You can use this setup for everything, it works until it discovered . A lot of unlicensed casinos work like that and are distributed through apps for iPhone.Nobody has a solution? Should be pretty simple a dark setup with stripe or ccbill perhaps even paypal dark? Maybe even coded with some bank.
Makes sense. But I thought Stripe would be good if you were rotating maybe 10-20 Stripe Merchant Accounts at the same time so when they go down the impact will be minimal.There are a lot of options for processing payments for US gambling. They just come with a whole host of risks: non-settlement with no/limited legal recourse, chargebacks (which blows up the account and causes non-settlement), extortion/fraud, and of course legal trouble in the US even if you are not in the US (look up Black Friday in Gambling/Poker). Some solutions are better than others.
Meeting people face to face is the best way to get good recommendations. Attend payments expos, events, and conferences. Make connections. I'd be wary of any recommendations found any other way.
No one is processing any significant volumes of gambling through darks with Stripe. The setups have to be better and smarter than that.
Well put. The problem is that I dont think its possible to find a reliable 3rd party processor (gateway, processor, and acquirer). So I think I would have to do it myself. I think the key is to have it widely diversified so maybe have some high risk 3rd party processors + some of my own dark setups for stripe / ccbill etc. There would have to be a a custom gateway rotating all the acquirers with an algorithm to hide the dots.I can't say that would be impossible and not work. But if you look at what's out there on the market, that's not how the sustainable processors do it. Once you reach a few million USD a month, and chargebacks start trickling in, it won't take long for Stripe to connect the dots. The same players charging back against two or three of those accounts would be disastrous. Then Stripe or possibly the card schemes themselves will start looking into your businesses and cross reference cards and card holder against accounts with similar risk factors.
The good US-facing (and similar restricted territories) gambling processing is happening with the gateway, processor, and acquirer all fully aware of what's going on. But even there, accounts blow up from time to time and money is lost.