Cashing Bovada checks in the U.S. isn’t possible. It’s illegal for U.S. businesses — including banks, check cashing stores, and grocery stores — to cash or deposit a Bovada check.
As an alternative, Bovada also offers cryptocurrency, wire transfers, and vouchers as withdrawals. These options may take a few more steps — but arguably less time — and it’s a lawful way to get your money.
How to Request Your Payout from Bovada
Bovada, an online gambling site that lets you bet on casino games, sports, poker, and/or horses, has a few payout methods — Cryptocurrency, (Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, and USD Tether) courier check, wire transfer, and vouchers.
If you want to get a payout from Bovada, you’ll first need to log in to your account. After that, you’ll need to choose “Withdraw” and select your method of payment. Then, select the amount you wish to withdraw and choose “Request Withdrawal.”
After you’ve requested your withdrawal, it typically takes 24 to 48 hours for the request to be approved, and only one withdrawal request can be made at a time.
You can make one withdrawal request every 90 days for free; additional withdrawals in the same period are $100 per request.
Check by Courier from Bovada
Check by courier is exactly what it sounds like — a check that’s delivered by a courier. If you select this option, a check will be delivered to your door via a courier service, and you’ll be required to sign that you received it.
However, there are a few things you should know before choosing this option.
First, it takes an average of 10 to 15 days to process a check by courier request, and the minimum withdrawal amount is $100; the maximum withdrawal amount is $3,000.
If you want to withdraw more than this amount, you can, but Bovada won’t send the payment all at once. Bovada will send one check every seven days in $3,000 increments until the requested amount is met. You’ll also be required to pay a $100 fee for each of the separate checks.
Second, and perhaps more importantly, the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 makes it illegal for banks, grocery stores, check cashing stores, and other businesses to knowingly deposit or cash checks from online gambling sites like Bovada.
Cryptocurrency from Bovada
For legal purposes, your best bet may be to request a cryptocurrency withdrawal. The minimum withdrawal amount is $10 or $50 and the maximum withdrawal amount is $2,500 to $9,500, depending on which method you choose.
To request a cryptocurrency withdrawal, you’ll need to log in to your account and choose your preferred method of cryptocurrency, then tap “Receive.” Enter your personal wallet address in the “Your Wallet Address” field and how much you want to withdraw.
You can expect to receive your payment in as little as 15 minutes but may take up to 24 hours. Then, you can use an exchange like Coinbase to sell your cryptocurrency. Keep in mind that you’ll first need to set up an exchange account to do this. Visit Coinbase to set up an exchange account.