QIWI is an e-wallet system, provided by a Russian payment service provider, headquartered in Nicosia, Cyprus. The parent company operates many online payment systems, in regular use in many eastern European countries, such as Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Romania and Ukraine. They also operate in the United States and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The service is a very popular way of paying via mobile, as it is simple to use and registration is based on your unique mobile phone number (which can be used to verify your identity). Once the app is downloaded (available free from general purpose app distributors like Google Play, only your phone number is required for registration. Topping up your account is fee free. You can easily do this by debit or credit card, by bank transfer or even by transferring call credit if you have a Pay As You Go phone.
QIWI is one of the many possible e-wallet options available today for players who wish to make confidential payments and / or to minimise the possibility of online fraud. It is particularly phone friendly, so is popular with on the go players who frequently use their mobile or tablet to play games.