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One of the most exciting phenomena in online gambling was the rapid development of scratch cards in recent years. They are neither more nor less than a virtual analog of instant wins, known to everyone. You just need to remove the protective coating to find out whether the card wins.

In online casinos, scratch cards work by the same principle, and you can remove the coating with a mouse or key. Usually, both options are available, and "manual" erasing with the mouse sometimes looks quite realistic.

Of course, online instant wins have several advantages over their real analogs. For example, you can pick the card value, and they are easy to use, colorful, and so on. In general, list pros can be long, but we want to talk about something that makes scratch cards even more interesting – bonuses.

Yes, you heard it right. Online casinos offer scratch cards with bonus rounds, additional payouts, special symbols, and other advanced features, so popular among the fans of slots and other casino games.

Let's divide the most interesting options into categories so that scratch card fans can choose the best for them.

Advanced features of scratch cards

The most common special symbol of instant wins is Wild (Substitute). It substitutes missing images in combinations. For example, one of Playtech scratch cards:

  • X-Men Scratch. Wild will substitute any symbol in the game (both hero and villain), which guarantees payment.

Advanced features of scratch cards

Online scratch cards often feature bonus games on the main and sub screens. The rules are usually simple, and you can understand them intuitively, even if you downloaded the lottery in an unknown language. Let's take a look at some examples (the game manufacturer is in the brackets):

  • Punisher: War Zone Scratch (Playtech). If the white skull lands on the main card, it triggers the bonus. Pick 1 of 6 symbols on the second screen to find out a payout.
  • Lotto Madness Scratch (Playtech). Land the bonus symbol and win a roll of the Wheel of Fortune. The sectors feature odds up to x10000. Spin the wheel and find out the final payout.
  • The Mummy Scratch (Playtech). Pick 1 of the 6 coffins. Each of them hides some sort of prize payouts.
  • Thor Scratch (Playtech). Hit a fireball and launch the bonus round. You have to pick 1 of 6 balls to determine the amount of the payout.
  • 7 Gold Scratch (Net Entertainment). Hit 3 golden 7s and trigger the bonus game. Everything is simple here: erase the protective coating and find out how much you win.
  • Pink Panther Scratch (Playtech). You need to put together "PINK" of the letters on the special screen. This brings you a bonus payout.

Free scratch cards

Some online instant wins provide an opportunity to get a free card. It's like free spins in slot machines. We offer you to try one of these games:

  • Fantastic Four Scratch (Playtech). If all four members of the Fantastic Four land on the same line of the card, the player becomes the owner of an extra card of the same value (doesn't mean it's gonna win).
  • Pink Panther Scratch (Playtech). There is a number from 0 to 3 on another special screen of this scratch card. It means the amount of free cards a player can get.


As you can see, the most common advanced feature of online scratch cards is a bonus round. Playtech developers have especially succeeded in this. Net Entertainment also tries to diversify its scratch cards, but they still focus on realistic design. Their games are accurate copies of real scratch cards.

In the future, we will complete this article with paragraphs about other scratch cards, as soon as we come across something interesting in the libraries of different manufacturers.

We will be grateful for any information about interesting updates and your feedback for described games.

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