West Papua locals’ gambling habits prompt rising concern.

West Papua (AP) – Advances in technology drive the evolution of gambling games not only in traditional forms but also through online and offline methods. In Papua, this condition becomes NGOs concern who witness some West Papuan are still speculate their fate or making a living by playing gambling games to win money.

In West Papua, that condition is marked by the rise of gambling venues, facilities and activities as well as the phenomenon to utilize gadgets that changes in work habits. In the past, pocket books that usually were used for diaries in the office or at home, nowadays such kind of a pocket book containing togel formulas (dark toto).

Appreciate some activists from the tribal ties of UNA, Kopkaka, Arimtab and Momuna (UKAM) in Papua and members of the Alpim Apom Research Group (AARG) who recommend some solutions for local government such as making local regulations (Perda) that prohibits gambling facilities and not allows any civil servants to play in gambling.

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