Play Poker for Real Money Using Skrill


What is Skrill?

Skrill is an International electronic wallet that you can maintain in your local currency and fund by transferring funds from your bank account, cheque, credit/debit cards or via alternative payment methods available in your country. You can use Skrill for secure on-line purchases without worrying about disclosing your credit card information.

In some countries, Skrill lets you transfer funds directly from your bank account or credit/debit card, to your PokerStars account, without having to fund your Skrill account first. Direct funding options currently available are:

Instant Banking Credit Cards Debit Cards
Nordea (Finland & Sweden) MasterCard Visa Delta and Electron
P24 (Poland) Visa  
giropay (Germany) Diners  
Sofortüberweisung (Germany) JCB (International)  
iDEAL (Netherlands)    

How do I fund the Skrill account?

Please see Skrill Fees for the list of funding methods available in your country as well as respective fees.

How can I make purchases at PokerStars using Skrill?

Skrill is fully integrated via the PokerStars cashier screen. When you click on "Cashier" and then on "Buy Chips", you will see an option to use Skrill. Please click on the "Skrill" button and then on the "Deposit" button. The Skrill deposit screen will be displayed.

If you already have a Skrill account and would like to make a deposit at PokerStars, please select the currency of your Skrill account (if the option is available to you) to see the equivalent amount of your deposit in your local currency, and then enter the "Charge Amount" in USD. Please also enter a bonus code if you have one, and then click "Submit". A browser window will open up and you will be asked to log into your Skrill account. Depending on your country, Skrill offers several ways to fund the deposit:

  • Pay from your Skrill balance, or deposit money into your Skrill account, if you do not have sufficient funds
  • Pay via bank transfer (which takes 2-3 days)
  • Use a credit/debit card
  • Use instant banking (e.g. P24, Nordea)

Once you have made your selection, the site will guide you through the remaining steps to transfer the funds to your PokerStars account.

Please keep in mind that you have 10 minutes to complete the transfer. If you exceed this time, the transaction will timeout and any Skrill funds you attempted to transfer will be returned to your Skrill account. You will need to start again by selecting Skrill from the PokerStars Cashier's Deposit Options screen.

Can I make ‘Fast Deposit’ purchases using Skrill?

The ‘Fast Deposit’ feature is available for Skrill deposits. ‘Fast Deposit’ is a quick and convenient way to fund your PokerStars account using your preferred payment method. Once setup, you will see the Fast Deposit button when playing in cash games, allowing you to review and submit transactions directly from the table.

Learn more about PokerStars Fast Deposits.

What about my cashouts?

You may cashout funds from your PokerStars account to your Skrill account.

Please be aware that cashouts are automatically credited back to any CFT eligible Visa and Entropay that you may have used to make deposits in the last 12 months since June 1, 2014, before being credited back to your Skrill account.

Please visit our Cashout Policy for full information.

Please note that cashouts through Skrill may not be available in your country. Please view our Real Money page to see if Skrill is available as a cashout option in your country.

How do I withdraw money from Skrill?

You can withdraw money from your Skrill account to your bank account or Visa credit card. Please see Skrill Fees for the list of withdrawal methods available in your country as well as respective fees.

What are the deposit limits for Skrill?

Please visit the cashier for your current deposit limits.

How does the exchange rate conversion work?

PokerStars uses the prevailing mid-market rate provided by XE (plus a small fee if applicable) to convert your deposits to your PokerStars account currency. For additional information, please read our Real Money Transaction Processing and Currency Conversion Terms and Conditions.

What will it cost me to use Skrill at PokerStars?

PokerStars does not charge any other fees for using Skrill. Players are responsible for any fees charged by Skrill.

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