in this country. This activity goes against their tradition and beliefs and the Sharia law forbids the people to play casino games as it states that it is evil and addictive.
Land-based gambling is also illegal in Indonesia. Not only that, but the government has a pretty advanced system that blocks all offshore sites, hence Indonesians have very limited access to online casinos. Many people decide to start up illegal gambling facilities, but the police are very effective in their work and raid these places constantly.
Even though it is illegal, Indonesians who want to play casino games often travels abroad to experience the best live casinos. Players go to the neighboring countries that have legalized all forms of gambling and they are free to participate in gambling-related activities, as long as they adhere to the laws and regulations of the country that they visited.