SafeCharge to manage PokerStars managed prepaid card StarsCard

SafeCharge International Group Ltd (LON:SCH), a leader in advanced payment technologies, is pleased to announce that it has launched a PokerStars-branded prepaid debit card from Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA)  that allows poker players in the UK to withdraw and deposit direct to their bank account.

SafeCharge, a leader in advanced payment technologies, will manage StarsCard, a prepaid MasterCard payment solution for customers of PokerStars, one of the world’s largest online gaming sites. StarsCard was initially made available to all players in the UK on 16 April 2015 and will roll out into further international markets in the future.

The StarsCard provides a free and well-protected web and mobile account for PokerStars players that can be funded by vouchers, (available at retail stores) bank transfer or a debit card. StarsCard is integrated to PokerStars and can be used to deposit and cashout directly to and from a player’s PokerStars account.

StarsCard allows PokerStars customers to have a single point of deposit that combines all the convenience of existing options but with additional features for cashing out, spending and sending money to friends and family. StarsCard can be used anywhere MasterCard is accepted.

StarsCard is managed by SafeCharge Card Services Ltd,,the Dublin-based issuing and programme management division of SafeCharge. SafeCharge Card Services has previously developed and managed wallet and card solutions for clients such as Telefónica, Orange and Visa Europe.

A few brokers within the retail FX space have initiated the same type of branded wallet card, such as FxPro through Payoneer. With PokerStars making noise in the poker industry, could we soon see firms in the FX space take further notice and the branded prepaid card tool become more widespread in the retail FX industry? Stay tuned to LeapRate…

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