Kahnawake-licensed online poker room ChiliPoker.com has announced that it has become the first site to offer players the Washout pre-paid MasterCard following an agreement with London-based e-payment processor UKash.
The card allows players’ immediate access to any money won online in order to purchase whatever they desire. In addition, ChiliPoker.com stated that the new UKashOut programme would make payouts to players easier and quicker.
The card will be issued directly from ChiliPoker.com and players will be able to select how much they want to withdraw from their online cash account, which is then immediately credited to the card. This money can then be withdrawn from an ATM machine or used anywhere MasterCard is accepted around the world online and offline.
ChiliPoker.com revealed that it is initially issuing cards to VIP customers for free. It stated that these are spread over some 30 nations and its plan will draw in new customers and increase the retention rate for existing players.
'It is in our nature to offer our players the best possible online gaming experience, that is why we have partnered with UKash and now offer this new value added service to our premium members,' said Alexandre Dreyfus, Chief Executive Officer for ChiliPoker.com.
UKash revealed that the cards would use its current integration system, which is set to make the adoption process easier, and any sites that wishing this option simply need to add a technical interface and managed service on the backside activities of the site.
“As the company that introduced online cash payments in Europe, we are pleased to bring UKashOut to the market and to see it so eagerly adopted by one of the strongest online gaming providers,” said Mark Chirnsdale, Chief Executive Officer for UKash.
“ChiliPoker.com, like many other operators, is realising the value of finding methods to pay out securely, easily and quickly and UKashOut offers the whole package.'