Founded all the way back in 2000, ecoPayz is a UK-licensed and approved eWallet that does everything you need it to to get money on to and out of your poker account seamlessly.
You can pick between 5 different types of accounts (ecoAccount, ecoCard, ecoVirtualCard, ecoBusiness or eco Merchant) but the end result will always be timely deposits and withdrawals and low fees.
No credit checks are required, no bank account information is required and the security and integrity of your personal information is always protected.
As ecoPayz operates in 1659 countries and is compatible with 45 currencies, the odds are high you can use it to play online poker where you live. As ecoPayz is licensed and operates out of the UK it is more commonly used in Europe but it has outlets and operates worldwide.
If you'd like to use ecoPayz to fund your online poker account your best bet is to check the cashier at your favorite poker site to see if it is a deposit option. if so you can follow the instructions right from the cashier to open an ecoPayz account or get an ecoPayz card.
Once you have an account/card and have transferred funds to it you can immediately transfer to your online poker account.
If you'd like to use ecoPayz for deposits and withdrawals to your online poker account you'll need to create an account with ecoPayz. This is very quick and very little personal information is required.
In fact a username, email and password is all you need to get an ecoPayz account along with your home country and preferred currency. Once you submit your information you'll get an email to confirm it along with an activation code. That's it!
Once you've activated your account you can then start using it immediately to transfer money worldwide.
Once your account is set up you'll want to transfer some money into. This is also very quick and easy and can be done in number of ways. That fastest might be to use your Visa or Mastercard credit card (note: if you do choose to fund your ecoPayz account via credit card you'll be asked to provide a "micro-deposit" of 1 EUR to confirm you are the owner of the card. Once you confirm the amount of the micro deposit you can proceed with your full deposit).
If you don't have a credit card (or don't want to use it to fund your account) you can also load your ecoPayz account via your bank account, a local ecoPayz ATM or a pre-paid debit card.
You can use your ecoPayz account itself to process your online poker transactions or you can apply for either a one-use ecoPayz card (if you want to remain entirely anonymous) or up to 3 ecoPayz cards set up in 3 different currencies.
ecoPayz can also be used as a payment method for thousands of online merchants so you're of course not restricted to using ecoPayz solely for online poker. In fact, if you use ecoPayz to get an online poker withdrawal you can then use it to purchase other items online and not withdraw entirely to your bank account (which would cost a fee).
ecoPayz has recently partnered with Mastercard to provide a pre-paid card you can use to fund your ecoPazy account via any ATM in the world. All you need to do is fill out a supplemental form and the ecoCard Prepaid MasterCard will be mailed to you.
Once you have both an online poker account (if you don't have one, check our list of the best poker sites here and sign up for one) and an ecoPayz account (or card), you can log in to your poker account.
Once you've logged into your poker account simply:
ecoPayz transactions are 100% secure and encrypted and any bank or credit card information you use to fund your ecoPayz account is never shared with the online poker site.
As mentioned above, 100% safe and secure. Not only is each individual transaction protected by the latest ssl encryption and proper Internet protocols, ecoPayz is licensed and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the UK and held to the highest standard of financial conduct and security.
If any delay or confusion occurs with an ecoPayz deposit or withdrawal there is a fully engaged support team on staff to help you immediately. All ecoPayz transactions are also protected against fraud and are certified for and comply with both Payment Card Industry and Data Security Standards (PCI and DSS).
To protect your ecoPayz account it is recommended you:
ecoPayz will never ask you to disclose your personal or security details by email.
The best way to see if a poker site accepts ecoPayz as a deposit & withdrawal option is to check the poker site's cashier page. There it will list all of the payment transfer options available to you on your local platform.
All of the major international and European poker sites including:
do currently accept ecoPayz for both deposit and withdrawals but not in the United States.
Unfortunately, no. None of the poker sites in the licensed US states (New Jersey, Nevada, Delaware, Pennsylvania) currently accept ecoPayz as a payment transfer method.
For playing at the top US online poker sites we can refer you to these accepted payment methods:
Yes, ecoPayz is a valid payment transfer method for PokerStars in most jurisdictions including PokerStars.com and PokerStars.eu. To make a deposit on PokerStars via ecoPayz you simply:
You can also withdraw funds from your Stars Account to your ecoPayz wallet as long as you have made at least one previous deposit using your ecoPayz wallet in the past 12 months.
Yes! ecoPayz is a very fast and efficient way to withdraw money from your poker account. Once you've requested your withdrawal and it has been approved by the poker site it should be returned to your ecoPayz account within hours.
Certain poker sites to have stipulations (see PokerStars above) that will restrict you from making withdrawals to ecoPayz unless you've also made a deposit with it in recent months. Check with each individual poker site for their specific terms for ecoPayz withdrawals.
As mentioned another nice perks of using ecoPayz for your deposits and withdrawals is that once the money is returned to your ecoPayz account or card it can be used for purchases at other online stores rather than have to be withdrawn all the way to your bank account. This can save you from paying fees on transfers and currency exchanges.
Yes there is. ecoPayz was one of the first online payment services to launch a mobile app and it is now available for both iOs and Android. You can download it via the App Store or Google Play. All mobile app transfer are equally secure and protected using ssl encryption.
You won't get a specific poker bonus for using ecoPayz to fund your account but it certainly doesn't preclude you from getting any online poker bonuses offered. As long as you enter any proper bonus code and qualify for the bonus or promotion your means of depositing to your poker account won't affect your bonus.