Bubble Cash promises cash for playing. But cleverly avoids paying out by keeping its cash-out threshold high and earnings low — or zero.

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Where: Nationwide / international

Requirements:18 or older; smart phone

Bubble Cash review

Bubble Cash is a bubble-popping game that promises cash for playing. But the app cleverly avoids paying out by keeping its cash-out threshold high and earnings low — or zero.

How it works

Bubble Cash is a classic bubble-popping game with a slight twist — you can play against others. The app promises to pay you to play and watch advertisements between each game. However, the developers have cleverly figured out a way to never actually pay anyone — much like other games by this developer, such as Bingo Cash and Solitaire Cash.

How do they manage that?

The site has a $150 pay-out threshold, so you can’t cash out until you hit that level. And, as you build up money within the app, you’ll see a funny thing. The amount you “earn” for playing and beating different levels declines precipitously.

When you get close to the magic $150 mark, payments dry up completely. And if you persist in playing despite earning nothing — perhaps in the vain hope that the game will play fair — the site will eventually tell you to go away.

Onerous terms

The app also has the right to close your account at any time for any reason. And, if it disables your account, any money you have in the system is seized by Papaya, the game’s developer.

If you don’t play any games for six months, the site has the right to charge you an inactivity fee.

And, the developer says in the terms that apply to its games that the games don’t necessarily play fair.


If you love to play bubble games, there are better places to play that will not require you to watch constant advertisements. You may want to check out pay-to-play apps that will actually pay you. Tiny amounts, admittedly. But, if you sign up with Mistplay or Rewarded Play you’ll at least get a few pennies, as promised.

If you want to actually earn money playing games, you may want to check out StartPlaying or Outschool.

StartPlaying is a forum for role-playing games that enlists game-enthusiasts to be “game masters,” and organize games around a theme of their own choosing. Outschool is a learning site that allows freelance teachers to set suggest classes and workshops that can involve everything from playing Legos to exploring video games.

Both sites let you set your own rates. Your hourly pay depends on how many people book your game or class.

What their users say (from Google Play)

This game is definitely a one-trick pony. Trying to get to the $150 doesn’t seem possible or worth it, especially since you can beat the game without reaching the goal, which makes for a tedious, endless replay session just to build the money. Don’t waste your time downloading. (July 3, 2023)

Scam game, it promises to pay out once you save $150 but does not contain enough levels to get there. Plus graphically it cuts off the side of the screen making it less functional. It is simply meant for ad revenue generation by the company. (July 12, 2023)

Can’t cash out

I played the game till I reached the payout level 150.00 and it won’t payout. It took a long time to reach the amount. The payout earned amount decreased as you progress down to where you had to play 20 games to earn a penny Game was fun ads sucked developing company are scammers. (July 4, 2023)

Time Waster! The closer you get to $150 cash out option the smaller reward is given. Ads before and after each level played and every time I chose additional balls. Rewards get as low as 1 cent per level. It took several hours a day to earn the last dollar. Once I reached $150 tried to cash out. Result, message saying a balance of $0 needed to cash out. (July 17, 2023)

Edit: sounds like we’ve all had a similar experience. Anyone up for filing a lawsuit against the company for false advertising and scamming people? Horrible game. Don’t waste your time! They make you think you can actually make money, but they have a $150 cash out minimum, and once you get to $149.99 the game continues on forever and never pays you again so you never get to the payout amount. Total scam. (July 13, 2023)


Don’t play this game. It has 100 levels and 1 stage. You can’t cash out until you get $150. I got to $149.79 and it stopped even giving me 1 cent, it got tired of me trying to get to the 150. When I got to the level 100, it told me I completed and didn’t go any further, I had to work around to get the $149.79. (July 10, 2023)

This game is not worth playing first of all too many ads, and this game only goes to 100 I went through all 100 and the amount of money totaled $132 so they have u playing all the boards knowing you don’t make it to $150, then after the 100 board it tells u that you have completed all the boards. Wowwwwwww (July 8, 2023)

1. The more you play the less your earnings get. 2. There’s an ad after every level. 3. It won’t let me get past 149.82. And you have to have 150.0 to cash out. So I don’t know if that even works. Eveytime I beat a level it says 0.00 earned. (June, 2023)


I was disappointed in this game they make so you can’t reach the minimum cash out balance of 150.00. You get close but all the sudden you’ve reached the end of the game. These games that promise to pay you to play them is fraud so don’t waste your time with any of them. (July 9, 2023)

It’s a scam, the closer you get to $150 to cash out the smaller you win. Then I literally got stuck at $ 149.99 for 3 hours and gave up. Keep in mind, it only took me a week to get to that initial point. Total scam. (July 6, 2023)

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