Payments platform PayNearMe has announced that it has been approved by the Arizona Department of Gaming to provide its services to licensed operators in the state.

Barstool Sportsbook, Penn Interactive’s mobile sports betting app with nearly 70 million hits per month, has been accepting cash deposits at retail locations with PayNearMe since September 2020 and is now among the first to go live in Arizona with the company. PayNearMe has launched four clients in Arizona, and is actively working to enable additional operators across the state to accept players’ cash and electronic payment deposits.

“Players want a frictionless deposit experience, and PayNearMe’s iGaming solution helps operators improve the iGaming experience by enabling players to quickly and easily fund their accounts using any tender they choose — including Apple Pay and Google Pay — via a smartphone. As more states legalize online sports betting, PayNearMe’s technology and electronic cash network make it possible for operators to get up and running quickly in each new state,” Michael Kaplan, Chief Revenue Officer and General Manager at PayNearMe, said.

“We are ready to rapidly expand the Barstool Sportsbook & Casino app across the US in tandem with states legalizing sports betting. PayNearMe’s technology makes it possible for us to quickly begin accepting cash deposits as states go live,” Jake Francis, Sr. Director of Operations at Penn Interactive, said.

Managing deposits and payouts is a complex process that requires technology designed specifically for the iGaming industry.

“We have deep expertise in the gaming industry and have worked closely with the Arizona Department of Gaming to ensure our service is compliant with all applicable statutory requirements,” Connor McNulty, Senior Regulatory Counsel and BSA/AML/OFAC Compliance Officer at PayNearMe, said.

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