Frequently Asked Questions
What is Players’ Lounge?
Players’ Lounge is the world’s most popular platform to win money playing video games. Players have won over $200,000,000 playing on Players’ Lounge. We connect you with opponents with the tap of a button. You can wager against other players in head-to-head matches, play in free tournaments to earn money, or bet on yourself in cash entry tournaments for big prizes. Ready to win money playing your favorite video games?
How do I sign up?
If you want to play sports games for money, you can sign up on our website or by downloading our PL Sports iOS app (recommended). If you are looking to play shooter games for money, you can download Players' Lounge iOS app here.
Does it cost anything to sign up for Players’ Lounge?
Nope! Sign up for free right now!
How old must I be to use Players’ Lounge?
You have to be at least 18 to play on Players' Lounge. It is against our Terms of Service and the law to use our site if you are under 18. Please don't make an account if you're under 18 — we'll be forced to lock it.
Is there a Players’ Lounge App?
Is Players’ Lounge legal?
Yes! Legally, Players’ Lounge is NOT a gambling platform. It's a platform that facilitates skill-based video game competitions. Players’ Lounge users place wagers on THEIR OWN performance, NOT the outcome of other players.
Each state has its law regarding competing for cash. If you live in one of the following states, you may not play for cash prizes on Players’ Lounge: Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Montana, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennesse, and Wyoming.
What games are on Players’ Lounge?
We currently offer EA Madden NFL 24, NBA 2K24, EA Sports FC 24, and MLB The Show 24 on Players’ Lounge. We also have an app where you can bet on yourself against the house by playing Call of Duty, Fortnite, Apex, Valorant, Clash Royale, and many other games!
Can I play shooter games for money on Players’ Lounge?
You can! You can win money playing Call of Duty, Fortnite, Apex, Valorant, and many other popular shooters on our Players’ Lounge App.
Is the site secure?
We place the highest concern on keeping your sensitive info protected. Our databases & servers are highly secured with robust encryption. We NEVER store your credit card information. All credit card transactions are done securely via our credit card processors.
I'm not a pro gamer, can I win money on Players’ Lounge?
Our founders are not pro gamers. Not even close! They started Players’ Lounge so every gamer of all skill levels could feel the rush of winning money playing video games.
Players’ Lounge is designed for non-professional gamers. Our matchmaking system ensures that you are playing people within your skill level to allow casual gamers to play games competitively. We actively match gamers of similar skill levels, to ensure all users have the best experience possible. The majority of Players’ Lounge users are students, lawyers, security guards, cashiers, accountants, developers — all types of people!
What is Players’ Lounge Plus?
Players’ Lounge Plus (PL+) is our subscription service with lots of perks. From free entries to tournaments to 1.5% cashback on all wagers. You can learn more here.
How does my money move as I use Players’ Lounge?
If you create an open match or send a direct challenge, the entry fee will be temporarily removed from your account and placed into that match until it is played and given to the winner, or the match is canceled. If no one accepts your match, the entry fee is refunded back to your wallet. Be sure to check your Transaction History to review any changes in your account—everything is tracked.
How do I get free stuff from Players’ Lounge?
Our customer appreciation team has been selecting highly active players who have played high wagers on the site over the last few months to receive appreciation gifts from us!
How can I submit highlights?
Want to be featured on our page? Submit your highlights here.
I want to play a game you don't offer on Players' Lounge.
Please feel free to let us know what game you want to play on the site! Message us and let us know!
How do I change my gamertag?
You can change your gamertag in your account settings.
Why am I being asked to submit tax information?
If you are a US-based player, you're required by law to report income over $600 to the IRS. If you've withdrawn more than $600 from Players’ Lounge, it must be reported to the government. You'll have to submit your tax info to us and you'll receive 1099 at the end of the tax year to file your taxes. Your information is held securely and is not shared with anyone other than the IRS.
How do I delete my account?
If you want to delete your account and all associated data, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or our support team and tell them your request. We will confirm your ownership of the account before honoring the request. Some of your information may be retained for fraud and tax purposes. Everything that we can legally delete will be removed within 30 days of the request’s having been received and validated.
Matches & tournaments
How do I play a match?
The exact steps vary by game, but in general:
Join an instant match, create your open match, or send a direct challenge.
Add your opponent as a friend on Xbox Live or PSN using their Gamertag.
Go to the game mode where you can play with/against a friend online.
Send a game invite to your opponent.
Check and confirm the match rules and settings on the match page on Players’ Lounge as well as in-game on your console.
Start the match.
Report the score on the Players’ Lounge match page.
Note: We recommend screen recording all of your matches on your console when competing on Players’ Lounge. Be sure to take pictures/screenshots of the match's final score in case of a dispute about the match results.
What are solo bets?
Solo betting is a unique experience on Players’ Lounge where you get an instant match vs. the house! You cover a spread vs. any online opponent based on your skill level.
How do tournaments work?
Tournaments are competitions where multiple players must win enough consecutive games to earn a piece of the prize pool. Prize money is typically reserved for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place.
Tournaments start at specific times. When you see a tournament you want to play in, register to reserve your spot. You'll get a notification and/or email 10 mins before the tourney starts.
Leave a tournament before it starts and your entry fee money will be refunded instantly.
If the tournament is full you can join the waitlist and hope a spot opens up.
Once the tournament begins, the bracket is randomly generated. Make sure you block out enough time to complete the tournament if you make it far!
We currently host daily tournaments in Madden NFL 24, NBA 2K24, EAFC 24, and MLB The Show 24. All our tournaments have guaranteed prize pools. It's something that makes us better than all other platforms!
