In recent weeks, we told you about how Bovada implemented the unique MatchPay service to finally make PayPal, Venmo, Cash App, and Zelle gambling deposits a reality.
Then, just a few days ago, we told you how that plan – at least for now – seems to be on the backburner.
For gamblers who haven’t hopped aboard the crypto bandwagon with Bitcoin betting deposits or altcoin deposits, the ability to use these popular person-to-person payment methods was a breath of fresh air. Particularly in COVID times.
Now, however, many players might feel like they’re back at square one, faced with the high learning curve of crypto or the comparative unreliability of credit and debit card deposits at legal online gambling sites for 18 and up players.
Fortunately, that’s not actually the case.
In lieu of MatchPay – which was only available at Bovada during its abbreviated trial run – all of Bodog’s US-facing sites (i.e. Bovada’s sister sites like Café Casino, Slots LV, and Ignition Casino) are now promoting this Voucher deposit method.
However, if you’re new to the game, the new option might confuse you, especially at first.
For one thing, only two sites – Bovada and Ignition – actually advertise Vouchers directly on their Cashier pages and new-member banking splash screens.
The other two, Café Casino and Slots LV, instead offer something called “Player Transfers.”
That said, for all intents and purposes, both of these options are the same thing.
Better yet, if you check out our MatchPay deposits page (which we’ve kept up for archival purposes and as a general reference), you’ll notice that the Voucher system and Player Transfer system work in much the same way.
Basically, Vouchers or Player Transfers let existing players earmark a portion of their account balances for sale on the Voucher market, and you simply get in touch with said player to make a private purchase of their Voucher code or Player Transfer code.
How Gambling Vouchers And Player Transfers Work
To demonstrate how this 18 and up online casino banking method can benefit you by allowing you to make rapid deposits and claiming potential same-day payouts using popular P2P services that aren’t otherwise directly supported by your site of choice, we’ll use the Bovada Voucher process as our example.
The method works the same way at all Bovada sister sites, however.
Buying Vouchers – Depositing
If you’re a new member or looking to reload your account, you can buy Bovada Vouchers using the following process.
Remember, this will work for all Bovada sister sites, too, whether those sites use the new Voucher branding or the older Player Transfer branding.
- Sign up with your site of choice, in this case Bovada.
- During the deposit process, select the Bovada Voucher option. This should be right under the Bitcoin option on the banking splash screen once you log in and click or tap on your account icon.
- Find a Bovada Voucher code for sale at the Bovada Community portal. Contact the seller through Bovada’s private messaging portal to arrange a purchase of the code.
- Come to an agreement with your seller about which person-to-person instant-pay service you wish to use to buy the Voucher. Common options will be PayPal, Venmo, Cash App, Zelle, and other typical money-sending services that allow for private transactions.
- Once you pay your seller, you will receive their Voucher code. Bovada ensures that these transactions go smoothly, which is why you need to use the site’s built-in community marketplace to arrange the sale. You can buy Vouchers outside of Bovada (if you’re looking for a Bovada Voucher code, Reddit is a popular destination, for example), but purchases set up outside the online casino and gambling site are more difficult to address if any problems arise.
- Once the sale goes through, your seller will provide you with an alphanumeric code, which is sent to the email address linked to your Bovada account. Copy this code, enter it into the requisite field at the Bovada deposit portal, and your account will be credited with the funds.
- Bovada Vouchers expire after a few months if left unclaimed, so it’s important that you make your deposit as soon as you receive your Voucher code in your email inbox.
Selling Vouchers – Withdrawing
When it comes to withdrawing via the Voucher method, the process is a bit more involved.
Of course, since you already have to be a member at Bovada Casino, Ignition Casino, Café Casino, or Slots LV to withdraw your winnings via Vouchers or Player Transfers, we’ll skip the signup steps.
To claim a Voucher payout, you must first create a Voucher to sell to another site member. This can be done by going to the site cashier and selecting the Voucher (or Player Transfer) option from the withdrawal menu.
You will then enter the amount of money for which you’d like to create the Voucher, and submit the form.
Your Voucher code will be sent to the email address on file with your 18 and up online casino site. This can take 24-48 hours to show up in your inbox.
Once it does, you can shop the Voucher anywhere you wish, sell it to a friend, etc. However, the best option is to post your Voucher to your site’s Community page, allowing other members to easily find and buy them.
This community-based selling process allows you to coordinate the Voucher sale using PayPal, Venmo, or any other P2P instant-pay service.
That’s really all there is to it.
We hope that Bovada Vouchers, Ignition Casino Vouchers, and Player Transfers at Café Casino and Slots LV take off, as this would be a very convenient deposit and withdrawal option for millions of users.
There is even the potential, down the road, for account holders at any site to sell Vouchers to and buy Vouchers from account holders at sister sites of the operators in question, expanding the pool dramatically. (This would work in the same way that progressive online slots at these sites use cross-network pools to maximize their million-dollar payouts.)
Ultimately, the success of the Voucher payment option will depend upon how many people actually use it and how robust the Community pages at these sites will be.
For now, of course, it’s definitely worth your while to check out this new 18+ deposit option at your favorite online casinos.