What is WorldWinner?
WorldWinner, a subsidiary of GSN, hosts online competitions that intensify casual games with the thrill of playing for cash and prizes. With more than 30 million registered players globally, WorldWinner puts winning within reach for game enthusiasts of all skill levels who share a passion for competition and a penchant for fun. With WorldWinner, game lovers test themselves and challenge each other through games that engage, invigorate and relax the mind. Many of the popular games played on WorldWinner and its partner sites have attracted a timeless following in the offline community, such as chess, hangman, solitaire and nine-ball pool. Now they can be enjoyed online by millions whenever the need for friendly competition strikes.
What types of games are available on WorldWinner?
WorldWinner hosts online competitions in popular casual games, which are commonly defined as those that are easy to learn, but difficult to master; can be enjoyed in short spurts; and are easily accessible to everyone, with no need for special equipment. WorldWinner players can choose from more than 35 games across several genres, including Arcade, Card, Game Shows, Sports, Strategy and Word. Some of the most popular games available on WorldWinner include Bejeweled 2, Big Money, Cubis, Dynomite, SCRABBLE® Cubes, Solitaire and Wheel Of Fortune.
How many games are played on WorldWinner each day?
Each day, an average of one million games are played on WorldWinner. That's equivalent to approximately 30 million games per month.
How much does it cost to play games on WorldWinner?
The company offers a variety of competitions, with entry fees starting under $1.00. The average entry fee is approximately $1.90. WorldWinner also allows players to practice games for free. These games do not offer cash or prizes.
How much money can players win?
Players can win prizes starting at $1.10 and increasing depending on their entry fee and the number of players in a given tournament.
Is playing games on WorldWinner legal?
Yes. The games on WorldWinner are no different than carnival games, chess tournaments or the myriad other skill-based games that have been played for cash or prizes in the offline world for years -- we've just taken them online.
The outcome of all WorldWinner games is based on the player's skill. This is in sharp contrast to lotteries or games typically found in casinos, where every player ultimately faces the same random odds. Even with games in which chance would appear to dictate a role in the outcome of the contest, such as solitaire, WorldWinner has engineered the game so the outcome is based on the player's skill. For example, WorldWinner levels the playing field by providing each player with an equally difficult hand of cards, so it's ultimately how quickly and skillfully each player approaches the game that determines the winner. And while every WorldWinner solitaire hand is potentially solvable if a player plays their cards right, a player ultimately wins a tournament by outscoring their opponent, even if they don't solve the hand.
Although the distinctions between skill-based games and games of chance are clear, there are a few states within the U.S. that do not permit skill-based games to be played for cash or prizes. Residents of those states can still enjoy WorldWinner's free games without cash or prize offerings.
How does WorldWinner make money?
Like a chess tournament provider, WorldWinner collects a percentage of each player's entry fee every time they enter a new competition in exchange for managing the tournament. As an impartial tournament host with no vested interest in the outcome of each competition, WorldWinner never acts as the house. The winner takes the collective tournament entry fees minus WorldWinner's management fee.
Where are WorldWinner's headquarters?
Waltham, Mass., USA
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