Pull Tabs

Pull tabs, also known as break opens, are very similar to lottery tickets but better.  The reason we say they are better is because they have a definite payout and they provide you with the number of tickets in each deal, meaning you know your odds of winning.

Pull Tab Examples

When you play state owned lottery tickets, you have no idea what your odds are because you don’t know the amount of tickets printed for each game.  There may be 50 winners at $500 in a lottery ticket, but you are never told how many tickets are in each game so you cannot figure out your odds.  The odds of winning high payout money playing lottery tickets is not that good anyways, but people still do enjoy the excitement that they could hit a big winner and pay off their house in an instant.

Odds While Playing Pull Tabs

If you like better odds when you gamble, then you will do a lot better playing pull tabs.  With pull tab tickets you know exactly what your odds are before you even begin playing.  Gambling is all about odds and if you like winning then you better know your odds before you hand over your money.

Break opens are made with a simple process including two strips of paper that are glued together.  The top sheet of paper has perforated windows that the player opens up to reveal the symbols printed on the rear piece of paper.  Each ticket is then marked with the amount of money you win so it is very simple to see whether you have the winning symbols or not.  Check out the video below that demonstrates exactly how the tickets work.

Signers vs Instants

One very unique way of playing a break open game is to introduce some signing tickets, or holders, into the game.  What this does is add a second layer of winners that players do not win right away.  There may be a $500 winner as a seal that has 15 different signer tickets, which gives each one of them a chance to win the big prize.

The advantage of using a seal on your game is that it keeps players into the game until the very end.  That way they can retrieve more of the signer tickets and so they can see who wins the big seal winner at the very end.

Sometimes clubs prefer to use the signer tickets as holders.  This is when the players do not hand in their signer tickets and they hold on to them to see who won the seal, or seals, at the end of the game.

Seal winners allow the players to win the large money because if someone puts a $1,000 instant winner in a game with only 4,000 tickets and that big winner gets hit, a lot of players will stop playing and move on to another game.  That will end up with the club or game operator losing money, since people will stop buying the remaining tickets.

With a $1,000 seal, players will keep playing to see if they can receive any more signer tickets and they will be interested to see who wins the seal at the end of the game.

I’m not saying every club or organization needs to use signers, as each area has different preferences.  That is the beauty of gambling!  There are plenty of different ways to put together payout structures so this gives us tons of different options when it comes to picking out which games will be right for your organization.

Which Pull Tab Is Right For You?

Since there are so many pull tabs, it really comes down to a number of factors.

  • How many people will you be servicing?
  • How many days will you be running your event/are you open?
  • How many tickets are in the games you are interested in?
  • …and many more!

Give us a call at PA Games today so we can help you pick out the perfect games for you.  We will ask you questions and learn more about your goals so we can help you pick out the best games for you.