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Video of How Scratch Tickets are Made

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duckman's avatar - ducklogodrake64x64
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Posted: February 6, 2014, 7:26 pm - IP Logged

Here's a short video that includes a segment on how scratch tickets are made:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKgMcW0FEqQ

    Jon D's avatar - calotterylogo
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    Posted: February 6, 2014, 8:34 pm - IP Logged

    Cool.

    Hey, I dig that scraper tool they used at 5:17 in the video. I tried to make one a while ago, but it didn't work too well. Need to get the material and shape/angle just right. Maybe I'll try again.

      duckman's avatar - ducklogodrake64x64
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      Posted: February 6, 2014, 8:47 pm - IP Logged

      Cool.

      Hey, I dig that scraper tool they used at 5:17 in the video. I tried to make one a while ago, but it didn't work too well. Need to get the material and shape/angle just right. Maybe I'll try again.

      I have noticed that different scraper objects work better/worse depending on exactly what the composition of the scratch material is. What works good on one may not be the best for another. We had one Florida game, Billion Dollar Blockbuster, that was one of the worst to scratch off. The only thing that seemed to work, at least ok, was a penny...

        Jon D's avatar - calotterylogo
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        Posted: February 6, 2014, 9:05 pm - IP Logged

        I have noticed that different scraper objects work better/worse depending on exactly what the composition of the scratch material is. What works good on one may not be the best for another. We had one Florida game, Billion Dollar Blockbuster, that was one of the worst to scratch off. The only thing that seemed to work, at least ok, was a penny...

        Yeah, I've noticed the same thing.

        I usually use a dollar coin because it's big and takes out large swaths at a time, but alternate between Sac/President golden dollar or Susan B Anthony dollar depending on if a flat edge or reeded edge works better. Even tried the official CA Lottery plastic scraper tool but went back to the dollar coins.

        Some game coatings seem more "moist" and work really well with a flat edge, like our Lucky for Life games. Comes off real clean without a bunch of dust. Others work better with a reeded edge. And then you have that sticky gunk coating they use on bingo/crossword games.

        I seem to remember hearing about the FL BDB being pulled in part because it was getting old and hard to scratch? I've seen that in some of our older games that they do seem to get dried out after a while and the scratch coating is harder to scratch off.

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          Posted: February 7, 2014, 1:03 pm - IP Logged

          The deal with BDB here in Florida was rotten, as noted above. Couldn't scratch them, the coating was indeed awful-- and they closed the game with more than $150,000,000 in top prizes left between the million and ten million dollar prizes. Total scam.

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            Posted: February 7, 2014, 6:30 pm - IP Logged

            Thanks for providing this video!

            Seems like the most effort is made on the non-gaming part of the card than anything.

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              Posted: February 8, 2014, 12:18 am - IP Logged

              Theres a simple tool out there, called the SmartScraper. 

              search for "SmartScraperTool"

              Now its time for you to start to

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