Scratchcard games have been a staple at local shopping outlets for decades and has been, for many, a first introduction to the casino industry. This almost benign form of betting allows the average housewife and retiree to have the chance of walking away with potentially huge winnings. The game has, from its inception, attracted a very unique demographic when compared with traditional gambling demographics. It is as a result of this that this form of gaming has exploded in modern online casinos where market saturation is beginning to be one the industry’s biggest challenges.
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The basic scratchcard template has been around for decades, however, due to the lack of computer-generated randomisation, early examples were unreliable at best. It wasn’t until 1974 that the Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) created the first truly computer-based randomisation for scratchcards. It would be another decade before Astro-Med would patent the idea and mass produce for the general public.
Although traditional scratchcards were gaining mass popularity in the 1990s and early 2000s, it was not until 2010 that online casino operators truly started to adopt the game. The adoption was a result of a perceived saturation in the industry, an attempt by operators to attract new demographics and expand their player bases.
Unlike traditional scratchcard games that utilise a single gaming mechanic, online scratchcards offer a number of reveal mechanics to give players variety. The traditional scratch and reveal mechanic is accompanied by pick and reveals and roll and reveals, all of which offer the same winning immediacy as their traditional counterparts.
Piggs Peak Online Casino offers a variety of online scratchcard casino games with over 40 themed titles on offer. Each scratchcard title offers its own unique take on the traditional scratch mechanic allowing players to pick, scratch and reveal winnings in an increasingly creative manner.
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