The term "pull tab" means the
gaming pieces used in a defined population game of chance.
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.
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
Break-opens are offered mostly in the US, Canada and Europe.
SOURCE: North American Gaming Regulators Association and The Whole World
See Pull-Tab Sales