Gaming has continued to be one of the main focus areas for payment companies in recent years. Global payment services provider SafeCharge has just announced that it has partnered with PokerStars one of the main providers of online poker.
Yielding from the partnership is a PokerStars-branded prepaid MasterCard which will allow poker players in the UK to withdraw and deposit directly from and to their bank account.
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The name of the branded MasterCard is StarsCard. The new service was made available to UK clients on April 16, and according to the company’s, international availability is in the works.
The StarsCard delivers a free protected web and mobile account for PokerStars players. Funding is available through vouchers available at retail stores, bank transfers or a debit card. The card is fully integrated to PokerStars, and can be used to deposit and cash out directly to and from a UK player’s PokerStars account.
The card is managed by SafeCharge Card Services Ltd, SafeCharge’s Dublin-based issuing and program management division. The card can be used anywhere MasterCard is accepted.