Boku is a mobile banking option, and one which is particularly popular with mobile casino players based in the United Kingdom. Like other pay by phone options, the basic premise of Boku is that players do not need any banking information to make a transfer. All that is required is their mobile phone.
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Of course, players are going to have to have a contract phone – in short, a phone which has a bill that is paid every month. Boku is available for players who have Pay and Go or prepaid/rechargeable phone cards, although the deposit is deducted directly from their balance.
Depositing with Boku
Provided you have the right setup – a contract phone, as mentioned above – depositing at Boku at mobile casinos is a doddle. If you wish to deposit with this option, you must first make sure that your casino accepts Boku as a deposit method. Many UK casinos sites do. After finding such a website, you need to visit the casino’s cashier/banking page, and select either Boku or Pay by Phone as the payment method.
The next step is for you to enter your mobile phone number into the space provided. You must also choose an amount to deposit. Once this is done, the casino will remember the phone number, so you don’t have to go through the process again if you wish to continue depositing at the site using Boku.
A text message is then sent, asking you to confirm the transaction. The amount is then transferred to your casino account and will be added to your telephone bill at the end of the month. If you use Boku with a Pay and Go, prepaid/rechargeable phone card, the amount is deducted directly from your available balance, so you make sure you have enough credit available.
Up to £30 per day can be deposited at mobile casinos using Boku, and no other fees are applied.
Unfortunately, given the nature of Boku – being a pay by phone option – it is not possible to withdraw winnings using this method. If you choose to use Boku to top-up your casino balance, you must find an alternative way of cashing out your winnings.
The Final Word
Like all other pay by phone methods, Boku appeals to players who enjoy gaming on the go and those who don’t want to go through the rigmarole of entering their banking details at a casino. However, it cannot be used for withdrawals, which makes it that little bit less appealing than it first sounds.
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