We love Skrill. Skrill is the new name of MoneyBookers, and it is a full-service online wallet and escrow service that allows users to carry on safe transactions on the web without risk to their money or to their identity.

For US based clients, it offers a safe and convenient way to make international transactions to countries that have not traditionally been considered among the safest to deal with. What can Skrill do for you? Here are some of the many uses:

  • Perfect for micro-payments
  • No cost to and safe for your customers
  • Easy to use with only an email address and a password
  • Upload funds to and withdraw funds from your Skrill account instantly
  • Get instant payments for your products and services
  • Online interface with funds in multiple currencies
  • Fair and competitive fees
  • Fully operational in the United States and US territories, including Puerto Rico, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and Northern Mariana Islands

This is a tremendous perk for US businesses who are carrying on commerce abroad and for US customers who wish to deal with overseas sellers.

The Down Side

We have said it before, but it bears repeating: We love Skrill.

The problem is that for US based casino players, Skrill does not allow for funding of play accounts. Their reasons for this, we do not know. Skrill does offer play account funding to players based outside the United States, and it is a very popular way to do so. Because of the broad options available in funding a Skrill account and the instant withdrawals and deposits possible, it is the perfect way to handle online gaming accounts. Furthermore, it gives players peace of mind, knowing that their play funds and their identities are safe and sound with the added security afforded by Skrill.

Our Hope

We deeply hope that Skrill will make their wonderful services available to US based poker and casino gamers soon. This is a huge market for Skrill, and one that will truly be mutually beneficial, both to the growth and success of their business and certainly to the many thousands of US based gamers. The ability to use this service would remove one of the major stumbling blocks that US players have with off-shore casinos, which is that of trust. Skrill is a well established and trustworthy organization that has the potential to really grow the United States online gaming market.

Our US friend can read our US Friendly Poker Rooms article for more detail information where to play poker online!