Real Money Share Trading Games

How and where to play trading games to win cash – trade in standard business shares or a range of global sports

Want to build up a nest egg for the future? Or just fancy your chances at playing the stock market but don’t want to go down the traditional share-buying route?

Well there are alternative solutions, and one that’s becoming increasingly popular is in the new types of share trading platforms.

These are similar to normal share buying, but the twist is they’re more allied to gaming than just pure financial trading. In fact some of the most popular involve trading in the participants of games – on football players or teams, or a range of teams in other sports. Knowledge is everything and they do sit prominently in the list of games of skill.

On this page we’ll take a look at some of these new share trading platforms, how they work, and which types of shares you can trade in the games. 

Types Of Share Trading Games

Broadly speaking we can break down the different trading games into two main types – financial share trading and sports share trading.

No complicated stuff like Forex/currency trading or binary options here!  

There’s also an option to trade items or services inside virtual world games, plus a new type of trading on events in Esports contests. This looks destined to attract a lot of interest from the video gaming community.

Sports Share Trading

Probably the most notable from a gaming perspective – trading in sports as an alternative to betting on sporting events is on the increase.

The ASM Exchange (at is a recent operator to enter the market, and focuses on offering share trading in US sports teams across all the four major leagues – Baseball, Basketball, NFL, and NHL.

Others include,, and AthleteXChange.

Financial Markets Trading

First up here is a platform that really does deserve the tag of ‘innovative’ – it’s the financial trading platform run by Bet-On-Finance. An alternative is


Perhaps destined to become the leading sports shares trading platform, AllSportsMarket label themselves as an ‘an experimental exchange where investors can buy and sell sports teams, just like traditional stocks, and earn dividends when their teams win or appreciate in value’. They make a big point of being a non-betting operation, which will clearly be of interest to US players who cannot of course bet legally in most states.


AthleteXChange present their platform as the ‘ultimate fantasy sports stock market’.

Taking fantasy sports to another level – AthleteXchange offers the same excitement of owning your favorite players and teams as traditional fantasy offerings, but adds the dimension of a dynamic market where traders just like you buy and sell shares of players and teams. The


Billed as a fantasy sports stock market, at Players SX you’ll be buying, selling, or trading your favourite sporting athletes in NFL or NHL leagues in a similar way to stocks on the financial stock market.

You’ll be able to play at trading for real money across the whole season or for single days at a time,

You’ll also be picking up a 5% bonus on your first deposit.


Stepping away from sports trading, we now come to the biggest financial share trading game – it’s run by WallStreetSurvivor.

Here you’ll be creating your own contests for your class or club, or competing in one of the monthly contests for a share of $2,000 in prizes.

You can learn how to build and run a portfolio of stocks, and practice investment principles before risking your real money.


Blinkpool Esports Trading

The ability to place bets on esports is a fairly new phenomenon, and Blinkpool are looking to grow their trading solution as an alternative to straight betting on teams.

Positioning themselves as a ‘fully regulated esports trading platform’ Blinkpool are currently in Beta test phase, although are accepting user registrations so you can be ready to trade when it goes live.

You’ll be able to watch contests and place trades on events during live esports matches, for example on the next ‘success’ in a game.

Pros & Cons

The main benefit of playing trading games is clear – if you’re good enough you’ll have a reasonable chance of building up some nice cash profits. They can be played without risking large amounts of your own cash in the first place and if you buy and sell cleverly you can compound the growth in share values (plus any dividends earned) and end up with a valuable portfolio.

On the negative side they don’t offer the same excitement level of other real money games like competitive cash video gaming, more because any profits are not likely to come as quickly as they do in those types of games. Plus of course with share trading you’re exposed to unexpected bad news which can send your portfolio (if it’s not spread wide enough) into a downward spiral.



You’ll find a good list of real money stock and share trading apps here on this page, so there will be little value in linking to pages with similar lists. Equally you can get to the main share trading operators from the write ups above.

Most likely the best additional resources you’re going to find will be those that focus on understanding the vagaries of share trading and how to do it effectively.

For a beginner this guide to share trading is worth a look. It’s a little old but the principles still hold true.

For practice before getting involved for real cash try out a portfolio and trading simulator or one of the other investment game operators like VirtualTrader.


Trading in stocks and shares is an ages old way of investing to build up a cash reserve, but the gamification of stock trading and more importantly its application to sporting games is just a few years old. We can expect to see innovations in the field over coming years.

For now though there are a handful of apps and operators where you can get involved. You don’t have to risk big amounts, have plenty of opportunities to learn before you do, and with good application of knowledge and skill it’s possible to play these trading games for real money successfully…..

…and who knows! You might pick up some valuable knowledge and end up one day answering a $/€/£10000 stocks and shares question in one of the real money trivia games that have sprung up recently.


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