It's no surprise that the majority of online users like to play a casual game once in a while. It has been said, that in order for our brains to grow, we must allow them to take a break from time to time. What better way to exercise that option with a quick 5 minute puzzle game of cute, furry, alien space creatures that need to be matched 3 in a row to send them back to their home planet; or if you prefer, monstrous, flesh eating, juggernaut hostile aliens that need to be tamed.

Either way, those 5 minutes a day can really start to add up and when you think about it, there is no reason why we can not be capitalizing off of those expenses. Therein lies a major premium to Skill Gaming; play and win. So how do we go about changing previously uncompanied time into cash and prizes?

First, you'll need to find a Skill Gaming community, my suggestion is to search around to see which has games you like to play; but you'll want to play where there is the most opportunity for cash and prizes. Now that you've found the portal you like, get to know some of the games, familiarize yourself with ones at least least in playing, and become comfortable with the social side (if available) of the community.

Fortunately, almost all Skill Gaming sites offer a deposit bonus. The beauty of the deposit bonus is that you can literally make a deposit, play a cash game, and never risk any of your own money! That's exactly how a lot of players get started, myself included. Use the deposit bonus to check out each of the tournament styles available. The most common are Progressive Tournaments (an increasing pool of prize money until a deadline is reached and the prizes are distributed to the players), Entry Tournaments (group tournaments that distribute prizes when the set number of players has been reached), and Bracket Tournaments (tournaments that include 'rounds' or an initial entry fee where you play rounds of tournaments until you either win or get bumped out of the tournament). However, sometimes there is a possibility to play only against yourself to play and win cash prizes as well. So, even if you are hesitant to play against other players, you know how well you can do and the prizes are clearly laid out before you. Some practice and a little bit of money can earn you up to 300% of your initial wager.

For those of you that are still cautious, or wish to not risk your own money at first, rest assured, there is a way for you to earn cash too. Some skill gaming sites offer tokens or points that are grouped. When added up, you can cash in these tokens and redeem a prize. Redeem is the keyword here, most free game sites hand out some form of tokens or points too, but you usually use them to purchase tickets or a chance in a drawing to win a cash or prize. You'll want to find a community that offers a simple exchange; you played and spent time skill gaming; now it's your turn to cash in for it. This is a risk free way of spending free time, earning free cash, and then growing that cash into a larger pile and continuously earn while doing it! All for something the majority of us do every day, anyway.

In Summary: The average internet user will play a casual game, be it puzzle, action, card, or whichever. The benefits of Skill Gaming and communities have turned that uncompensated downtime into an event we can use to play and win. Millions of players are earning cash prizes everyday and with the strategies mentioned above you can have a risk free way of launching yourself into the skill gaming world.

Source by Raymond K Williams