What is WorldWinner?
WorldWinner, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation, hosts online
competitions in popular casual games. Players compete against one another in casual
game competitions, in which the outcome is determined by the players' skill as opposed
to chance. With more than 30 million registered players globally, WorldWinner brings
together people who love to play games and thrive on the thrill of competing, allowing
them to demonstrate their ability in tournaments for free, or match wits against
opponents for cash and prizes. 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.
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 approximately 30 games across several
genres, including Arcade, Card, Sports, Strategy and Word. Some of the most popular
games available on WorldWinner include Solitaire, Bejeweled 2, SCRABBLE® Cubes,
Dynomite and Big Money.
Each day, an average of 650,000 games are played on WorldWinner. That's equivalent
to approximately 20 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.
Players can win prizes starting at $1.60 and increasing depending on their entry
fee and the number of players in a given tournament.
Yes. Currently, players from dozens of countries regularly visit the WorldWinner
site. In fact, there are registered WorldWinner players from more than 100 countries.
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.
WorldWinner is emphatically not a gambling site. 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.
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.
WorldWinner is headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts with a satellite office in
Santa Monica, California.