New facility allows UK poker players to withdraw and deposit direct to their bank account.
Teddy Sagi's SafeCharge advanced payment technology provider will manage StarsCard, a prepaid MasterCard payment solution for customers of PokerStars, the company announced Thursday.
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 statement revealed.
It provides a free and protected web and mobile account for PokerStars players that can be funded by vouchers, 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. It can be used anywhere MasterCard is accepted.
The new card 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.