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SKRILL INTEGRATES 1-TAP FOR RACEBETS CUSTOMERS AHEAD OF THE CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL

SKRILL INTEGRATES 1-TAP FOR RACEBETS CUSTOMERS AHEAD OF THE CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL

Skrill 1-Tap introduces instant mobile payment solution

Leading digital payments company Skrill announced that online bookmaker RaceBets.com has added Skrill 1-Tap to its mobile and desktop offerings.

With the 2015 Cheltenham Festival around the corner, RaceBets customers can now benefit from a convenient and secure payment process when placing bets at the jewel in jump racing’s crown and at race meets across the world.

Skrill 1-Tap connects with Skrill’s Digital Wallet to offer quick and easy mobile payments to merchants and customers. By using Skrill 1-Tap, RaceBets customers can make payments in ‘one tap’ on any device, rather than having to repeatedly enter their login details or sensitive credit card information. Customers’ card details are saved securely after the initial payment made via Skrill, so the functionality is enabled next time they log on to RaceBets.com.

1-Tap benefits merchants by providing increased conversion rates, optimising the mobile experience and boosting customer spend via in-play betting. RaceBets is the latest name in a long line of gambling merchants that have already integrated with 1-Tap such as Betfred, Bet365 and SBOBET.

RaceBets specialise in racing and allow customers to place bets on worldwide horse and greyhound racing online. In 2014, they offered 266,534 races from 928 racetracks globally, where UK customers were able to take advantage of exclusive live international streaming.

Paul Barclay, VP Gambling, Skrill comments, “We know that ease of use and convenience are important factors to both our consumers and merchants.  Our 1-Tap solution was developed with this in mind and has been very popular with merchants as they seek to make the online payment process as slick as possible. RaceBets customers can now make seamless payments in a secure way wherever and whenever they wish.

“The future is mobile and Skrill’s focus on innovation means we are able to meet customer’s changing needs. We will continue to focus on delivering technology-led products that suit our customer’s needs.”

Oliver Sauer, Head of Operations at RaceBets.com adds, “Skrill 1-Tap significantly reduces ‘friction’ for our customers when placing their bets, providing a better and faster experience. This is particularly important for us as we offer an unrivalled horse racing betting product – racing 24 hours a day from 40 different countries.

“We have been particularly impressed by Skrill’s innovative approach to digital payments and appreciate their gambling heritage and expertise in the payments sector, which will help us deliver a smooth payment process to our customers.”

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