PartyPoker to halt withdrawal fees, partners paysafecard

4 August 2015

PartyPoker, the online poker brand of bwin.party, has announced that players withdrawing funds via most banking options will no longer face processing fees.

Customers withdrawing funds via popular banking methods such as Mastercard, Visa and PayPal were previously faced with processing fees.

However, writing on the PartyPoker blog, director of games Golan Shaked said that after listening to feedback from players, the operator will halt these fees.

“When we started our ‘Poker for the People’ campaign, withdrawal fees and our loyalty store were the two hottest topics raised at our live player forums,” Shaked said.

“Our poker team has been working hard and we’re really pleased to have addressed these two issues, but there’s still work to be done.

“We want to be the online poker site that champions what players want and we’re up for the challenge of making our players’ experience the best it can be.

“We are now looking at ways to eliminate withdrawal fees from the small number of payment processors who currently charge a premium for their services.”

Meanwhile, PartyPoker has also confirmed that paysafecard is to replace rival Ukash as the online payment provider for the brand.

As reported by iGaming Business, last month it was confirmed that the Ukash brand was to be replaced by paysafecard on a wider scale following its takeover by Skrill.

As of August 31, paysafecard will begin offering its services via PartyPoker, with Ukash customers able to redeem any remaining vouchers until October 31.

Udo Müller, chief executive of paysafecard said in a statement: “The acquisition of Ukash has given us the opportunity to expand the choice for consumers wanting to make secure online payments.

“We have brought together the best of the prepaid technologies from both Ukash and paysafecard to give consumers a safe and easy way to make online payments and we are now embarking on a nationwide campaign to ensure the retailers and users are aware of the changes taking place.”

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