Born back in 2001 (as Moneybookers) Skrill has established itself as an industry leader in the digital payments space and particularly with online gamers and poker players for its consistency and usability.
With the legal environment for online poker constantly in flux in many countries around the world Skrill has proven itself to be a consistent and reliable means of getting money on and (importantly) off of a poker site.
With reasonable fees and a variety of services Skrill makes moving money around online clean & efficient - something not to be unappreciated in the world of online poker.
Based in London with offices in New York and Stockholm, the Skrill Group is a financial services company that focuses on low-cost international money transfers. It offers a variety of products and services with this end goal in mind including eWallets, pre-paid cards, person-to-person transfers, single-tap payment platforms, pay by invoice and even cryptocurrency exchange.
The Skrill Group is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the UK and licensed to operate in over 200 countries and in 40 different currencies. Among the other familiar payment methods under the Skill umbrella include the paysafecard and uKash.
It has millions of users and has received numerous awards for its industry leading products and specifically from the gaming industry for its effectiveness, reliability and ease-of-use.
In short: Skrill is a rock solid, trustworthy, smooth & cost effective means of getting money to and from your online poker account. Its reputation is exceptional and importantly for poker players it works in a number of currencies and a multitude of countries.
Once you've set up and funded your Skrill account you can move money instantly and seamlessly with just an email address and password. Payments are always secure and reliable. You can also move your winnings from Skrill to your bank account instantly or make ATM withdrawals.
Setting up your Skrill account will literally take just a few minutes. The personal information required is minimal. Your name, email and a unique password is all you'll need to get started and join the more than 20 million Skrill customers online.
Once you have your Skrill account registered you can use any number of their services to move money online or internationally. You can send and receive money instantly, add pre-paid Mastercards in any currency and pay online at over 15,000 merchants.
If you're a frequent Skrill user you'll quickly become a Skrill VIP and work your way up a rewards ladder to smaller fees and bigger rewards. If you're a Skrill VIP Silver members or higher you can also have a dedicated account manager available for help 5 days a week.
You can register a first-time Skrill account either by visiting the Skrill website and clicking the 'register now' button or by accessing the poker site cashier and clicking through to the Make a Deposit page and selecting Skrill.
If you don't already have a Skrill account it will connect you to the Skrill pages you need to do so.
Funding a Skrill eWallet or pre-paid card is very easy. Once your account is set-up you'll have numerous options including transferring funds from bank accounts, credit or debit cards or prepaid vouchers.
Once your account is connected to a payment method you can continue to use that method with just a tap or you can set up new methods. Note: once you've set up a Skrill account in your preferred currency you'll need to move up a VIP level to add multiple currencies to your account.
Skrill is likely the most universally accepted deposit and withdrawal method in online poker. Every major poker site in virtually every jurisdiction around the world accepts Skrill deposit & withdrawals including:
Skrill is also an accepted method of deposits and withdrawals for US poker sites.
Yes, Skrill is a very popular transfer method for PokerStars players in dozens of countries around the world. In fact in some countries you can even send funds directly from your bank account or credit cards to your Stars account without having to go through your Skrill account (saving on fees). Here are a few examples:
|Instant Banking||Credit Cards||Debit Cards|
|giropay (Germany)||Mastercard||Visa Delta and Electron|
|Sofortüberweisung (Germany)||Visa||Maestro (Austria, Spain, UK)|
|Nordea (Finland & Sweden)||Diners||Laser (Ireland)|
|eNETS (Singapore)||JCB (International)||CartaSi (Italy)|
|Netpay (Austria)||Postepay (Italy)|
|P24 (Poland)||4B (Spain)|
|POLi (Australia & New Zealand)||EURO6000 (Spain)|
|iDEAL (Netherlands)||Dankort (Denmark)|
Skrill can be used for both deposits and withdrawals on PokerStars (withdrawals require one deposit via Skrill in the previous 12 months). You can also set up PokerStars Fast Deposit for Skrill payments so you can reload your account right at the table rather than have to navigate back to the cashier.
Yes you can! Skrill is accepted by PokerStars NJ for both deposits and withdrawals. For 888poker NJ you'll need to use Neteller. More on Neteller here. To read more about all of your poker site options in the USA, check out our page here:
Once you've logged into your poker account and clicked to the "Cashier" page, you'll see the Skrill logo (and possibly the Skrill 1-Tap logo, too) in your deposit options menu.
Click on the Skrill logo to launch the Skrill registration page. If you've yet to create a Skrill account you can do so right on that page with just your name and email address.
If you already have a Skrill account, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the "I already have a Skrill account" link. That will take you directly to a page where you can log in to your Skrill account, access your balance and select the amount you'd like to deposit.
Once you've entered an amount that's above the poker site's minimum deposit (usually $10-$25) click confirm and your deposit will arrive in your poker account momentarily. It's then ready for you to use for real-money play.
To request a withdrawal via Skrill simply hit the 'Request a Withdrawal" link in your cashier, fill in the required information/account and select the Skrill account you used to make your most recent deposit.
Click confirm and your withdrawal should be processed and back in your Skrill account within 1-3 business days.
Very, very secure. As one of the premier money transfer companies in Europe Skrill (formerly Moneybookers) has been doing this for a long time. Since 2001 to be exact. And Skrill is full regulated by one of the premier governing bodies (FCA) in the UK. That means you get the best of both worlds. The technology and acquired knowledge for how best to make efficient and safe transfer PLUS assurance that all of Skrill's business practices have been reviewed and approved.
All of your transactions whether done by tablet, phone or computer, are fully encrypted to the highest standards of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS Level 1). That means your data is unreadable even if intercepted (which it won't be).
On top of that, your credit card or bank details are never shared in any transaction. And all you need to process transactions are your email address and password. Again, Skrill was the first licensed e-money issuer in the UK (as Moneybookers) and is fully authorized by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
Absolutely. Skrill has a full mobile app for both Apple (iPhone, iPad) and Android and is incredibly easy-to-use with 1-click transfer from person-to-person and online payments/transfers. If you're big on playing mobile poker Skrill is an easy and secure option offered within the cashier in the mobile app.
Once you have a Skrill account you can set up Skrill 1-Tap which, after your first deposit, is now remembered by the poker site for future deposits. Instead of entering your log in details every time you can instead just tap once and your payments are approved. This is especially useful for mobile players to alleviate the hassle of entering your details each time.
If you don't want to use it anymore you can also simply de-activate 1-Tap.
You might! Poker sites (and casinos) like to offer reload or deposit bonuses from time-to-time to encourage deposits via one particular method or another. Skrill is frequently one of the payment methods that will get you an extra 10-15% bonus on a new deposit.
Check the promotions tab in your poker client to see if there is a current Skrill poker bonus on offer. For more on online poker bonuses, check our page here: