Skrill Wins Big at eGaming Review B2B Awards

By: Russell Potvin, July 3, 2013

On a global scale, there isn't really much that regulates the online gambling industry. The lack of oversight and loose licensing requirements in some parts of the world would make it hard for players to figure out the best places to play on their own. However, there are ways that the industry polices itself, and award ceremonies are one of those ways. When operators, software companies and payment processors are rewarded for performing well and doing the right thing by their customers, then it gives everyone in the industry an incentive to do better. One way to tell if a business is good in this industry is to look at its reputation in the context of the awards it's been given.

And that's exactly why you can tell that Skrill is the real deal. At the eGaming Review B2B Awards for 2013, Srkill won in two important categories. First, they picked up top honors for Payments Company of the Year. That by itself is an enormous accomplishment because it verifies their position in the industry as one of the top few payment processing companies. Second, they won Mobile Payments Provider of the Year. The mobile award is more important than a lot of people probably realize because mobile gaming is the future of the online casino industry. The ability to make payments using your cell phone or tablet in the same software as you play is something that people have to be able to trust and believe in for the industry to advance on into being mobile-centric.

Skrill, formerly known as MoneyBookers, has been around in the payment processing industry for years. They are regulated by the British FSA (Financial Services Administration), and they comply with some of the strictest rules around. They keep your money and personal information safe through the use of 128-bit SSL encryption and other methods, and these are the same methods and encryption used by major banks.