Playing pokies for real money at online casinos you must have found that eWallets are a popular deposit options available to fund your online casino account. The famous e wallets used by Australian players are Neteller and Skrill.  Skrill also known as Moneybookers is one of the leading e-wallets available online today. Let us learn here all about Skrill and how to use it at online casinos for deposit money to play online games.

About Skrill

Skrill (formerly Moneybookers) is an e-commerce business founded in 2001 that allows payments and money transfers to be made through the Internet, with a focus on low-cost international money transfers. It is owned and operated by Skrill Limited, a UK-based company registered as a Money Service Business with Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and licensed to operate within the European Union.

On September 2011, Moneybookers announced that they would rebrand their service as Skrill. The rebranding of the product was completed in 2013.  Skrill allows for sending and receiving payments in 41 currencies, supporting major credit and debit cards. Skrill claims to have more than 36 million clients worldwide, that their service is available in 200 countries, and are accepted by more than 156.000 web shops and other internet pay-sites.

Opening Account with Skrill

To use the service one needs to open a Skrill account on their website, after which you cannot only make money transactions, but also enjoy many more advantages and services that Skrill offers. Opening a Skrill account is free, is done in less than 5 minutes and the only real requirement is that one has to have a valid e-mail address.

Once an account is opened the account needs to be uploaded with funds to be able to make payments by Skrill. This can either be done using a credit card, an online or conventional bank transfer, other e-wallets or any other funds upload option that is accepted by Skrill. Which and how many options can be used as well as the processing time of the upload depends on the country in which the Skrill account holder is residing and which upload method is chosen. In most cases the uploaded money will be instantly available on the Skrill account.

As soon as there are funds available on the Skrill account it can be used in various ways:

  • To make instant payments to any website that accepts the Skrill payment system;
  • To instantly withdraw money from other websites and / or internet accounts (back to your Skrill account);
  • To instantly pay for purchases made in webshops;
  • To instantly send money to (and / or receive money from) other Skrill account holders.
  • When you want to transfer money from your Skrill account to your normal bank account or credit card account it can take up to a few days before this transfer is completed (subject to country).

An email address once assigned to a Skrill account can only be altered or removed with help of Skrill support and there is a limit of four email addresses per account. An “inactivity fee” is charged on accounts that have not been used for more than 12 months.

Fees for using Skrill

The fees charged for using the different Skrill services are variable although Skrill strives to keep those fees as low as possible. For example, to send to and / or receive money from other Skrill account holders a maximum fee of $10 is applied. In most cases the services are free of charge.

  • If the currency of the payment is different than the currency on the Skrill account a foreign exchange rate will be charged.
  • To check the current status of the Skrill account and to see how many funds are available and which transactions have been made the Skrill account can be accessed on the Skrill website from all over the world (by internet).
  • Financial transactions made with Skrill are completely anonymous as the only occasion on which personal and / or financial date has to be provided is when opening the account and when uploading the account with funds. No information is revealed to the recipients of payments by using the e-wallet and the service uses the most sophisticated encryption software to keep the transactions safe.
  • Skrill offers its clients the possibility to request a physical (plastic) debit MasterCard which can not only be used to make payments everywhere a MasterCard is accepted (thus at millions of both online as well as real-life points of sale worldwide) but also to withdraw cash money from any ATM or bank connected to the MasterCard network.
  • In addition to all the above Skrill clients can benefit from many discounts and other profitable arrangements by using the e-wallet for their (online) payments.

Using Skrill as a deposit method at online casinos

If you have a verified Skrill account you can enjoy the many advantages of this payment method. The service is easy, quick, anonymous and especially very safe in use. You can make payment transactions at almost every online casino with Skrill.

  • On the ”Deposit” page of the online casino you choose “Skrill” (or “Moneybookers” as given below in the image (example Spin palace casino pointed with yellow arrows)
Skrill at Spin palace Casino
  • You’ll be asked to provide your e-mail address with which you’ve registered at Skrill and the amount you want to deposit.
  • If the currency of the casino account is different than the currency of your Skrill account you need to provide the currency of your Skrill account too.
  • After this you’ll be asked to confirm the payment and you are re-directed to the Skrill website where you need to login on your account and confirm the payment again.
  • Instantly the money will be transferred to your casino account and you can play your favorite casino games. Normally for deposits made in an online casino using the Skrill system no fee whatsoever is asked.
  • Making withdrawals from the casino account with Skrill is virtually done in the same way as depositing with it. Also withdrawals are carried out instantly and in most online casinos no fees are asked to process the withdrawal.

