IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ArcadeWeb, the most popular tournament-style casual gaming site, has increased the total cash it pays out to its community of online gamers and upped the number of daily winners: 128 winning gamers can now share a total cash pool of $1,650 each day. That means that for 2012, ArcadeWeb is set to award over $600,000 to 46,720 winners, a record payout rate for any casual gaming, tournament site on the Web.
ArcadeWeb launched in May 2011 to provide a welcome alternative to gaming sites that require the hassle and expense of having to purchase "virtual" currency just to win "virtual" rewards. At ArcadeWeb gamers can play 1,400 fun, addicting games for free, and with a free membership, they can also compete in daily tournaments to win real, cash prizes.
It's an attractive premise that has caught fire with online gamers: the site has averaged 3.65 million unique monthly visitors in the eight months since it launched, and 515,690 have already registered as members. And with more money to win on the table now, those numbers are poised to increase: ArcadeWeb distributed roughly 10,000 prizes totaling about $200,000 in 2011 – but this year the site is set to award four times as many winners and, importantly, three times as much cash.
"People love that they can win real money just by playing the games they love at ArcadeWeb, and hundreds of people have already won hundreds of dollars at the site," said Adriano Parrotta, VP, Social Games, ArcadeWeb.com. "With such huge growth in our member community playing our daily tournaments, we increased the number of daily winners and cash prize totals so people will always have a great chance of winning, no matter how big our community gets."
How ArcadeWeb Works:
- "Freemium" gaming: Access to 1,400 high-quality casual games for free, including puzzle, arcade, strategy, action, adventure and 3D games, etc.
- More winners & cash payouts: With a free membership anyone can compete in ten daily tournaments: up to 100 winners and $1,650 in cash prizes are awarded daily, including 28 cash gift card winners.
- All Skill Levels Can Win: Most tournament sites focus on hardcore gamers, but at ArcadeWeb, casual gamers at every skill level can win cash.
- Peace of Mind: 100%-guaranteed gamer privacy and computer protection. TRUSTe-, McAfee- and Verisign-certified.
Launched in mid-2011, ArcadeWeb has rapidly become one of the largest, most highly-trafficked gaming sites on the Web, and is one of the only sites to offer 1,000+ free games, and the chance for gamers to compete in daily tournaments to win real cash prizes. Unlike gaming sites that make people purchase virtual currency to compete for virtual rewards, ad-supported ArcadeWeb lets users play and compete for free, and the site awards up to $50,000 every month in cash prizes to its users. McAfee-, Verisign- and TRUSTe-certified, ArcadeWeb guarantees complete gamer privacy protection.