Gambling may be the most taboo subject in Indonesia, but the nation’s Internet-based gaming market is growing by leaps and bounds.The number of Indonesian online gaming sites is set to surpass 1,000 in the next year, and a host of new and exciting games are already being developed for players in the country.With the government set to release a bill that will regulate the online gambling industry, situs agen pulsa terbaru there’s a growing interest in the industry in Indonesia, which has a population of over 250 million people.
So what’s the next step for the industry? Well, as Indonesia’s head of online gaming Amalia Dhakli and others tell CNET Asia, the new legislation will be a boon for online gaming companies.“It will bring more business to the country,” she says. “More people are playing online games, and more people are earning money. We want to use this for the better of the country.”For those interested in the booming online gaming industry, here’s a look at how the market is developing in Indonesia.
Mobile gaming is big
The mobile gaming market is one of the biggest in Indonesia, and the country has become a major player in the industry.While many Western countries are hesitant to allow mobile games on their market, Indonesia is embracing the market with gusto. The nation’s mobile gaming market was valued at more than $700 million in 2014, and is expected to grow to $1.1 billion by the end of this year.
Amalia Dhakli, head of online gaming at Indonesia’s IDNX, says the growth in the mobile gaming market is due to the fact that most Indonesian mobile users already have smartphones.“In Indonesia, it’s hard to buy a computer or a smartphone. So most people use their mobile phones to play games,” she says.Many Indonesian mobile users already play games online, and many more have downloaded mobile games apps from the country’s booming mobile app market.
IDNX says the mobile gaming market in Indonesia is still developing, and the company is looking to capitalize on the growth in the market.Dhakli says IDNX has partnered with major mobile game developer Gameloft to bring more games to Indonesian mobile users.“IDNX is a major game developer, and Gameloft is also a game developer, situs agen pulsa terbaru so we have the expertise to develop games for mobile,” she says.The online gaming market in Indonesia is still in its infancy, but Dhakli says IDNX is focused on growing the market in the country.