Online casino games are bigger, better and more accessible than ever.
Not only will you find hundreds of wonderfully-designed slot, jackpot and table options to choose from, but at most mobile casinos it’s now possible to pay and play using nothing more than your trusty smartphone. This is all thanks to pay by phone depositing.
What’s pay by phone depositing?
Pay by phone depositing always you to use your mobile instead of your credit or debit card to add funds to your online casino account. The cost of your deposit is simply added to your phone bill.
Boku is one of the most popular pay by phone services offered by online gambling firms. It’s available for all types of mobile users, with top network providers including EE, Vodafone, Three and Virgin supporting the service. If you have a pay as you go SIM, the deposit cost will be deducted instantly from your credit balance just like with text message and call charges. If you have a monthly contract, you’ll see the cost added to your next monthly bill.
How do I make a pay by phone deposit?
Without a doubt, the biggest perks of pay by phone depositing are speed and convenience. Payments can be completed in just a few easy steps, without any need to type in long card numbers. All you need to do is:
Select your chosen pay by phone transaction method to deposit.
Give your mobile phone number when prompted.
Respond to the SMS message you’ll receive asking you to confirm the payment.
As soon as the payment’s confirmed, your funds will be available in your casino account. You’re then ready to dive in and play any of your favourite slots and games. It really is that simple.
Is it safe?
Not only is pay by phone one of the fastest deposit methods, but it’s also incredibly safe.
All phone bill payments are regulated by Payforit. This non-profit, government-led scheme closely monitors how transactions are handled between your network operator and your online casino. As we just mentioned, they ensure you’re always sent an SMS asking to confirm any deposits attempted using your mobile number. If you respond ‘no’, the payment will not proceed.
What’s more, your personal information is less at risk when depositing via your phone bill. You’re not required to hand over your bank details to the casino. The only information the casino will have on you, therefore, is your name and phone number. And if you’re worried about your privacy, know that your deposit will appear on your phone bill the same as any call charge, so there’s no record of exactly where you’ve been spending.
You’re also limited to the amount you can deposit each day via pay by phone methods. Whilst some view this a slight drawback of the service, it’s a great way to help you to stay in control of your spending and keep you gambling responsibly.