Skrill payment system - general information
Skrill is a payment system which enables to send and get money immediately via email. The company was founded in London June 18, 2001. Initially it was named Moneybookers. After 6 years of its existence Moneybookers payment system was sold to Investcorp Technology Partners €105 million, but only in two years Moneybookers assets were estimated to reach €365 million.
In year 2010 Moneybookers which had already became quite famous, started a re-branding company. The re-branding campaign included several stages and in 2012 the former name - Moneybookers - was completely substituted by a new one - Skrill. In 2012 Skrill also bought its rivalry company - Paysafecard.com. In 2013 a private investment company CVC Capital Partners acquired 75% of Skrill's stock for €600 million.
It’s important to mention that Skrill payment system is one of those rare ones that are offered at eBay by vendors as methods of payment. Moreover, Skrill is a top performer among payment methods, connected with online casinos, poker, sports’ betting and other services of online gambling games.
Skrill e-purse is much like the one which is more widespread - PayPal electronic payment system. Unlike PayPal, Skrill collaborates absolutely legally with the majority of Eastern Europe countries, and also members of the former USSR community: Russia, Ukraine etc. With the help of Skrill, you can send your money from the card, refill the account or withdraw money from it.
What are the advantages of using Skrill?
Safety: when using Skrill, your bank card number should be specified only once - the moment you tie it up to the account. Afterwards you can make any payments without entering the CVV and bank card number. This mitigates risk of your money stolen by fraudsters.
Convenience: with the help of Skrill you are able to do everything: pay for Skype, telephone and etc. And, foremost, you may make a deposit at any poker room without losing a penny! Your deposit will be processed immediately!
High speed: using Skrill you can send and get money without any delays.
Skrill Prepaid MasterCard: after obtaining VIP status within Skrill payment system, you'll get Skrill card (on demand). This card will be attached to your account. Your card balance will amount to your Skrill account. Money from the card can be withdrawn at any ATM all over the world!
What’s more - Skrill equals to unblemished reputation and safety, low fees, range of use, popularity in gambling business sphere.
Skrill and poker rooms
If you regularly play poker and win real money, the best way to deposit/withdraw money at poker rooms is to use Skrill payment system. Firstly, all proven poker rooms accept Skrill. Secondly, only several poker rooms require a fee for money withdrawal via Skrill. But non of them charges any fees for deposits with the help of Skrill.
Skrill's operation is regulated by FSA (Financial Services Authorities), and thus all documentation and bookkeeping are held in accordance with strict regulations. Besides, Skrill is an excellent means to protect your bankroll and personal data - all financial transactions will be easily carried out with the help of your email and password - you won’t have to submit data of your personal account on any website.
You may also protect your Skrill account with the help of electronic security key - Security Token.
Skrill website is available in 12 languages, including Russian, is PCI/DSS-compatible and protected by SSL-based 256-bit encryption.