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Best 30+ Game Apps to Win Real Money

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In the past, I wrote about the many trivia apps that could earn you some pretty cool cash prizes.  Unfortunately, I only talked about trivia apps, so if you’re not a fan of trivia, or, if you’re like me and consider yourself bad at it, you may have been disappointed with your options.  I get it.

Let it be known that there are many game apps, aside from your trivia options, that can earn you real money.

From playing the lottery to casino spin to win-like games, I’m going to cover them all.  And, yes, you can win real money, not just fake in-game currency, I promise you that much.

If you like to have fun and want to pass some time with your phone, then consider downloading one of the many I list below.

Who knows?  You could walk away with a good chunk of cash.

Best Game Apps to Win Real Money

Swagbucks Live

If you’re already a member of Swagbucks, be sure to download the Swagbucks LIVE apps to potentially win $1,000s every week.  In short, this company is one of my favorites, where you can earn a ton of cash answering survey/research questions, playing games, watching videos, completing offers and so much more.  I have talked about them a lot, but it’s for a good reason.

Like all of the trivia apps on the market, Swagbucks Live will air at a certain time of the day, and you will need to answer all of the questions correctly to earn your points.

You technically earn cash, but the company rewards you with what’s known as “SB points.”  These points are just as good as cash, but you will have to exchange them using the Swagbucks platform.

If you want to earn money right now, I can’t recommend Swagbucks enough.  I earn at least $200+ a month and continue to do so.  Whether it’s answering survey questions or playing games, there are so many ways to earn.



FanDuel

If you love fantasy sports and don’t mind wagering a dollar or so, you could win thousands, if not millions, in one game.

Known as a daily fantasy game, FanDuel is the most popular option.  All you need to do is draft your lineup without going over your salary cap and compete against others in your league. I have played it a lot and would say it’s one of my favorites on the list.  The great thing is that the league only lasts a day, not a season like the many fantasy websites out there.

Every day, FanDuel has thousands of contests for almost every sport imaginable.

And no, you don’t have to be a guru, either, as the app provides all of the information you need to know to make a wise pick.  Wager a few bucks and see how you like it.  You may be surprised.

Big Time Cash

In the Big Time Cash app, you will play any one of the games listed on your dashboard.  It’s part of the company, WINR Games, Inc, an organization that offers a ton of cash game options.

As you play, you will earn a ticket, which can used to be entered into one of their many cash prize draws.  Like a raffle, the more tickets you have, the better your chances are.  While you won’t earn cash, you do have the chance at winning some.

Like most of the apps I mention here, they make their money via the ads you watch before you play.  They just split the revenue with you, that’s all.

The app is 100% free to play and is quite popular with more than five million downloads.

Bingo Win

Bingo Win is said to be the #1 free bingo game on the Android marketplace.

As you play and win, you can earn free credits and coins, all of which you can cash out in the future for a variety of prizes.

There are a ton of features, so I do recommend you at least check out the app’s official website to see what’s included.  In short, if you like bingo and want to win cash, then this is one to consider.

Coin Pop

The Coin Pop app is a completely free app that gives the opportunity to win real cash.

To earn, choose from a favorite game on your dashboard and start playing.  That’s it.

The more you play, the more coins you can earn, which you can eventually turn into a variety of great prizes, yes, including cash.

Good Luck

Good Luck is one of the few 100% free instant-win games on the Google Play store.  It’s also one of the highest rated, scoring a solid 4.5/5.

To play, scratch off the lotto tickets, and if you match three, you win the prize noted.  Easy peezy.

HQ Trivia

As one of the most popular live trivia apps, HQ Trivia pays you to win a round of trivia.

And, while you have to share the pot with other winners, you can still win some cash, albeit not much seeing many people play the app nowadays. Usually, the shared pot is less than a few bucks, if that.  It’s still fun, though.

To win, just log in when the trivia show starts and answer all of the questions correctly before time runs out.  If you make it to the end, you split the pot.  Just be sure to turn on your notifications so that you know when the show starts.