Are there free tournaments?
We offer a PL+ subscription, which allows you to play in tons of free Madden, NBA2K, EA Sports FC, and MLB The Show tournaments each month for big cash prizes at one low cost.
Can we finish our game if the match timer expires?
YES! Please extend the match if possible, if not please let the admin know in the chat you're finishing your game.
Why am I waiting so long for my next match?
Certain circumstances can delay your next opponent:
• Match timer was extended
• Score wasn't reported or accepted
• Match expired awaiting admin ruling
• Player hasn't shown up
Click "View Bracket" & find the match you're waiting on.
How do I cancel a match?
To cancel a match that you've invited a player to, but that hasn't been accepted yet, go to the match page and press cancel. The match will be canceled immediately.
If you want to cancel a match that's already been accepted, press the Cancel Match button on the match page. Your opponent will have to approve your cancellation request. If they don't want to cancel, you must play the match or forfeit, so make sure you are ready to play when you join / create a match!
If you decide you don't want to cancel, make sure to undo your cancellation request! Otherwise, if you play the match and win, your opponent will be able to accept your cancellation request and the match won't count. There's nothing we can do for you in this situation!
How do disputes work? How is a winner determined?
If you and your opponent submit conflicting scores, the match will be disputed. Upload text, or picture and video evidence on the match page to prove the game went the way you say it did. Evidence must be submitted within 10 mins.
A PL admin will evaluate the evidence and make a final decision.
Video evidence is the strongest kind. We encourage you to record video of all matches you play on Players' Lounge.
Why did I lose my dispute?
The most common reason disputes are lost is due to lack of valid evidence:
• No video evidence.
• No screenshots.
• Little to no explanation of the issue.
• Didn't submit the real score.
• No time stamped evidence.
• Opponents gamertag wasn't visible.
• Recording your gameplay is the single most important thing when playing money matches.
Below are general rules and guidelines for all PL matches:
• If you receive an invitation on your console that doesn't match the rules laid out on this match page, DO NOT play the match.
• If you play the match, lose and submit a dispute, Players' Lounge admins will not approve your dispute.
• Here at Players’ Lounge, we value fair play, and make what we believe is the most fair decision.
• Dispute determinations are strictly at the discretion of our admins.
My opponent broke a rule in our match. What do I do?
Please review all game settings before the match starts, and again as soon as the game starts. If a game is played with incorrect rules, it is not disputable.
If you receive an invitation on your console that does not match the rules laid out on your match page, do not play the match. If you begin the match, lose and submit a dispute, we can't rule in your favor. By playing or starting a match, you’re confirming that the rules were correct and agreed upon.
Examples of broken rules:
"My opponent set the match to 4min when it was supposed to be 5 min"
"My opponent used a team that we didn't agree on"
"My opponent used West Coast playbook"
"My opponent set it to All-Pro instead of All-Madden"
"My opponent used a different gamertag"
Why is my account locked?
If your account is locked, we have evidence of you breaking our Terms of Service.
Your account may be under review for one of the following violations:
Underage (must be 18+ to play on site)
Creating more than one account
Multiple users on same account
False score reporting
Manipulating promotional offers
Derogatory statements (racist, sexist, homophobic, etc)
Our support team will be reviewing your account activity and making a decision on whether or not to PERMANENTLY block your account or re-open it. This decision is final and up to the PL Support team as listed in our Terms of Service. Please be patient—If you respond maliciously to this message, we will immediately block you from contacting support.
When will my dispute be reviewed?
Between hours of 10am and 2am EST, disputes will be resolved within 90 minutes. Please don't message support if you have a dispute open. We will get to it soon as possible. Thank you!
How can I contact support?
Please contact our support team in the 24/7 chat on the app or website. You can also contact support via email at email@example.com.
Please don't message support if you have a dispute open. We will get to it soon as possible. Thank you!
Withdrawal & ID requirements
How can I deposit funds into my Players’ Lounge account?
The most popular ways to deposit funds to your account are: credit/debit card, or Paypal.
I am not from the US, do I get charged any fees for currency exchange? Where do you get your exchange rate from?
The currency used on Players’ Lounge is USD. If you deposit with a foreign card, you may see a small discrepancy between the amount you requested to deposit, and the amount your card was charged. The rates are established by your bank/card issuer, not by Players’ Lounge.
Why do I need to verify my credit card?
To prevent fraud, we make two small charges (under $2) to your credit card and ask you to confirm what those charges are. Once confirmed, the charges are refunded and that card can be used to deposit.
Why do I need to submit my driver's license or passport?
You must be at least 18 years old to use Players' Lounge. We are required by law to identify all of our users with valid government IDs & confirm they're 18+.
There can be tax implications from your winnings, so we must ensure that all of our users are who they claim they are.
How can I withdraw my money?
You can access the withdrawal page on the website or by pressing the drop-down menu in the top right corner of the app, and clicking the "Withdraw" button.
Enter your withdrawal info, including how much money you want to withdraw. Then click the "Request Withdrawal" button.
You'll have your money in 5 business days, or on the day of your request if you paid for a same-day withdrawal!
Where is my withdrawal?
Standard withdrawals take 5 business days (M-F) to process. If a withdrawal is made Monday before 7pm, you will get your money next Monday.
Same day withdrawals submitted before 7pm ET M-F are processed shortly after 8pm ET (M-F)
Withdrawals submitted after 7pm ET, M-F, will be processed the next business day at approx 8pm ET. Funds are not released on weekends.
How do I cancel my withdrawal?
Go to your transaction history and click cancel on your pending withdrawal.