You can have your Angry Birds and your Candy Crushes. I don’t need ‘em.
I’ve got Solitaire Cash.
The game is a great time-killer and stress-reliever. And — the best thing about Solitaire — you can play it all by your lonesome. It’s solitary in nature.
Do you play Solitaire on your phone? Are you any good?
Want to see if you can win money?
There’s a free app called Solitaire Cash that lets you play for money. You could get paid up to $83 per win.
Playing Solitaire for Money: How to Win up to $83/Game
You might be thinking: There’s got to be a catch. This is definitely one of those spammy apps, right?
Wrong. There really isn’t a catch.
When we say Solitaire Cash is free, it really is free. Sure, you can pay to play some higher-stakes games (starting at 30 cents), but there’s no pressure.
Here’s an overview of how it works: You’re dealt a deck and compete against at least five other players. Everyone gets the same deck. This is totally skills-based, so no luck is required. The top three players who solve the deck fastest can win real money — anywhere from $1 to $83.
The app is free to download, and it’s a game you already know and love. Plus there’s no risk, so it’s worth a shot, right? Over on the App Store, it has over a million downloads and more than 15,000 ratings, averaging 4.7 stars (out of 5).
More Ways to Get Paid Real Cash to Play Games on Your Phone
Now that you’re feeling competitive, you might want to flex some of your other gaming skills — and potentially earn even more money. Try your hand at a free iPhone app called Bubble Cash that also lets you play for up to $83 per win.
It’s based on a classic bubble-shooter format, and you’ll battle it out against other players within your skill level to see who can clear the board fastest. The top three players can win real money — anywhere from $1 to $83.
Just download the free app and start playing your first game immediately.
What You Need to Know Before You Start Playing
Solitaire Cash is pretty simple and straightforward — you’ll pick it up quickly — but we’ll give you some tips.
After downloading the app, you’ll start playing free games. Once you collect 120 “gems,” you can start competing in the “Freeroll” tournament, where you can win real cash.
You can speed up the process by depositing small amounts of money to compete for larger winnings — and you get extra bonus cash for each deposit. But that’s totally optional.
If you win a tournament, you can cash out through PayPal or Apple Pay.
Oh, and we almost forgot the best part: This app doesn’t have any annoying ads, so you don’t have to worry about your games getting interrupted.
Solitaire Cash already has more than a million downloads and has paid out more than $1.5 million. To get started, just download the free app and start playing your first game immediately — and download Bubble Cash for more ways to potentially win money.
Cash tournaments aren’t available in the following states: Arizona, Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Montana, South Carolina and South Dakota.
Mike Brassfield (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a senior writer at The Penny Hoarder. He’s a recovering Solitaire addict.
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