One payment option used by many blackjack casino players is Paysafecard, an ideal prepaid method for those who don’t want to enter a plethora of numbers and details. If this sounds like your type of payment method, we have all the information on Paysafecard and the participating blackjack casinos supporting it as an option.
Note: This page is intended for our international readers only. Online casinos are banned from accepting Australian players as of September 2017 following the introduction of the Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill 2016, so for Australians the content on this page is informational in nature only.
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If you opt for a Visa or MasterCard prepaid option, you’re going to have to pull out a card each time you make a deposit and enter all the details – especially if you aren’t one to store your card with the online blackjack site. For speedier deposits, the best strategy here is to opt for a prepaid option that doesn’t require all that.
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While this method is quite anonymous in that you aren’t connected to your bank account, you still want an enjoyable experience so playing at reputable blackjack sites is recommended.
- G’Day – over 20 standard blackjack titles and around two live dealer blackjack games
- Guts – Around 15 standard blackjack games and two live dealer blackjack titles
- All Slots – over 15 standard blackjack titles and over three live dealer titles with the option of Playboy dressed dealers
- Royal Vegas – Over 25 standard blackjack titles
- Casino-Mate – Over 25 standard blackjack games
Paysafecard was established by the Skrill Group, responsible for the web wallet service, in 2000 in Vienna, Austria. It was created to help shoppers in the emerging online shopping environment to pay safely.
It was originally a physical card but in 2002 it was transformed into a printed receipt, also known as an e-voucher, and in 2004, users could start buying the voucher online. In 2009, Paysafecard was authorised to issue MasterCard products and a physical card was brought back into play.
From 2010, Paysafecard began to expand internationally, and is now available to blackjack players in over 40 countries. Additionally, an app was launched to allow mobile users to access the payment service on the go.
The Skrill Group eventually acquired Ukash, another popular prepaid voucher method, in 2015 and have now merged the product under the one brand name – Paysafecard.
Paysafecard for Internet blackjack players
Blackjack players need to first buy the prepaid voucher in order to make the deposit. It is available in multiple currencies. There is a maximum of $100 on a voucher, but you can buy up to 10 at once.
Where to buy Paysafecard
Aussies can buy Paysafecard vouchers online, where you will need to set up an account, but this only takes a few minutes. Or you can buy it at a local outlet – simply head to www.paysafecard.com and enter your postcode to find the nearest outlet.
You will then receive a 16 digit voucher to use at reputable blackjack sites that accept paysafecard.
Find an outlet with the Paysafecard app: Since Paysafecard also offer an application to download to your Apple or Android smartphone, tablet, or watch, you can locate your nearest Paysafecard outlet on the go by tapping the ‘Buy’ icon and either allowing Paysafecard to use your location or by entering your suburb details.
You can also check the balance of your paysafecard voucher here by using the 16 digit number.
There are no fees associated with Paysafecard, but you do need to spend the money on the voucher within a year or a fee will be charged. This is easy since the maximum amount on each card is $100 – just be sure you don’t buy more than you plan to use.
Alternatives if Paysafecard isn’t accepted
Paysafecard offers a prepaid physical MasterCard called the YUNA card. You can apply for it and top it up via your Paysafecard voucher, with a physical card sent to you via mail. You can use it anywhere MasterCard is accepted, including online blackjack sites, but you will have to fill out all those details similarly to a credit or debit card.
You can also opt for a virtual version where you don’t receive a physical card, but you use it in the same manner when making deposits.
Advantages of Paysafecard deposits
- Instantaneous deposits – credited to your online blackjack account immediately after funding your account
- Easy to use – simply enter a 16 digit number to make the deposit
- Supports multiple currencies
- Eligible with welcome bonuses
- No fees incurred when making a deposit
- Limited to $100 per voucher
- Can’t make withdrawals
Paysafecard is a great option for blackjack players if you don’t want to enter your card information – either due to security reasons or the required effort involved – and while you cannot make withdrawals using this method you can sign up for a Skrill account – a e-Wallet – to withdraw any blackjack winnings.