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Pull-Tabs or Break-Opens

The term "pull tab" means the gaming pieces used in a defined population game of chance.
These gaming pieces are constructed of paper, cardboard, or other materials capable of being imprinted with concealed numbers or symbols, some of which have been predesignated as winners by the manufacturer and which are randomly placed within the population of all pull tabs comprising a specific deal.
Pull tabs are known in various jurisdictions as "charitable gaming tickets," "break-opens," "hard cards," "banded tickets," "jar tickets," "pickle cards," "lucky seven cards," "Nevada club tickets," "instant bingo tickets," and other such names .
They represent a niche market, and are played mostly in bars and taverns.
The games have significant restrictions of the claiming of prizes, and prizes must often be claimed from the retailer who sold the ticket on the day it was sold.
They do however, tend to offer high prize returns (similar to scratch games) and can be very inexpensive (as little as $0.25 in the US).
Break-opens are offered mostly in the US, Canada and Europe.
SOURCE: North American Gaming Regulators Association and The Whole World Lottery Guide.

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