To withdraw funds using Skrill:

  • Click on the Withdraw button on the top right side of the banking or cashier page (available after you’ve logged into your account)
  • Choose Skrill from the withdraw methods listed (only possible if you have deposited using your Skrill account)
  • If your Skrill account is already setup with that online casino, simply choose the withdraw amount or enter an amount manually and click on Withdraw.
  • Upon your request, the withdrawal will be processed from your Casino Account and the amount should be credited to your Skrill account instantly.

Advantages of using Skrill

The advantages of using Skrill for both depositing in online casinos as well as withdrawing are the following:

  • The Skrill transactions are carried out instantly
  • Payments made with Skrill are completely anonymous
  • For Skrill payments normally no fees need to be paid
  • The deposit / withdrawal procedure is very easy to carry out
  • Transactions made with Skrill are very safe.

Disadvantages using Skrill

There are no disadvantages as such. Maybe the only disadvantage of using this payment method is the registration procedure which will take some (a few minutes) of your precious time. You need to provide your personal data and banking details and you need to make sure your Skrill account is always charged with money so you can make your online payments.

Casinos using Skrill as deposit option

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Rich Casino Deposits

Most of the Australian friendly casinos use Skrill as one of their payment modes of players. You get handsome bonus offers on your first deposit with Skrill. The following are the most reputed online casinos using skrill:

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Skrill?

Skrill is a popular online e-wallet that lets Aussies fund their poker accounts with multiple cards and bank accounts.

How does Skrill Work?

Signing up to Skrill is free of charge – simply visit the website and register. Then, register every bank or debit card you want to use in your wallet and start loading up the Skrill online casino account with cash.

With your free casino Skrill account you can connect all your payment options and use them without revealing any financial details, and transferring money to your Skrill casino e-wallet is free.

When you go to your online casino accepting Skrill, head to the Cashier and click on the Skrill logo. Then load up your account with AUS funds. After that, you’re free to play whatever you want be it pokies or other casino games.

Is Skrill a safe method for deposit?

Safety is a priority for any online casino accepting Skrill, payment processor or player, and when it comes to Skrill, safety is paramount. Skrill’s fraud specialists monitor every gaming transaction so you know your cash is totally safe.

Not only that, but loyalty is rewarded, just as it is at a Skrill online casino. The more you use Skrill, casino VIP rewards will be bigger for you.

What Fees is required for using Skrill?

Uploading funds into your casino Skrill account is usually free, but some options involve a small charge. So, if you find your Skrill casino account bulging with great winnings at the casino, remember that there may be a fee involved – around AUD$4.00 as of January 2016 – when withdrawing the money to one of your cards.

Does Skrill allow casino play?

Yes it does allow safe and secure casino play. Moneybookers/Skrill allows you to open accounts for free and lets you use their services without revealing any financial details about yourself. This is a great option if you are aiming to keep your gaming history private.

How fast are Skrill deposits and withdrawals?

Deposits and withdrawals from your online casino account to your Skrill account and vice versa are almost immediate. However, moving your funds back into your personal debit and banking accounts could take more time.

What has changed since Moneybookers have turned to Skrill?

Skrill has introduced some interesting additions to help customers, like Prepaid MasterCards which let you cash e-wallet funds out to a physical Skrill card and Skrill 1-Tap which makes transactions even smoother. It’s also grown in size in recent years and now boasts more customers than ever.

Does Skrill allow online poker payments?

Yes, Skrill is one of the most widely-accepted payment options around. All good poker rooms to let you deposit and withdraw via Skrill.

Can you trust Skrill?

Yes. Skrill is one of the leading digital e-Wallet providers around. In 2015, they were the subject of a billion-dollar bid by Optimal Payments, another highly-trusted payment provider online.

How do you transfer your winnings using Skrill?

Head to the Cashier area of your poker site and select Skrill from the withdrawal options list. You’ll need to enter your password again to submit the withdrawal request. Your funds will appear back in your Skrill account in a day or so.

Does Moneybookers currently exist?

Moneybookers rebranded their services as Skrill in 2013, so what was Moneybookers is now Skrill.

How does Skrill compare to other similar platforms?

Skrill’s biggest competitor is Neteller, and the pair are both pretty well matched. The other e-Wallets on the web can’t compete with the pair in terms of loyalty rewards and bonuses. Skrill has the most enticing rewards, with a multi-level VIP program that even Neteller cannot contend with.

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