Skrill USA launched a Visa Prepaid Card
Yesterday Lorenzo Pellegrino, CEO of Skrill, Neteller, and Income Access, shocked the market, announcing that all US customers will be able to request a Visa Prepaid Card.
From Pellegrino's press release:
"I’m delighted to announce that today is a great milestone for Skrill in the US We have launched our VISA Prepaid card – now available to all our US customers."
Why is this piece of news so important? The United States is the richest country in the world, and is perhaps the most attractive market for online poker companies because it combines a long gambling tradition with a wealthy population.
The problem is that, although online poker is not strictly illegal in the US (with the exception of some states), it isn't legal either, and only a few poker rooms take the chance to offer games to Americans.
Now, all Skrill USA customers can request the Visa Prepaid Card by sending an application directly via their accounts (both existing and new); after approval, the card will be issued within ten business days.
As the name suggests, the card will be loaded with the Skrill balance and can be used across all commercial establishment that accept cards, from supermarkets to internet purchases. No fees will be charged for using the card in-store or online.
Skrill won't charge additional fees for ATM withdrawals, although this will surely imply a cost charged by the bank.
The Skrill Visa Prepaid Card will be issued by the Community Federal Savings Bank (CFSB), a company headquartered in New York, and is accepted globally as Visa backs it.
Skrill USA Visa Prepaid Card FAQ
Skrill has issued Prepaid Cards in the European Union for a long time (in fact, before many regulations, the cards were sent worldwide), so the basic features of the product are already known. The main novelty is the possibility to request it with a US-based Skrill account.
How does the Skrill USA Visa Prepaid Card work?
Although the Skrill card for US customers was recently announced, we can already infer how the withdrawal and payments process will work:
- Open a Skrill account if you don't have one, or retag it with us to get additional benefits;
- Apply for the Visa Prepaid card;
- Get balance in you Skrill account, for example with a rakeback payment;
- On the Skrill site, request a transfer from your main account balance to your Visa card;
- Spend the balance directly with your card or withdraw it using an ATM.
How do I benefit from the Skrill USA Visa Prepaid Card?
Having a Visa Card makes straightforward the process of withdrawing funds from a poker room. After receiving the balance in your Skrill account, you must transfer the balance to your card and spend it like any standard debit card.
Can I deposit and withdraw to a poker room using Skrill?
Yes! Our team will assist choose the best online poker room to play in the US; please note that there are two types of poker rooms that operate in the US:
- Chico Network and Winning Poker Network that features a direct cashier; these networks usually process deposits via BTC, and for our US customers we offer free money swaps from BTC to Skrill and vice versa;
- Alternative poker rooms like PPPoker USA, PokerBros, and many other sites that are provided by our company where we offer a comprehensive cashier service with Skrill deposits and withdrawals.
Can I receive my rakeback in my Skrill USA account?
Yes! Our players can receive their rakeback payments directly into their Skrill accounts.
Can I use my Skrill USA Visa Prepaid Card while traveling the world?
Yes! As Visa issues the Skrill USA Prepaid Card, it is accepted at almost any site that takes cards.
Can I only play at PokerStars if I live in the US?
Our US-friendly online poker sites in 2020 have many options for grinders besides PokerStars. Reach our team to get private and safe rakeback deals:
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