An introduction to Boku by White Hat Gaming Casinos
White Hat Casinos Accepting Boku
Boku is the pay by mobile service that is favoured by many casino players. Boku will allow you to make deposits which are then charged to your mobile phone provider. Alternatively if you're a pay as you go customer then the deposit amount is taken from your phone credit. Below is a list of white gaming casinos that accept boku.
Summing up Boku by White Hat Gaming Casinos
Boku – Pay by Phone Casinos
The advent of online shopping has completely revolutionised the way we shop in recent times. We can now buy goods and services from the comfort of our sofas, or even on the bus or train to work, and have things delivered safely to our doorstep, at the tap of a screen or click of a mouse. The retail industry will never be the same again as real world high street stores struggle to cope with the convenience of online shopping.
It could all be so very different though, if our banking and payment systems had not also had to undergo rapid change, in order to keep up with this progress. Cash, a paper cheque or a plastic card is of little use when attempting to make virtual payments for goods and services online.
Few of these new payment methods have been quite as uniquely different as Pay by Phone. This is especially the case as payments using this method do not require the services of any of the conventional banks, financial organisations or even any of their related systems at all.
In fact, all you need is a mobile phone to make a Pay by Phone payment. It doesn’t even have to be a contract phone: a Pay As You Go (PAYG) phone is fine too. And it doesn’t even need to be a smartphone: your grandad can still use his old Nokia 3310 (once he’s finally finished his game of Snake).
The service was first introduced around a decade ago, by the American company Boku. Well, I say American but, as is often the case, it was originally a British idea. A group of entrepreneurs and their investors formed a company called Vidicom in Chesterfield, Derbyshire way back in 2003. Their ‘Mobilcash’ service was the forerunner of the new Boku service, but the investment dollars of some far-sighted Silicon Valley investors was required before the re-named service could come to fruition.
Boku Pay by Phone was launched stateside in 2009, with the revolutionary new service reaching this side of the pond a short time later. The rest, as they say, is history.
The service has progressed to become a worldwide operation. It is now available in over fifty countries across the globe. Close to two hundred different phone carrier companies accept its customers’ payments. At the time of writing, over three billion people are able to use the service, and around 24 million people use it every month. Close to one billion phone numbers have been verified and authorised to use the service, and total annual payment volumes already exceed $6 billion.
Pay by Phone – how does it work?
Pay by Phone is a mobile payment processing service which allows customers to make a deposit at a white hat gaming casino site and charge them to their mobile number. Just click or tap on the Pay by Phone option at the online checkout or Banking page. You then supply your mobile phone number, and enter the amount you wish to pay or deposit. You will then receive a text message. This is a security measure, to ensure that people cannot illegally use your number to make unauthorised payments. Just reply ‘Y’ to authorise your transaction. That’s it. Job done!
These payments are then charged to your mobile phone service provider’s account, and are paid when you receive your monthly statement. If you do not have a contract phone, then your payments are deducted from the remaining call credit on your phone’s PAYG account.
You do not need to have a bank account, a debit or a credit card in order to use Pay by Phone. This makes the service a useful way for people without formal banking arrangements or a with poor credit record to make online payments. A contract phone is, in effect, a credit agreement, but a PAYG handset can be bought by anyone, and your available call credit can then be used to make payments instead.
Transaction Limits and Fees
There are limits as to how much you can pay using Pay by Phone. This is so that you cannot build up massive debts – to protect both you and your mobile phone service provider. The usual limit is set at £30 per day. There are also usually fees to pay. These can vary, but at the time of writing, you can expect to pay around £2.50 per transaction.
Pay by Phone is a quick, convenient and secure way to make payments for goods and services online. It is often available as a way to make deposits for online gaming. It is often provided as a means of payment on White Hat Gaming casinos, so look out for it at the checkout or Banking page of your chosen casino.