In order to make use of this service, citizens will need to register for an account, as is the case with any eWallet. This is done by visiting the Qiwi website and inputting your mobile phone number, which will act as the wallet account number. The password to said account will then be sent to you instantly by SMS. In order to sign up, you will need to be a resident of one of the following countries:
- Canada, United States of America, Estonia, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia, Moldova, Armenia, Belarus, Romania, United Kingdom, Panama, Thailand, Russia, Kazakhstan, Japan, South Korea, China, Turkey, India, Israel, Azerbaijan, Iran, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan.
Once you’ve successfully opened the eWallet, you’ll need to upload funds to it, which can then be used to deposit into your preferred online casino. The addition of funds to the eWallet can be done in several different ways. Supported methods include bank transfers – either online or via a bank wire transfer – credit or debit card deposits, with both Visa and MasterCard being supported, transfers from other eWallets, such as Paypal or Skrill, and even cash deposits at one of the many terminals located throughout Russia. If this is done by one of the instant transfer methods, you should see the money in your eWallet straight away. This is now able to be used to fund your casino account.
After having successfully funded the Qiwi Visa eWallet, making an online payment with it is very simple. You need to be logged in to the online casino of choice, and following this, you should head over to the cashier page. Select the Qiwi option, and then, depending upon which transfer method you utilise, you’ll go through a different process. If you choose to go for the Virtual Visa Card option, you’ll need to enter your phone number, which works as the Qiwi account number, as well as the password which was sent to you via SMS. However, if you have opted to receive a physical plastic card, you will simply follow the same routine as is necessary for a credit or debit card deposit. There’s also the opportunity to go for an internet banking method, which will see the funds directly transferred from the eWallet and in to your casino balance.