It has been revealed today that a new revolutionary method of gambling has been introduced in the United States with the launch of a gift card that bettors and casino players can use to fund their gambling accounts.
Game On is a payment card product that allows people to add funds to online sportsbooks and casinos for betting and gaming at some of the country’s leading operator brands, including: FanDuel, DraftKings, Parx Casino and Play Sugar House Sportsbook and Casino.
Blackhawk Network is the visionary company behind the new development, which is now available in the states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, whereby players can purchase the gift cards and use them at licensed gambling operators where online gaming and betting is legal.
According to reports, Game On represents not only a new revolutionary way to gamble online but provides additional security and privacy along with a useful tool for gambling finance control and responsible betting.
Grocery stores are selling the new gift cards, which can be purchased at checkouts through the two states, with funds between $20 and $400 being able to be loaded on to the card.
Depending on how much is being ‘deposited’ to a players account, an activation fee is also applicable of between $3.95 and $5.95.
In order to bet using the new Game On card, a bettor must be located in the state of purchase and funds can be transferred to online accounts from the card via a reveal-number on the card along with an expiry date and CVV.
Head of Global Commerce at Blackhawk Network Brett Narlinger commented on the new gambling gift card method and why it was launched:
“Perfect for sports betting enthusiasts and gift card lovers alike, the Game On card pairs a fun, digital way to fund sports bets with the convenience of a gift card.
People we’ve surveyed who have placed sports bets are clamoring for a payment option that provides increased control of spending and privacy, versus linking personal banking information when funding their sportsbook account.
Our new Game On card helps address those concerns.”