The lottery of Indonesia was born out of a desire to raise funds for PON (Public Option Network). It is organized by the government and is not as popular as other lotteries, but it did set the foundation for modern lotteries. In 1965, the first president of Indonesia, Soekarno, banned lottery gambling by issuing Presidential Decree No. 114. The decree came about after a compromise between Soekarno and D.N Audit.
It is not clear whether or not the government’s decision to ban the local lottery game was based on religious beliefs or simply on the amount of money it generates. There are other ways for poor people to earn money and improve their lives, and the lottery is not their only hope. However, some people have become addicted to playing online lottery games and continue to purchase tickets in hope of winning the jackpot. In addition to gaining more popularity, online lotteries are safe and secure.
Since its inception, the lottery of Indonesia has sparked a wave of protests. Those protesting have taken their message to the State Palace. Several factions in the Indonesian parliament have urged the government to abolish the lottery. The Indonesian Democratic Party and the Muslim-backed Suharto are a few of those who are opposed to the lottery. Despite being a Muslim-backed party, the lottery has failed to gain widespread acceptance in Indonesia.