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Who wants to be a mobile game millionaire?

/ 05:08 PM October 06, 2020
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The Press Play Slots app has a $1.25 million giveaway (around P60.5 million) in store for its U.S. users. Image: Savvy Apps via AFP Relaxnews.

Ever dreamed of being a millionaire? In the United States, a mobile game is offering players the opportunity to win over a million dollars in prizes in a live event starting Oct. 9. One lucky winner will take home a $1 million jackpot (around P48.4 million) if they succeed in unlocking 25 portals on their first attempt. For everyone else, there’s an additional $250,000 (about P12.1 million) up for grabs in other prizes.

The American app Press Play Slots a kind of virtual casino has a very special competition coming up. From Friday, Oct. 9 at 10 p.m. EST, users will be able to try their hand at the “Portals” game for a chance to win a $1 million cash prize.

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The aim of the game is simple. At each level, players have a choice of two keys to open a portal. The right key opens the door to a new world, while the wrong key takes players back to the beginning. The contest features 25 portals to unlock. The first player to unlock all 25 correctly on their first attempt will bag the top prize of $1 million.

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The next 20 players to succeed can claim a prize of $10,000 each (approx. P484,000), making an additional $200,000 up for grabs. And the competition does not stop there, because smaller prizes with a total value of $50,000 (approx. P2.4 million) will be available to win over the course of the game. The event ends on Oct. 10 at 10 p.m. EST.

While the Press Play Slots app is free to download, it is only available to U.S. residents age 18 and over, except for those in Washington, as outlined on the game’s App Store page.

“We are flipping the script on traditional, hyper casual games,” one of the game’s founders and investors told Forbes anonymously. “We don’t ask for any money from our users ever and there are no in-app purchases.”

The founder hopes to draw new players with the event, assuming that some of those who download the game for the competition decide to keep using the application. In a bid to reach as many people as possible, Forbes reported that YouTuber David Dobrik is set to hype the event to his 18.4 million followers. CC

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TOPICS: Applications, David Dobrik, Mobile games, Press Play Slots, virtual casino
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