Calling All Scratch Card Lovers – Virgin Casino Has Great New Releases

May 18th, 2011  |  Published in Gambling Games

Virgin Online Casino continues to release new games and new types of gambling on a regular basis. At the beginning of May 2011, the casino announced the implementation of scratch cards into their every-growing portfolio of games. Scratch cards typically help players unwind from the demands of serious wagering. Virgin is offering several new scratch card games, each with a different theme and format.

Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

In March 2011, Virgin announced the launch of a branded slot game entitled, “Who Wants to be a Millionaire.” This release was based on the popular television show. Therefore, one of the scratch cards is simply entitled, “Millionaire” and is also based on the game. The symbols on the scratch card are taken directly from the show and include a check given to the winner, a telephone indicating a life line and the game logo.

Players are required to scratch each of the 11 zones on the card or utilize the “Reveal All” button. Three matching symbols equates to a payout based on that symbol. Also, three bonus symbols activate the bonus game which gives players three opportunities to win the next value on the money tree. Every time an amount is highlighted by a successful hit, players are given a cash prize and continue to move up in the tree.

Deal or No Deal

Another scratch card game is also based on a television show and is entitled, “Deal or No Deal.” This game features a progressive jackpot. To win a percentage of that pot, players must reveal three Jackpot symbols. For those wagering GBP 0.20, you will receive 10 percent of the jackpot. As the wagers are increased, the percentage won from the jackpot will also increase. For the highest wager of GBP 2, the player will be awarded the full jackpot amount.

Additional Scratch Card Games

The other scratch card games are also based on progressive jackpots. Big Brother is a branded scratch card game, also based on a popular television show. Arabian Delights boasts an Arabian Nights theme while Beachside Bonanza should be popular during the summer months. The final two scratch card games are Beat the Bank and Golden Balls.

Virgin Online Casino is constantly releasing the latest and greatest games. This attracts many new customers while retaining the old. These many new scratch card games are sure to do just that.

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Largest Scratch Card Payout Announced

December 28th, 2010  |  Published in Inrodution

InterCasino recently announced it had paid out 100,000 Euro’s to a player that wagered on a scratch card at their casino. This player won that amount in a game entitled, “Money Farm.” This is one excellent Christmas present for that player. InterCasino further explained this was one of the highest jackpots ever won from an online scratch card by one player. Therefore, this showcases their dedication to providing players with the best games, jackpot payouts and experience.

Money farm is an instant online scratch game that is bundled with industry-leading audio and visual effects. To play, the customer must place their bet and activate the digital card. Three of the same animal equates to a multiplied payout for that specific animal. Overall, there are nine farm animals on the card including:

  • Pig
  • Cow
  • Horse
  • Rooster
  • Dog

The animal offering the largest payout is the horse at 5,000 times the wagered amount. This amount ranges from 0.25 Euros to 20 Euros. Therefore, by wagering 20 Euros and uncovering three horses, the player can win a maximum of 100,000 Euros.

This payout is tremendously rare, especially at online casino scratch card games. At InterCasino, their large payouts are typically on jackpot slot games. InterCasino typically has Marvel Superhero and DC Comic-themed games like The Green Lantern, Spiderman, Batman and the Hulk. In addition to this wonderful plethora of themes, InterCasino is the oldest online casino in existence, 2011 will mark their 15th birthday.

InterCasino even sent out a personal email to all players indicating they will be going “promotion crazy” during 2011. Furthermore they urge customers to constantly check out the website for updates. Full details have not yet been revealed but will be available soon. InterCasino has a propensity for large give-aways and promotions. This past year they sent a promotional winner onto a space trip.

The email also contained a Christmas gift in the form of a free $10 credit for slot play at the casino. Players must simply enter XMAS10 at the cashier screen to have the money credited to their account.

This massive payout is such a common occurrence with InterCasino, although has never occurred on a scratch card. Given their lengthy history, they have become one of the best casinos for prizes and promotions in the industry. Be ready to ring in the New Year at InterCasino with their huge upcoming promotions and prizes.

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Tips for Playing Scratch Card Selection Games

December 17th, 2010  |  Published in Gambling Games

Scratch cards are one of the easiest games available at online casinos. Players simply scratch the digital cards to disclose hidden icons. Depending on the value and type of the matching icon, the player will receive a payout. Unfortunately, scratch cards have some of the highest house edge available with the lowest return. Therefore, the first tip is: do not wager on scratch cards.

The simplicity makes for an extremely attractive gaming option by allowing players to unwind and gambling without having to think. These are usually played between blackjack or video poker sessions where skill is necessary. This leads us to the second tip: if you must play them, keep the wagering as small as possible and to a minimum. This is a losing game for the player.

Many players wonder how to choose which scratch card to wager on. The most logical choice would be those scratch cards that provide the highest average return. Unfortunately, this information is not readily available in the public domain. Also, there is no specific metric for this calculation. Therefore, players must use other factors to determine which scratch game is best for them.

Similar to online slot games, scratch cards have themes, many of which offer a powerful appeal. Players with an affinity for that theme will be attracted to the game and find them pleasurable to wager on them. For instance, the Wild West theme is always popular among gamblers. Rival Gaming offers a game entitled, Gunslingers Gold which is popular among cowboy fans.

Cryptologic offers High Fashion, a shopping-themed scratch card game. This game typically draws in the female crowd by presenting all of the items they would like to purchase.

This leads us to our other method of selection: criteria of the game. There are two factors that must be considered:

  • The audio-visual effects
  • An innovative feature

The audio-visual effects must be prevalent to make the game more interesting thus enhancing the experience. Of course this will depend on the theme as all scratch card online games vary. Also, scratch cards must provide some type of innovative feature that changes the standard format. For instance, Hot Dice, created by Realtime Gaming, pays out if the dice roll a 7 or 11.

Scratch card games can be a fun and exciting way to kill some time and spend some money. However, keep the wagering to a minimum as these games typically do not present a favorable result.

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