Ukash is a payment method based on you not needing to give away any personal data like credit card number or the like at any time. You can purchase a Ukash voucher at thousands of shops all over the UK, be it newsagents, kiosks,... Ukash vouchers are also available from payzone or e-pay outlets and since recently you can also get "virtual" vouchers on your mobile around the clock (only in the UK on the Vodafone network and in steps of £10). On your voucher you will find a 19 digit code that you use to pay or deposit in the internet. When using Ukash you will not be charged with any additional fees (neither when purchasing nor when spending).
Creating Your Ukash account
While many payment methods in the internet require you to open an account, Ukash allows you complete anonymity. You can simply buy vouchers with not personal information asked. If you want to you can also subscribe to the Ukash newsletter.
Payments and Transfers
If you own a Ukash voucher you simply use the 19 digit code on it in order to deposit money onto your poker account when asked to. If you have a voucher worth £100 you can split it into up to 10 pieces of varying size on the Ukash website, so you are free to choose the amount of money you want to use on a specific transaction. You can also combine various smaller amounts that way - for example when you end up having a minuscule amount of money on one voucher.
Poker Payouts with Ukash
If you want to receive payouts from your poker room you will have to choose a different method like wire transfer, credit card, cheque,...
Tips and Hints Ukash Poker
Your Ukash voucher has an expiry date of 12 months from the date of purchase. Whenever making a transaction you will receive a new 12 month expiry date for the remaining money.
The main reason for the huge popularity of Ukash lies within the fact that you do not need to give out any private info like your credit card number or data about your bank account and that you can pay quickly and easily in the internet.
When transferring money from your Ukash voucher you will not be charged for any hidden charges. You will receive the full amount of money that you have paid for the voucher.
Be advised that you may be asked for proof of age when purchasing a Ukash voucher to ensure you are of legal age.
Ukash should be handled like cash, take good care of it and do not lose your card with the 19 digit code. If you do lose the voucher you can lock it using its 19 digit code and the currently remaining amount of money if you contact Ukash in time before someone spends your money. In that case you will also be reimbursed the current balance of your voucher at the time you lost it. It always pays off to have your data stored seperately in order to be able to quickly contact Ukash with the according data in the case of a loss.