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Stocks and Crypto Contests: An Alternate to Sports Betting

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Suppose your favorite American football season is off or comes to an end, and you are still seeking the thrill to bet on Fantasy sports. What to do in that case? Let’s not forget that the season may begin on September 9, 2021, and we’re not even sure if it will go ahead due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

So if you are looking for what else you can bet on while the American football season is off, you are in the right place. This post will provide you with a variety of online gaming options. In some cases, you may be able to earn some profits while having fun.

7 Contests to Play When Sports Betting Season is off

There is a wide array of online investment games and contests that you can play for virtual money. However, not all of these games are for beginners. Therefore, if this is your first time, here are seven online games for you to enjoy. From stock games and fantasy sports to crypto games, there is something for everyone.

These games will keep you entertained and help you to avoid boredom.

Grand Prix Gold

This one is a classic scratch card game. All you need is a virtual coin to find out if you have the right card or not. While this is a pretty basic game of skills in the league of cryptocurrency games, it still requires some thinking and offers a lot of fun.

The best part about this game is that you can win 100 times more (bitcoins) than your actual bet.

How the Market Works

This is one of the best stock games that will allow you to gain experience in the investment and stock market. Furthermore, you will also be able to experiment with several penny stocks, Forex portfolios, short selling, and mutual funds.

As a beginner in the game, you can execute order-based trades in the market while playing in “fun mode.” This way, you do not have to worry about limitations such as the set number of hours, maximum trades per day, and order expiration.

However, if you are good at it, feel free to amp up the stakes and play in “realistic mode.” In this mode, you can manage three Forex and three stock portfolios simultaneously.

You can also compete one-on-one with other players or take part in a public contest. You can even create your password-protected stock game and only share the password with the gamers you know.

If you are a teacher looking for a game to educate your pupils about the stock and investment market, this game may be a fantastic resource.


If you are an investor seeking the thrill of the market’s real-time behavior and want to see how it goes up and down, then StockBattle is your go-to fantasy finance trading platform. You will find a wide variety of short contests to satisfy your investing hunger. Based on fantasy sports time-proven mechanics, this platform offers to play fantasy stocks and cryptos.

StockBattle is more suitable for people with a higher level of knowledge. Hence, it is a game for those who understand the market and read charts at least a little. So while other games in this list are for level 0 players, StockBattle is for level 1.

It is best to start with their 15-minute games to test your trading strategies. At the same time, you can win a cash reward for a stock portfolio you create on StockBattle.

It is also an excellent game if you wish to deal in cryptocurrencies. The best part about investing in crypto is that there are no market hours restrictions.

The interplay will use real-time stock market statistics from live NASDAQ and the London Stock Exchange data. And, of course, you can create a virtual stock portfolio without owning actual shares.

Your place in the players’ table is solely dependent on the growth rate of your portfolio. For this, you must play 5, 15, or 60 minutes games.


UpDown is a game that will help you right from the moment you join. This game offers beginners some of the most comprehensive resources than any other stock market game in the digital gaming arena. In addition, their extensive education center will give you guidance over some of the most basic yet successful investment concepts.

Their community of online gamers helps new players. You can see the most sold and most bought stocks to make an informed decision.

They also offer a watch list tool that will give you an online easy to use dashboard. Here you can monitor all potential picks and how your stock portfolios are performing.

If you are looking for a game that can entertain and pay you back in real cash, UpDown is the one. They hold a monthly sponsored contest where a winner who beats the markets earns a real cash prize.

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Virtual Football Pro

This crypto-based fantasy sports game is by far one of the most comprehensive and detailed football betting simulations ever. So if you are a football fan, it is time to put your knowledgeable mind to good use.

Pick your league, bet on any of the current week’s matches, and get a chance to earn bitcoins. This game is excellent to test your bitcoin knowledge and your mental state to become an astute punter.

Wall Street Survivor

In the game of Wall Street survivor, you get to play as an investor who uses $100,000 of his virtual cash in the stock market. You can invest by selecting options from a drop-down menu. If you are a beginner, a virtual cartoonish and friendly version of a stock guru named Mark Brookshire will offer you guidance.

He will help you make some difficult financial decisions and provide a rating number when selecting a stock. These ratings include scores for fundamentals, survivor sentiments, etc. If you need help choosing the right stocks, the website also offers an impressive resource library for gamers of all levels.

You can start with investing 101 and take advantage of Wall Street Survivor’s robust community forum. Ask as many questions as you like. Furthermore, you can also adopt one of their preset investment portfolios created by experienced traders.

While a $100,000 competition is quite popular, you can create a contest of your own.

Young Money — Stock Market Game

If you are looking to play a stock investment game that is easy to learn with a realistic feel, you cannot go wrong with Young Money’s stock market game. In addition, you can earn virtual commissions taken out from each trade.

This website also runs a monthly contest worth a $100 real cash prize. Yes, you can win real money with this one. However, you have to come out as an investor with the highest percentage. You can also create your own contests and/or join a competition created by another user.


Say “No more boredom or frustration” if the football or any of your favorite sports betting season is off. With the seven games mentioned above, you can entertain yourself, learn about the financial market and earn some real cash as well. Happy Profitable Trading!




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