Cozy Games, one of he largest bingo networks, have announced they are now accepting the Boku mobile payment method. The way in which we pay for our goods is developing all the time and the latest, quickest and most simple method of payment that is hitting the online bingo world is Boku. Boku just uses your mobile phone number. That’s it! No credit or debit card required, no forms to complete, no bank details to provide. Just one number and one tap is all it takes.
What do I need to know about Boku?
OK, let’s get the important information out of the way first. Boku isn’t available on all online Bingo sites but we’re betting it will be soon. Secondly, there are limits to the amount you can deposit using Boku, so it’s not going to be suitable for all players. Currently, the minimum is £10 (and that’s even if you’re playing on a £5 minimum deposit site) and the maximum is £30 per day but if you’re an O2 customer, make that £30 per month. So high rollers and any player wanting to wager much larger amounts will have use a different payment method to make a deposit on their account. Lastly, if you’re a welcome bonus or a deposit bonus hunter, then your luck is out, as when you use Boku, you can’t claim any of the bonuses on offer. This is because mobile operators take a share of the revenue and so those savings can not be passed on to players. Although, this isn’t set in stone and may well change in the future. We’ll keep our ears to the ground.
How does Boku work?
Boku just uses your mobile phone number, so instead of having to pay for anything with a card or using bank details, you only need your mobile number and the amount is added to your phone bill. Boku call it 1-Tap as it should just take one tap to make a payment. It sounds a little too good to be true, but it’s really that simple. When you want to make a deposit, select the ‘pay by mobile’ option. You’ll then be directed to the Boku payments screen where you’ll be asked to enter your mobile phone number. A text will then be sent to you asking you to confirm the payment. You then reply ‘Y’ (yes, this is free) and the payment is processed and the amount added to your mobile bill. You will receive texts from Boku telling you how much you’ve spent and you can use it when playing on your mobile, laptop, desktop PC or tablet.
Why are players loving Boku?
Players using Boku feel secure by the fact they don’t have to provide any sensitive information or card details, therefore eliminating any risk of online card fraud. It is so quick and easy to use because players don’t have any details to provide other than a phone number and there are no long forms to fill in, making for a smoother, faster gaming experience. Both online Bingo sites and the mobile phone operators are highly regulated, so it is one of the safest ways to make a deposit to your account. And lastly, because Boku has strict limits on what you can deposit, players are encouraged to stay within their limits and gamble responsibly.