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Website Review: King.com

King.com is an online gaming site testing the skills and wallets of world-wide players.

What is the difference between a “gambling” site and a “skill” site? Don’t be tricked, the differences are separated by a line so thin a debate would have to be held to prove its existence. Technically, gambling over the internet is illegal in the USA. A bit of a shocker to know when one considers how popular it is. As of right now the government must have bigger fish to fry, because though there is a senator or two with internet gambling fiends on his mind, for the most part there has been minimal action in patrolling or halting these online transactions. King.com seems to be trying to draw that thin invisible line between itself and gambling sites by calling its site a “skill” gaming site.

If you have ever played games on-line at free sites such as Yahoo Games or ect; then you’ve played the games at King.com before. All of the classic card versions of solitaire are there along with any matching of colored blocks, crossword puzzle, or pool games. My personal favorite would be the versions of “who wants to be a Millionaire” and “1 Vs 100”; however these on-line trivia show games are banned in certain states for some reason. Most of the games are based off of using the mouse as a controller and I don’t know about you, but my mouse isn’t usually the most responsive thing to use in a timed gaming situation.

What King.com does is match players against each other over the internet and have them compete for “jewels”. The games are free once you sign up an account and then depending on where you place either in a tournament or one on one competition you win an amount of jewels. These imaginary precious stones are then tallied and collected by your profile and are the key to unlocking all of the other features for the site. A personal blog, photo album, animated messaging, and custom made avatars are just a few of the perks to be earned.

Along with the free game play there is also the option to start a “gold member” account. If you are not a gold member then you will have to wait your turn to play games when the site is busy; waits usually last about a minute. As a gold member you pay entry fees for tournaments and head to head contests and then see if your skills at a certain game are better than everyone else. The winner of the cash tournaments gets: cash equivalent to the pre-set amount shown before you entered the tournament or the final amount of a progressive jackpot based off of the number of players. Usually the amount of money won is barely more than what you paid to enter. However, there are some large tournaments where thousands of dollars are seemingly on the line.

In comparison I actually found the free tournaments available before becoming a gold member to be more entertaining.

King.com feels like a gambling site when you use it. The same qualities that feed the compulsive casino rat’s lust for the big score are all in play here. You may start with a small deposit of only ten bucks and go on a winning streak, however the chances that you will come away with any profit are kept slim. So the bottom line is this: King.com connects you with fun challenges from across the world. If you like competing in games and being ranked then you will indeed find this site addictive. However, it is my suggestion to just use the free features and enjoy your pretend jewels and skill notoriety ,because once you start depositing the cash it tends to start disappearing.

A fun site, but keep yourself safe and know your limits.