The Popularity of Online Gambling

Online gambling is a massively popular leisure activity. 4.2 billion people worldwide state that they have gambled in the last year, and this is only likely to grow with sites such as going live regularly.

Choosing a Legitimate Online Casino

The first step in ensuring the online scratch card you are gambling with is legitimate, is to ensure you are playing on a legitimate online casino site. Any legitimate online site will display their licensing details.

The licensing information of an online casino means that they are regulated and legally accountable for all the financial transactions which occur on the site. Scratch cards on the site are therefore unlikely to be a con.

Scratch Card Game Features

Online scratch cards are a popular feature of most online casino sites, and are one of the most popular games. They follow a variety of themes, from animals to popular culture, but work in the same way.

The player is presented with a series of boxes, which the user virtually 'scratches', or uncovers, to reveal a symbol. Uncovering symbols in a set pattern, number, or sequence of symbols generates a winning game.

Ensuring the Game is Secure and Fair

It is important to look beyond the soundtrack and bright animation of the game to ensure that it is fair and secure. There are a number of factors players can consider and look at in order to do so:

  • Auditors and Awards
  • Return to Player Percentage
  • Random Number Generator

After the player has established that the online casino is legitimate by ensuring licensing as described above, they can look further to ensure that the game itself is fair and winners are selected fairly and randomly.

Auditors and Awards

Once players have decided on which online scratch game to play they can then look into that game developer's reputation. A reputable developer will show details of the auditors used to oversee their operations on their website.

Any awards the developer has won which were given out by renowned bodies can also give assurance that the developer of the game is legitimate, and so the game is unlikely to be a con.

Return to Player (RTP) Percentage

The Return to Player (RTP) is the percentage of takings being paid out as winnings. This can be viewed to ensure that the total prize fund of the game is fair and that players are winning a fair amount.

The Random Number Generator is a piece of code which ensures that winners are selected at random. The fact that this is being used should assure players that the game is fair and above board.

Last modified: 22 July 2021