Kominfo will block the bank accounts and e-wallets of online gambling books

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Ministry of Communications and Information or Kominfo said there was a policy to strengthen the authority to prevent the use of content online gambling by requesting to block your bank account and e-wallet.

“Bills Bank or e-wallet which is used as a gambling transaction. “We will focus on the bookmakers first,” said Kominfo Director General of Informatics Applications Semuel A. Pangerapan at the Kominfo office, Central Jakarta, Friday, May 14, 2024.

Currently, according to Semuel, Kominfo is expanding the monitoring of online gambling movements, so that bank accounts are blocked and… e-wallet, not just blocking site or application domains. “Now that is not enough, we also look at where the money goes. We involve PPATK. “We can investigate from there,” he said.

Once these online bookmakers have been identified, Samuel said Kominfo will start looking at the players. He also said he had temporarily frozen hundreds of bank accounts e-wallet has also started. “There is a transfer to pay, yes refill, deposit (deposit). “This is what BI and OJK blocked, we only provide the evidence,” he said.

Previously, Kominfo also formed an online gambling task force that consisted of two areas: prevention and enforcement. Minister of Communications and Information Budi Arie Setiadi said the approval of the creation of the Online Gambling Task Force was only waiting for Jokowi's signature.


“In the not too distant future, the establishment of the Online Gambling Eradication Task Force will be signed by the President, because as a minister I have already been initialed. Before I came here, I was already initialed,” Budi Arie said in giving a press statement. at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta, Thursday, June 13, 2024.

He explained that the task force would be chaired by the Coordinating Minister of Political, Legal and Security Affairs, Menkopolhukam Hadi Tjahjanto, while the Coordinating Minister of Human Development and Culture Muhadjir Effendy was the deputy of the Task Force.

Furthermore, the National Police Chief, General Pol. Listyo Sigit Prabowo became Daily Chairman for Law Enforcement, and Minister of Communications and Information Budi Arie became Daily Chairman for Prevention.

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