It’s fair to say that everyone will have their own preference for the type of scratch cards they would like to play. Some prefer the feel of a real-world scratch card while others have better luck with the online versions.

Either way, the style and layout of scratch cards have changed dramatically over the years. But the best bit is that, no matter what your preference is, there will be a scratch card for you.

If you love movies and tv shows, well there are heaps of movie-themed cards to choose from. Or if you are into all things retro, you can find traditional three-panel cards and original style cards too. Even those online have extra bells and whistles that make them seem like slots giving you even more fun.

But before you run off and start scratching, there are some things you need to know. Firstly, in the UK you can purchase a scratch card at age 16. However, that is about to change and from October 2021, you will have to be 18 to buy one.

That isn’t as much of a problem online as you must be 18 to join every single regulated casino in the country. As you would expect, gambling online is heavily regulated, which is a good thing for all involved. So the first thing to do when choosing your online scratch card is to choose a reputable online casino to join.

Choose A Scratch Card That Is Best For Your Budget

The fact that you are not physically handing over cash in-store to buy your scratch card, can lead you to be complacent. So keep your wits about you, know your limits and stick to them.

The trick is to check out the cost per card, and budget accordingly. Most of the online casinos offer a demo mode, so that you can try the game for free. I would advise you do this if you can, firstly you get a feel for the scratch card but also get to see how much you could end up losing.

Play small to start with. There are plenty of cards with multiple price points. That way you can play for as little or as much as you can afford.

Another thing to look for is the RTP, generally, you can find the RTP in the info or help section of the game.

What Is The RTP Of An Online Scratch Card?

Well, as mentioned earlier the online gaming industry must comply with the rules set in place. One of the guidelines set in place means that all online scratch cards must display the amount that the game returns to the player (RTP). 

So before playing with your hard-earned cash, go to the help or info section to check this out.

As with any regulation, it is quite a complex guideline so check out the official stance at the Gambling Commission.

The trick is to look for the highest percentage, sounds obvious I know. But keep in mind, if the RTP is 95% that does not mean you will get £9.50 back if you wage a tenner. The percentage is taken over many scratches, hundreds of them in fact.

So the solution is, treat the RTP as a key pointer to look for – the higher the percentage is, the better the chances of a payout to you.

Which Online Scratch Cards Payout Big?

We all dream of winning a big prize, I mean a really big prize. And with the range of online scratch cards now available, it is a possibility. Though I do stress ‘possibility’. But if there is a top prize worth millions then somebody will win it.

To find the big jackpots, scroll through the best and most popular cards at your chosen online casino. Some even have progressive jackpots that can go into the millions.

It is worth noting though that the higher the jackpot, the higher the cost of the card. So if you are on a budget, you may have to set your sights lower.

That said, there are so many great cards to choose from that you will find one with a great price point and top prize so now all you need is a bit of luck!