The Internet Café Sweepstakes Business, the House Always Wins

Are you ready to invest in a lucrative industry? We recommend opening an internet sweepstakes café. Also called internet café sweepstakes businesses, these specialized internet parlors are thriving across the country as more entrepreneurs embrace what has become one of the fastest growing industries in America. Here’s an introduction to this latest business trend as well as the facts on just how much you can bring in as the new owner of an internet sweepstakes café.

So what exactly is an internet sweepstakes café? An internet sweepstakes café is a place where customers can play web-based sweepstakes games or internet café sweepstakes software; customers can also surf the web, work on documents, and print documents. Most cafes are located in strip malls and shopping centers, right next to beauty salons, liquor stores, and pet shops.

To play the games, customers must purchase internet time or phone cards. Then, awarded “points” can be redeemed for money. Most video sweepstakes machines offer a wide variety of games to choose from, and, according to sweepstakes café consulting firm SweepsCoach, the house always wins.

So how much do these businesses take in? Apparently a lot. According to the Associated Press, the Internet Based Sweepstakes Organization reports revenues in North Carolina at between $500 million and $1 billion annually. And that’s just North Carolina. Another article by the New York Times reports that internet cafes are literally “cash machines” and bring in as much as $100,000 a week. Since the cafes offer an incentive for internet time, customers come in for the incentive.