We spend a lot of time talking about the popularity of sports gambling and casino gambling in Ireland, but there is another form of gambling which probably has more participants than either of these. More people are gambling on lotteries than any other form of gambling. Lotteries have become important sources of revenue for not only the government and the National Lottery operator, but also a large number of charities which derive a significant proportion of their income from Lottery gambling. Lotteries have come a long way from their initial concept though and the introduction of scratch cards for example was an important factor in maintaining our interest in Lottery gambling. The ability to purchase a scratch card while out shopping for groceries was an immediate success for the Lottery operators and was the perfect response to falling sales of Lottery tickets. This of course did not go unnoticed by the online casino gambling operators, and there are now scratch card games on almost all the online casino sites. Online scratch card gambling has another advantage over the traditional scratch cards you can purchase from your local newsagent and supermarket, and that is the choice to play for very low stakes. Most of the online casinos offer scratch card gambling for as little as 0.1 euros per card. In fact you can gamble on scratch cards online for almost as much or as little as you choose. Party casino for instance have a scratch card gambling game which allows you to stake $500 on one card, although most of us gambling on scratch cards would not dream of playing for that sort of money. There is no doubt though that scratch card gambling online has proved equally successful for the online casino operators as it did for the main Lottery operators.