In this article, brought to you by Aircash, The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) welcomes Aircash as its first associate member and the first payment service provider to join the association
On 22 November 2023, Aircash, a leading European payments service provider, became the first company to join the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) as an associate member.
The EGBA, based in Brussels, represents Europe’s leading online gaming and betting companies and recently introduced new membership options for companies within the sector’s ecosystem, including payment service providers.
Croatia-based Aircash is a prominent digital payment platform provider in Central and South-Eastern Europe and offers seamless and compliant financial services that adhere to the range of European regulatory requirements.
As an associate member of EGBA, Aircash will contribute its expertise to shape the association’s awareness and positioning in the payments landscape.
Hrvoje Ćosić, Aircash CEO, said: “We are proud to join EGBA. As one of Europe’s leading payments platforms, we’re committed to providing secure, frictionless and compliant financial experiences to those operating within the gaming industry and are excited to help drive this mission forward within EGBA.”
Maarten Haijer, secretary general of the EGBA, added: “We are delighted to welcome Aircash as our first associate member. Their insight and experience will be invaluable in helping EGBA shape its understanding and positioning within the payments landscape.
“By opening our membership to include companies such as Aircash, we aim to better unite the industry’s voice and improve our understanding of how different regulatory issues impact various parts of our sector.”
Aircash is a prominent player in the mobile finance sector and stands out as a leader in the digital finance industry. Recognised as a licensed electronic money institution (EMI) in the EU, Aircash is committed to upholding the highest regulatory standards. It operates as a regulated financial institution in Switzerland, and extends its global reach through Aircash Int, London and Aircash USA.
Aircash’s core products include the Aircash Abon voucher, available in over 200,000 POS locations across the EU, and the Aircash cash app, the central hub of the mobile ecosystem facilitating seamless money transfers, payments and withdrawals.
The integration of the Aircash Mastercard prepaid provides users with personalised control over payments and ATM withdrawals, all managed through the Aircash app.
The company’s diverse user base caters to a broad audience and day-to-day transactions in Western Europe, fostering financial inclusion. Aircash’s day-to-day services offer one-click deposits and withdrawals, with additional benefits such as gaming vouchers and utility bill payments through Aircash Marketplace promotions.
With a strong presence in multiple European countries and plans for further expansion, Aircash remains at the forefront of mobile finance, committed to empowering users and redefining the future of financial services. For more information, please visit the Aircash website or contact Lea Baričić, head of PR, at [email protected]
The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) is the Brussels-based trade association representing the leading online gambling operators established, licensed and regulated within the EU, including bet365, Betsson Group, Entain, Flutter, Kindred Group and 888 William Hill.
EGBA works together with national and EU authorities and other stakeholders towards a well-regulated and well-channelled online gambling market which provides a high level of consumer protection and takes account of the realities of the internet and online consumer demand.
EGBA member companies meet rigorous regulatory standards and collectively hold 267 online gambling licences, serving 31.2 million customers across 22 different European countries, and represent approximately one-third of Europe’s online gambling gross gaming revenue (GGR). For more information, please visit the EGBA website or contact Barry Magee, senior communications manager, at [email protected]