When looking for the most played slot in online casinos, gambling aficionados will point to the direction of slots with the highest Return to Player (RTP) rate. It refers to the highest percentage of winnings that a player can gain as payback from a corresponding slot game but based on the amount staked as bets to activate the game. Still, not a few punters in Indonesia prefer to place bets on results of sporting events.
Apparently, avid sports bettors have greater faith in sports teams whom they deem as having better chances of winning a match, which in turn increases their chances of collecting a prize. In Indonesia, various sports can inspire local gamblers to place bets on sports competitions. That is why Indonesia-facing online casinos are also giving local gamblers access to online sportsbooks of trustworthy bookmakers.
At the Danagg Official website for one, Indonesian punters sign up as members by downloading the Dana GG mobile app. After presenting the proper credentials in order to gain approval to access the sportsbooks, new members can expect some bonuses to come their way.
Gambling in Indonesia is Not Allowed Under Islamic Laws
Sports betting or any form of gambling in Indonesia is not allowed as the Islamic religion’s Sharia Law prevails. This denotes that most of the governing laws being imposed as laws of the land are influenced by Islamic religious beliefs.
Yet a Sports Betting Survey conducted by TGM in October 2022, revealed that about 38.38% of the Indonesian population are involved in sports betting. Some engage by placing bets on competitions and tournaments a few times during a year. Around 18.93% of Indonesian sports fans place bets on a weekly basis. It can be safe to surmise therefore that these punters belong to the non-Muslim demographics of the Indonesian population.
The Greatest Motorcycle Racing Event Returns to Indonesia
A sports event in 2023 that drew much attention of the Indonesian gambling community is the return to the country of the FIM Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC) where the Asian motorsport championship originated. Also known as Idemitsu ARRC in line with the racing competition’s sponsorship branding, it is widely recognized in Asia as the largest motorcycle road racing championship in the region.
Many of Indonesia’s motorsports fans are happy over ARRC’s return after 4 years of leaving them without a grand motorsports event to spectate and place their bets on. Sports aficionados in the country say that unlike anywhere else in Asia, there is no other fan base as huge as the motosports racing community of Indonesia.
While it was noted that many in the audience were people coming from everywhere across the globe, observers estimated that about 50% of the spectators who watched the racing event unfold in Pertamina Mandalika International Circuit last August 2023. As can be expected, the majority of these Indonesian audiences had placed bets on their favorite motorcycle rider/s.