The Playtech Company was founded in 1999, an important year for the online casino industry. Today, fourteen years from then, the company has gained the reputation as one of the largest online gaming software developers and providers, offering modern online scratch card games for casino lovers, from amateurs to skilled players. Playtech scratch cards have innovative themes and excellent game play along with nice animations for some nice entertainment.
Playtech has a unique way of adding some additional value to scratch card games. Almost every Playtech scratch card till date has been based on a popular online slot. This is a way of continuing the brand of the slot machine with the help of another game. Those kinds of scratch cards have been released after their slot counterparts, except for the Monty Python’s Spamalot game.
How Scratch Cards are based on Their Slots Counterparts?
Scratch cards based on popular Playtech online slots have many things in common when reviewing the graphics and their symbols. Both games share the same design and style. The same characters are used in the scratch cards as those in the slot counterpart, and the same theme is recycled in another way of enjoying it. Lately Playtech scratch cards use animations in the symbols when a payout is triggered, and that animation is the same as the one used in the online slot game of the same theme.
Types of Scratch Cards and How are Played
Playtech’s scratch cards have various structures. For example, for the 3 Clowns Scratch Card three symbols with clowns are needed to activate a pay line. Those symbols have to be lined up diagonally, vertically or horizontally. Another example is the Blackjack Scratch Card game where the popular Blackjack theme is combined with the scratch card game play. After you are dealt three hands and the dealer is dealt one, you have to scratch each top card faced down to reveal the total hand. The other card is faced up, just as in Blackjack. After scratching your cards and the dealer his, the round is won if your hand is bigger than the dealer’s, and you are paid with the value indicated on the hand.
Other Playtech scratch cards offer nine cards arranged in 3 rows and 3 columns. Three identical symbols are needed in order to win when they are revealed. Usually there is a number on these symbols that indicates how much the bet is multiplied in order to form the payout.
All scratch card games have to options of revealing the cards manually or automatically by using the Scratch All button. Some of the most popular scratch card games include 3 Clowns Scratch, Beetle Bingo, Blackjack Scratch Card, Classic Slot Scratch Card, Easter Surprise Scratch, Football Mania Scratch, Winners Club Scratch etc. The Marvel Scratch Cards have gained popularity with the help of their slot counterparts, such as the Iron Man 2 where symbols must be lined up diagonally, horizontally or vertically. Other Marvel based scratch card games are the Fantastic Four Scratch, The Incredible Hulk Scratch, Elektra Scratch, Thor the Mighty Avenger Scratch, Spider-Man Scratch, Wolverine Scratch and other.