Online gambling is a lot of fun, but there is also a security aspect to it, especially given that players have to transfer funds online to place real money wagers. And one such online casino payment methods that many players prefer is called EcoCard.
In today’s times when credit card fraud is increasingly becoming a serious threat, an alternate payment method like EcoCard is a reassuring way of ensuring safe online casino fund transfers. EcoCard is owned by PSI-Pay Ltd., a company based out of the United Kingdom (UK). It is licensed by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) of the UK government under the Electronic Money Regulations (2011) and offers its services across the European Economic Area (EEA).
EcoCard is a safe and viable online funds transfer alternative to credit cards, and increasingly being preferred by online casino players today. Not only does it provide a secure payment platform, it also provides players multiple funding options. These include cash deposits, wire or bank transfers, and also depositing through Western Union. The service is available in multiple currencies as well, including US Dollars, Euros, GBPs, Canadian Dollars, Australian Dollars, and more. The different cards available from EcoCard include EcoCard’s prepaid MasterCard (R) cards and an online prepaid MasterCard.
When it comes to security, EcoCard uses advanced online security technology like 128-bit secure socket layer (SSL) encryption and firewalls to ensure all your online transactions are conducted securely and that your money is safe from malicious elements. PSI-Pay, the owners of EcoCard, is certified by Thawte Certification Authority. In today’s world of advanced mobile technology, you can access your EcoCard account even from your iPhone.
countries and territories supported by ecocard
EcoCard is popular among players from all over Europe. The following are the countries where EcoCard is accepted as an online payment method:
- Czech Republic
- Hong Kong
- South Africa
- United Kingdom
how does ecocard work?
The popularity of EcoCard is largely because it offers a secure payment option and also because it is easy and simple to use. To use EcoCard, first you must ensure that this payment option is supported in your country.
If your country supports EcoCard, then you can use it to fund your online casino account. To do that, first you have to have an account with EcoCard. If you do not have an EcoCard account, you must first open an account with them. Go to the EcoCard website, click the Sign up link and fill in the form that appears with your relevant personal details. Once you have an EcoCard account you have to fund it with money that you can later use to fund your casino account.
To transfer funds into your online casino account using EcoCard, you have to play at an online EcoCard casino, i.e. a casino that offers EcoCard as a payment option. Once you are at such a casino, first go to the banking section of the casino. Choose EcoCard from the list of payment methods available.
Once you click the EcoCard logo, you get a screen where you first need to fill in the amount you want to deposit. Then, fill in the other details that the page asks for, follow the instructions given and finally click the deposit button. Your money gets transferred from your EcoCard account to your online casino account.
You can also use EcoCard to withdraw your winnings from your online casino account. To do so, go to the banking section of the casino and click the Withdrawal tab. Then, select EcoCard as the preferred payment option and on the subsequent screen, fill in the amount you want to withdraw.
Follow the instructions that appear on the screen and then click the withdraw button. Withdrawing your money may take a while, but how long it takes depends solely on the casino and its policies, not on EcoCard.