Online scratch cards are the online version of lottery scratch cards. Online scratch cards are played by clicking on designated areas to reveal information used in determining the card’s prize value. These online companies provide various cards, and there are a few dedicated companies that provide this activity.
Some online scratch card can offer better odds than the lottery scratch cards, usually purchased at stands. The company is responsible for determining the chance of winning.
Online scratch card types
Online scratch cards can be divided into two groups: web-based scratch cards and download-based scratch cards; some companies offer both.
Web-based online scratch cards
Web based is the most common form of online scratch cards. For the web based online cards, the website users may directly play cards without loading any software to the local computer. Games are presented in the browser plugin Macromedia Flash and require browser support for this plugin.
Download based online scratch cards
On these websites, users must download certain software to play the online cards. After installing the software, it connects the online card service provider and handles contact without browser support.
A typical selection of games on offer at an Online Scratch Card might include: Fantazy slot, Bowling, Mega Safe and Slot Super 7.
Many online Scratch card companies offer large bonuses. Often a “100% match up bonus”. For example, common terms and conditions for a bonus may go as follows:
- 100% up to $100
- Must wager 20 times the bonus before withdrawing
For a specific example, this would mean that a player depositing $100 would start with $200 in his/her account. He/She must make $2000 ($100 & times; 20) in wagers before withdrawing. Any card played will count towards the wager requirement.
Sometimes players are deceitful or irresponsible. In the most common cases of player fraud, the player signs up for multiple accounts on a card site using fake names to repeat the bonus more than once. Online scratch card companies do not tolerate such behavior and will usually lock the account or accounts of the player responsible, and may inform other scratch card sites or the software provider to keep the player out of other scratch card sites.
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