Ukash has long been one of the most well-known and oft used payment methods in the bingo world. Since lots of players are wont to play on several different sites, it makes sense as a matter to security to not be entering your card details directly on to these sites. Instead, you have a card which you can top up with whatever you want to spend online, and then you make the transaction with a special PIN. Ukash, and other eWallets, add an extra layer of security to your online bingo experience.
Following an acquisition from Skrill, however, Ukash is due to be taken over by PaySafeCard. How will this affect the playing experiences of bingo players, and will this change be positive?
What does this mean for bingo players?
For the most part, the changes will be relatively small. Players will no longer have the opportunity to buy Ukash cards, and any remaining credit must be spent before the 31st of October. This means that players will simply need to find an alternative payment service to Ukash, of which there are many. These include PaySafeCard, which offers largely the same service as Ukash does.
What’s the difference between Ukash and Paysafecard?
From the point of view of players, PaySafeCard and Ukash are more or less the same, and you can buy, top up and use both cards in roughly the same way. However, PaySafeCard is generally more readily available in local newsagents, and with this acquisition it’s likely to be that even more stores now stock it.
In addition, you can enjoy extra customer support with PaySafeCard. They have a helpline available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and even more staff on offer to help you out when you’ve got a problem.
In addition to bingo, PaySafeCard will offer extra services. These include a Mastercard which can be used in all major retailers, ideal for travelling. These cards come without any hidden fees, so it is possible for you to use them both in store and online if you need.
If you are curious about PaySafeCard and you want to find out more about how to use the service, then you’re in luck. Their downloadable app can be used on both iOS and Android devices and will tell you all the important details about how to use the service. What’s more, the app can locate the nearest place where you can buy a PaySafeCard, so you can get out and buy one as soon as you need to top up your bingo account again.
Is PaySafeCard sold in the same places as Ukash?
Yes, you will be able to buy PaySafeCard in all the same retailers as you could Ukash. Not only that, you will actually be able to buy PaySafeCard in even more retailers than you were Ukash, making this a very convenient and positive move for bingo players. What’s more, with the retailer locator, you will be able to find retailers in your vicinity, so you could actually find a retailer much closer than you originally anticipated. The types of places which sell Paysafe Card include supermarkets and petrol stations, as well as newsagents. With the cards so readily available, it couldn’t be difficult for you to find a way to convert your cash to eMoney.
For most Ukash using bingo players, switching from Ukash to PaySafeCard won’t be difficult at all, and there are lots of good things to come from the switch, including the increased availability of PaySafeCard. So why not try it out yourself? Enjoy!