Play Online Scratch Cards at ZA


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Online scratch cards are one of the simplest ways to play for an instant win. They give players the chance to compete for big prizes without having to worry about a lot of complicated rules. Here at ZA, we have a fantastic range of online scratch cards, with plenty of themes and game styles. You’ll easily be able to find a scratch card game that suits your playing preferences.

We have worked hard to bring you the biggest and best selection of scratch cards here at ZA. Thanks to our extensive list of top-class providers, we have built a portfolio that is, without a doubt, one of the very best on the market. You can trust that our scratchies selection is unrivalled.

South African players will be able to try the best range of online scratch cards right here at ZA. If you want to get scratching, joining ZA is the best decision you could make.

Our Top Scratch Card Games in ZA

Game Name Description
Merlin’s Millions Scratch Merlin’s Millions is a 3x3 scratch card based around the legendary character Merlin. Here, players have to collect 3 matching symbols to win big prizes.
Foxin Wins Scratch A grid of 3x3 is in play for Foxin Wins. If players can match 3 symbols, they can walk away with a big prize.
Gorilla Go Wild Scratch Gorilla Go Wild is another 3x3 game where players can win when they manage to get 3 symbols of the same rank.
A Dragons Story Scratch Another 3x3 scratch card game. This has larger betting ranges than most other titles, which makes it great for high rollers.
Luxor Scratch Luxor is a 4x3 scratch card that gives players one of the biggest Scratch prizes on the market.
A Nightmare on Elm Street Scratch This scratch card is based on the horror movie of the same name. A 5x3 grid and a payout of up to 10,000 times the player stake is on offer here.
Call of the Colosseum This Roman-themed scratch card gives players a 3x3 grid and the chance to walk away with up to 1,000 times their stake.

How to Play Scratch Cards Online

Playing online scratch cards is a relatively simple process for South African players; it essentially requires players to scratch off a card on their screen, as with traditional scratch cards. While it might seem like a straightforward premise, scratch cards borrow some aspects from other online casino games to add extra depth.

The first aspect of playing is usually choosing your stake. This works in a similar way to Video Slots, except with a scratch card, the stake is applied to the whole board rather than being split up across paylines. As a result, any wins that you create will be paid out in relation to the complete stake.

The next thing players have to do is scratch off the panels to reveal the symbols underneath the panels. This is when wins are calculated. Here, you will need to check the rules of the game to discover how many symbols you need to match in order to create a win. Some games will only payout on a single symbol, while others will payout across multiple symbols on the same card. This is why it’s important to check the rules before playing, so you know exactly what to aim for.

Some online scratch cards will offer players the chance to earn free games, in a similar way to Video Slot games offering players free spins. This will award you a free scratch of the panels at the same stake at which the user was playing when they were awarded the free game.

The best way to learn what the game you’re playing offers is to check the help menu. This will show you the specific rules of the game and you’ll be able to see which games have the features and rules that suit you best. You can also expect to find additional help in our detailed help section. This will ensure you find the right game to play, and prevent you from being caught out by the rules.

Odds and Payouts

There are lots of different odds and payouts used by online scratch card games. While the basic premise of creating wins remains the same, the payouts can vary massively between games.

Depending on the game that you’re playing, you could win 10,000 times your stake or more. The payouts are usually calculated in a similar way to Video Slots, where each symbol that can appear on the card will be assigned a value. If you manage to get three of each symbol, you would be awarded the payout associated with it. For example, let’s look at the paytable from Merlin’s Millions below:

Symbol Payout
Wand 1 time your stake
Table 2 times your stake
Potion 5 times your stake
Spellbook 10 times your stake
Owl 50 times your stake
MM Logo 100 times your stake
Merlin 1,000 times your stake

The 3 Most Important Tips Before We Play Scratch Card Games

Starting to play an online scratch card is relatively simple, especially compared to some other games that are available. However, there are still some steps you will need to go through in order to get up to speed with playing scratch cards properly. Here are our top three tips for you to get started playing online scratch cards.

  1. Choose the scratch card game that’s right for you. There are a large number of different scratch card games available, so there’s definitely one out there for your needs. This can be related to variance, RTP, maximum payout or the stake. It could also be related to the number of features available in the game. Whatever your requirements, find the scratch card game that matches them best.
  2. Work with your bankroll. All too often players play outside of their bankroll, and this can lead to negative outcomes. If you set your stakes too high, your bankroll could easily be empty before you know it. This is why it’s important to set a stake level that aligns with your bankroll — this will give you the best opportunity to get the most out of the game.
  3. Don’t expect a Video Slot. If you start playing a scratch card thinking it’ll be identical to a Video Slot, you will be let down. Scratch cards do share some similarities with Video Slots, but they’re different games. Remember this, or you’ll never truly engage with your game.

