Previously called Moneybookers, and still sometimes referred to under that name, Skrill is an online payment method that has some 34 million users, and has processed tens of billions of Dollars. Based in London, Skrill was the first e-wallet to be licensed and regulated by the Financial Services Authority and is a very safe, secure and reliable way to fund an online casino account.
Welcomed at most casinos including Eurogrand and William Hill, you can upload funds instantly, just by entering a user name and password, while there is no need to enter any credit or debit card information, or bank account details at all. Simply select Skrill from the deposit options at casino, and provided funds are in your account, the payment is guaranteed to go through straight away. Certain casinos even give you bonus money when using Skrill, as it's a fast and convenient method for them to process.
The great advantage of Skrill is that you only need to use one payment service provider to fund any number of casino accounts, or even to purchase other goods and services online. All you need to do to open an account is enter some basic details such as name, age and address, then choose how you want to transfer funds to your new Skrill account.
You can do this either by credit or debit card, another e-wallet, prepaid card or vouchers such as Click2Pay or Ukash, or by bank transfer, although some methods are quicker to clear than others so check with Skrill if in doubt. Over 100 different payment methods are accepted, in 40 currencies, so you are bound to have access to at least 1 of these.
Withdrawing money from a casino back to your Skrill account is done in just a couple of clicks, after which Skrill will send you a confirmation e-mail and it usually takes just a day or so for the cash to be available to take out. Small fees apply when transferring money, but this is usually only around 1%, up to a low maximum level.
You can also get a Skrill MasterCard which can be used at some 20 million places around the world, or any ATM, so withdrawn funds can be used as easily as money in a bank account.
This is an exceptionally safe and secure way to fund online casino play, as Skrill use state of the art 128-bit SSL (Secure Socket Layer) technology to encrypt any transfers of money. Card details only need to be given once, when opening the account, and the casino itself doesn't need to know these at all.
How to use Skrill? Quick guide
There are a few places where Skrill services are not available, notably the USA, but also much of Africa and the Middle East.
William Hill and Eurogrand Casinos not only welcome Skrill deposits, they also have special deals for anyone signing up and using unique promotional codes supplied by JohnnyBet.
2. William Hill Welcome Package
Register at William Hill using the code BETEXVIP and you start off with free spins on many of their slots even before depositing any money. Then, your first deposit will be boosted by 150% right up to £150 or €300, with even more available for high rollers making bigger first deposits. No fees are charged by the casino for making Skrill deposits, and funds are cleared immediately, with up to £80,000 in one transaction permitted.
3. Eurogrand Welcome Package
Use the code BETEXPOL when completing the Eurogrand registration form to receive free, no-deposit spins, and then up to £/€/$ 100 or currency equivalent in bonus funds on your first deposit, or even £/€/$ 1000 if you deposit at least £/€/$ 2000. You can also get second deposit bonus 60% up to £/€/$ 500.
Then, each time you deposit using Skrill, Eurogrand will add 15% to the total paid in, and that's not just once, but each and every time you use this method to fund your account.