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Nothing quite beats the rush of taking a coin and scratching away the grey covering to reveal a scratch card’s secret numbers. Scratch cards have been a hugely popular way of gambling for many years, as they are simple, cheap, and fun to play. They are also ideal for people on the move who don’t have much time to play other casino games.

Nowadays, it is so easy for fans of this quick and relaxed form of gambling to get their fix. Instead of going into the shop, purchasing the cards, finding a suitable coin and scratching away the surface, players can now do it all online. There are sites that specialise in online scratch cards, and it is becoming an increasingly popular phenomenon.

There are plenty of online sites now where players can scratch for cash or play for free. The free games are a lot of fun, and players can play them for hours without spending a penny. This can give players an idea of how the cards work before they invest and play for real money.

Upon joining an online scratch card site, players are often given some attractive sign up bonuses. These can include cash matches on deposits, free money, and free cards. A lot of the sites also have deals going with online bookmakers and casinos, so if you already have an online gambling account, check to see if there are any bonuses available to you.

When online casinos became so popular, slot machines really flourished because there were endless possibilities for themes for the games. With the varying themes, it was easy to attract a wide range of different players. Scratch cards have also enjoyed having this scope, and there are hundreds of different themes on the cards now.

There are themes to suit everyone’s tastes, including the X Factor, King Kong, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Blockbusters, and Iron Man 2. Looking at the Iron Man 2 scratch card as an example, the card is designed around the hugely popular superhero portrayed by Robert Downey Jr. in the hit films. There are pictures of the hero himself, and the squares that players have to scratch away are all Iron Man faces.  To win a random cash prize, players just have to match three reactors in a row, horizontally, vertically or diagonally. Players can play for low or high stakes.

Most of the scratch cards follow the same kind of structure as the Iron Man card, where players have to match symbols in a row to win. One reason why so many people keep playing these cards is because they are so easy and do not require any skill. A lot of the cards are also linked to slot machines that share the same theme, so if players enjoy the cards, they can go on to play the slot machine as well and have fun with the side games and extra features.

Playing scratch cards online has never been easier, and there are so many different ways to play. So why not check out some sites and get your virtual scratch on today.