Partnership Announced between Payzone and PokerStars
- 04/13/2012By Maria McCoyGoogle
Payzone, a leading mobile consumer payments network from the UK has announced a partnership with the world’s largest online poker website, PokerStars, making top-up vouchers available for consumers to purchase.
The deal signifies Payzone’s expansion into the online casino games industry, with PokerStars top-ups available on the 20,000 terminals in the company’s nationwide network.
The partnership will allow customers to top up their online casino games PokerStars account instantly by entering the unique code from a top-up voucher purchased at a Payzone outlet. This method is ideal for players who are dubious of online transactions or those who are looking for a quick alternative to paying with a bank related account.
PokerStarsTopUp Cards are available in denominations of £10, £25, £50, £100 and £250. A Customer can then cash in these cards in the cashier to fund their poker account. The system is only for depositing. Customers will need to use one of the more traditional methods—like bank transfer, check, wire or through an online wallet—to process cashouts.
PokerStars is the first online gaming company that Payzone has worked with, who list major UK utility retailers and transport companies as their clients.
Mark Mellor, sales director at Payzone, said this signing of its first online casino games client would ensure future opportunities in this sector. “The partnership is testament to our ongoing commitment to ensure new products are regularly added to the Payzone terminal and our retailers will earn commission on every transaction.”
Richard Connolly, PokerStars business development manager, added, “It’s great to be able to offer our existing and new customers an additional convenient payment method. Not all customers have, or want to use, a personal bank account for online transactions, so being able to buy top-ups offline is essential. Payzone’s terminals are easily accessible for our customers across the country and we’re confident it will be a successful partnership.”