We are currently working on integrating support for chip card (EMV) readers into our Point of Sale system for in-person credit card transactions. Our current payment gateway, Paypal, does not include support for EMV technology yet, so we are working with other providers to implement a solution. All credit cards will continue to work as they used to, and EMV cards can be swiped as credit cards as well.
What does this mean if I continue to swipe cards that are EMV capable?
"After an Oct. 1, 2015, deadline created by major U.S. credit card issuers MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express, the liability for card-present fraud will shift to whichever party is the least EMV-compliant in a fraudulent transaction."
This means that the liability could fall on the merchant for fraudulent transactions paid with a chip-pin card. However in the sports industry, the financial risk is low and extremely rare since it only affects in-person Point of Sale transactions that are charged back at a later date.
This is a top priority task and we have dedicated, full-time development resources working to implement a solution as soon as possible. Continue to use best practices when conducting card-present transactions for all types of credit cards, such as ID verification with any purchase.
For more information on EMV and US based processors please read below.