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Paypal to Cease App Operations on Select Mobile Platforms
By Brodey Sheppard - June 02, 2016
If you are using Paypal for casino deposits via Windows Phone or Blackberry, you may have to look for other payment methods. The online payment processing service recently announced that it is removing their apps from operating systems Amazon, Blackberry and Windows Phone starting June 30, 2016.
Paypal announced in a blog post that the company has decided to remove its mobile app from the aforementioned platforms. The online payment platform also shared that its developers will focus more on IOS and Android. For Paypal, Windows Phone and Blackberry have never been big players in the mobile market. However, the company may face some revenue drop if it plans to abandon Amazon’s Fire OS given the popularity of Kindle Fire tablets.
Paypal Focuses on Stronger Markets
Paypal global consumer product and engineering VP Joanna Lambert shared, “It was a difficult decision to no longer support the PayPal app on these mobile platforms, but we believe it’s the right thing to ensure we are investing our resources in creating the very best experiences for our customers. We remain committed to partnering with mobile device providers, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our customers.”
Lambert also mentioned that the company will focus on just two apps. By doing so, they will be able to “innovate and make enhancements to Paypal’s mobile experiences to give our customers the best possible ways to manage and move their money.”
Other Methods of Payment for Casinos
While Paypal won’t be providing native apps for Windows Phone and Blackberry, players can still use it as a payment method for casinos. They can go directly to the site and still use the online payment processor to deposit funds to their account. On the other hand, they can choose other payment methods. Most casinos offer credit cards and debit cards as payment methods. If you want to avoid divulging your personal details to casino sites, you can opt for e-wallets like Neteller and Skrill. They work the same as Paypal. Indeed, there are many other casino deposit methods to choose from.
Bitcoin as a Payment Method for Casinos
This decision from Paypal may be a great opportunity for bitcoin as well as other digital currencies, like e-wallets. Analysts are seeing bitcoin taking over the aforementioned operating systems. Developers might as well look into producing apps dedicated to this method of payment.
Bitcoin is a digital currency which can be used as an online payment system. Often referred to as cryptocurrency, this payment platform works through a software “wallet” stored on the user’s computer, enabling them to pay for services and goods across the globe. Bitcoin offers a range of benefits for a casino player. By choosing this payment method, you can enjoy anonymity, security and low fees.
With bitcoin, you can move your money around the Internet without divulging your sensitive financial information. You can also use it to receive funds securely. As of this writing, this payment method is not yet widely available among casinos. People from the casino sector also expects to see sites using it as a venue for casino bonuses and loyalty promotions. Players can wager their coins, and the longer they play, the more they earn bitcoins back. With the growing popularity of this payment processor, we can expect to see casinos like Ladbrokes offering it.