QIWI is not some weird spelling of Kiwi, so don’t get your hopes up if you’re based in New Zealand. In fact, QIWI is a payment method that is particularly popular in Russia but has since spread to India, Brazil and China. Therefore, it is not recommended for those living outside of those nations, but residents of those countries can benefit from QIWI’s Virtual Visa card.
Contrary to the above, only Russian residents can apply for a QIWI Virtual Visa card. Nevertheless, getting a hold of one is simply a matter of heading over to the QIWI website, filling in a registration form, waiting for verification and getting your Virtual Visa card sent over to your smartphone via SMS text message. See, we told you it was simple and straightforward.
In addition to paying your water and electricity bills via QIWI (which a lot of account holders tend to do), it can also be used to make deposits at online casinos that recognise the payment method. So, log in as normal, head over to the cashier section of the site, select QIWI as the method and follow the onscreen instructions for filling in details and getting verification. Once approved, the funds will be transferred immediately, so you can play to your heart’s content.
First and foremost, if you’re a resident of Russia, India, China or Brazil. If not, don’t bother. Secondly, the speed, ease of use and, most importantly, the level of security provided by the QIWI system makes it a winner with many online casino players.
New Zealand based players are fresh out of luck with this particular payment method. Otherwise, it’s a solid system that keeps your banking information safe and secure.