Online Scratch Games
Scratch games are a main subcategory of casual casino games and offer players a quick instant-win format that serves as the perfect palate cleanser between major gaming sessions. Euro Palace Online Casino offers a number of scratch games including scratchcards and gamified scratch games that push the limits of the scratch mechanic. Scratchcards on offer at the casino include Dawn of the Bread, Foamy Fortunes, Turtley Awesome, and Space Invader. Each title has its own unique theme, themes that range from the quirky to the just down right hysterical.
The history of scratchcards
The birth of scratchcards got off to a rocky start. Several gaming companies had experimented with early versions of the game in the 1970s with mixed success. The problem was that these early examples were created without the use of any true randomization ensuring that there was a huge disparity in win locations and amounts leading to widespread mistrust of the format. However, in 1987, AstroMed patented the first scratchcards to incorporate high volumes and computer randomisation. The combination of these two added variables was exactly what the format need and as win amounts and locations began to stabalise, the popularity of the game format soared.
As the 1990s rolled around and the digital revolution gave way to mass adoption of the internet, the first iterations of online casino gaming were beginning to be established with gaming development giant, Microgaming leading the early charge. Due to their simple format and the limitations of early internet connections, scratchcards became the perfect game type to begin to test the boundaries of what was possible in the online sphere. Today, although most major online casinos offer scratchcards under a casual casino games category, there are still specialty scratch casinos that exclusively offer scratchcards to their players.
The benefits of playing scratchcards
Online scratchcards at Euro Palace offer a wide range of benefits to our players.
The main benefits include:
- Betting fluidity: Scratchcards offer a high degree of fluidity in their gameplay. This fluidity allows players to enter the format with micro-bets that enables them to extend their gameplay with a tiny initial budget. If a player would then like to start betting heavy, the format allows for significantly larger bets than most other online casino games.
- Comparatively high payouts: Apart from progressive casino games, most other online casino games offer payouts relative to a players bet. Traditionally, this meant that one would have to bet big to have the potential of being awarded substantial payouts. However, scratchcards offer an average major win of 2,500x times a players bet.
- Potential rounds per minute: The average round of a scratchcard game is just seconds. As a result, players can cycle through a number of rounds a minute.
Get started playing with your favourite scratchcards and start winning today!