Online Scratch Cards
These scratch cards let you scratch for free but still give you the chance to win real money. Most scratch card operators offer free money to have you sign up and hopefully return as a paying customer in the future.
You never have to make any deposit, but each operator have some wagering requirements to fulfill before you can cash out your winnings.
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Any free scratchers should be seen as a possibility to try the site before making a deposit, and when you actually do so, you will not be subject to such stringent requirements. You'll be free to sample the entire collection of games without worrying about wagering requirements.
Sites use a variety of methods to attract new customers to their site, and for those in the lottery niche, giving away free scratch cards is one of the main methods they use. For example, a site may offer anyone who creates a new account on the site a free scratch card (sometimes as many as five, depending on the site) before they even make an initial deposit. In some ways, this is a glorified no-deposit bonus, but if used correctly, can be used to give players an accurate perspective on both the game selection and customer service of a given site.
There are many drawbacks to this offer. For one, these winning cards typically carry exceedingly high wagering requirements, often as high as 50 or 100 times the initial winnings. That means that if you win $40, you would need to wager as much as $1800 in some cases before being able to cash out your winnings. Any attempts to cash out before meeting these requirements will be unsuccessful.
This is a tall task for many players, and is further complicated by a maximum cash out. In most cases, you can only cash out as much as two times your initial deposit. Using $40 from the previous example, the most you would be able to cash out, even after meeting the other requirements, would be $80. Your remaining balance is then returned to the casino as part of the promotion.
You may also notice that any bonus earned may only be able to be used on certain games. Many times, casino games are excluded from these free bonuses and players must play scratch off, lottery, keno, or other titles. If you try to play games on the website's excluded list, it will not count towards meeting the wagering requirement. In fact, it may even result in the requirement being reset completely by site officials or disqualifying you altogether. For this reason, it is important to carefully read and be aware of any terms and conditions involved in your free scratch card.
Keep in mind, these rules are general and may vary with each different site.
When it comes time to cash out your bonus, you should also know that you will be subject to the same verification of regular customers. This includes identity and address verification. This is done both to protect consumers against fraud and ensure that each person only uses one free bonus. If possible, fill out any required documents ahead of time to ensure a speedy processing of your information and withdrawal requests.