|Skillgames, backed by Walt Disney, is in the run up to its launch. Prizes as large as $1 million are up for grabs, but Disney states quite clearly that it is not Internet gambling. Skillgames offer games of skill, not chance. "From Disney's perspective, all of it has been incredibly carefully vetted," said Dick Glover, Executive vice president of Disney's Internet Group. However Andrew Wilder, press secretary to Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), says, " It does raise eyebrows."|
The site is not fully operational as yet, but does welcome visitors for a practice run. Interactive sports games feature on the site such as "ESPN Money Putt," which is a virtual golf game. Other games include word and trivia games and mind benders.