Scratch cards are a staple of modern gambling in Canada in 2017, though they haven’t been around all too long. In fact, scratch cards as we know them today only made their appearance in the mid-1970’s.
The very first scratch-off lottery tickets/lottery scratch cards were offered by the Massachusetts State Lottery. Later, in 1987, a company called AstroMed Inc. was granted a patent for a scratch card. This sent the popularity of scratch cards skyrocketing.
Scratch cards aren’t all limited to lotteries, however. They can be found in anything from advertising campaigns to children’s competitions in cereal boxes.
Scratch cards can offer Canadian players endless, easy-to-access and play, fun at a reasonable price.
Online Scratch Cards
As with all other forms of gambling, scratch cards too have made migrated online. Online cards are a true evolution of the game. They offer Canadian players the same fun experience while adding convenience and variety.
Scratch Card Jackpots
While it is true that scratch card jackpots aren’t always as big as those of most casino table games and slots, they still offer players heaps of fun and can still offer big cash prizes.
Jackpots on scratch cards are varied. They can be as small as a $500 once-off jackpot, to a $100 000 jackpot or even a spread out win like $1000 a month for 12 months jackpot. It all depends on what is on offer.
So, don’t write off scratch cards too quickly, they might just have the perfect jackpot for you.
How to Play Scratch Cards
Scratch cards are almost assuredly the easiest form of online casino gambling, though they do still have their pitfalls that can catch the uninformed if they are unaware.
They are easy to play, but casino players need to ensure they understand what they need to do before starting, otherwise they might void their card.
For example, a scratch card might give casino players five areas that are available to scratch off, but then ask them to select three at random, and only scratch those off. Scratching off any more than the required amount will result in a card being declared void.
Coins are usually used to scratch the coating off the selected area.
Scratch Cards FAQ