Why it's legal?

Skillz cash tournaments are not gambling because all of our competitions are based on ability, rather than luck or chance. True to its name, Skillz hosts games where players’ skill determines the winner of each tournament. Skillz does not profit on the outcome of a tournament, and has no vested interest in who wins or loses.

Games of skill have long offered participants a chance to compete based on one’s ability. Cash competitions have a well-established legal, social, and commercial precedent that span everything from classic board games to major sports tournaments.

The Skillz platform advances this trend by providing skill-based gameplay on mobile devices, letting gamers win real money. Skillz uses sophisticated algorithms to determine that the winners of Skillz games are determined by ability, not by chance.