Popping bubbles is fun. Popping lots of bubbles is good stress relief. And shooting tons of bubbles on your iPhone screen — that’s the best.
A good bubble-shooter game can be a great time-killer. But what if you could play for money? Real money?
There’s a free iPhone and iPad app called Bubble Cash that lets you play for money. You can get paid up to $83 per win.
Blasting Bubbles for Money: How to Win up to $83/Game
You might be wondering if there’s a catch. But there’s really not. Bubble Cash is free to download and is completely skill-based. And it’s quite popular. It has more than a million downloads from the App Store and more than 12,500 ratings, averaging 4.6 stars (out of 5).
Players have won hundreds of thousands in prize money so far.
The app is free to download and play, although the cash tournaments aren’t free. However, there is a regularly scheduled “Freeroll” tournament, where users can compete for cash using only the gems that they’ve earned in the game.
Here’s an overview of how the game works: In tournaments, you compete against other players within your skill level, who all receive the same layout. Just match three bubbles of the same color, then use your finger to aim and blast them away to clear the board. The top three players in each tournament win real money — anywhere from $1 to $83.
It’s totally skill-based, so there’s no luck involved.
What You Need to Know Before You Start Playing
The game 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.
Bubble Cash also has raffles, where players can win bonus cash and gift cards on top of their regular winnings.
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.
To get started, just download the free app and start playing your first game immediately.
Cash tournaments aren’t available in the following states: Arizona, Arkansas, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland and South Carolina.
Mike Brassfield (email@example.com) is a senior writer at The Penny Hoarder.