Skrill

By magdalena
May 20, 2022

Skrill (earlier Moneybookers) is one of the most recognizable platforms in the world of online gambling. However, this is not a kind of casino, and an internet portfolio that allows us to make payments to bookmakers and casinos. Although of course does not serve only for this purpose, in most cases it is used to do so.

  • Support for 40 currencies
  • Low commissions withdrawal funds back to your account
  • Immediate payment and very often withdrawals
  • We often have to wait a bit for a response from customer service
  • From 2017, players from Australia can not make payments to foreign (without Australian licenses) bookmakers

O Skrill.

Skrill is one of the world's most famous internet portfolios, derived from Great Britain. The brand has its main office in London and belongs to the huge Paysafe Group Capital Group, which also holds such giants as Neteller and PaySafecard under your name.

The Skrill website is available throughout the mass of different languages, including Australian. These are: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Australian, Greek, Romanian, Russian, Turkish, Czech and Chinese. We will also be forced to verify your identity. We can do this in a very simple way - all you have to do is send a scan of identity document (ID card, driving license, passport) or perform a verification transfer.

We can hold your funds here and make payments - completely as in the case of the world's most popular PayPal payment system. However, unlike PayPala, Skrill is aimed only on casino players and bookmakers. This does not mean that we will not pay using Skrill in ordinary online stores or for other different types of transactions, although our options in this area are significantly limited.

Skrill is definitely global and widely used a platform worldwide. When it comes to the world of gambling, it is with its greatest competition (Neteller), Skrill is an absolute number one. However, not all players can enjoy the possibilities of this portfolio. It is not available for players from each country and, among other things, in 2014, Skrill limited users from Canada. There are also players from the United States, with the exception of users from New Jersey, Delaware and Nevada, who can make payments to local and licensed casinos, and also offers Americans the possibility of placing horse racing for people from many states. Although payments to gambling unregistered in the USA, although they accept players from the United States, they will not be processed.

However, we probably are more interesting how it looks in Australia. People who are already sitting a little in the web gambler certainly know what the situation is. Unfortunately, but along with the entry of the gambling law, both Wallet Skrill and Wallet Neteller ceased to accept payments to gambling sites without licenses in Australia. Of course, this includes only people resident in Australia. If we currently stay in another country of Europe or the world, e.g. Great Britain or Germany (as many people in Australia), and we are able to verify our address of residence in this country, again we can fully use both of these portfolios. For a large part of players, however, this is impossible, which is why the Skrill method (and at the same time also Neteller) lost to popularity in our country to a large extent.

History - how Skrill was created

It is also worth mentioning the history of Skrill. Marek was founded in June 2001 under the name Moneybookers and already received FCA acceptance in 2002. From now on, she developed dynamically - in 2005, Skrill gathered a million clients, and only 3 years later (in 2008) the number of registered users was already 6 million!

In 2009, Skrill internet portfolio established cooperation with one of the largest brands in the world - eBay, and soon after that he began to offer his own prepaid card. A year later, the company changed the name from the originally adopted Moneybookers on Skrill, and the counter of registered customers amounted to 20 million! Three years later, the company's position on the market strengthened even more - she bought PaySafecard and redesigned her website.

In 2014, the company bought Ukash, and in 2015, paradoxically, Skrill himself was purchased by his greatest rival - Neteller. In 2017, however, both Skrill and Neteller ceased service payments to unlicensed casinos in Australia. In this way, the popularity of both systems fell heavily in our country.

Skrill - How does it work?

Okay, but now let's think about how it all works. What does Skrill offer, what do not offer other platforms (except popularity) and what functions we can really use here?

First of all, we should get acquainted with applicable fees. This is true - all deposits for gambling (at least on the Skrill side) are free. Although the other functions of this portfolio are no longer of necessarily. Below are a small table with fees for the most frequently performed by customers.

Type of activities Charge When is charged?
Power portfolio 1.00% At each payment, regardless of the method.
Conversion 3.99% In the case of transactions involving the exchange of currencies, an additional fee will be charged.
Inactivity 5 EUR If our account is inactive for 12 months or longer (we do not log in, we do not make transactions), Skrill will start paying a fee equal to EUR 5 for each month of inactivity (counting from 13 months).
Sending money 1.45% / free No fees If we use the SKRLL cash transfer to send money directly to the bank account.
Money payment 7.50% In the event of a payment on the VISA card and bank transfer

It is also worth mentioning that Skrill also offers its clients also a prepaid MasterCard card, which is available in four currencies: AUD, EUR, USD, GBP. We can use it exactly the same as from any other MasterCard card and make payments in stores or withdraw money from an ATM. However, it should be noted that ATMs PlanetCash in Australia reject this card.

