The expansion of the US online gambling market has been hindered in a number of ways and one of the most notable obstacles has been the lack of payment options for US players. The US banks do not like to process direct transfers to online gambling sites and in many states it is totally banned. US online casino players have been looking for different ways to deposit money at online casinos safely and securely. PayPal has been used for a number of years but it involves direct costs and also a direct link to bank accounts and or credit cards causing banks to put obstacles in the way of PayPal payments for many of the online casinos. Skrill formerly known as Moneybookers provides the perfect solution for many of the online casino players offering them anonymity matched with security and immediate deposits together with the option for immediate withdrawals. It is now owned by the CVC Capital Partners group based in the UK.
Skrill is an online payment solution that acts like a middle man between the player and his bank and the casino. The player can open a Skrill account very easily, receiving a personal user name and password, once open he is able to fund his account in a number of ways. The funding can be via direct transfers, credit card or even cash deposits. Skrill is safe and quick while also being very secure offering the player an extra secure socket layer system of security. In the US Skrill is approved as a money transfer option in every State and in the States of Nevada, Delaware and New Jersey where online gambling is approved an regulated, Skrill is fast becoming the number one deposit option for online casino players. Recently Skrill entered into a new partnership with the World Poker Tour as their number one deposit option for real money betting. This together with the development of the US market through a new app for Skrill users and a new approach and language to marketing of the product has given Skrill an enormous boost in the US market. The future for Skrill in the Us market is only just beginning and the management of this largest global payment option for online gambling are hopeful for the future with the widespread acceptance and approval of Skrill as the number one US payment option for online gambling in the US.