Paysafecard

Website: www.paysafecard.com

Type of payment: Prepaid card/code

What is Paysafecard?

Paysafecard is a prepaid card (ticket/voucher) that can be used to make payments on the internet. Besides using the service to make deposits in online casinos, you can also use this method to make payments at other websites.

The Paysafecard company has its headquarters in Vienna, Austria and the system was established in the year 2000. Since then, it claims to have become the leading prepaid online payment solution, which is available in many countries (potentially serving 1 billion customers) and accepted at over 4,000 web shops, internet services and other online pay sites (mainly directed to the world of online entertainment).

The system works with “cash” money, that is to say you need to buy a Paysafecard at one of the 450,000 outlets worldwide with actual cash after which you’ll receive a “ticket” with a 16-digit PIN code. This PIN code will allow you to pay or make deposits online at the websites that have a license to receive Paysafecard payments.

To know where to buy the card you need to consult the service’s website which can tell you the nearest selling point by using its “Sales Outlet Tracker”. Normally they can be purchased in supermarkets, petrol stations, tobacconists, newsagents and post offices. Nowadays it’s also possible to download the outlet tracker as an app to use on your Android or iOS operated mobile device.

Besides buying a Paysafecard in the nearest physical “point of sale” you can also buy the card online using the website, paying for it with a Visa or MasterCard credit card, an online bank transfer or certain other methods. In that case a “virtual” PIN code is provided that you can use to make your online payment.

The values in which a Paysafecard can be bought are €10, €25, €50 and €100, however this may vary depending on the country (and the currency) in which the card is purchased. The card is available in a variety of different currencies, and it can also be exchanged to represent any other that is supported.

To pay larger amounts online, up to 10 Paysafecard PIN codes can be combined which basically allows you to pay a value of €1,000 max. If the amount to pay is less than the worth of the card then the remaining value can be used for another online payment.

Once a Paysafecard is bought the value it represents is valid for 12 months. After this period a €2 fee per month that will be deducted from its value. To check the “balance” of your Paysafecard you can consult a service on the website where you need to enter the 16-digit PIN code after which the current balance will be displayed.

Paying online with Paysafecard PIN codes is safe, reliable, instant, (basically) free of charge and completely anonymous. Another convenient feature is that it can also be used to upload credits to your Skrill e-wallet.

Paying with Paysafecard in an online casino

After you’ve bought a Paysafecard in one of the outlets it’s very easy to make a deposit in an online casino.

On the “Payments/Deposits” page of the online casino, choose “Prepaid cards” and then “Paysafecard”, after which you will need to fill in the amount you want to deposit and in what currency. After this is done you will need to provide the 16-digit PIN code of the card. Once this has been completed the money will be immediately added to your casino account.

Although up to 10 PIN codes can be combined to pay larger amounts in online web shops and for internet services, this feature is not allowed in online casinos. For each deposit, a separate card needs to be used. Deposits made with a Paysafecard are, however, free of charge while the deposit minimum and maximum limits vary by casino.

Withdrawing with Paysafecard in an online casino

Unfortunately, it’s not possible to withdraw money from the casino account by using a Paysafecard. You will instead need to provide a different transaction method in order to retrieve your winnings.

Advantages of using Paysafecard

Using this platform as a payment option in online casinos has various advantages:

  • It’s simple to deposit and is very user-friendly
  • Payments are instantly carried out
  • Deposits are completely anonymous
  • It’s relatively easy to avoid spending too much and exceed your budget

Disadvantages of using Paysafecard

The disadvantages of using this payment method in an online casino could be:

  • You have to purchase a card
  • It cannot be used to withdraw money from a casino account
  • You can’t use multiple cards to top up your deposit

Where to pay with a Paysafecard

As Paysafecard is a very popular way of making deposits in an online casino among players, most NetEnt Casinos listed on our website will accept it. Check out the list in the side-bar of this page to see which NetEnt Casinos do.