Bet on Eco: An Inquisitive Tutorial on EcoCard / EcoPayz Casinos Canada
Canada is home to one of the fastest growing internet gambling communities in the world. That fact is, in part, attributed to having an open legal climate. We have access to home-grown internet casinos in some provinces, but are not prohibited from accessing hundreds of online gambling sites regulated in other parts of the world.
Such a vast choice in gaming comes with a similarly vast selection of payment methods. Unfortunately, not all of them are as welcoming towards Canadians as the websites that provide them. For example, the popular eWallet, Neteller, is employed by more than 2,300 internet gambling operators. Yet, Neteller will not process any gambling related payments for Canadian players. The same goes for Skrill, as well as the globally popular PayPal eWallet brand.
With regulatory systems evolving rapidly all over the globe, some payment processors that once declined Canadian iGaming payments are changing their tune. EcoPayz (formerly EcoCard) is one of them.
You see, Canada caught some of the fallout when the US launched its war on illegal online gambling several years ago. Many payment processors evacuated the US market, and – just to be safe – left their Canadian patrons behind, too. Now some of them are making a return.
EcoCard… Why Do I Know That Name?
If you were gambling online years ago, you probably recognize the name EcoCard. That brand existed for over a decade, from 2000 to 2013, before rebranding to “EcoPayz”. The rebrand came with a throng of upgrades, including an eVoucher system, wider global market access, and the EcoAccount app for mobile payments. Henceforth, the popularity of EcoPayz has been on a steady incline, especially since returning to the Canadian market.
EcoCard / EcoPayz Casinos 2018
To reduce confusion, the new EcoPayz brand often uses a plain ‘ECO‘ logo at internet casino sites. You’ll find it available at nearly 500 Canadian online casinos. As a preferred payment method, EcoPayz transactions are safe, secure, instant, and among the most convenient for resident of the Great White North.
EcoPayz is one of the very few deposit and withdrawal methods that permit CAD transfers. When playing at offshore casinos, many banking methods require a CAD purchase to be converted into some other currency – USD, EUR, GBP, etc. There’s nothing wrong with currency conversions, except that they come with extra fees. No one wants to waste any more of their bankroll then necessary moving money around.
How To Use EcoPayz
There are two ways to facilitate EcoPayz casino payments. You could sign up a full EcoPayz account, or purchase an Eco eVoucher.
Signing up an account is free, and comes with the added benefit of being able to make withdrawals to your account. You’ll need to enter your basic info, and link the account to credit card, debit card, or bank account for funding purposes. From there, deposits and withdrawals are simple, secure, quick, and cheaper than many other options.
Canadians can purchase EcoPayz eVouchers online or at one of the many retail locations across the country. They are available in a multitude of cash values, ranging from $10 to $250. However, only one eVoucher can be used at a time, and it must be used for the full amount. So if you intend to deposit $100, you must purchase a $100 eVoucher.
Depositing at EcoPayz / EcoCard Casinos
Deposits are instant, whether you’re transferring from an EcoPayz account or employing an eVoucher. Go to the online casino’s banking page and select the ‘ECO‘ logo for your preferred payment method. Enter an amount to deposit and follow the instructions provided.
Remember, when using an EcoPayz eVoucher, you must deposit the full amount of a single eVoucher. If you’re depositing with an EcoPayz account, you may deposit any amount you wish. The funds will transfer from your EcoAccount, or – if insufficient there – will be deducted from the card/bank account you linked to during registration.
Withdrawing Winnings to EcoPayz
Canadians can withdrawal their casino winnings to an EcoAccount in the same way as making a deposit. Simply choose this payment method from the casino’s banking page when requesting a cash-out. Enter the amount to withdrawal and follow any further instruction.
As noted above, you cannot use EcoPayz eVouchers to process a withdrawal. For security purposes, once used, an eVoucher becomes invalid. You cannot reload funds onto them. Unless you have another preference for withdrawals, opening a full EcoPayz account is the best option for Canadian online casino players.