Paysafe to process UK payments for Fantasy Sports platform DraftKings

DraftKings, the world’s leading Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) platform, is expanding its payment options in the United Kingdom through a partnership with Paysafe. DraftKings’ UK customers can now fund their accounts with debit and credit cards.

DraftKings' Exclusive card processor

Through this agreement, Paysafe (formerly known as Optimal Payments), will be the exclusive debit and credit card processor for DraftKings UK. Paysafe’s expertise in payment products and services will enable DraftKings UK to meet the evolving needs of the business and help make payments easier for its customers.

Grow Payment Options 

Jeffrey Haas, Chief International Officer of DraftKings said: “Working with Paysafe, a world leader in digital payments, is an important step for us in our business growth. They are assisting us in meeting our customer demands while reaching an ever-increasing number of players.”

Neil Erlick, Executive Vice President, Business Development at Paysafe added: “As a payments provider with considerable sector expertise across many rapidly-evolving industries, we are pleased to be enabling more ways in which DraftKings’ customers can pay to play. Helping the businesses we work with grow their payment options in existing and new markets is central to what we do.

Football game payment processing

”DraftKings, which has seen phenomenal year-over-year growth, now boasts more than 7 million registered players. More than 300,000 of them have played skill-based daily fantasy football games across a range of leading leagues, including: Premier League, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, Major League Soccer and Liga MX.

About Paysafe

Paysafe provides digital payments and transaction-related solutions to businesses and consumers around the world. Paysafe makes transactions easy by enabling fast, convenient and secure ways to pay-before, pay-now and pay-later through its digital wallets, prepaid card, payment processing and card issuing & acquiring products and services.

PaySafe believe that every point of every payment should be relevant, simple and safe. With nearly two decades of experience, Paysafe is trusted by merchants, and by consumers in more than 200 countries and territories, to move and manage money via more than 100 payment types and 40 currencies.

Paysafe offers multi-platform products with an emphasis on emerging payment technologies including mobile. Paysafe's brand portfolio includes NETELLER® and Skrill®, paysafecard®, payolution® and FANS Entertainment. 

Article sourced from PaySafe, July 1st 2016
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