Looking at Lucktastic (assuming the conceptual use of words as Luck is Fantastic) it all seems fairly simple and straightforward. This is an application for Android and iPhones for playing scratch games online. Even better, it’s free. So what’s the catch?
Where Do I Start at Lucktastic?
Of course, the first thing players have to do is download the App on their phone, set up an account and then start to play. Ah – the catch! You have to be a US citizen to play. More on why shortly. Let’s go back to the games itself. Players win tokens that can be used to get more scratches. The token value (i.e. winnings) between $1 up to $100. What a player wins is divided into what can be used to redeem and what can be used to cash in. It appears, cashing in means trading that part of your wallet for coupons. One article referenced Amazon Gift Cards though it does look like there are other advertisers that provide coupon rewards.
More at Lucktastic
Consecutive day play is encouraged with the US $5,000 a US $10,000 scratch cards. To “unlock” the US $5,000 scratch card, players must play five days consecutively. Ditto for the US $10,000 scratch card but for ten days. Oops, there is also a US $25,000 sweepstakes that have terms and conditions of play.
Players can actually cash out their account as long as it is over $10 either by receiving a check (7 – 10 business days) or using a system called Dwolla. To activate this, click on the Four Leaf Clover. It will open a menu of a choice of options. If you don’t have a Dwolla Account, it will walk you through the process of opening one. Dwolla is a US platform for money transfers. It looks pretty professional though it does look like you have to be a US citizen to register.
How Does Lucktastic Do It?
Ah, the catch! Firstly, let’s go back to the ole you have to be a US citizen to play. This is because the site is funded by advertising. It doesn’t appear that this translates into receiving spam but instead prior to playing the scratch card, players are offered advertising to view. You do have a choice on whether you have to read before you play and it does appear that whether you do or not, does not affect winning. But, keep in mind – the more tokens you cash to play, the more advertising you are offered.
Surfing around reading some of the comments players have made, it does sound like the App itself might be a little sluggish and/or your ability to play depends on how new your phone is. As I am not a US citizen, hence cannot register to play, I did not find this out first hand.
Lastly at Lucktastic
Given that you are not actually giving these guys any credit card details (it is free) and the game itself is very straightforward, there can’t be that many questions. But if you do, the operator of the site is Jump Ramp Games out of New York with a snail mail and email address, plus a twitter account. There are no phone numbers. There are no terms and conditions with any information being provided only in their FAQ.
Is This the Place to Play?
If you’re into playing scratch cards (I admit it, I am) and you are a US Citizen in the US (and I am not), then this could be some good fun and winnings though it’s not going to be that mega jackpot. Then again, it is free. Lucktastic gets 5.5 out 10.