Long Game Savings

The Long Game Savings app works a pinch differently than most listed here.

To use, you will be asked to create a free account, link a bank account and then deposit money into your Long Game Savings Account.  Don’t worry, it’s FDIC insured.  As you reach financial mission goals, you can win coins in the app, in which you can use to play fun games, such as a slot machine, where you can win up to $1 million or even cryptocurrency.

If you want to win money and help achieve your financial goals, it’s definitely one to at least check out.

Lottery.com

If you’re a fan of playing the local lottery, then the Lottery.com app is a must have, even if you don’t plan on playing.

With this app, you can track your tickets, get alerts when you win, and if your state allows it, you can even play on the go.

Much like purchasing a lottery ticket at your local convenience store, you can skip the line and purchase on the app instead.

Lucky Day

I reviewed the free Lucky Day app in depth in the past, and basically, it’s like playing the lotto.  You will be asked to scratch off lotto tickets, in which you could win cash prizes, sometimes as much as $100,000.

Aside from this, you can also earn points for every scratcher you do, eventually being able to cash out for gift cards and such.

It’s not my favorite option on the list, but seeing it’s free, hey, what do you have to lose if you want to win $100,000?

Lucktastic

This is another app that works just like Lucky Day.  Scratch the lotto tickets and win the prize if you match the three symbols.  It’s quite popular with more than 10,000,000 downloads.

I’m not a fan of this particular app due to the time it takes to earn cash and the many ads, but nonetheless, it’s possible.

I wrote about the app in the past, so I recommend you check it out if you want to see how it works more in depth.

Lucky Money

Lucky Money is a free app that lets you test your luck with their “instant win” games.  All you need to do is match up three symbols and you win the prize.

Like Lucky Day, you can also earn tokens for every scratcher you play.  Once you earn enough, you can cash out for a variety of prizes, including gift cards and prizes.

To date, they have more than one million downloads with a 4.7/5 rating.

Lucky Scratch

Yet another Lucky Day clone, you can earn tokens for every scratcher you win.  You can also win up to $10,000 via the daily lucky 6 lotto or even spin the daily cash wheel to win prizes.

The company makes most of its money via the ads it shows you in between playing, but it is free to play.  Just be prepared to watch a lot of 30-second advertisements.

Lucky CASH Slots

Don’t like the idea of scratching off lotto tickets to win cash?  That’s fine as there are other options as well, such as the Lucky CASH Slots app.

In this app, you simply play the slot machines just as you would at a local casino and hope that you win a cash prize.

The app offers huge weekly giveaways, live slot tournaments and even the opportunity to compete against your friends.

Match to Win

The Match to Win game is similar to that of the scratcher-like games I mentioned prior, but it’s more like a puzzle game, wherein you need to match three piece combos to win.

As you win, you will get score rewards/coins, which can eventually be cashed out for a variety of prizes, including cash via PayPal.

Aside from winning coins, the app also offers daily gifts and even special offers just for playing.

Math Cash

If you don’t mind solving a math problem to earn money, then this is an app to really get your brain going.

The goal here is to make sure you solve the problems as fast as possible, beating your competitors.  As you do, you can collect points, which can then be cashed out via PayPal.

It’s 100% free to play.

MISTPLAY

MISTPLAY is unique in that they will reward you to play any of the games listed on what’s known as your “mixlist.”

Simply log into the, pick a game of interest and start playing it.  The more you play, the more points you can earn, in which you can eventually cash out.

The cool thing about this app is that the games always change, so there’s always something new.



The PCH App

You may have heard of the Publisher’s Clearing House before.  You know, the company that shows up to your doorstep with balloons?  To date, the company has given out more than $434 million since 1967 and continues to give away money to this day.

Out of all the apps I mention, the PCH app has some of the greatest cash prizes.  I’m talking about $5,000 a week for life.

To play, you can earn money via the free lottery tickets or even test your luck with Vegas-style slots.  They also have daily drawings.

As one of the most popular apps on this list, the app has more than 5 million downloads and a solid 4.4/5 rating.

