Betting using ClickandBuy

Starting out with just three employees, Norbert Stangl founded Firstgate Internet AG in Cologne in 1999. The company’s initial product offering was an Internet payment system called ClickandBuy, launched in Germany in the summer of 2000 and designed to serve as a full-service solution for e-payments and billing.

Today, the company’s eWallet services are available throughout Europe, within the United States and across Asia. Although ClickandBuy International Limited has been a 100% subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom since March of 2010, its head offices are based in London, where operations are subject to the regulations of the Financial Services Authority (FSA).

Throughout the past dozen years, ClickandBuy has consistently expanded its services as an e-money institution, now offering more than 50 local and international payment methods plus billing options in some 120 currencies worldwide. Via the Internet, remittances can be made conveniently through direct debit, credit cards or prepaid accounts.

Today, ClickandBuy enables immediate access to paid content with over 7,000 different merchants. According to the latest count, among them are currently 722 gaming web sites on the Internet that accept ClickandBuy for financial transactions. Some of the most noteworthy are Party Poker, 888 Casino, William Hill Sportsbook & Racebook and Expekt Bingo & Games, to name a few.

To begin using ClickandBuy for betting with online bookmakers or at web-based casinos, the first step is to complete the registration process on Information required includes email address, salutation, name, address, country of residence, phone number and date of birth. New users must create a password and an answer to a security question. Thereafter, a payment method is selected, such as a bank account or credit card.

The main advantage of using ClickandBuy, of course, is that the related account information is never revealed to the gaming web sites that are used. This helps ensure privacy while promoting account security. Also, there is no need to pay any charges to maintain an active ClickandBuy account. However, both inbound and outbound transactions may be subject to fees as described on the Fees Table displayed on

Each sportsbook or online casino will have its own restrictions on ClickandBuy usage. At 888 Casino, for example, the minimum deposit accepted is $20/€20/£20. Processing time for the transfer of funds is “up to 10 minutes,” although in most cases deposits may be available in a significantly shorter period of time.

ClickandBuy takes pride in providing an overview of transactions made in real time along with transparency and cost control of personal account management. All it takes is a couple of clicks to access an up-to-date statement of open transactions, current subscriptions and invoices. One useful add-on is that users can limit their spending with the aid of ClickandBuy’s “shopping airbag.” By setting a monthly limit on transactions, it’s possible to keep a firm grip on finances and not get over-extended.

Users of ClickandBuy are advised to check the fine print before initiating any financial transaction online. Many gaming site that accept this method of deposit do not allow withdrawals to be made via the same method, so it may be necessary to select at least one other financial method for receiving cash payouts.