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Paysafe launches VIP iGaming player programme for Skrill USA

Paysafe launches VIP iGaming player programme for Skrill USA


Leading specialised payments platform, Paysafe, has launched a new programme for its Skrill USA digital wallet that caters to the wagering preferences of high-stakes US online players. Building on the recent Skrill USA product upgrade, the new programme, initially rolled out with the PlayUp USA sportsbook, provides players with the US iGaming industry’s highest limits for instantly funding a deposit.

PlayUp USA, which operates online sportsbooks in Colorado and New Jersey, was one of the multiple operators to upgrade their Skrill USA integration in Q4 2021 when Paysafe rolled out the revamped digital wallet to support instant funding of deposits and payouts. Now, PlayUp USA has become the first American iGaming brand to offer Skrill USA’s new VIP player programme.

Once a PlayUp USA sports bettor is onboarded into the VIP programme by their operator and Skrill USA, the single transaction limit for an instantly funded deposit is increased by several hundred times the standard limit, depending on individual KYC verification. Once their bank account is linked to their Skrill USA account, a player can make an instant deposit up to their pre-agreed limit, with funds fully guaranteed to PlayUp USA by Skrill. Unlike bank wire transfers, Skrill USA instant funding can be actioned 24/7.

VIP players can withdraw winnings from PlayUp USA to their Skrill USA account in real-time, to be transferred directly to their linked bank accounts.

Zak Cutler, CEO of North America iGaming at Paysafe, said: “With VIP players preferring digital wallets over every other payment method, we are confident that our program and product upgrade will make Skrill USA the preferred wallet of American operators’ VIP customer segments.”

Kevin Smith, Chief Marketing Officer at PlayUp USA, commented: “We take great pride in taking care of our VIPs and the ability to onboard them quickly once they have cleared our due diligence protocols. Having a platform like Skrill USA allows us to have very little friction in the deposit process with our VIPs but still be fully compliant with the regulatory standards that are in place.”