Get Paid to Play Games Online
All these companies are completely free to join, although you will need to make a deposit if you want to play for cash prizes in the skill tournaments. You just click on the relevant banners or links and follow the instructions.
Most companies in this field are US based but all the following are available to players worldwide unless otherwise specified.
New companies are coming into this field all the time, so check back here regularly.
How would you like to get paid to play video games?
Did you Know?
• You don’t need any formal education to be a video game tester.
• You can get paid $9 – $80 an hour being a video game tester and get to keep the games you test.
• Anyone can become a game tester, all that is required is that you are 15 or older to get paid to play games.
• You only need one video game system to become a video game tester.
• You can work as much or as little as you want to.
Find out more from Game Tester Guide
Skill Based Games
With MoneyGaming.com you can play single & multiplayer skill games against others across the internet in real time & win money. Choose from pool, backgammon, solitaire, subhunt, mah jong, poolmasters, chess, reversi and more. Play for fun or for cash and get an introductory bonus of $10 or 25% of your first deposit.
With GameAccount you get to pit your skills against fellow gamers competing from around the world! In over 130 countries worldwide their gamers join together to play and compete for cash prizes.
They offer a wide range of arcade, card, sport and strategy games to suit all tastes with some of our most popular games being Solitaire, Mah jong and their Multiplayer Golf Game which has been awarded “Best Game of the Month” in PCZone.
Unlimited practice-play is absolutely free until you’re ready to compete for cash. Play your own way in any and every kind of tournament imaginable coupled to unique multiplayer games where you determine the winnings! It’s just a handful of pennies, cents or euro cents to play in tournaments offering up to £1000, $1800 and €1450 in cash prizes, and you get $15/£10 to get you started.
GameAccount’s Player Rating System makes absolutely sure you only play gamers of similar skill. You wouldn’t want to play the best Pro-rated player if you’ve only just started so rest assured we keep them safely at arm’s length. As a newcomer to playing the games you’ll start as a Rookie and can choose only to play other Rookies or Amateurs.
King.com, formerly MidasPlayer works in a similar way to GameAccount. Currently 35 games to choose from, you can register for free and play games for fun against players of similar skills, or enter tournaments with the chance to win hundreds or even thousands of pounds depending on the number of entrants. You are given cash to get you started, which can be increased by playing free games. Play for real money and get an extra bonus.
The site is also available in several European languages.
Register with World Winner and receive $5.00 free to compete in online tournaments. Choose from card games, word games, arcade games,strategy games and sports games. My personal favourites are the word cubes (like Boogle) where the cubes disappear as you use up the letters. You can also play these games for free but without the chance to win any money. Over 25 games to choose from for cash, merchandise and practice competitions. Rewards program awards you points for playing which can be exchanged for goods or extra game credits.
I’ve just found a nice trivia site called Golden Trivia. You get a multiple choice question card (see site for example)and compete against just one other person. You can start winning money prizes after only 2 wins against 2 other people. You can win up to $1,000,000. Full details available from Golden Trivia.
No/Low Skill Games
Although most of the following are US companies, and pay out in dollars, all are available internationally unless otherwise stated.
Exodus 3000 is a new site you can visit every day to search for treasure and attack, defend, form alliances, and earn real cash and win prizes. You earn Mars Dollars for performing actions, such as mining volcanos, searching ruins, and attacking other players. $5 Amazon.com gift certificates are also placed randomly throughout the game, and can be found in volcanos and ruins. At the end of the month, you can exchange your MD for real cash. You can earn extra moves, Mars Dollars and gifts by referring others. Visit Exodus 3000 to get further details and to sign up.
iwinweekly offers the chance to win $300,000 weekly with their free online lotto. Match 6 Numbers to win $300,000.00, 5 Numbers =$250.00, 4 Numbers =$3.00 + 6 Tickets and 3 Numbers gets you 3 free Tickets.
With Promosquad you get points by Promoting artists, rating songs in the jukebox, participating in a poll, find a hot new band…they all get you certain amounts of points that you can then cash in for prizes! Know an unsigned band? You could earn extra points or even a $1000 finders fee!
Whowantowina is a free-to-enter quiz web site with multiple prizes. Entrants are guaranteed a fun, fast and interactive in an exciting testing environment, where you can pit your wits against the clock. Score 1,000 points and gain entry into many different exciting prize draws. The brightest (or luckiest) entrants will also win cash prizes for topping the leaderboard. Entrants can play as many times as they wish to try and improve their position on the leaderboard. Entrants can interact with the site by adding their own general knowledge questions. If accepted they are then credited with being the ‘questionmaster’ each time their question appears on the site and stand a chance of winning £25. UK Site. Available Worldwide.
Prizee.com is a French site but open worldwide and available in several languages including English and Spanish as well as French. You earn a currency called Bubz by playing instant scratch card type games and simple arcade games. You can use your bubz like cash to buy prizes and also exchange your earnings for game upgrades or other games. You get a few free games every day and can buy bonus cards to get more games. You are virtually guaranteed a few minor wins every day which do add up.
Tell your friends and when they win their first gift, you get to choose between receiving the same gift or receiving its equivalent value in Bubz credited to your chest! I’ve received loads of small prizes – pens, mousemats, radios, fans etc. but if you save up your points there are much bigger gifts available. (You also get access to bonus games if you allow your balance to grow) Don’t forget to check out the forum for hidden games and other bonuses.
If you want bonus cards without paying then sign up for a free surf toolbar with Eurokiddies (sorry this site is only in french) and you can earn points exchangeable for Maxpacks (or cash if you prefer). There are also several other game sites where you can earn points to exchange for MaxPacks. See our scratchcard site for details.
If you want to buy maxpacks, don’t buy them direct from Prizee. You can get them at a discount from TakePass.com.
For a comprehensive listing of Games Sites visit Prize-Games-Online.c