Break open tickets are offered by Atlantic Lotteries, OLG lotteries, and other state lotteries in Canada. These lotteries in Canada offer a wide range of games, from draw games to online bingo; breakopen tickets to sports wagering; and games in both social settings and online.
Breakopen tickets are actually Pull Tab games. These games are also called Nevada Tickets, Cherry Bells, Lucky 7s, Pickle Cards, Instant Bingo, Bowl Games, or Popp-Opens.
Physical pull-tab tickets are multi-layered paper tickets containing symbols hidden behind perforated tabs. The player opens the perforated windows on the ticket to reveal a winning combination. The player turns in the winning ticket for a prize. Electronic analogs have also been created.
Offline the tickets may be provided by mechanical pull-tab dispensers. Several different games may be offered for sale at any one time; each may have different prices and payouts. Pull-tabs are typically sold for 25¢, 50¢, $1, $2, $3, and $5 and have prizes as high as $5,000.
Pull tab games are relatively unique among wagering games in that each game, when new, has a predetermined quantity of tickets/chances, which can range from 5,000 to 50,000 total, among which are a predetermined and fixed quantity of winning chances each of which rewards a predetermined prize value.
In many setups, a potential player can see through the transparent box roughly how many chances remain and they can view on the associated tally sheet how many major winners remain at any given time. When several major winners remain among a few chances, players buy as many as they can at a time. When no major winners remain among unsold tickets, the organization takes the game out of play or retires that deal and replaces it with a brand new deal.
The key attribute that make something a pull tab—electronic or paper—is the finite probability basis of having a predetermined quantity of chances among which there are a predetermined quantity of winners that pay a fixed and predetermined value of the prize. Redemption of one losing chance actually does mean one chance closer to a winner.
This is opposed to, for instance, slots that operate on near-continuum probability premises, where each event is a separate activity without bearing on the next outcome and without having been influenced by past events.
Breakopen paper tickets
In Breakopen paper tickets each ticket has two sides. Typically, one side lists the winning combinations of symbols, the cash payout for each combination, the number of tickets that contain each winning combination, and the total number of tickets in the game. This information is generally also posted in a large printed sheet called a flare. The other side of the ticket contains the perforated tabs. After purchasing the ticket, the player pulls the perforated tabs to reveal their winnings, if any. Cash prizes may be claimed immediately.
Breakopen electronic tickets
An electronic pull tab is derived from paper pull tabs. The electronic game closely resembled pull tabs in that when new, there are a fixed and preset quantity of chances among which are a fixed quantity of winning chances of a predetermined prize value. Furthermore, it brings the unique features of allowing players to view the number of chances for each given prize value in each deal, as well as other pull tab features common to pull tab in various states
This version of an electronic pull-tab uses a hand-held device, similar to a tablet computer, with a touch screen interface. All such devices are subject to control and monitoring from a central computer. Each device must have access to one or more finite sets of chances not to exceed a maximum number per set or “deal” as they are called in pull-tab lingo. Sizes of the sets are under jurisdictional control and vary between maximums of 7,500 to 25,000. Among the chances are a predetermined quantity of winning and losing chances. Furthermore, the legislature stated that pull tab devices have “no spinning reels or other representations that mimic a video slot machine.”
The devices are linked wirelessly to a master computer within the bar or restaurant or to a central computer that controls many sites.
How to play BreakOpen Tickets in Canada?
To Play Breakopen tickets in Canada you have to join Atlantic Lotteries or any other state lotteries website in Canada and open your account.
Then make a deposit and fund your lotto account
You can do this on your mobile also with the lotteries app
The breakopen tickets in Canada are available for Instant Win Games.
These games cost as low as $0.25 cents to as high as $20 or more.
You can also play these games offline meaning at your nearest lottery retailer
Once you have your ticket simply open the windows found on the back of each Breakopen ticket to reveal five sets of symbols. For most Breakopen tickets, if you reveal three identical symbols in any one window, you win the prize indicated on the front of the game for that symbol. The Criss Cross ticket plays slightly different in that you can win if you reveal three identical symbols in any one window or vertically across multiple windows.
With Breakopen, the odds of winning any prizes range from as strong as 1 in 6 to as low as 1 in 12 depending on the specific game. The odds of winning are described on the back of each Atlantic Lottery Breakopen ticket.’
How to collect your wins if you win Breakopen Ticket?
Before you know how to collect your wins if you win Breakopen Ticket you should know that there are two types of Breakopen Tickets:Non Barcoded Breakopen and Barcoded breakopen.
A barcoded Breakopen ticket will have a barcode on the right vertical side of the ticket. One of the main differences between barcoded and non-bar coded Breakopen tickets is that barcoded Breakopen tickets can be validated at any retail location with a lottery terminal at any time, not just at the location of purchase.
For Scratch & Barcoded Breakopen:
Prizes worth up to $250 can be claimed at any Lottery retail location such as Atlantic lotteries as an example (some stores can actually cash up to $999.99). Prizes between $250 and $9,999.99 can be claimed at any Scotia Bank location or at their Head Office in Moncton. For prizes valued at $10,000 or greater, you will need to contact Atlantic Lottery at 1-800-561-3942. From there, they will reach out to you to set up an appointment through their Moncton, Dartmouth or St. John’s offices. But before you redeem any prizes, please be sure to sign your ticket because they require all tickets (except Barcoded Breakopen) to be signed before they can be validated. By signing your ticket, you are protecting your potential winnings from being claimed by someone else fraudulently.
The claiming process for non-barcoded Breakopen tickets is slightly different then the claiming process Barcoded Breakopen. Unlike the other games, non-barcoded Breakopen tickets do not contain a barcode; therefore, they are not validated on lottery terminal.
The validation process for non-barcoded Breakopen tickets is executed using face-validation. For each winning Breakopen ticket, the prize amount won, is clearly identified and positioned in an orange win box over a non-winning symbol on the ticket. All winning Non-Barcoded Breakopen Tickets must be redeemed at the Retail location where the ticket was purchased, with the exception of winning Bonus prizes ($999, $777, $2,000). Retailers do not pay Bonus prizes even if the Bonus prize value is within the Retailer’s encashment level and the ticket was sold by the Retailer. Winning Bonus prize tickets have a designated signature line, orange win box and text directing you to contact Customer Care. Retailers will direct you to contact Customer Care for prize claiming information.
Finally, remember that Barcoded breakopen tickets offer industry-standard security features and several advantages for retailers and players. This product will reduce fraud, strengthen the security of the tickets and streamline the accounting process. Players can also validate and redeem barcoded tickets at any location with a lottery terminal.