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Payment Gateways for Skilled Game Sites

  • May 17, 2019

Over the last 15 years, Tentacle Solutions has integrated over 120 payment gateways from around the world. These include popular payment processors such as Paypal and Worldpay, as well as localized ones such as PayTM and Telecash. In this article, we are going to look at some of the areas you should be thinking about when deciding which payment processor to choose.

Firstly, working with a payment processor that will support you is very important. With every game you run, there can be many chargeback attempts from disgruntled players. Unfortunately, chargebacks are to be expected; however, in another article, we will share some ways our clients have found to minimize chargebacks and general negative feedback.

You will need to ensure that you select a payment processor that will support your business model despite the chargeback attempts, not freeze your account for six months while they investigate! In the UK and a few other countries, Tentacle Solutions' Spot the Ball Software has been pre-approved by some major credit card processors.

You might also want to scrutinize the technical features the gateway will offer you. Will they offer WebHooks, for example? WebHooks provides Tentacle servers an independent verification of every payment transaction. Consequently, if your user loses their internet connection while paying online, then even though their session will not be able to complete the transaction, the WebHook will make sure it sends the appropriate payment response for that user back to us. Other technical features include useful reporting techniques and the ability to locate and investigate individual payments.

Finally, you will want to look into whether the payment processor can offer you mobile payments. The two most popular are, of course, Apple Pay and Google Wallet. Even though you take the payments from a website, you can still accept payments from these two methods. However, there are other mobile type payments worth looking into. These include payment systems that take the money from the user's mobile balance. In certain countries, this is an accessible and easy way for consumers to pay for goods and services.

With over 15 years' experience, Tentacle Solutions can integrate almost any payment gateway into their Spot the Ball software. Contact us today to discuss your payment processor options for your skilled game site.

.."You will need to ensure that you select a payment processor that will support your business model."