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Q: Trivia Gambling ( Answered,   3 Comments )
Subject: Trivia Gambling
Category: Arts and Entertainment
Asked by: nextplay-ga
List Price: $40.00
Posted: 13 Oct 2004 01:03 PDT
Expires: 12 Nov 2004 00:03 PST
Question ID: 414090
I am searching for a place, where trivia games were or still are
helded with the possibility to gain money. 
The winners gain some amount of money.
It was or still is played in one big hall (NOT online or by
cellular phones!!!!!) with many participants at once. 

The basic guidlines for this search are a TRIVIA GAME that one can
GAIN MONEY out of it,
played ON SITE with other tens of participants IN ONE BIG HALL.

Request for Question Clarification by emjay-ga on 14 Oct 2004 14:54 PDT
Hello nextplay,
Which city/locale do you have in mind?

Clarification of Question by nextplay-ga on 17 Oct 2004 05:05 PDT
All over the United States. 
It can be anywhere in North America in general (hence, Canada as well)
but we are mostly interested in the U.S.

Request for Question Clarification by emjay-ga on 17 Oct 2004 15:12 PDT
Hi nextplay,
Are you looking for a single event in any North American location or
an exhaustive listing of events? I am aware of one event (in Canada)
which meets your description.

Clarification of Question by nextplay-ga on 18 Oct 2004 06:08 PDT
Hello Emja-Ga,

We are looking for a game that took place on some sort of a regular
basis. It doesn't matter how often or for how long, but it is
important that it was held MORE THAN ONCE, that it was NOT a one-time
event. It should be a sort of a game/entertainment/regular evenings
and NOT a one-time promotion or special event. It can be operated by a
chain company or a private owner, but it has to be operated REGULARLY.

Thank you,
Subject: Re: Trivia Gambling
Answered By: emjay-ga on 19 Oct 2004 14:07 PDT
Hi nextplay,

Thanks for your clarification! World Trivia Night, an annual event
held every November in Ottawa, Ontario, fits your description to a T.

Touted as the world?s largest trivia night, WTN attracts 2500 players
from Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal and surrounding regions. It?s held in
downtown Ottawa in Lansdowne Park's Aberdeen Pavillion. 10-player
teams register for $200; proceeds are donated to the Champions for
Children Foundation. Teams that raise at least $1000 (?ultimate?
teams) are eligible for various prizes, including $10000 awarded to
the highest scoring Ultimate team. Teams raising at least $200 qualify
for various raffle prizes.

This year's WTN is scheduled for Nov. 5th. I had the pleasure of
participating in WTN last November -- my team, Happy and Ed-icated,
ranked 45th out of 210 teams. Not too shabby, but we wouldn?t have
minded winning the 10 thou! :) The questions tend to be highly
challenging ?- thus, we were competing against some serious trivia

WTN is coordinated in part by the Ottawa-based Trivia Hall of Fame
(; owner Paul Paquet writes the
questions and acts as chief judge. As a point of interest, Mr. Paquet
has passed the Jeopardy qualifying test three times, and his wife,
Laura Byrne Paquet,  appeared on Jeopardy earlier this year.

For more on World Trivia Night, visit < >.

I hope my answer has been of assistance to you ? if you have any
questions, please don?t hesitate to request clarification.

All the best!
Subject: Re: Trivia Gambling
From: michca53-ga on 18 Oct 2004 15:07 PDT
I know of the largest Trivia Game played in the world..It lasts 3 days
and is broadcast via radio&TV-while answers are submitted via
telephone. Most people have teams they play with year after year. 
It's huge!!!!!!   Location: Stevens Point, Wisconsin.  Date: not sure
of the exact date, but it is in the spring.  I can try to get the
date.  There are awards given too!
Subject: Re: Trivia Gambling
From: michca53-ga on 18 Oct 2004 15:10 PDT
The game is April every year......
Subject: Re: Trivia Gambling
From: triviamonkey-ga on 15 Mar 2005 05:19 PST
You can try this web site :

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