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Paysafe Introduces Ground-breaking New Approach to iGaming Payments

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Integrated platform offers unrivalled range of payment options and services to help operators capitalise on emerging US iGaming opportunity

 

Leading global payments provider Paysafe Group (Paysafe) announces a new single point of integration to its full range of payment solutions using a software API. The unified platform is available to iGaming operators in the US as the market opens up to online sports betting.

Using Paysafe’s single integration, operators and the developers they work with, can access the full extent of Paysafe’s core, alternative and future differentiated payments services which draw on the breadth of its expertise in payment processing, acquiring, digital wallets (Skrill and NETELLER) and online prepaid solutions (paysafecard).

As well as a hosted checkout for an improved customer experience, Paysafe’s API includes a business portal and refreshed developer journey for operators to manage their chosen payment integrations effectively.

By opening up access to Paysafe’s unrivalled range of payment products, the new single integration supports operators with player conversion and retention. According to new research out this week commissioned by Paysafe* 23% of current US sports bettors named the number of methods that they could make payments and receive winnings with online as a key differentiator when deciding which sportsbook to wager with. Furthermore, 42% of them said that they would consider making payments for sports betting using a different method to the one that they currently use, compared to only 26% who said that they would not.

In addition to advantaging players, Paysafe’s new single integration helps operators to offer a streamlined player checkout experience and the ability to select several different ways to pay. Payment methods can include more traditional card acceptance options or alternative payment methods like those from Paysafe’s proprietary services paysafecard, Skrill and NETELLER, which are used by 17 million consumers around the world. As well as Paysafe’s solutions, the technology also enables operators to integrate popular payment methods from other providers.

Operators can also access a highly-customisable, behind-the-scenes business portal with analytics, financial reporting and reconciliation services that can be tailored depending on the job function of the user.

The unified platform incorporates a new developer journey with easy access to the single API and the ability to seamlessly integrate Paysafe’s products into the checkout. By simplifying the process, developers can, in turn, free up resources to focus on other revenue-generating areas, such as gaming features or front-end game design.

Paysafe plans to continually enhance its iGaming integration to create a tailored experience which is suited to operator needs and supports them in future proofing the checkout experience. Its exploration of future features includes more advanced analytics, player and industry insights and dashboard reporting.

Commenting on the launch, Karim Ahmad, Paysafe’s Chief Product Officer, said: “Players want payment options which are seamless and secure, and which they don’t notice. Whether it’s traditional payments, digital alternatives or future innovations, it needs to be effortless. Paysafe has over 20 years’ experience in the payments industry and has spent a number of years partnering with leading businesses in the iGaming space, helping them to operate and scale at speed. Our solutions are established and widely recognised in this sector and cover the broadest range of payment methods, which is why Paysafe is now the unquestioned partner of choice for the iGaming industry.”

George Miller started his career in content marketing and has started working as an Editor/Content Manager for our company in 2016. George has acquired many experiences when it comes to interviews and newsworthy content becoming Head of Content in 2017. He is responsible for the news being shared on multiple websites that are part of the European Gaming Media Network.

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Oklahoma Tribal Leaders Approve a Resolution against Governor’s Gambling Plan

Niji Narayan

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The leaders of Oklahoma-based Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee (Creek) and Seminole nations have approved a resolution denouncing the new Republican governor’s plan to force negotiations for a bigger slice of revenue from Oklahoma’s tribal casinos.

The Inter-Tribal Council of the five civilised tribes approved the resolution during a meeting in Tulsa.

Last week, Gov. Kevin Stitt said that the existing compacts should be reevaluated now that the gambling industry has matured in Oklahoma.

Tribal leaders and the governor disagree over what triggers a 15-year renewal of the compacts.

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Sports Betting Becomes Legal in New Hampshire

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New Hampshire has become the latest U.S. state to legalise sports gambling. Gov. Chris Sununu signed into law a measure that legalises betting on professional sports and most Division I college sports, excluding games involving New Hampshire schools. The state Lottery Commission will regulate the new industry.

“We can do it with a lot of confidence because it’s being done responsibly, and it’s being done with an organization here at the lottery that just knows what they’re doing. They know how to get this stuff off the ground,” Sununu said.

Opponents had argued sports betting would continue the state’s reliance on problematic revenue sources, including alcohol and cigarettes, the so-called “sin taxes.” But supporters argued legalising of sports betting will bring black-market activity to the surface and provide support for problem gamblers through a new organisation focused on education, prevention and treatment.

“I’m happy we’re bringing an illicit activity into the light for our citizens of New Hampshire and allowing for some consumer protections,” Rep. Timothy Lang said. He called it a win for residents, communities, the state and public education.

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Twin River Worldwide Signs Agreement to Acquire Two Casinos from Eldorado Resorts

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Twin River Worldwide Holdings has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Isle of Capri Casino in Kansas City and Lady Luck Casino in Vicksburg from Eldorado Resorts in a cash transaction for $230 million.

The purchase price represents an implied trailing twelve month proforma earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation multiple of approximately 8.4× for the properties on a combined basis.

“This transaction continues our focus on creating long-term shareholder value as we strive to develop or acquire assets which we believe will prove accretive to our earnings,” George Papanier, President and CEO of TRWH said.

“Isle Kansas City and Lady Luck Vicksburg expand our geographic footprint with assets in attractive markets. We believe these assets are a great fit for our portfolio and see the opportunity to increase the net cash flow from these properties by our redevelopment and operating plans. In particular, in Kansas City, where the property lies within an area near downtown that has been targeted by local officials for development, we feel there is opportunity for capital investment in the property which we believe will have a transformative impact and integrate well with local development efforts in the area,” George Papanier added.

The transaction is subject to receipt of required regulatory approvals and is expected to close in early 2020.

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