Play Mobile Arcade Games with Friends – Bet Real Money

GSN Games is about to change the way you play games on your mobile device by allowing you to play against friends for real money. There will no longer be a need to say, “Lunch is on me if you win!” You can put up the money right away, and winner takes all the spoils…well, except for the slight cut that will be paid to GSN.

Of course, betting on video games isn’t a new thing – you and your pals used to bet constantly on who would leave the highest score on the Pac-Man arcade machine at your local arcade, but now video game betting is adapting to modern technology. You don’t have to meet your buddies at the arcade to get a tournament going – you can just open the “Sparcade” app on your phone.

How Does Sparcade Work?

Sparcade has been in development for over two years and is set to premier on iOS later in the summer. Android users will have to wait until later in 2016 for their turn to play.

Sparcade is an app that will allow users to play some of the world’s most popular arcade titles, betting against their friends to ramp up the competition. Of course, money isn’t required – you can also play the games on Sparcade for free and earn tokens.

Some of the games that will be available on the app include Tetris, Scrabble and Pac-Man. Of course, Greg Canessa, the senior Vice President and general manager of the app, says each game may have a unique twist on the classic game play.

Is This Legal?

Up to 40 states have legalized skill-based gaming for real money, but it remains to be seen exactly how much skill will be needed to succeed. If the games are based on chance, the app could run into trouble, similar to the opposition facing DraftKings and FanDuel.

Will Sparcade become a major hit? Will you download the app and challenge your friends?