Paysafe Group, owner of the two popular e-wallet services, Skrill and Neteller, has informed players that it will no longer be offering prepaid MasterCard services to over 100 countries.
This also includes players in Australia and New Zealand.
Many online gamblers will be affected by this sudden decision by Paysafe Group, and it will force many to seek alternative ways to pay for their online gambling entertainment.
Countries such as Switzerland, France, Austria and the United Kingdom will NOT be affected by the move by Paysafe Group.
After November 25th, 2016, according to an email communication, customers will not be able to use their Skrill Prepaid Mastercard and Net+ Prepaid Mastercards.
It was stressed, however, that customers' Skrill and Neteller accounts would remain fully functional in terms of withdrawals and transfers.
No Comment from Paysafe
The news of this withdrawal of services from the Australian market and others around the world comes from emails sent by Paysafe Group to consumers who have prepaid accounts.
No other comment or press statement was made by the group.
A copy of a Skrill customer letter was published on one of the news sites, where it was conveyed that the Skrill account would remain functional and balances will be accessible via bank account transfers or through sending money to any other Skrill user or online business that accepts Skrill.
Changes Will be Felt
Many Australian players will mourn the loss of prepaid Mastercards from the online gambling landscape. These are popular withdrawal options that allow the money on the prepaid cards to become available for use anywhere where Mastercard is accepted.
Neteller and Skrill allow the fastest access to funds in the business, and players will now need to find an alternative way to get their money. Options include Entropay or bank wire transfer - neither of which as are fast as Neteller and Skrill.