Neteller has long been one of the most popular banking options for online poker players. The digital wallet allows players to move funds to and from poker and gambling sites with ease, and without the need to divulge personal banking information to those sites.
Now, for the first time in the United Kingdom, gamblers are able to use Neteller in a brick-and-mortar casino, negating the need to carry cash or cards with them when they.
The Hippodrome Casino in London’s Leicester Square has collaborated with Neteller so its customers can use their Neteller digital wallet to manage their fund within the casino. Deposits and withdrawals are to take place securely and in real time at the Hippodrome’s cashier desks, adding an element of safety for Hippodrome customers who are uneasy about carrying large quantities of cash on their person.
“Technology is helping to transform the gaming industry and this innovative UK first will enable our customers to access their funds securely in the Hippodrome. This is a game-changer for people who like to keep a separate account for their transactions,” said George Constantinou, the Online Operations Director of the Hippodrome Casino.
Speaking of the collaboration, CEO of Digital Wallets at Paysafe, Lorenzo Pellegrino, said: “NETELLER provides a fast, secure and convenient way for consumers to move funds – including winnings – and creates an ideal platform for merchants to promote engaging loyalty programmes. We are pleased to be helping the Hippodrome to deliver an enhanced payments experience for their customers with our digital wallets.”
The Hippodrome is a major entertainment hotspot in London, and thanks to the partnership with PokerStars, the casino is extremely popular with poker players. With this deal, those poker players should be able to withdraw from their PokerStars account to Neteller and use Neteller to pay for their live poker tournaments and cash games.