Casino War is a proprietary casino table game based on the game of War. The game is one of the most easily understood casino card games, and is one of the only card games where players can beat the dealer more than 50% of the time.
How to Play War
- Select the chip denomination with which you would like to bet.
- Place your bet/s by clicking on the Bet position and/or the Tie position.
- Once a chip is placed, click on the initial chip/s to increase the bet.
- To remove the last bet/s placed click Undo.
- To remove all bets placed click Clear Bets.
- Click Deal to start the hand.
- The game rules and sequence of play is described below.
- Click Rebet after the hand has completed to repeat your previous bet.
- Click New Game to change your previous bet for the next hand.
In War, either a "Bet" bet or a Tie bet must be placed before the cards can be dealt.
The player receives 1 card face up.
The dealer receives 1 card face up.
According to the Card Rankings:
if the player beats the dealer, he is paid evens - or 1 to 1, Tie bets lose, and the game is ended.
if the player loses to the dealer, "Bet" bets and Tie bets lose, and the game is ended.
if the player ties with the dealer:
if he had placed a Tie bet, then the player is paid 11 - 1.
he must decide to Surrender or (Go To) War.
By surrendering, a player is returned half his "Bet" bet, and the game is ended.
If the player goes to war:
the players "Bet" bet is doubled, i.e. a raise bet of an equal amount to his "Bet" bet.
If the player has insufficient funds to double his "Bet" bet they may deposit more funds and return to the game at a later date.
three burnt cards are dealt face down and a fifth card is dealt face up to the dealer.
a second card is dealt face up to the player.
the dealers fifth card vs. the players second card is evaluated according to the card rankings:
if the player ties with or beats the dealer, he is is paid evens - or 1 to 1 on the raise bet. His original "Bet" bet will push, and the game is ended.
if the player loses to the dealer the game is ended.
Game is played with 6 decks of cards. Cards are shuffled at the start of each game.
Card Rankings are face value i.e. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, J, Q, K, A
Return to Player
With optimal strategy, the theoretical RTP of this game is 97.30%
The theoretical RTP for the Tie bet game, only, is 88.75%
Malfunction voids all plays and pays.
If connection is lost and the game action was received by the server, the game action will be processed on the server side. If the game state is resumeable the player can continue from after their last action. If the game action was final the resulted game will be visible in Game History only.