REJECTING BALL GAMBLING NOT BECAUSE IT’S HARAM, BUT DON’T KNOW HOW TO PLAY – The Euro 2020 event is already half way through. Despite being held in a pandemic situation, the euphoria of Euro 2020 remains high. Various kinds of events are still being held, whether it’s watching together to events related to Euro 2020, of course with stricter health protocols. The euphoria of Euro 2020 also as usual evokes a tradition that always exists in every football championship like this. Yes, soccer betting. As we know, soccer betting is almost inseparable from football. Whatever the match, whether it’s local leagues, foreign leagues, to the European Cup and World Cup, you can also gamble. We are not talking about the gambling mafia that regulates the match, because that is the business of the mafia task force and the authorities. I don’t dare. Let’s just talk about soccer gambling that people play with bets that are not too big.
You could say, out of one hundred percent of football spectators, forty to fifty percent (could also be more) must have or still do soccer gambling. Starting from just the final result, to gambling with complicated rules. That’s all, I don’t know what that means. There are also those who gamble on other things besides the final result and score. They bet on which team gets the first throw-in, foul, yellow card and corner. It’s just weird. I personally may belong to from forty to fifty percent of them. Yes, I used to participate in soccer gambling. When I was in elementary and junior high school, when there was a World Cup, European Cup, or Champions League (UCL), I was in a hurry to find friends I wanted to gamble with. But yes, not all games, only important matches (usually semi-finals and finals), or when my favorite team—Chelsea FC or the German national team—plays. The nominal is small, usually only five thousand rupiah. Well, the standard of schoolchildren’s pocket money at that time was laaah~