How Does Paysafecard Work?
First off, you’ll need to buy a Paysafecard voucher from a participating retailer. You can find your nearest store on the Paysafecard website by entering your location.
Once you’ve got your Paysafecard voucher, head to the banking section of the online casino and go through the usual deposit process. Select Paysafecard as the method and enter the amount you want to deposit. You’ll be prompted to enter the 16-digit PIN found on the voucher.
Confirm the payment and your funds should be instantly credited to your casino wallet, ready to use on the plethora of games available.
It’s also possible to use a myPaysafe account to pay. Once you’ve added the voucher to your myPaysafe account, you can log in with your username and password to complete the transaction instead, similar to using an e-wallet. You’ll also be able to make payments up to £1,000 at a time — the limit for unregistered users is £40, so creating a free account is worthwhile for higher rollers.
Paysafecard Features and Services
Paysafecard users can make transactions online or purchase physical vouchers from dedicated retail outlets. Here’s a breakdown of Paysafecard’s key services and how you can use them.
- Paysafecard Prepaid Vouchers
In the early days of Paysafecard, codes accessed through the purchase of physical vouchers were the only way users could make Paysafecard transactions. These prepaid codes are still very much part of the fabric, available to buy at over 650,000 retail outlets around the world. When you purchase a Paysafecard voucher (available in denominations from £10 to £100 in the UK) you’ll find that it comes with a unique 16-digit PIN — simply key this in at a Paysafecard casino to deposit the funds into your account.
- myPaysafe Account
In 2013, Paysafecard modernised its services with the introduction of its online account — originally known as My Paysafecard, now called myPaysafe. Through this personalised account, users are able to purchase virtual codes and spend them at online merchants, including casino sites. Instead of keying in the 16-digit PIN, customers can simply upload the funds with linked account information, such as a username or password. myPaysafe limits are also more lenient than those for unregistered users, with vouchers up to £175 available plus a maximum of £1,000 per transaction.
- Prepaid Paysafecard Mastercard
If you decide to create a myPaysafe account, you’ll be eligible for a prepaid Paysafecard Mastercard, which can be used to spend your Paysafecard funds at any outlet that accepts Mastercard. Some sites may also allow you to request a withdrawal to the Paysafecard Mastercard. Keep in mind it does come with extra costs — you’ll have to pay an £8 annual fee, 4% top-up fee, and 3% (minimum £3) ATM withdrawal fee.
- Paysafecard Direct
Paysafecard Direct is a function of the Paysafecard app that enables users to make lightning quick top-ups. If you’re in a Paysafecard-selling retail location, you can use this feature to generate a barcode within the app, choosing between several credit amounts as you do so. When you’ve selected the amount, head to the till and pay for the credit on the spot — the funds will instantly appear in your myPaysafe account, without the need to enter any PINs, passwords, or usernames.