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Online Scratch Cards
Known also as “Scratch tickets”, “Scratchers”, “instant lottery”, and “Scratch off”; paper scratch cards hide information that can be revealed by using a coin to scratch off the opaque covering to instantly reveal a potential cash prize.
Scratch cards are a favorite form of lottery play specifically due to their instantaneous results, minimal cost, and easy accessibility. Traditionally, people needed to leave their homes to get their hands on scratch cards, but for the last decade online scratch cards are available by just touching a button, anytime you get the itch to scratch.
Scratch cards, whether hand-held or online, increased in popularity more so than any other form of lotto because of their convenience, low cost, and the shear enjoyment of instant gratification. Also, they make great gifts – especially for the hard to buy for person in your life.
How to play online scratch card games?
The first thing you need to do is sign into an online casino and create an account – if you don’t already have one registered. You will probably need to include your name, email and some additional required personal data. Make a deposit into your newly created account.
Now you are ready to play whatever online casino games your heart’s desire. Online scratch cards are usually under the subtitle of “specialty games”. There are some fantastic prizes available, if you hit big!
Instead of scratching panels with a coin or fingernail, players simply click on the buttons to reveal winnings, if any. If you need a quicker answer – some instant online scratch cards have a “scratch all” button. Basically, this means that you can get through more cards in the same amount of time that it would take you to manually scratch one traditional card; therefore, your chances of winning increases due to the numbers of cards.
Scratch Cards odds
Basically, the lower the variances (cost of the ticket), the better the odds of winning. For instance, a $1 card can yield a top prize of $10,000. Odds of winning a price of any denomination is 1 in 4. Odds of winning the jackpot in one in 700,000 tickets sold. On the other end of the spectrum, a $20 ticket has a jackpot of $200,000 and the chances of winning this grand prize is 1 in 300,000.
Players can do nothing to improve their odds of winning; however, they can search for games that will be compatible with their desired level of financial risk. Some say that odds of winning increase based on the price of an individual card; but players should not discount lower cost cards. Remember, it is a game a chance, so take “Lady Luck” for a spin today and see what she has in store for you.
History of scratch cards
Manual scratch cards were invented in the early 1970’s by John Koza, a marketing expert and Daniel Bower, a computer scientist. Massachusetts was the first U.S. state to offer scratch cards. The general public immediately took to this new game of chance and soon the revenue it was generating came close to 3 million dollars a week. Today paper scratch cards are available all around the world in very convenient places such as supermarkets and gas stations.
People traditionally purchase a scratch card and grab a coin and scratch the panels to see if they have won. However, as technology increases, so does on-line gambling opportunities – including online scratch cards. They are convenient, easy to play, offer engaging themes, and are also eco-friendly.
In the beginning of this new way to gamble, around the year 2010 – online scratch cards were a simple format – basically if you match three symbols, you won; but over time, these cards evolved to offer multiple ways to win. Also, to increase the enticement and personal favorite themes, producers of online scratch card games added popular themes such as: Harley Davidson, Marvel comic characters, NASCAR, and major sports teams.