by Hillary LaClair, Senior Editor
February 24, 2009
Party Gaming, an online casino provider that made headlines this year for its involvement with the Department of Justice, announced today that it has launched an Instant Internet banking feature, which will allow players to make financial transactions directly from the website. ESI Entertainment Systems, a payment processing giant offering services to international e-commerce establishments, and its subsidiary, Citadel Commerce, will process instant bank transactions for Party Gaming PLC.
“We’ve had a long relationship with Citadel and we are pleased to take advantage of their new payment method. Low cost and immediate local payment solutions are a key element of our business and we believe that Citadel’s Internet banking solution provides an attractive new payment option for our customers,” said Jim Ryan, Party Gaming CEO.
Michael Meeks, President of ESI and Citadel, added, “PartyGaming is clearly recognized as a prestigious leader in the industry, and we are please that they are utilizing our Instant Internet banking to provide their customers with a secure and easy-to-use alternative to credit and debit cards.”
Party Gaming has managed to survive as a leading online casino, despite one of its co-founders having pled guilty to charges of accepting U.S. wagers prior to the implementation of the UIGEA – and agreeing to a $300 million settlement. It has integrated Citadel’s Internet Banking product, a white label payment processing solution that provides support for instant and quick online bank transfers in over 38 countries, into its own cashier system.