If you take these tips into account, you’ll have the best chance to become immersed in your scratch card experience. While it’s always good to aim for a win, you should focus on having a pleasant gameplay experience first and foremost. Follow our tips, and you will be able to get the most out of every game.

Bonuses and Promotions for Scratchcards

Before you begin playing scratch cards here at ZA, it’s always a good idea to look over the different bonuses and promotions that we offer our players. By grabbing a bonus, you’ll be able to increase your bankroll. In turn, this will give you the chance to adopt the most successful strategy available to you.

Our bonuses and Promotions page has all of the information that you need to get the best bonus for your goals and style. Not only can you get access to all of the current promotions that are running, but you can also look at the Terms and Conditions that come along with each bonus. Check it out and see how you can enhance your gameplay at ZA.

Mobile Experience

Playing on mobile is one of the best new innovations for online casino players. It allows you to play favourite titles on smartphones. Here at ZA, we have put together a fantastic mobile casino experience for our players. With high levels of optimisation and fantastic scaling, you will be hard pressed to find a difference between our desktop and mobile sites.

We have also worked hard to make sure our players can benefit from the high-quality scratch card games that we have put together. It will be just like playing a real-life scratch card when you’re using the mobile site at ZA.


Having access to help when you’re playing online scratch card games is highly important, as even expert players sometimes require help with games. This is especially the case when playing a new game. As a result, it’s fantastic that ZA offers players two different ways to get help.

  • In-game help menus. These menus will tell you everything that you need to know about the rules of the game. From the way the game is played to the paytables, the help menus will show you the key details you’re looking for when playing. This is a good way to help yourself get up to speed with the game. Remember, if there are any problems with the game, your first port of call should be the in-game help menu.
  • ZA help and support. If you’re having issues with the game and the in-game menu can’t solve it, our help and support page is the best place for you to visit. You will be able to get in touch with our fantastic support staff, who will work their hardest to try and resolve your issue. Because the support is available 24/7, you can get help no matter when you’re having a problem.

Many players keep pushing forwards without getting the help they need, which will reduce the quality of experience they get from playing the game. It’s important to use one of these methods to get help if you need it, fast.


Players can ask a lot of different questions about online scratch cards. Because of this, we have put together some of the most common questions we receive with in-depth answers. This should help you to be completely prepared to start playing online scratch cards.

  1. Can you order scratch cards online?

    The answer to this is a little bit complicated; online scratch cards don’t work in the same way that a real-life scratch card does. You don’t have to order the scratch card in order to play it. It’s just like playing any other online casino game here at ZA. You choose your game, choose your stake, and scratch the panels away.

  2. Can you play scratch cards on mobile?

    You can. Here at ZA, we have a fantastic mobile site which allows players the opportunity to play scratch cards and other online casino games on any device.

  3. What are the best scratch cards to win?

    There’s no way to know the answer to this question. Each scratch card has different features that set it apart from others. The best way to play scratch cards is to find the one that you like the most and which has the highest RTP. This way, you’ll be able to combine high-quality gameplay with the best chance to win.

  4. Are online scratch cards rigged?

    Just like any other online casino game here at ZA, scratch cards are not rigged. The games use a random number generator to provide players with a random number of symbols on each scratch. Just like any gambling game, there is a chance that you will lose, but there’s also a chance that you will win. You can’t find a game that guarantees you will win, because that would remove the risk.

  5. How do you check scratch cards online?

    It’s extremely simple to check scratch cards online. All you have to do is play the game and, as you scratch the panels, it will automatically check it. This makes it easy to instantly gain access to any winnings that you might be eligible for.

  6. Can you win big on online scratch cards?

    This all depends on the scratch card that you have chosen to play. Some online scratch cards have relatively low variance and payouts of around 1,000 times your stake. However, there are some that have significantly larger payouts and can offer you the chance to win big as a result.

  7. How long do I have until I claim my prize?

    The vast majority of online scratch cards will give you the opportunity to claim prizes instantly. Of course, there might be some Terms and Conditions to consider depending on the size of your win and whether you have any wagering requirements to achieve.

  8. Are online scratch cards safe to play?

    All games here at ZA are completely safe to play. We make sure that all games we offer to our players are safe, secure, and completely fair. We always want to look after our loyal customers and, as such, we’re dedicated to providing the best quality online casino games, which includes our popular scratch card games.


Scratch cards are one of the oldest, most traditional ways for players to gamble. However, when it comes to online gambling, they are a slightly newer creation. We’ve made sure that our selection of scratch cards is the very best on the market, bringing South African players a huge selection of high-quality scratch cards from top brands (as well as other card games).

If you want to try playing some online scratch cards, a visit to ZA is the best choice that you can make. Sign up today and see which we have to give you a great scratch card experience!