Indonesia denies financial aid for online gamblers

Indonesia denies financial aid for online gamblers

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Indonesia denies financial aid for online gamblers

President Joko Widodo of Indonesia declared that the government will not give gamblers at online casinos any financial support.

In reaction to recent debates about social services for families of online gamblers, Widodo made a comment. Because online gambling is banned, the suggested strategy caused controversy. The concept was first proposed by Muhadjir Effendy, the nation’s Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Cultural Affairs, last week during a meeting to form the Online Gambling Eradication Task Force.

On Monday, the Deputy Chair of the Online Gambling Eradication Task Force made it clear that although it is vital to prosecute gamblers, the proposed social aid program will primarily target their families. President Widodo announced a harsh crackdown on the illegal activity, which is prohibited in Indonesia, earlier last week in response to a number of concerning murder cases connected to online gambling around the country. Prabowo Subianto, the upcoming president of Indonesia, will take over from Widodo in October. Widodo advised Indonesians to abstain from all gambling.

The president discouraged gambling, both online and offline, in a video that he shared on his social media accounts. He emphasized the value of responsible money management. Noting the challenges presented by its cross-border nature, he also called on public figures, religious leaders, and the general public to keep an eye out for and report any indicators of online gambling.

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