One of the elements of online casino gambling which tends to surprise many newcomers to online gambling is the huge range of casino gambling games we can choose from. Most people would expect to find roulette, blackjack and poker at an online casino, and many expect and want a good range of slots to enjoy, but would you really expect to find lottery gambling on these sites. Clearly gambling on the lottery is the most common form of gambling in Ireland, and lottery tickets and scratch cards are purchased by a large section of the population who might never consider gambling on anything else. Scratch cards in particular have proved an enormous success for the lottery operators, so we should not be surprised that the online casinos also wanted to provide their customers with the opportunity to enjoy gambling on scratch cards. The appeal of scratch card gambling is of course the instantaneous nature of the outcome, and scratch card gambling online is no different. What is different when gambling on scratch cards at an online casino is the stakes. Scratch cards can be purchased at most online casinos for as little as a tenth of a Euro, but many online scratch card games allow the player to select their own level of stake, which can be very big indeed. Party casino for example offer scratch card gambling enthusiasts the opportunity to bet as much as $500 on a single scratch card. Clearly that level of scratch card gambling is not a majority pastime, but scratch card gambling online is definitely gaining in popularity and offers all the benefits of scratch cards we would associate with purchasing them in our local shop.