HQ Trivia Eliminates $20 Minimum to Cash Out Winnings

HQ Trivia on Friday announced that it has dropped its $20 minimum balance requirement for players to cash out their winnings via PayPal.


The change is welcomed since HQ's standard prize amount, now up to $2,500, is often split by tens if not hundreds of players, in which cases each winner ends up with a small prize like $10 or $12 that was previously not cashable. Now, anyone can cash out a prize, even if only enough to buy a coffee or two.


For those unaware, HQ is a live trivia show that launched on iPhone in September, and on Android around New Year's Day. During the show, players attempt to answer a series of 12 questions correctly to win a cash prize. To reduce cheating, players have less than 10 seconds to choose one of three answers.

The show is hosted every day at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time, and at 3:00 p.m. every weekday, most often by comedian Scott Rogowsky. Pro tip: you can swipe right on the chat to hide the obnoxious flow of comments.

HQ Trivia continues to surge in popularity, with many games now attracting more than one million players, compared to just hundreds back in September. Over 1.6 million players competed for a special $15,000 prize last Sunday, and some 15 minutes later, seven winners walked away with over $2,000 apiece.

If you haven't played HQ yet, you can download the game from the App Store and sign up for free. For each new player that you refer to the game, you can receive an extra life, which lets you skip one question if you answer it incorrectly.

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21 months ago

Surprised Apple allowes gambling at the store

The game is entirely free to play. There is no way to spend money.
Rating: 15 Votes
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21 months ago

Surprised Apple allowes gambling at the store

Where is there gambling? HQ in no conceivable way is gambling...
Rating: 6 Votes
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21 months ago

This is a non-issue. They don't owe you anything.


It’s alsp done to give enough time for everyone to make it to the game. The notification prompts you at 4-5 mins before the official start time, and then you still have another 3 minutes after that. So whenever I receive my reminder notification, it’s really telling you that you’ve got about 6-8 minutes to prepare for the game. I actually like that...
Rating: 4 Votes
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21 months ago
HQ Trivia is a great concept that has surprising vitality in a world where you can instantly connect, listen to, or watch anything. Maybe because it’s scheduled? Ephemeral?

Still, it is laggy AF which is obviously why i’ve never won.
Rating: 4 Votes
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21 months ago

I just got a $5.88 payment from them on paypal, so I can confirm this works.

I'm impressed you won!
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21 months ago
I just got a $5.88 payment from them on paypal, so I can confirm this works.
Rating: 3 Votes
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21 months ago
Who said I felt HQ owed me anything?

This is about improving the experience so the project will be more successful.

If you believe their claims, anyway, they think this is pioneering a new way to do TV game shows. I think they’re blowing through a whole lot of VC funding and won’t have anything to show for it if they don’t start considering how to make it more compelling besides people tolerating it to maybe make a few bucks.

This is a non-issue. They don't owe you anything.

Rating: 2 Votes
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21 months ago
Maybe pure coincidence, but very soon after signing up I was bombarded with telemarketing phone calls. Reviewing their privacy and terms documents, it's not at all clear whether this is permitted. But it would make sense as to their business model:

- create strong incentive to get *real* info from players (otherwise no $$ for you!)
- sell / loan / lease that info to "partners" or "affiliates"
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21 months ago
Surprised Apple allowes gambling at the store
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21 months ago
Been on this site for so long... this has to be the best “rumor” in a while. Top secret.
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