Roulette and other sports betting has become very common in the vast majority of Malaysia. Despite betting being illegal in Malaysia, it has a billion-dollar industry inhabited across the nation, which bets on every football match each day. When caught, it could run you into jail for about six months with a fine of RM5000. On the contrary, there is no shortage of some highly legitimate betting sites that accept payments in MYR. In addition to this, there is consensus to make football betting legal considering its upsides. The fact that it will bring massive tax revenue, reduce match-fixing scandals, and bring money from the organized crime sector to become accountable is helping its cause. In either case, it remains to be illegal in Malaysia.
Government Actions and Legal Booking Sites:
The arrests usually involve money exchange, booking with an arrested Asian bookie or at an internet café. It is thus advised to avoid Asian bookies, and European sites are preferred considering their licensed operations. It is recommended to operate from home with European bookies who will require your verification and then enable you to gamble. Some of the recommended sites for booking are:
- Betvictor: They have decent Malaysian coverage and are top UK bookmakers and offer to book in Malaysian currency.
- Betdaq: It is used for Super League matches because of its best odds but does not accept Malaysian currency.
- Pinnacle Sports: Used for only foreign matches and accepts Malaysian currency along with best odds.
- Ladbrokes: It doesn’t offer Malaysian currency but is very friendly to Malaysian clients.
The government has initiated steps to curb underage Roulette and eliminate youth from indulging in it by training psychiatric rehabilitation centres to conduct sessions for youth for ethical lifestyle. In another attempt, the government organized a charity match where elephants were seen taking the field to encourage youth towards the sport rather than betting. Betting or gambling is the basis of playing the game, and playing it is not an easy deal. It involves a lot of thinking, mental calculations, and the right skill. There would be an amount of money bet by the players called the ‘pot’, and to begin the game with, each player would have to contribute some amount into the pot.