Mike Davies
March 2017

Online Gaming Repaid Student Loans

Alyssa Foster was called into the reception area and she was greeted with a $17,500 check, which would completely take care of her student loans.

On a regular old work day at Ortt & Co., a Billings accounting firm, except for one thing. Cameras were rolling in the reception area with a giant check.

Alyssa Foster was called into the reception area and she was greeted with a $17,500 check, which would completely take care of her student loans.

So, how can you have a day like Foster did? Foster was signed up for Givling, a company that combines crowdfunding and gaming. The way it works is individuals will pay to play an online trivia game and winners receive cash prizes. A portion of the money that Givling gets from gaming fees and advertising is set aside to be given out to the players with student loan debt.

Foster has been the third to receive total loan forgiveness from Givling. “I can’t believe this is happening. I’m just blown away.” Foster said. Foster registered with the website and started playing after she heard of the game from a friend who used to work there.

This is how Givling is supposed to work but the company is still trying to gain more players. On average over 9,000 people play the game each day. The founder and CEO of Givling, Lizbeth Pratt, is working to boost revenues by selling more advertising while they look for players. A total of 108,000 people has joined the student loan repayment queue within the game. While Givling has reached a point where they are generating enough for their player base to repay loans.

You don’t have to play the game in order to join the loan payback queue. You do have to prove that you do have outstanding student loans. The more players the more money is generated so Givling will always have a need for players.


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