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NOTE : On 1st April 2015, Smart Voucher Limited (trading as “Ukash”) was acquired by Skrill Group. As a result the Ukash brand, including the Ukash redemption system will be terminated. Redemption of, and the ability to issue Ukash vouchers will be stopped globally on the 31st of October 2015.
UKash is no longer available for South African online casino players to pay into their casino account. Unlike your average E-wallet, UKash allows you to exchange cash for a unique 19 digit UKash code. This code can then be used straight to pay for your casino account. When using UKash, you do not receive a physical card, but your code is sent to you online.
This is one of the positives of using UKash when filling your online casino account. There is absolutely no physical card that can be lost or stolen. Also, you never need to give any financial information to either the UKash supplier or to the online casino.
UKash is a British company (yes, UK cash) which has received a great amount of international standing due to its ease and security of use.
With UKash, online casino players only spend the amount in that has been spent buying the UKash code. Therefore it is an excellent way to play without any risk of spending over your limit.
HOW TO OPEN AN ACCOUNT
In order to buy UKash, go to the UKash website to find your closest local UKash provider. There are around four to five outlets in major cities such as Cape Town and Johannesburg, and even smaller towns such as Plettenburg Bay and Mossel Bay have a few outlets to choose from.
You purchase your special UKash 19 digit code with cash from these outlets. Once you have purchased your UKash code, just go to the casino of your choice and click on the banking methods page. Many South African casinos support the use of UKash, but have different rules in regard to minimum and maximum amounts but also in regards to whether the method can be used for both deposits and withdrawals.
DEPOSITS AND WITHDRAWALS
As mentioned above, some online casinos accept both withdrawals and deposits whilst others don't. It is important to check this with your favourite online South African casino.
A great benefit of UKash is that many of the casinos offer an extra deposit bonus for people using UKash. Not only this, but UKash payments are instant, whether depositing or withdrawing.