PokerStars Adds New Paysafe Payment Solution

Canadian-based The Stars Group and Paysafe have teamed up yet again to launch Paysafe’s Rapid Transfer system on their popular PokerStars platform. The Rapid Transfer payment solution is now available to customers in ten European countries. This will allow PokerStar players in these European territories to make use of the new option and transfer funds using their bank details.

The Rapid Transfer is only one of Paysafe’s many online payment solutions. It lets users make instant payments online via their bank account and a transfer can be made without leaving the merchants site, and confirmation is received almost instantaneously.

The addition of the Paysafe Rapid Transfer to PokerStars payment options is simply an extension of the services it already utilizes. Paysafe is the name behind solutions such as Skrill and Neteller, both of which are accepted methods of payment on the Poker site.

Multiple Deals In The Works

CEO of Skrill, Neteller and Income Access Lorenzo Pellegrino shared the company’s delight at being able to support PokerStars with their services.

The Rapid Transfer solution is the most recent partnership between Paysafe and The Stars Group, who also announced that Income Access (also part of the Paysafe Group) would be powering its relaunched affiliate program. The affiliate program supports the group’s Poker Stars, online PokerStars and Full Tilt brand, in addition to betting brands Sky Bet and BetStars.

The introduction of additional payment methods by this leading company is a sign that operators need to diversify their payment options. Recent research suggests that abandoned online shopping carts are as a direct result of a lack of convenient online payment methods. 26% of respondents from Canada, Austria, Germany, and the United Kingdom had this response, and cited lack of ease of use as a reason for abandoning purchases.

A Perfect Pairing

Paysafe has been doing extensive business elsewhere too. The company recently signed a deal with the Kindred Group that sees Income Access power its affiliate program.

The payment processor was also recently awarded Payments Processor of the Year at the American Gambling Awards, and recently launched its new iGaming solution that tracks payment activity through a single, easy to integrate API.

The Stars Group is a leader in the global online and mobile gaming market. Its PokerStars brand runs one of the largest online Poker sites in the world, and owns some of the largest championships. It has, to date, dealt over 200 billion hands and now, thank to the new deal, it should grow to be an even bigger success.