The Expanding Payments Frontier - From New States to New Payment Methods

18th June 2019

In April, Paysafe and Worldpay hosted a webinar discussing the US gaming market’s post-PASPA evolution – and the payments space in particular. The second of their three-part webinar series continues the story: where is payments heading next – and how can operators take advantage?

The last couple of months have seen significant market progress. Pennsylvania launched its first online sportsbook brand in May, while the same month Indiana, Iowa, Tennessee, and Montana all regulated sports-betting in some form. Looking forward, West Virginia’s mobile betting market is likely to finally launch next month after several delays.

The payments space is also evolving, with new payment acceptance and payout methods gaining traction. At the same time, new issuing banks and payment providers have also entered the U.S. market.

In this session, Paysafe’s Neil Erlick and Joseph Pappano from Worldpay work to make sense of these changes and how they will impact the future of payments in the market.  

Their in-depth discussion will cover:

• New Jersey, Nevada & established markets: New payment developments
• New states: The evolving payments landscape in PA, Indiana, West Virginia & others
• New payout methods: Analyzing Visa Direct, digital wallets, pre-paid cards & more
• How operators can build a payments strategy to meet the market changes
• What’s next in payments for the US gaming space & how operators can prepare

Date & Time

Tuesday 18th June at 15.00 BST




Neil Erlick
Job title:
EVP Business Development


Neil has been a member of Paysafe’s management team for 15 years, as part of the original team which helped grow the company from start-up to multibillion-dollar enterprise. Since 2013, he has been responsible for business development, helping businesses implement fast, smart and secure payment capabilities.

Joseph Pappano
Job title:
Senior Vice President


Joe Pappano joined Vantiv, now Worldpay, in 1992 and during his decades in the payments industry, Joe created and developed several market development teams with a focus on sales, product, strategy, process improvement, revenue optimization, and long-term vision in the gaming industry. Joe has advocated for our industry for more than 26 years and continues to lead the industry in regards to the convergence of gaming/gambling and payments with an emphasis on an omni-commerce player experience.