Play and Win

Play and Win is another trivia game, where you can test your knowledge and collect points as you go.

A new game starts every hour, and it’s 100% free to play.

As I write this, they have more than one million downloads with a 3.9/5 rating.

Quizdom

The problem with a lot of those trivia games is that you have to wait until a certain time before you can actually play.

Well, that isn’t the case with the Quizdom app as you can play trivia and win cash at any time in the day.

To play, open the app, choose a category of interest (they have 16) and start playing to earn free coins.  Once you earn enough, you can then cash out for a variety of prizes, including cash.

Solitaire – Make Money Free

If you like the idea of playing solitaire and winning money, then this could be the app to consider downloading.

To play, all you need to do is play a round and collect at least one ticket.  With each ticket, you can enter a drawing, increasing your chances with more ticket collections.  If you win, you receive your prize via PayPal.

Playing is 100% free and only takes minutes to set up.  All money is made via the ads you watch before the games start.

SpinToWin Slots

The SpinToWin app gives the opportunity to win real cash prizes in daily, monthly and quarterly giveaways, with prizes as high as $10,000.

To play, it works a lot like the Lucky Day mentioned prior, where you will be asked to scratch off scratchers.  If you match three symbols, then you win the prize stated.  You can also enter prize drawings, giving you even more chances to win.

As I write this, the app has more than one million downloads with a 4.4/5 rating.

Sudoku – Make Money Free

I’m a fan of Sudoku, so I was quite surprised when I found an app that actually paid you to play.

Like a lot of the games I already mentioned, this one works in a similar way.  Just play the game, earn tickets and then enter the raffles to win.

While it’s a game of luck, it’s a lot better option than not being able to win anything at all, right?

Total Trivia

Yet another trivia game, you can win coins for every tournament you compete in and win.  In exchange for these coins, you can redeem them for a myriad of prizes.

It’s 100% free to play with prize proceeds coming from the ads you watch in the app.

Words Words Words

Similar to that of Word with Friends or Boggle in a way, Words Words Words is a game where you need to unscramble the letters to create as many words as possible.

As you play, you can earn tickets, in which you can enter a drawing.  Again, it’s a test of luck, but hey, it’s better than nothing.

The app has more than 100,000+ downloads with a 4.4/5 rating.

Verydice

This app is quite simple.

Roll the dice, and whatever it lands on is what you win in tickets.  It’s not too complicated, but it’s a great way to win.   You can then use these tickets to redeem for more than one million prizes.

The app is quite popular, with more than one million downloads and a 4.4/5 rating.

WINR Games Inc

This one isn’t necessarily an app, but rather, it’s a company that has a ton of highly-rated games on the Google Play store.  I mentioned a few options already, such as Sudoku and the Solitaire game, but they have a ton more.  It’s the reason I’m just listing the company name.

To find the many games they are offering right now, follow this link to see all of their current offerings.  Browse through the selection and download any that seem of interest.  You can also consider downloading that “Big Time Cash” app if you want access to all of their games.

When I was writing this, they had at least 45 games to choose from, with some of the most popular options including Gem Drop, Counter Quest, Juicy Jelly and Daring Descent.  Again, there were a lot! If you’re going to play, you may as well try to win.

Almost all of the games work in a similar manner.  Download the game, play it and earn raffle tickets for an upcoming drawing.

Final Thoughts

There are so many apps you can play right now that earn you cash.  While you won’t make a living doing this, it’s not too hard to earn $10, $20 or even $30 a month.

As most of these apps are 100% free, you can at least check them out to see if it’s worth keeping.  Some apps can earn you cash quite fast while some could take an eternity to earn $2.  It’s usually pretty easy to determine which apps are worth your time.

Also, there are other apps that can earn you money as well, so don’t think you can only make money playing games.  Check out the post if you want to earn money in other ways.

For now, the app market is always changing, so I will do my best to add apps as they come.  If you know of any I’m missing or you want to talk about the ones I did mention, then you’re more than welcome to do so in the comments below.

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