WeChat Pay casino deposits
WeChat Pay is a Chinese payment system that allows online casinos to process payments from account holders in this country.
Originally founded as a WhatsApp-style communication system, WeChat Pay has quickly evolved into a popular method for businesses to receive payments from this part of the world.
With over 1 billion active users and the option of using the system even if you don’t have a Chinese address, it is very attractive to offshore online casinos targeting this market.
These online casinos all have WeChat Pay as a deposit method:
How to use WeChat Pay for casino deposits
To process a WeChat deposit at an online casino, firstly the online casino must have this deposit method.
Once you have opened a new account at your chosen casino, you then visit the banking or deposits part of their website and select WeChat Pay.
You will then be kicked to the WeChat app where you will see the transaction details, before using your thumb or pin to confirm the transaction.
You will then see a “payment complete” message and you will then find your casino account credited within minutes.
Desktop to mobile
If you are playing at an online casino on desktop computer you will have a slightly different experience. It works like this:
You will visit the banking section of your casino account, where you will also select WeChat Pay as your deposit method. You will then enter the amount you wish to deposit and then you will be given a QR Code.
Simply scan the QR Code with WeChat and you will then see the details of the transaction on your phone, where you can then confirm the payment with your pin or touch ID.
WeChat background and history
WeChat was a project undertaken at the Tencent Guangzhoi Research and Project Center. Its inventor was Zhang Xialong and it had working name of Weixin, before rebranding as WeChat to help crack the international market.
It has developed into a multi-faceted ecosystem that allows users to chat, do their shopping and even browse the web. WeChat Pay is just part of this businesses model.
WeChat Pay is basically a web wallet inside the WeChat app, which allows account holders to link credit cards and bank cards and process payments from within the app.
WeChat Pay’s only real competitor in the Chinese market is AliPay, which does have a stricter policy surrounding gambling deposits. WeChat has a following that rivals those of Facebook and Twitter and is set to become even more prominent as a gambling deposit method as laws are relaxed.