Johnny G. Plate, Minister of Communication and Information (Menkominfo), claimed that his party was aware that an online gambling operator had registered with the Electronic System Operator ( PSE ).
He further highlighted that playing poker online was illegal because it was against the law.
“There has been no deception. Indonesia has not created any internet gambling sites because doing so would be against the law “On Monday, January 8, 2022, Johnny spoke to media at the KPU Office in Jakarta.
According to this NasDem politician, the government does not approve of gaming websites. Even though the PSE has registered a number of websites that purport to offer online gaming.
Therefore, he said, “Nothing about online gambling has been revealed, and Kominfo is striving to clean up, including online gambling, extremism, terrorism, pornography, especially child pornography, and other trades.
“Our partisanship and constancy as a state of law that establishes the law as our commander is what ensures that this norm is enforced. Our supreme commander is the law “said he.
According to Johnny, Kominfo has created a significant space for electronic system organizers. However, he said, “Yes, the legality and the applicable laws are both followed and we obey.
Just Your Average Domino Game
Since shutting some gaming platforms including Steam, Epic Games, and Origin that have not registered for PSE, the Ministry of Communications and Informatics has come under fire from online users.
Additionally, one of the highlights is the registration of Domino Qiu Qiu, a game that purports to provide gambling services.
In response to this, Semuel Abrijani Pangerapan, director general of Aptika at the Ministry of Communication and Informatics, said during a virtual press conference on Sunday, July 31, 2022, that the Domino Qiu Qiu game is just a regular game and not a gambling application.
“Domino Qiu Qiu is not a game of chance. You can play it without spending any money “He clarified. After Kominfo also evaluated the game, this was confirmed.
He praised the people for their interest, but also requested information about any sites that actually provide gaming services. He stated, “We have verified that (Domino Qiu Qiu) is a domino card game, an internet game.