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Cash Competition Video Game Tournament Sites Roundup (Xbox, PlayStation, PC Games)

A growing number of websites let gamers put their money where there mouths are, allowing them to bet real cash in video game challenges and video game tournaments. Video gamers have long played in local tournaments for points, kills or just plain bragging rights but now more gamers are battling head to head for prize money.

By law, only adults 18 years old or older can win money at these video tournaments. Despite the resemblance to online gambling sites, these gaming sites are unlike casino games, video-games are categorized as skill-based games. That allows the sites to operate within the limits of federal law. Yet many states ban or limit this form of gaming for money. These sites don’t allow gamers from states such as Arizona, Vermont, Maryland and Tennessee to take part in cash tournaments.

Skill Gaming Tournament Sites:

  • Virgin Gaming, a Toronto based site for Xbox 360 & PS3 players with vibrant online gaming tournaments community that allows members to  compete directly for money.
  • GameDuell A UK based site with computer based skill games (Solitaire, Online billiard, and more) against real opponents for cash and prizes. Because these are games of skill, this site is legal for US residents.
  •, a Toronto based site that allows players of popular Xbox and PlayStation console games to challenge other gamers to “tournaments” and bet on the outcome. Currently in BETA.
  • is the world’s largest social gaming community that allows users the ability to win cash through fun game-play. hosts more than 100 games and is continually adding more each month. The site offers members bonus cash rewards, the ability to challenge friends and make new ones. Every month, hosts more than 250 million games for members from over 50 different countries. The website is available in 9 languages and 7 currencies.
  •, a UK based skill-gaming site. You can test your skills against fellow gamers competing from around the world for money! Worldwide our gamers join together to chat, coach, and compete for cash. Single or multi-player games for Xbox, PS3.
  • WorldWinner, for those who prefer to compete in Scrabble, Bejeweled or other games others for cash. Can be played from any computer, doesn’t require a console.
  •, a California based competition site, claiming to be “the place where you make a living playing video games.” Gspot gaming supports Nintendo Wii, PC Games, Sony PSP, Xbox and Xbox360.
  •, a Michigan based tournament hosting site that supports the widest assortment of consoles.’s versatile user rating system and saloon profiles enable members to review their opponent’s history and rating before entering a tournament or accepting a match.
  • GorillaWars is another California based video game tournament site that is aiming to provide that allows gamers to network, socialize and compete with one another for cash. GorillaWars supprots Xbox 360, Ninteo Wii and Sony Playstation 3 consoles.

If we’re missing your favorite video gaming site, please add a comment on this page and we will update our listing. Thank you. Also, if you want to try GameFly,

Just remember, with money on the line, video game cheats and cheaters are not taken lightly at these sites. Many of these tournaments employ security techniques such as recording the video game history, performing video game review and recording video game console statistics.

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  • 9 Tom Laille Mar 1, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    Aren’t the likes of world gaming, sharkwaters and the other sites that offer wagering breaking the law. surely they need expressed permission from Microsoft, Sony etc to use their platforms to make money?

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  • 11 Rob Apr 6, 2009 at 11:42 am is a Chicago-based site that gives users the opportunity to play in tournaments and single-challenges for cash. They have very solid customer support and strict rules against cheating and/or using in-game glitches. Its a very new site and is showing considerable growth everyday.

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    Fragged Nation ( is a well established gaming community for PC games, XBOX360, and PS3 – they offer tournaments, ladders, and “prove-it” matches. Very community focused site and it now offers play for money tournaments and matches – you can even create your own tournament and set the winnings!

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  • 17 Shane Oct 12, 2010 at 7:42 am

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  • 18 S Hank Nov 18, 2010 at 1:34 pm supports all PC, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 games! You make your own competitions or join in on someone elses!! You can compete for free or for cash! Think you have what it takes?? is all you need!!

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  • 20 Alexa Apr 8, 2011 at 2:05 am

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