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Sweepstakes Parlors 101

January 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

If you’re new to sweepstakes games, you might be wondering: what is a sweepstakes parlor? This blog post helps to define this relatively new type of business and explains why so many people are jumping on board.

Sweepstakes Parlor Defined

A sweepstakes parlor is a type of internet café business that offers consumers the opportunity to play internet sweepstakes games via computers. Similar to an internet café, the shop is home to rows of computers, anywhere from two to 100 of computers. A typical internet sweepstakes café might also feature a lounge area, a snack bar, and other games such as video games.

Not Just another Internet Cafe

Although a sweepstakes parlor is similar to an internet café, there is a difference between the two. What sets it apart from a typical internet café is the totem, or internet kiosk. You won’t find a totem at an internet café. A totem is a stand-alone machine that features a bill acceptor. Customers insert money into the kiosk to buy time on the internet. They then use the time to play the sweepstakes games. In addition to playing sweepstakes games, customers can use the internet time to surf the web, check their emails, and play other internet games.

Where to Find a Sweepstakes Parlor

Internet sweepstakes café are popping up all over the country. It’s possible that you already have a few stores near your home or office. A quick search online will reveal sweepstakes parlors at strip malls throughout the U.S.

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