Considering Playing Board Games To Make Some Extra Cash?
Online board gaming for money is becoming extremely popular year on year. Games like checkers, chess, Yahtzee, dominoes and even bridge sit in a list of games where you need to be skilled to win money. They’re classics which have been around long before any of us were born…yet can still be found in some forms on today’s high-tech online gaming sites that offer them alongside cash prizes.
However they’re not as prevalent as a number of our other real money gaming types and some of them are not so suited to be played online. If we take chess as an example – the king of the all board games – you would perhaps be better off finding a local chess tournament and physically registering to play. There would be a registration fee and you will not have to be a member of whatever club or organisation you approach, but they do tend to be frequently held.
But you can play online, either for free and just for fun or competitively for cash. However, actually earning a living from it would most likely be tough going. If we take dominoes, as an example of a classic game, there is money to be made on the websites of some game operators. It should be said though that some of these type sites have a history of being there one minute, and gone the next.
Apps can sometimes seem to be more reliable than websites these days, but make sure the app is downloaded through the Apple iPhone app store (iTunes) or Google Play (if you have an Android operating system). Apps that make it onto those two platforms would have to pass a number of security and reputation demands, so a level of trustworthiness should always back these apps up.
If you’re going to play at one of the sites that offer board game contests and do not yet have a PayPal account, then I suggest you open one up. It is not as easy as you might think and the world’s number one online payment structure demands high levels of security and trust from those joining, but once you have won it’s extremely useful. Making money online – whether it is from board games, micro jobs or earnings from virtual multi-player games – more often than not lists PayPal as one of the deposit and withdrawal methods.
Yahtzee can be played online (for cash) at a couple of betting websites. However, these sites are not global and betting rules restrict participants to certain countries. This is down to the law of that country.
Many of the states in the US have a law making it illegal to gamble online. You can actually gamble in the U.S. but to do so would mean you have to physically turn up in the city of Las Vegas or Atlantic City, or there are a few states which have regulated online gambling meaning you can place online wagers from within that state and with registered/authorised operators.
The rules around gambling in the US do have some complexity and while it’s true that many forms of virtual gambling are prohibited, this doesn’t include games of skill.
It’s debatable whether real money board games are considered as skill-based – in fact some are and some aren’t – so if you are a US citizen and want to play you should carry out some checks. This next section should help clarify the position….