There’s a good reason why Ukash poker sites have become so prevalent in today’s global internet gambling market. Ukash is a popular deposit method at approximately 200 online poker rooms throughout the world, including all of the most respected operators like PokerStars, Full Tilt, PartyPoker and PKR, just to name a few.
The online payment solution is best known for providing ultimate security for its users. Ukash vouchers can be purchased online or at more than 420,000 retail locations throughout 57 countries in Europe, North America, Asia, Africa, The Middle East and beyond. If the name didn’t give it away, Ukash is based in the United Kingdom and regulated by the UK’s Financial Services Authority (FCA).
Note: Ukash poker deposits are not yet available for players in the United States or Australia. However, Ukash is constantly expanding its global reach. Additionally, Ukash vouchers purchased in Brazil and South Africa can only be spent within those respective regions.
Purchasing Chips with Ukash Poker Vouchers
Ukash has been referenced as a prepaid card for years now, but in reality, the online payment service did not introduce its branded prepaid MasterCard until 2014. The traditional form of Ukash comes by way of a paper or electronic voucher, which is used online in the exact same fashion as a prepaid card.
Ukash provides customers with ultimate security by delivering a 19-digit secure code upon each voucher. This code is entered at Ukash poker sites when making a deposit. If the whole value of the voucher is not used during the purchase, a new 19-digit secure code is provided for the remaining balance. Thus it is impossible for any hacker, key logger or disreputable operator to steal a code once it’s used, then use it for their own illicit purposes.
Purchasing Ukash Poker Vouchers
Ukash vouchers can be purchased in a multitude of increments scaling from GBP £10 to £200 (or currency equivalent). Users may purchase up to 5 Ukash vouchers per day, but may not possess more than GBP £1,000 in Ukash at any given time. Unfortunately, this restricts Ukash poker deposits to a maximum of £1,000, but for the majority of players, that shouldn’t be a problem.
Ukash vouchers can also be purchased online, and delivered to the user via e-mail or post. Note that there is a 5% fee tacked onto the voucher’s purchase value when the 19-digit secure code is delivered to an e-mail address. Requesting delivery of a Ukash poker voucher by postal mail incurs a 4% fee. For example, the total cost for a £100 Ukash voucher would be £105 for email delivery, £104 for postal delivery.
How to Make a Ukash Poker Deposit
To make a Ukash poker deposit, log into any poker website that accepts this trusted payment method. Visit the Cashier, choose to make a Deposit and select Ukash from the available options. You will be asked to enter the 19-digit code and value of the voucher. Then click ‘Submit’ and the payment will be processed and available for use within moments.
There is no charge incurred for making a purchase with Ukash. When necessary, automatic currency conversion is supported during most Ukash poker deposits, unless prohibited by bank regulations in your jurisdiction.
Combining and Splitting Ukash Vouchers
Note that only one voucher’s secure code can be used when making a Ukash poker deposit, and that most poker sites require players to deposit the entire value of a Ukash voucher. But there are ways around this.
If you would like to deposit less than the amount available, or the total value of two or more vouchers, you can split or combine your Ukash vouchers by visiting Ukash.com. In the top navigation menu, click ‘Manage Ukash’. You will be asked to sign up an account, or login to your existing account. A page will then load asking if you want to Combine or Split your vouchers.