Boku VS Skrill – Comparison of Two Popular Depositing Methods

Ukash vs Skrill We here at GoWin Casino pride ourselves on offering our players great choices when it comes to depositing. We want to make banking with us as easy and convenient for you as possible, so you can get on with what you’re really here to do – enjoy our impressive suite of top quality slots and casino games. Choosing which depositing option to use is left entirely up to you, but if you’re unsure which might work best for you, we thought we’d take a look at a couple of our most popular depositing options – Boku and Skrill – and give you the rundown of some facts which we hope will help you work out which to use.

Ease Of Use


We spend a lot of time talking about how convenient all our depositing options are, but it’s arguable that the simplest to use is Boku. The pay by phone bill depositing option takes funds directly from your phone credit or phone bill, and deposits it straight into the casino; all you need to have with you to make the deposit is a mobile phone (hey, how about using the one you’ve got in your hand to play with anyway), and credit or a monthly contract.

There are just a couple of short steps to choose the value of your deposit, enter the number of the phone you want to use, and confirm the payment from the SMS you’ll be sent. With no signup required, and no need for account or card numbers, Boku really is a slimmed down deposit method.


skrill pay by mobile logoDespite not being quite as simple as Boku to make speedy payments and deposits, Skrill still has the edge on many other depositing methods when it comes to speed and convenience. Once you have a Skrill account set up, you simply need to enter your login details at the deposit page, and the payment is made instantly. Skrill is a super convenient and secure e-wallet, and its ease of use reflects this.

He reason we think that Boku takes first place in this category is the fact that you need to have set up a Skrill account separately, and topped up this account with money before you can make a deposit at a casino. Yes, once that’s all done, it’s super quick and easy to use it at the casino, but these are steps that Boku simply doesn’t require.



Yup, unfortunately we have to talk about the big drawback with Boku. The payment system the Boku uses was developed by phone network service providers in order to allow ‘micro-transaction’ (i.e. small scale payments for the odd thing, rather than big transfers of money. What this all means is that when you deposit with Boku, you’re limited to making only £10 deposits in each transaction, and only up to £30 within a single month. These limits are still fine if you’re a casual gambler, or use Boku alongside other depositing methods, but it’s annoying if you want to deposit more.


Well, unless you’re a super high-roller, you’re going to have no such limit concerns when it comes to depositing with Skrill. The service limits are so high, that casinos effectively get to pick and choose their own limits. At GoWin, at least, the limit for Skrill deposits in a single day is £10,000, meaning that the vast, vast majority of players are never going to run into a problem surrounding the upper limits of Skrill.


Costs And Fees


boku mobilepayment logoDespite the deposit limits being so low with Boku, one of the most attractive aspects of the service is that it’s completely free to use. There are no fees taken from your deposit by either the casino, the phone service providers, or even Boku itself. This means that every penny that comes off your phone bill when you deposit with Boku goes straight into your casino account for you to play with.


Unfortunately, the same is not the case for Skrill. To send money via Skrill costs usually 1.9% of the amount sent, with the charge capped at £20. However, this isn’t the full story; if you also use, say, Paysafecard and a casino only accepts Skrill, you may want to transfer money from your Paysafecard account to your Skrill account to deposit – though not technically a casino charge in its own right, this transfer will set you back an excruciating 7%! These fees can really add up and have a negative impact on your enjoyment of the casino.

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withdrawal-slow-bankUh oh, this is the second big flaw then it comes to using Boku to deposit at mobile casinos. Despite being one the most easy, quick, reliable and convenient depositing options you can enjoy using, Boku doesn’t have any ability to let you withdraw your winnings. If you’ve deposited with Boku, unfortunately, you’re going to have to withdraw using either a banks transfer, or by accepting a cheque.


Skrill, on the other hand, does allow you to withdraw your winnings. Through effectively the same mechanism that you deposited, you can get money back into your Skill account instantly (depending on the casino’s processing period). Different casinos allow you to make withdrawals of varying sizes, but if you’re playing here at GoWin, you’ll be able to withdraw anything between £5 and £10,000 each day.

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