Politicians in Ireland and many other countries often face pressure from anti-gambling lobby groups to put pressure on all forms of gambling either by legislation or taxes, but there is one form of gambling which seems to have become too important to attack. Lotteries now support our sports stars, provide money for both national and local community projects and have become an important source of income for many charities. Whether people consider playing the lottery is actually gambling is open to debate, but there is no doubt that gambling on lotteries is by far the biggest gambling activity in the country, easily surpassing sports gambling or casino gambling. Of the various forms of lottery gambling it is scratch card gambling which appears to be the biggest winner. Purchasing a scratch card when buying your newspaper or groceries has almost become a daily routine for many people so we should not be surprised that other gambling sectors have recognised that scratch card gambling is big business. We refer of course to the online casino gambling sites, almost all of which now include a variety of gambling games based on the concept of lottery gambling and scratch card gambling. As a result gambling on scratch cards online is now one of the most popular forms of online casino gambling. The reason is probably very simple, because scratch card gambling online retains the instant results we associate with purchasing scratch cards on the high street, but is far cheaper. Most online casino gambling sites offer scratch card gambling for as little as 0.1 euros a card, but they also cater for scratch card gambling fans with deeper pockets and it is even possible to stake as much as $500 on one card at Party casino if you are so inclined.