Please read the following carefully
Depending on the type of business (gaming,
competitions, skilled etc) depends on whether
we can offer you an account. In general, skill
games do not require a licence, while chance
games (gambling) do. Unfortunately we can not
help unlicensed gambling & betting businesses.
If you are uncertain of the licensing requirement,
and you are based in the UK, then you may want
to contact the Gambling Commission for advice.
Even though we will accept their determination
we will need proof from them such as a copy
of the confirmation letter.
Please click on one of the options
Please note that the bank we use for setting
up gaming accounts does not allow the following
countries to participate in gaming. This is
not the country that YOU the merchant comes
from, but the country YOUR CUSTOMER comes from.
The blocked list covers
a couple of different things:
1) Companies registered
in those countries
2) Companies which have the director resident
in those countries
3) Transactions from cards issued in those
4) Transactions with billing addresses in
Full risk assessment
Due to an applicants status and/or business
model and following a full risk assessment
of an application, we are unfortunately sometimes
required to increase two specific elements:
the settlement period and the rolling reserve,
in order to increase the merchant's chance
of obtaining a merchant facility with one
of our sponsor banks. Indeed a longer settlement
period and a larger rolling reserve are more
likely to reassure our processing bank that
we have taken sufficient steps to mitigate
the risk exposure on an account.
Note on unique bidding / reverse auctions
Even though there is some debate whether
or not lowest unique bidding is skill or guess
work, our strict policy is that this type
of business is classed as gambling (chance)
rather than competition (skill).
THAT SAID, if the gambling commission does
not view your business as gambling but competition,
then we may be able to help. If the gambling
commission does state that it is gambling,
then a licence would be needed for us to help.
Skilled based businesses
Do you need to spot the ball or answer a
number of questions* to possibly win? If so
then we may be able to help by offering you
the Merchant Account + Gateway.
To consider your application, YOU
MUST COMPLY with the following conditions.
- You must inform
us of what the prize(s) are and must also
prove that they have either ownership of
said prize(s) or have sufficient funds at
time off application to allow you to purchase
- Details of the Auditors
who will oversee and verify the legitimacy
of the prize draw.
- Please note that
100% remittances of transactions to you
will only occur after the prize has been
awarded and has been verified and confirmed
in writing by the Auditors.
Please also note:
- Depending on the
business classification established by
& MasterCard, our Processing Bank may
require that you register as a High Risk
Merchant (gaming/gambling/adult material)
at the cost of $1000 annually.
- Provision of the
Bank AML (Anti Money Laundering) document
completed, signed and stamped by a Solicitor
- this will be supplied to you in the application
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have designed the application process to
be as simple as possible. with 95% of all
applications being accepted.
* Over recent months the banks we use
have been getting strict on the types
of questions you can ask. Before you could
ask a simple question such as 'what's
white and falls out of the sky in winter?'.
However you now need to ask a question
which 50% of people could get
wrong. For example 'What precipitation
falls from clouds in the form of ice crystals?'
- 50% may say snow while 50% may say hailstones
- snow being the right answer!
our accounts we provide as standard:
Relations Management (CRM)
Acquisition & Settlement Currencies
Resource Planning (ERP)
Voice Response (IVR)
Wish to take micro payments i.e. £1.00
Unfortunately we are no longer able to provide
accounts for merchants wishing to accept payments
of £1.00 or less (micro payments). In
fact, the banks are starting to only allow payments
of £5.00 or more. This is one reason why
companies such as the National Lottery will
now only allow you to add £5.00 or more
to your account or force you to set-up a monthly