Online Gaming

Online gambling is commonly known as gaming within the merchant services industry. There are a selection of partnering banks who will accept applications from newer gaming companies and save money for more established ones.

To ensure your gaming application is successful the majority of providers will require six months transaction history, a business plan or accountant’s projections and the relevant gaming or gambling license.

As with most high-risk, higher turnover businesses it is suggested that you have more than one merchant account Working to support your site.

Meaning that if you have been served notice by one gaming merchant account provider, the site can still accept card payments as normal using the backup account.

We can assist in gaming card processing
in the following areas

Raffle websites

Games of skill



Penny Auction

It is perceived as a high-risk industry by the majority of card processing providers for several reasons:

  • Online gambling businesses have a high volume turnover, which plays a part in the overall risk when an acquiring bank is assessing the complete profile of the merchant.
  • The majority of gaming businesses are based offshore–historically there have been cases of both money laundering and fraud within the industry.
  • If the business is a startup or new to the gaming business, the lack of credit and transaction history can put off an acquiring bank.