Yes, scratch cards online really exist. Yes, they are just as much fun as they are in person. Yes, they are more convenient and can provide a longer play than the scratch card in your hand. No, please do not use a coin to scratch your monitor, ipad, tablet, phone or other digital device, that is not how it works.
Good, now that we have gotten that out there and the obvious questions have been answered, let’s take a closer look at how to play scratch cards online. Everyone who is reading this, is not a hermit, and has been to a supermarket is familiar with the concept of a scratch card. They are small pieces of card-stock that are covered with colorful, eye-catching coating, and offer amazing winning potential. Take Grace Walker of Hamilton, Lanarkshire for example. She spent 600 Pounds per month buying scratch cards, but won a million pounds on one card. The anticipation at the potential to win such large sums of money provide the greatest draw for people who purchase them. They are played in the most simple way. The player chooses a card, usually from a wide variety of available cards, uses a coin to scratch away the coating and reveal the contents below. While all scratch cards have different requirements to win, the determination of whether the card is a winner or not is always clear once the playing field has been revealed.
That is the traditional model for a scratch card, but it has two major flaws. First, you must go to your local point of sale to get one. That involves getting out of bed, adorning clothes suitable to the weather (likely something warm that will keep you dry) and making your way to Tescos, Sainsbury’s, or even the petrol station to make your purchase. What an inconvenience! Once there, you are limited by 2 factors, how much money do you want to spend, and what are the prices. What if you want to spend 5 quid, but the card you want costs 10? Do you spend more, or temper your expectations? This is the second flaw in the traditional model. While most people are aware of the flaws, many have not yet found the solution, but it is so obvious. It’s the internet. The internet makes everything better.
So, how does this work? Well, first you need to decide where you want to play. The internet is literally littered with sites that offer scratch cards online. You can’t throw a digital rock without hitting one. Find one that looks good to you and give it a try. Most sites take less than a minute to register for and offer great bonuses for new players. Most will even let you play for free. No, if you play for free you do not get to keep your winnings, so don’t ask. Here is how this model solves the flaws inherent in the traditional model. First, the internet does not require clothes, or even for you to get out of bed. There is no inconvenience to playing scratch cards online unless you have to get out of bed to get the laptop or tablet, and lets be realistic, you were going to do that anyways. Second, the internet is versatile. There is no printing, so anything can change. For example, if you want to play your favorite scratch card, Fast Hands, but you want to make your 5 pounds from before really last, then you can buy the scratch cards for 10p and play over and over. Want to blow the whole lot of it in one go, have at it then. You have the control when you play online. Name your price. Don’t let “The Man”, whoever he is, tell you what you are going to pay. Go online and name your own price, that is what I say!
Now let’s go back to the questions that we answered at the beginning. Primarily, what to do with your coin? Like I said before, please don’t scratch your screen. I know that these internet cards look very appealing, but you must practice restraint, because even though the winnings are very real, the cards are digital and the end result will not be what you hoped for. Instead, here is what you should do. Use your finger to scratch the digital card. No, not your fingernail, that will ruin your nails, and possibly your device. Instead use the tip or pad of your finger. Miss the feeling of something in your hand, how about a stylus. However you choose to scratch your card, use your coin for something else. You could use it to shim that uneven table leg, or pay a toll, or you could even flip it to help you decide whether to eat indian or McDonalds for dinner. You could even use it to buy another card. However you choose to use your coin, keep it away from your device.
Now many of you are asking, “What if I like to scratch the left side first, then the right side, then the middle?” You can still do that online. “But what if I like to scratch top to bottom?” Go for it. “But what if…” Yes, you can scratch however you want. You can even click scratch all and let the computer do the work for you. Ok, so maybe you didn’t ask any of those questions and this whole page is just ridiculous. You might be right, but it is fun, and if you can’t have fun then you probably don’t have any interest in playing scratch cards online. If you don’t have any interest in playing online scratch cards, then why have you read all the way to the bottom of the page? Just admit it, it may have been ridiculous, but at the very least it made you smile, even if just a little bit.