Several online gambling news websites have recently reported that two payment processors, Skrill and Neteller, will block prepaid MasterCards in more than 100 countries on November 25, a move that could drive gamblers in the affected countries to use bitcoin. Skrill and Neteller, owned by PaySafe Group, sent emails to customers saying they will only service prepaid MasterCards in SEPA countries.
Players Advised Via Email
Pokernews.com published a copy of the email sent to Skrill customers, which stated that it will no longer offer Skrill prepaid MasterCards in the recipient’s country. “You will not be able to use your card but your Skrill account remains fully functional and your balance is unaffected,” the email stated. “You can withdraw funds from your Skrill account to your bank account or send money to any other Skrill user or online business accepting Skrill.”
Onlinecasinoreports.com noted that only residents of the SEPA (Single Euro Payments Area) countries will be able to use Neteller and Skrill MasterCards to withdraw money directly from their ewallets. SEPA includes 28