Often also known as “Scratchies” in New Zealand, these cards were first seen on land in 1976. They were manufactured by the Dittley Brothers Lottery Division, as part of fundraising efforts for the government of Massachusetts.
Early Scratch Card payouts had to be randomised by hand, making them very unpredictable. In 1987 AstroMed patented a system for computerised randomisation, and the game’s worldwide popularity really took off. All these years later, it has still not slowed down!
Playing these games online or on your mobile device follows the same basic rules and format as when you play on land, but when you’re doing it at 7Sultans New Zealand it is so much better than paper-based cards.
All our games are supplied by the legendary Microgaming developers, which means that you can be sure of certified Random Number Generations for the absolutely fair creation of all results. You can also expect crisp graphics, perfectly smooth functionality and, best of all, very generous payouts. Scratch Cards are known to award much higher amounts when played online.
The other great thing about playing Scratch Cards online is that you have so many more options. While you’d only find a few different games at your local corner store, if you were lucky, at 7Sultans we are able to offer the players of New Zealand more than 30 exciting titles. This means you’ll find designs that really appeal to you, and since the structure of the games is very similar it is this that can make a real difference to how much you enjoy them.
When you play with paper Scratch Cards, you scratch away at a thin layer of glue to reveal a set of symbols; depending on what they are, you could win one of several different prizes. When playing online, you place your bet after you’ve chosen your card and then click or rub your finger over the appropriate area to uncover the pattern.
You are paid out according to how much you bet in the first place, and what the collection of icons is. Only one card may be played at a time but as soon as you are finished, whether you have won or lost, you can play again. That’s really all there is to it! You’ll be amazed at how irresistible these simple games of chance can be.
Because Scratch Cards are so quick to play, they can be easily incorporated into the game line-up of any player. Spice up your online gambling sessions at 7Sultans with Scratch Cards at the beginning or end of a visit to get into or come out of the right frame of mind, use them as a quick break between serious games or dedicate entire sessions to these games that are ultra-easy and even more rewarding.
Once you’ve tried our Scratchies, no 7Sultans session will be complete without at least a few rounds of them.