Skrill Poker Sites
What is Skrill?
Skrill is the new name for Moneybookers, which is one of the world's most popular electronic online payment methods.
You can send money to people or purchase items and services on the internet.
Skrill provides you with an easy-to-use, highly secure online 'wallet' that you can quickly and efficiently upload funds to,
using a range of debit and credit cards.
Most importantly for us poker players though, we can use Skrill to deposit funds and withdraw our winnings at pretty much any
online poker room.
What happened to Moneybookers?
If you already had a Moneybookers account, you may be wondering what's going on! Well, Skrill is simply the brand name that
Moneybookers is moving towards as they work on developing their brand identity and increasing business. If you've already
got an account you don't need to do anything as your existing logon details are still valid.
For those of you new to the site, you'll probably just think of it as 'Skrill' to begin with.
Creating a Skrill account
Signing up to Skrill/Moneybookers is so easy a child could do it! If you've got an email address than you're good to go -
just fill in the simple registration form and you'll be set in no time at all. Just 'link' your preferred credit/card to
your account and you're good to go.
As well as poker, Skrill can be used to send money to an individual. You just need to know their email address and then you can
send them money online instantly.
Depositing using Skrill to a poker room
As well as being widely supported by online poker sites, making a deposit using Skrill is easy and quick to do. Simply fire up
the cashier window and click deposit. You can then transfer funds instantly from your Skrill 'wallet' to your poker account.
You can then start playing in a matter of minutes!
We recommend using Skrill/Moneybookers as it's so quick and efficient and there's no fuss involved.
All the best poker rooms accept Skrill so it's definitely worth having an account.
Withdrawing poker winnings using Skrill/Moneybookers
When we've had a good run on the poker tables, we all like to cash out quickly and easily. With Skrill the money is transferred
from your poker room to your Skrill account instantly and securely. You can then use the money in the account to fund online
purchases, or you can cash it out.
The Skrill fees are simple and easy to understand. To send money, it costs 1% up to EUR0.50. To receive money, it's free.
To cash out your funds there is a small administration fee of 1.80 - 3.50EUR so it offers really good value to its customers.
Skrill/Moneybookers really is a global service. It offers twelve languages and domestic payment options in over thirty countries.
Cashing out money from your Skrill account
Want to get your hands on your Skrill funds? It's ludicrously easy to do - just make a withdrawal request and the money (minus a small
administration fee) will be credited to your bank account, or you can choose to have the money via cheque. Visa is also available.
Some poker rooms actually offer a more generous first time deposit poker bonus when you deposit using Skrill so it's a great incentive
to use the service.
Skrill offers its users top-class security meaning you can deposit and withdraw money with the peace of mind of dealing with a large
company with a great reputation.