SafeCharge partners with Fortuna for European expansion

SafeCharge, a Nuvei company, has confirmed its expansion into Slovakia and the Czech Republic with Fortuna Entertainment Group

The collaboration further develops the firm’s payment processing capabilities in existing countries, including Romania and Croatia. Through a single integration, Fortuna can accept all popular, local payment methods specific to each country, as the firm seeks to deliver a frictionless player experience.

Nicklas Zajdel, group chief operating officer of Fortuna Entertainment Group commented: “As we work towards further growing our gaming operations in this region, it is essential for us to have a payment partner with the level of technology and capabilities required to flourish. 

“Central and Eastern Europe have strict regulations, unique payment methods and local currencies that must be addressed. By leveraging SafeCharge’s technology and deep knowledge of local gaming regulations, we are in a perfect position to establish a major foothold in this region and beyond.”

Advanced pre-deposit verification flows for credit cards and alternative payment methods were developed to comply with each country’s individual regulatory compliance requirements. To overcome the challenge of customer verification and to maximise conversions, SafeCharge’s implementation can securely validate the identity of players using only their bank account details. 

Further intelligent risk management solutions were configured to minimise potential fraud and chargebacks, such as Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) checks before payouts.

Yuval Ziv, MD of SafeCharge and head of global acquiring added: “We are delighted to broaden our business scope with Fortuna and to empower them with a seamless expansion into new, lucrative markets.  

“As long-time partners, it was important for our dedicated professional services and development teams to support Fortuna’s growth by playing an integral role in their ongoing success. We feel that our advanced and flexible technology platform is the best choice for gaming operators to comply with each country’s requirements, whilst delivering a localised user experience for their players.”

Expert Analysis: The collaboration maximises SafeCharge’s integrated compliance technology, which adapts to the disparate regulations of various countries and regions allowing the firm to maximise its entry into new markets.