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Online Scratchies have become extremely popular in the past few years in New Zealand. So, to complete our portfolio of online casino games, we’ve included a range of the most innovative virtual scratchies currently available in New Zealand online casinos. Plucked from the back-catalogues of major developers such as Playtech and NextGen, they perfectly complement our existing collection of Roulette, Poker, Blackjack and online Pokie games. If you’re looking for a break from traditional casino play, then, check them out at our online casino New Zealand!

When Did Online Scratchies First Appear?

Scratchies first appeared during the first online casino gaming boom. Better technologies such as Flash allowed developers to mimic the gameplay of offline scratch cards to great effect. Although early scratch card games were quite primitive by today’s standards, they laid the groundwork for the type of immersive and exciting online scratchies you’ll be able to play at Black Spins New Zealand Casino.

What are Online Scratchies?

As with their cardboard counterparts, online scratchies are usually made up of covered boxes that can be removed to reveal numbers or letters. Many online scratchies require the player to land a combination of these numbers or letters in order to win something. Although stake amounts are usually much lower than other casino games, the prizes aren’t!

And to make things even more interesting, some include elements of online slot gameplay. You can try your hand at some of these scratchies with games like Oil Mania, Medusa and The Snake Charmer ready for play.

What Scratchies are Available at Blackspins New Zealand?

As already mentioned, some of our scratchies fuse the best features of online pokies with traditional scratchies. Making use of five reels, these games allow you to scratch away reel symbols or reveal them instantly. We also include standalone scratchies such as Medusa which requires you to either reveal scratch boxes one at a time or to simply hit the ‘reveal all’ button.

Why are Scratchies so Popular?

Like classic online pokies, scratchies NZ offers simple gameplay that’s easy to master and often more gratifying. Such a combination is extremely popular among gamers, especially those looking for a change from the often elaborate, feature-laden gameplay found with jackpot slots and 5-reel pokies. Online scratchies are therefore more accessible than many New Zealand online casino games. It should also be mentioned that scratchies usually offer bigger and more generous prizes than you’d find at your local store or supermarket.

The best virtual scratchies NZ feature top-notch graphics and visuals as well as big prizes. Like casino games, most are themed and include animations that take online gameplay to another level. This is why the throw-away nature of off-line scratchies means that they’re just not able to compete with their online counterparts.

How to Play Online Scratchies?

Virtual scratchies usually feature simple game interfaces. For most games, you’re merely required to select a coin size before revealing the hidden symbols. Should you win, you’ll be paid instantly (another advantage over off-line scratchies).

Playing Mobile Scratchies

The scratchies featured in this online casino New Zealand can be played across all devices. As is the case with most New Zealand online casino games such as Roulette, Pokies, Blackjack and Baccarat, the developers have created fully responsive games that are built with gaming on the go firmly in mind. They’re also less resource-hungry than platforms such as Flash so they won’t drain your battery.

Playing Online Scratchies Sensibly

Tips for playing online scratchies sensibly are the same as any gambling or online casino game. Before you begin, set a limit on the amount of money you’re willing to part with. While scratch card games can be extremely entertaining, things can get out of hand. Also, try to monitor how long you’ve been playing.

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To make the most out of your visit to Blackspins, take advantage of our numerous online promotions, bonuses and incentives. We feature an ever-changing collection of perks that will give you a head start when playing our online casino games, not to mention and an extra level of excitement!

We keep our range of online casino games updated constantly. It’s our way of making sure that you’ve got access to the very latest NZ online casino games – so check back regularly to play the newest, most innovative casino titles currently available.

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