The issuance of such a card is not free - the company calculates 10 EUR in the form of an annual fee for the possession of a card. We must also count on the fact that withdrawals from ATMs with the SKRill card will also not be free - a fee of 1.75% of the amount paid will be charged here.

One of the minuses of the Skrill portfolio (and at the same time the portfolio of Neteller) is that for some time the casino has ceased to offer bonuses for payments made using the two most popular portfolios. While a few years ago this has been introduced only by several largest bookmaker platforms and casinos, today this is in principle the standard applied by virtually any gambling dirt. Of course, we do not limit us in any way from the later use of these portfolios - only payments that are qualifiers for a given promotion have been covered by this rule. We can use both of these solutions without restrictions to an ordinary casino game.

Customers can also apply for a VIP account in Skrill, which carries a multitude of benefits compared to having a regular account. However, there is one condition that unfortunately not every player is able to meet - within three months we have to make transactions to bookmakers, casinos or other gambling partners of Skrill for at least EUR 6,000.

However, players with the VIP account are entitled to numerous benefits. These are:

  • Free payment on their accounts
  • A personal adviser (only applies to VIP Gold and Diamond statuses)
  • No limits transactions
  • Unlimited payments with a banking card
  • The ability to run an account in many different currencies (normal users can only only change)

In addition, ordinary players are protected only to EUR 1,000 in the case of Skrill's bankruptcy - regardless of how they have funds in the portfolio. However, this principle does not include players with the VIP account status.

It is also worth to raise the safety aspect here. Sam in himself, Skrill is a very well-protected platform - but it does not protect us in any way, if we make a mistake ourselves. It is necessary to pay attention to the application to register an e-mail address to which we have access only and there is no chance that someone broke at him. If someone falls into possession of our e-mail, then we remain waving to finance gathered in our portfolio.

As mentioned at the beginning of the adventures and minuses of this portfolio, the widespread strategy accepted by cheats is that they send false emails asking for logging in to the wallet using their link, for example, additional verification or checking something. We should always check from whom the e-mail came and preferably log in only by the official main page - not with any links.

Fortunately, Skrill also allows customers also a two-component verification, which significantly increases our security. To do this, go to the Settings tab and then install on your smartphone, Google Authenticator '. In this way, to log in to the Skrill portfolio we will have to provide a special code generated by this application on our phone.

Of course, there is also a classic option to secure our account with a PIN code. However, this is a much less secure method than two-component verification, so if we hold any sums in your wallet that we do not want to lose - it is definitely better to choose this first option.

Customer service

It is also worth mentioning the customer's service, which if it stands at a high level in terms of the quality of answers granted, very poorly falling within the response time. On average, a few business days we have to wait for the response of Skrill, and when it just overlooks many answers at a given time - it is not unprecedented to get an answer after only 2 weeks. The response time will extend even more when there are any holidays (eg Christmas or Easter).

However, the big advantage is that Skrill employees can be ed completely in Australian, as well as 11 other languages. In addition, unlike many other platforms, Skrill has a really great prepared FAQ department, thanks to which the questions task is not always a must. If our case is not particularly individual, we will certainly find a response to the question raising us in the FAQ department prepared by the brand.

What casinos accepts Skrill?

If you are wondering at what casinos you can use the Skrill portfolio - most of them! It is difficult to find a casino that does not accept this payment method. Below are a list with sample casinos, where we will be able to make a deposit via the Skrill portfolio. However, we must remember that if we live in Australia, the attempt to make a deposit using Sprilla will be blocked.

• Betsson
• Energy Casino
Good Good
Zazamba.
Yoyo Casino...
• and much much more!

What is Skrill?

Skrill is one of the world's most famous internet portfolios, derived from Great Britain.
Mark has his main office in London and belongs to the huge Paysafe Capital Group
Group, which also holds such giants like Neteller and PaySafecard under your name.

Does Skrill support Australian?

The Skrill website is available throughout the mass of different languages, including Australian. These include
English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Australian, Greek, Romanian, Russian, Turkish, Czech and
Chinese.

Is identity verification required?

We will also be forced to verify your identity. We can do this very simple
Way - just send the identity document scan (ID card, driving license, passport) or
Perform a verification transfer.

What is the biggest disadvantage of Skrill?

From 2017, players from Australia can not make payments to foreign (without Australian
licenses) bookmakers.

Is the platform safe?

Skrill also allows customers also a two-component verification that significantly increases our
security. To do this, go to the Settings tab and then install on your own
"Google Authenticator" your smartphone. In this way, to log in to the Skrill wallet we will have to
Enter a special code generated by this application on our phone. Of course, there is also
Classical option to secure our account with a PIN code.