According to science, playing games online makes you smarter. If you need a reason to download that match-3 or casino game on your phone, check out these science-backed ways online games can help enhance your brain function.
It’s no secret that the gaming industry has become a massive force in entertainment with estimated annual global revenue this year of $152 billion. What might come as a surprise is the fact that mobile gaming counts for nearly half that amount.
Andrew Paradise, founder and CEO of the competition gaming platform Skillz, says killing time playing games on your phone can now make you thousands of dollars. Don’t believe him? Well, he says his company paid $46,000 to one person for doing just that. The catch? You have to be really good at it.
The short answer is yes. However, this doesn’t come easy. Just like other competitive games you have to beat other players just like yourself to have a chance at winning some money! So you really need to be good at the game. If you have the right mindset and can work out a winning strategy that consistently works for you, then you are already most of the way there!
Mobile esports company Skillz saw its shares rise 25% to $22.73 a share in its first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange.