How to use the Wirex BTC Debit Card to play Mega Moolah
Bitcoin deposits give Mega Moolah players in some countries another option for playing their favorite jackpot slot. Online casinos willing to accept Bitcoin generally work through payment processors or online wallets to facilitate coin transfers.
Now there is another option just starting to emerge: the Wirex BTC Debit Card.
If you have access to both a Wirex card and an online casino offering Mega Moolah, you have the best of both worlds. Read through this entire post to learn just how valuable your BTC debit card is to online gambling. Once you learn how easy it is to use BTC to play your favorite games, you may not use fiat ever again. You may also want to read our article Crypto debit cards changes everything.
Introduction to Wirex
While the Wirex BTC Debit Card may be brand-new, the company behind it has been around since 2014. Wirex began its life as E-Coin, a company that provided payment services through what were then known as virtual cards. They eventually branched out to begin offering a broader range of services. That is when they changed their name to Wirex.
The Wirex of today is somewhat unique as a financial services provider. They are not a bank, nor are they a payment processor exclusively. Wirex is not even an exchange. The company operates more like an amalgamation of all three. They market themselves as the first company to combine the benefits of fiat-based transactions with the speed, reliability, and flexibility of blockchain.
What makes Wirex so unique is that they seamlessly operate between multiple fiat and cryptocurrencies. The company currently boasts nearly 2 million users with an annual trading volume of roughly US $2 billion. Wirex accounts are available in some 130 countries.
Having said that, opening a Wirex account and having access to their BTC debit card are not one and the same. For now, the BTC card is only available in 30 countries. You can check their website at any time to see if your country has been added to the list. New additions are popping up all the time.
Below are the currently accepted countries. Note that not all Wirex Card accepted country residents can play Mega Moolah, or possibly any Microgaming games for that matter. See the table below.
|Country||Wirex BTC Debit Card||Mega Moolah|
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About the BTC Debit Card
A BTC debit card from Wirex is very similar to a traditional debit card in function. It is even branded by Visa, which means that all fiat transactions are processed across the Visa network and protected in the same way Visa credit card transactions are protected. The major difference with this card is that it also supports cryptocurrency.
Wirex supports both Bitcoin and Litecoin wallets. What does that mean? It means that with your Wirex account, you can purchase both cryptocurrencies. Your first purchase establishes a wallet into which your assets are placed. Those assets can be accessed with your debit card in the same way you access your fiat.
More importantly, the Wirex BTC debit card supports more than 18 fiat and cryptocurrencies on-the-fly. You can seamlessly convert between currencies with very little effort on your part. For example, let us say you are a UK customer. You can instantly convert £100 to BTC by logging on to the Wirex smartphone app and tapping the screen a couple of times.
You can also transfer between your Wirex account and regular bank account. Want to add more funds to your Wirex account? Just open the app and initiate a transfer. Withdrawing funds from Wirex is just as easy. You can have the funds transferred directly to your bank.
The simplicity Wirex offers is what makes it such an exciting option for playing Mega Moolah. And since Playing Mega Moolah is the main point of this post, let us get to the discussion of how you actually do it.
Choose your favourite casino
The first step is to look around among the many online casino properties that offer Mega Moolah. The reason we suggest this is the simple fact that online casinos tend to offer a variety of bonuses. Some bonuses are better than others, but you'll never know that if you don't look around.
If you find one that appeals to you, go to the payments section of the website to determine whether or not you can use your card. Remember, your card functions in the same way whether you choose to pay with fiat or BTC. Wirex will make the conversion as needed.
Hopefully, you will find a site that interests you and will accept your debit card. Then it is a simple matter of signing up and making your first deposit. In that regard, there are two options:
- Paying with BTC - If you have selected a gambling site that accepts Bitcoin payments, you can use your debit card to deposit Bitcoin. Just provide the number and the amount you want to deposit. Wait for the deposit to show up in your account and you are good to go.
- Paying with Fiat - If your chosen online casino doesn't accept BTC, you can still use your debit card to make a fiat payment. But here's where the magic happens: you can still make a fiat payment even if you have no fiat in your account. Use your BTC instead. Wirex will convert it to fiat before making the deposit.
The fact that Wirex seamlessly converts between 18 different fiat and cryptocurrencies suggest you are rarely going to run into a situation where you do not have an acceptable currency to pay for something.
As an added bonus, you may find a casino property that allows you to make withdrawals by transferring money from your casino account to your debit card. In such a case, you could immediately transfer those funds back into Bitcoin as soon as your withdrawal settles. There is no need to take your funds to an exchange to convert them to BTC.
Not available everywhere
Now is the perfect time to remind you that the Wirex BTC debit card is not available everywhere. For that matter, neither is Mega Moolah. The Wirex card is currently available in 30 countries mainly within the European Union.
If you are looking to play Mega Moolah with your Wirex card in the UK, you're in luck. The card and Mega Moolah are both available to you. The same is true in Germany, Sweden, Finland, Netherlands and many others. Unfortunately, there are dozens of countries in which you cannot play Mega Moolah. Belgium and France are two of them. So while you can certainly get a Wirex BTC debit card in France, it will not help you in your quest to play Mega Moolah.
The best advice we can offer in terms of getting a Wirex BTC debit card in your country is to check their website for availability. If the card is not yet available in your country, check to see if you can at least sign up for a Wirex account. Their range of services still might be helpful. And at such time as a debit card is made available in your country, you will be ready to go.
Some reminders about Mega Moolah
Before we close this post, a few reminders about Mega Moolah are in order. Mega Moolah is arguably one of the most popular video slots Microgaming has ever produced. It is not going to wow you with stunning 3D graphics or a complex story line that lets you fantasise about being a mighty warrior. That's fine, because that's not the point.
Mega Moolah's big draw are its four progressive jackpots. That's right, Mega Moolah doesn't limit itself to just one progressive jackpot. It offers four: Mini, Minor, Major and Mega. Being progressive jackpots means that they continuously grow until there is a winner. Every spin of the reels - by every person playing at any given time - adds money to the jackpots.
What's more, Mega Moolah consistently pays out some of the biggest progressive jackpots in the industry. Win the Mega Jackpot and you are guaranteed to win a minimum of 1 million British Pounds. That means £1 million if your native currency is GBP. If your native currency is the Euro, then the guaranteed minimum jackpot it is €1 million.
Currently the jackpot stands are well over 3 million. Mega Moolah holds the Guinness World Record for the biggest ever jackpot paid from an online slot, won by Jon Heywood for £13.2 million. The Mega Moolah has also paid out a €18.9 million jackpot, and a CA$20 million jackpot, among many other jackpots. See the stats here.
Winning a jackpot
Unlike some other progressive jackpot games, Mega Moolah doesn't require you to land a certain combination of symbols just to get a crack at the jackpot. Rather, the game randomly awards jackpot opportunities during standard play.
Should you be presented with a crack at one of the jackpots, you will see a slotted wheel appear on your screen. Just spin the wheel, cross your fingers, and wait to see where it stops. Landing on a winning space awards you the value of the corresponding jackpot.
Even if you don't win a jackpot, Mega Moolah still has plenty to offer. Mega Moolah is a 25-payline slot game featuring a free spins bonus game with a 3X multiplier. That means during your free spins, any winning combinations you land will result in triple awards.
People love Mega Moolah because of its generous jackpots and easy game-play. And now that online casinos are starting to accept Bitcoin payments, the game is becoming even more popular. We encourage you to give it a look if you haven't played yet. And if you have a Wirex account, remember that you can now use your BTC debit card to play in countries where Mega Moolah is available.
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