Peek at the History of Gambling and Casinos in Jakarta, the Money to Build Public Facilities

Merdeka.com – Police dismantle casino gambling practices at Robinson Apartments, Jakarta. 133 people were arrested. 91 of whom have been named as suspects. They consist of 42 suspects. As providers of gambling activities and 49 suspects as gambling players.

They practice gambling on the 29th floor. And the 30th floor for special rooms only certain circles. During the raid, police found a lot of evidence and other important information. Fantastic, this casino has a turnover of Rp700 million per day.

Indeed, gambling and casinos are not new to Jakarta. In the era of Governor Ali Sadikin in the period 1966-1977, gambling was legalized. At that time, Governor Ali was confused about how to build Jakarta which only had a small amount of cash.

Eventually, he legalized and localized casino gambling and collected taxes from him to build various capital facilities. Here are the reviews:

Ali Sadikin Legalizes & Localizes Gambling in Jakarta

During the leadership of Governor Ali Sadikin. Not many facilities in Jakarta were built. Finally, Ali looked for ways to be able to build all the important facilities. Such as hospitals and highways. A way out is found. Ali uses a gambling tax to build these facilities.

The way out is of course based on Law No. 11 of 1957, local governments are entitled to collect taxes from gambling. As a result, casino gambling is legalized and localized in Jakarta.

“For what they are wasting money in Macao. It is better for development in Jakarta alone. And at that time I explained that DKI needed funds to build roads, schools, health centers, markets, and others”. Ali Sadikin said.

“I endorse gambling. Starting with the lottery total, lotto, by copying from abroad. Then with other types of gambling. Up to Hwa Hwe,” Ali said.

Jakarta’s Income Increases

Since getting taxes from casino gambling, DKI Jakarta’s revenue has increased. In 10 years, DKI’s development budget. Which was originally Rp66 million to Rp89 billion.

From the results of the tax, Ali finally built a variety of regional facilities. Such as schools, health centers, to the market.

Casino Places in Jakarta

During the reign of Governor Ali Sadikin, several places were made casinos. The place is like the lower floor of Sarinah Building, Central Jakarta. In Petak Sembilan (PIX), West Jakarta, and in Hai Lai, Ancol.

Then at the Djakarta Theater, Central Jakarta, the Senen Project. And Nine Plot in the Glodok area.

Even so, the casinos are only for certain groups or foreign citizens, aka not for Muslims.

“If there is a Muslim who gambles it is not the governor’s fault. But Islam is that person who is dilapidated and as a Muslim. I myself have never gambled”. Ali said at the End of the History of the Indonesian Casino.

When Gambling and Casinos in Jakarta Legalized Governor Ali Sadikin

Jakarta – The practice of casino gambling in Robinson Apartments. North Jakarta was successfully dismantled by the police on Sunday night, October 6, 2019.

In the incident, the police secured 133 people with 91. Of whom have been named as suspects in casino gambling practices.

The perpetrators consisted of 42 suspects as providers of gambling activities. And 49 suspects as gambling players. They practice gambling on the 29th floor and 30th floor for special rooms only certain circles.

During the raid, police found a lot of evidence and other important information. Fantastic, this casino has a turnover of Rp 700 million per day.

Casino gambling, both of which are not new in the Capital City. Even in the era of Governor Ali Sadikin in the period 1966-1977, both were legalized.

At that time, Governor Ali was confused about how to build Jakarta. Which only had a small amount of cash.

As a result, Governor Ali Sadikin legalized and localized casino gambling. And collected taxes from him to build various capital facilities.

The following is the history of casino gambling in Jakarta:

Had Legalized in Jakarta

During the leadership of DKI Jakarta Governor Ali Sadikin. Not many facilities in Jakarta were built.

Finally, the Governor looked for ways to be able to build all the important facilities. Such as hospitals and highways.

Ali Sadikin then used a gambling tax to build important facilities in the Capital City.

The way out is of course based on Law Number 11 of 1957. Namely, the Regional Government has the right to collect taxes from gambling. As a result, casino gambling is legalized. And localized in Jakarta.