Type of payment: Prepaid card/code

What is Ukash?

Ukash, founded in 2005 and located in the UK, is a financial services provider that allows “cybernauts” to make online payments with cash money. The service is available in many countries, and payments are accepted by thousands of websites and hundreds of online casinos.

The system works with so-called pre-paid “vouchers” that can be purchased in over 420,000 points of sale worldwide. As such, the service basically converts cash money into “e-money”. When you want to make a payment with Ukash, you need to go to a re-seller to purchase the voucher with cash money.

After paying you’ll receive a ticket with a unique 19-digit code. This code represents the money you’ve paid in cash and allows you to make payments or purchase goods anywhere on the internet where the system is accepted as a payment option. To know where the nearest Ukash point of sale is located you can consult the Store Locator on the website. There is also a Store Locator application that can be downloaded on a mobile device.

In many countries it’s possible to buy Ukash codes online by paying for the voucher using a bank account or credit card. As the service is available in many countries the vouchers are can be issued in many local currencies. However, to make transnational online payments it’s occasionally required that the local currency is converted into a more common currency, such as US dollar, euro or British pound (requiring a foreign exchange fee). This can be done on the website in the Manage Ukash area with the Convert Tool.

Suppose you buy a code for €100 and €50 of that amount you spend in a website. You, of course, won’t lose the remaining €50 but you’ll receive a new code that represents your “change money”. Besides the above mentioned possibilities, you can also use Ukash vouchers to transfer money to e-wallets or prepaid (debit) cards. You can split a code of a certain value into several codes representing smaller amounts too if you wish. The other way around is possible too – combining several smaller valued codes and converting them into a larger amount.

Last but not least, Ukash offers clients a plastic MasterCard that can equally be uploaded with money using the vouchers. This prepaid card allows users to pay on the websites of millions of e-businesses and in millions of points of sale all around the world, while it’s even possible to get cash out of ATMs.

Paying with Ukash in an online casino

Paying in an online casino with Ukash is very simple.

Once you’ve bought a voucher of a certain value you go to the payment/deposit section of the casino, choose “Prepaid Cards” and then “Ukash”. Enter your 19-digit code into the indicated field, select the currency of your casino account, and finally fill in the amount you want to deposit.

By confirming your transaction, the desired amount will immediately be deducted from your voucher and added to your casino account. Normally you’ll receive an e-mail confirming your payment.

Note: before you make a payment in an online casino with Ukash it’s wise to check out all the payment conditions or even contact the casino´s helpdesk, as in some online casinos they only accept “complete” vouchers.

Withdrawing with Ukash in an online casino

Unfortunately, it’s not possible to withdraw money from your casino account using Ukash. If a deposit is made using this service then a different withdrawal method needs to be chosen.

Advantages of using Ukash

There are various advantages of using this platform to make a deposit in an online casino:

  • Payments are carried out instantly
  • The service is safe and reliable as you don’t need to provide any sensitive data
  • Deposits are completely anonymous, while even purchasing the voucher at a point of sale doesn’t require any identification.
  • It’s a great way to manage your casino budget as you can never spend more than you’ve paid for in cash
  • Various currencies and the pre-paid MasterCard can be useful

Disadvantages of using Ukash

The disadvantages of the service are the following:

  • Not registering on their website forces you to physically obtain a code
  • Remembering your 19-digit code or not misplacing it
  • No casino withdrawals can be made

Where to pay with Ukash?

As Ukash is one of the few online casino depositing options that are completely anonymous and done by cash, many of the NetEnt Casinos we´ve listed on our website accept it. Have a look at the right side-bar of this page to get an overview of the NetEnt Casinos that are currently accepting Ukash.

Update: Ukash merges with Paysafecard

Paysafecard acquired Ukash in 2015 and swiftly merged the two payment methods into one under the Paysafecard name. Owned by the Skrill Group, Paysafecard is the global market leader in prepaid online payment methods and, as such, is popular with online casino players worldwide.

Just like Ukash, they offer a fast and secure way for online casino players to deposit into their player accounts- while avoiding sharing personal information, credit card or bank details. Read more about Paysafecard here.

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