Cashing out sports betting winnings is supposedly a straightforward process. However, there are some things you should know before doing so.
The Standard Process
The standard process of cashing out winnings is that after finding out that your ticket is a winner, it is brought to the betting counter, get scanned, and then they’ll provide you with the cash you won.
However, it will only last 120 days after the sports event. Beyond that and the ticket becomes useless.
As always, there will be unexpected problems along the way, so here are pointers to follow in order to maximize the safety of the cashing out process.
Mailing Your Ticket
Often times, bettors are not in the town to collect the winnings. Thus, there’s the option to mail the ticket. Don’t worry. The address is indicated at the back of the ticket. It will take a few weeks before you receive a check though. You can also use registered mail to maximize security and speed, although it’s optional.
Lost Your Ticket?
It’s not a surprise to lose something as small as a ticket. So, the sports betting industry have precautionary measures. One is that whenever you place a bet, your player’s card is used and they swipe it to store the betting information.
This will serve as proof that you placed that bet on that date, though it would be too late if someone cashes it out before you can. You can also write the numbers of the transaction as a backup in case you lose your ticket.
There are many precautionary measures you can take to ensure the safety of your winnings. It’s up to you to take the initiative and take these actions. That said, make sure to be patient and disciplined when entering sports betting.