Ukash® announces BigPoint gaming promotion at i-45

(3rd May 2012 – London) Ukash®, the global e-Money company has teamed up with Multiplay, organisers of i-45, the 45th Insomnia gaming festival, to launch a new promotion for new players of BigPoint games.

A promotional team will be onsite at i-45 giving away over £1,000 of Ukash® e-Money to gamers at the event, which runs from Friday 4th – Monday 7th May at Telford International Centre. The team will also be giving away free credits for new gamers who pay by Ukash® when playing BigPoint games such as Battlestar Galactica Online, Dark Orbit and Drakensang Online.

For many gamers in the UK, and indeed Europe and beyond, the Insomnia LAN event is now a British institution and staple part of the gaming calendar. The event plays host to some of the biggest eSports tournaments in Europe including the UK qualifiers for the World Cyber Games.

Gamers who can’t make the i-45 event won’t miss out either. They will also be able enter the promotion by clicking on the Ukash banners appearing over the event weekend on http://iseries.multiplay.co.uk/

Ukash is proving to be a popular payment option for gamers. Benefits of paying by Ukash online include;

  • Gamers can pay for their online games using coins and notes with Ukash®
  • Ukash® is convenient, simple and FREE
  • There’s no need to share your financial details online and you don’t need a bank account or card to use Ukash®Gamers of all ages can use Ukash® – there’s no age limit
  • You can buy Ukash® in over 50,000 places in the UK including many newsagents
Ukash® works by exchanging notes and coins for a unique 19-digit ‘Ukash® Code’. This unique code is then used to pay directly with cash on over 5,000 websites that accept Ukash® transactions worldwide. Once you’ve decided where you want to use your Ukash® online, visit the payment page and choose the 'Ukash®' option from the list of payment methods. Then you simply type in the 19-digit code and the value. For more detailed information and advice on how to use Ukash, and a full list if games that accept Ukash® visit the website at http://www.ukash.com/. Ukash® is regulated by the UK Financial Services Authority.

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About Bigpoint

Bigpoint ( http://www.bigpoint.com) is one of the world’s leading developers of online games, and a distributor of games to global media and publishing partners. Bigpoint’s portfolio includes games available in over 30 languages, which can be played for free in any standard web browser without having to download additional software, and showcase a quality previously only offered in PC or console games. The success of the company is demonstrated by its worldwide reach of over 260 million registered users. With over 850 staff members from over 35 countries, Bigpoint has established itself as a truly international company. Bigpoint’s main company headquarters are located in Hamburg, Germany, with additional offices in Berlin, San Francisco, São Paulo, London, Paris and Malta. Bigpoint has received numerous awards, including the Media Momentum Award 2010, the European Games Awards, the Mashable Award for ‘Best Online Game’, the prestigious Lara Award, as well as receiving the German Developers Award in three different categories. Additional information, including logos and game screenshots, can be found in the press information section under www.bigpoint.net.

What is Ukash?

Ukash® is the Global e-Money Network and internationally recognised e-commerce cash payment method that enables consumers from anywhere in the world to shop, pay and play online safely, using cash. This secure payment method was developed to protect personal identity and financial information when making online transactions; reducing the threat of credit and debit card fraud for consumers and repudiations and charge-backs for retailers. Ukash® has no age limit, so consumers of all ages can make the most of safe payment online. Ukash® vouchers are purchased with cash in retail outlets and issued online from the company’s website. The unique 19 digit vouchers are then used to pay directly with cash on any of the thousands of websites that accept Ukash transactions worldwide.

Established in 2001 under the holding company Smart Voucher Ltd, Ukash® has grown to more than 420,000 physical points of purchase, and is available in more than 50 countries around the world in 6 continents. In 2008, Ukash established a strategic partnership with South African payments giant Blue Label Telecoms to develop the brand’s services. The UK Financial Services Authority (FSA) regulates Ukash. The maximum single voucher value allowed is £200/€250 or equivalent in other currencies, and the maximum amount that can be held by an individual customer is £1,000/€1,250 or equivalent in other currencies.

In 2011, HM The Queen awarded Ukash® a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category. The prestigious award recognises UK businesses that have achieved substantial growth in overseas earnings and outstanding levels of commercial success. Ukash, operating under the holding name of Smart Voucher, was awarded as a result of its geographical and financial growth. Ukash® was included in the Sunday Times Microsoft Tech Track 100 in 2011, which identifies and ranks the most successful private companies in a league table. The technology behind Ukash® is protected by Patent Law in all the major economies of the world. Ukash® is a registered trademark of Smart Voucher Ltd.

  The facts

• Ukash® was established in 2005.

• Ukash® has grown to over 420,000 physical points of purchase.

• Ukash® is available in 57 countries around the world, across 6 continents.

• Ukash® can be spent on 5,000 websites.

• Ukash® is available in 20 currencies.

What are the benefits?

Ukash® is the safe and secure way to pay – there’s no need to share financial details online.

Ukash® empowers consumers to use cash electronically, irrespective of status, device or boundary, regardless of having a credit or debit card and enables them to stay in control of spending.

Ukash® is flexible: consumers can take Ukash® and split it into smaller amounts, combine into larger amounts, convert into other currencies or even donate Ukash® change to charity.

Ukash® is convenient, simple and FREE. Ukash® is also available via online bank transfer and it is easy to use at any website that accepts Ukash.

Ukash® is available for all - whether you are concerned by online fraud or don't have a bank card, you can use Ukash® to pay, play and shop online at thousands of global locations.

Ukash® opens up new markets for companies to sell their goods and services online to those without credit or debit cards, even bank accounts, and those simply reluctant to give financial details online.

Find Ukash on social media:

Twitter: @PayWithUkash

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PayWithUkash

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