Despite speculations, there is no sure way to buy only those scratch cards, which will bring in the winnings. But there are some tried and tested ways, which will increase the chances of getting the winning combination. One such way is to check which card types have already made payouts. Leaving those cards aside, it would be a wise choice to select those which have not yet seen high winnings as the chances of the winning amount turning up on those cards is very high. The winning amounts differ from company to company and casino to casino.
The original scratch cards that were introduced in the 1970s had some themes on them when they were sold. The themes coincided with the theme of the event or business for which they were being sold. Not much has changed in regard to the themes in the cards till date. Online cards also have themes making them much more fun and exciting. Some have the basic and simple multiplying numbers like 3x, 5x, 10x and so on where the betted amount is multiplied that number of times. So if a player wins $10 and if the scratched portion on his card reveals 5X, then he wins $50 i.e. 5 times the original amount that he has won.There are many other symbols used by card companies. The minimum and maximum betting amount varies from company to company and from one scratch card to another. Since the results are instantaneous, it is better to play for small stakes. Betting low amounts ensure that the loss is not too much if in case there is no amount won. Also, if there is a win, the player can bet again to double the amount. Read the rules carefully and also read the small print for that is where all the catches are.