Indonesia’s record for having one of the largest mobile app consumption in Asia, has not escaped recognition from many developers of mobile gaming apps. According to a Newzoo consumer research, the 2013-2017 figures show that Indonesia accounts for nearly half of the $1.4 billion game market in Southeast Asia. The current projection is that on its own, Indonesia can generate annually, as much as $1.3 billion in mobile gaming revenues.
During the COVID-19 lockdown period that transpired recently, the country’s 30.7 million active gamers had no other choice but to stay home. As expected, more than half had spent most of their time and money on mobile game apps. The projected growth will likely be achieved by the end of 2020. After all, about 82% of Indonesia’s gaming population fall under the below-25 age bracket while about 10% belong to the between 25 and 34 age group.
Mobile game apps include online casino games albeit offered as a social recreation. Nonetheless, the mobile gaming technology and infrastructure have enabled many of Indonesia’s real-money gamblers to indulge in sports betting and casino games despite gambling prohibitions. In 2018, as the campaign against online gambling went underway, SBOBET was quick to provide Indonesians with a flexible mobile gambling platform, which enable customers to safely access SBOBET’s betting products and services.
Gambling via SBOBET’s Mobile Sportsbook and Casino Platforms
Although, gambling is largely recognized as an illegal activity in Indonesia, the prohibition is mainly by virtue of the Islamic laws governing the predominantly Muslim country. Since there is no specific gambling legislation in Indonesia, non-Muslim gamblers are technically, not breaking any gambling law.
Nonetheless, SBOBET has given its Southeast Asian operations a legal reputation when it sought licensing from the Phillipine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR.) The Philippine license is in addition to SBOBEt’s isle of Man license to operate in European gambling markets.
Under PAGCOR, SBOBET operates as an offshore online gambling operator, offering Indonesians and other SEA countries like Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Brunei and Vietnam, not only international sports betting. SBOBET also has a rich collection of casino table games and slot online, which Indonesian players can access through SBOBEt’s Luckyplay.88 casino brand.
Currently, Luckyplay 88’s list of content providers include major igaming companies like Microgaming, Pragmatic Play, iSoftBet, Habanero, Real Time Gaming and Spade Gaming, which is just to mention a few.
When it comes to sports betting, SBOBET still features the same sporting events, and renders the same services using the same betting facilities that Indonesians can access by way of an iOS or Android-supported mobile device.