What are Online Scratch Cards?

What are Online Scratch Cards?

An Introduction to Online Scratch Cards
Many of us have played lottery scratch cards; online scratch cards are simply scratch cards that you can play online. Instead of buying these cards at your neighborhood lottery stand, you buy these cards online. There are card companies that offer these online scratch cards, and what chances you have of winning depend on the odds that the company offers on the card you are playing.

Basically, all you need to do is go online, purchase a scratch card of your choice, and
‘scratch’ away the specific area on the card marked as the area to be scratched. Sounds simple, right? The only problem is; how do you scratch a card online? We will discuss this in the next section of this article.

How to Scratch an Online Scratch Card
To scratch an online scratch is not too difficult, once you get used to the fact that it is not possible to scratch an online scratch card as everything on the Internet is virtual. When you buy an online scratch card, you will find a portion of the card marked out as the scratch area.

To scratch away the designated area, you need to position the mouse cursor on that area and click the left button on the mouse. As you click away the designated area, the information or value that is stored in this area becomes visible, and tells you what, if anything, you are entitled to win.

So, what are the different types of online scratch cards? We will discuss that in the next section of this article.

Types of Online Scratch Cards
There are two basic types of online scratch cards – the web-based scratch cards and the downloadable scratch cards. The names are very indicative of how these online scratch cards are and what the differences between the two types are. We will briefly state this here.

Web-based online scratch cards are cards that you can play directly on the website where they are located. These cards are very easy to use and therefore extremely popular. All you need to do is go to the relevant website, buy the cards of your choice, and click the designated area to determine how much or what you have won. You find countless websites on the Internet with web-based online scratch cards. Today, technology has advanced to an extent where you can post these cards at online networking sites as well.

The downloadable scratch cards are slightly different in that you cannot play directly on the browser. You need to download specific software to your computer to play. Once the download is complete, you can connect directly to the provider of the online scratch cards and play.

More about Online Scratch Cards
Online scratch cards offer attractive incentives and bonuses to players to get them to play repeatedly. Most commonly seen is a welcome bonus, usually a ‘match bonus’, which means the card company gives you an amount equivalent to what you have spent as bonus to play the cards.

There may seem to be a good potential for fraud when it comes to online scratch cards, as all a player has to do is open multiple accounts and play with each of these accounts. However, companies nowadays have efficient processes and sophisticated technology to detect such fraud, and employs stringent measures to ensure players avoid adopting such measures.