Casino War - or Battle Royale in French - is without a doubt the easiest card game to play in a casino. In Casino War, both the player and the casino draw a card and whoever has the card with the highest value wins. As you can see, it’s a very simple game and one you’ve likely played as a child.
In fact, Casino War is probably the easiest card game that exists in the world.
All you have to do is place a bet. The dealer distributes one card to each player and to himself. As we explained earlier, whoever’s card has the highest value, wins.
In case of a tie, you can either agree to divide the sum of your bets by two or simply “go to war” with your opponent: you will need to double the amount of your initial bet. You’ll then receive two new cards and that will decide the winner. If at the end of this war, your card is lower, you lose all your winnings!
Casino War Rules are Presented Below:
- Casino War is played with six decks of cards. The value of the cards is the same as in poker, except aces, which is always the highest-valued card.
- After you place your bet, you receive a card. Then, the dealer also receives a casino card. Your card is then compared to the dealer and if it is higher than yours, you lose. If yours is the highest, you win.
- If you decide to go to war, you must place another bet. The size of the bet must be exactly the same as your original bet. The dealer does the same thing. Then, the dealer burns three cards and gives a card to the player and to himself. If the second player's card is the same as the dealers, once you win your bet, so your original bet and your war bet. If the dealer’s second card is higher than yours, unfortunately, you lose both bets.
- Outside the Regular Casino War bet, you can also play a “tie bet”, where you are betting that your card is going to tie with the dealer’s card. This bet gives you 10:1 payout. Above the box where you usually place your bet, there is an additional box where you can place your tie bet.
Casino War Strategies
It shouldn’t be hard to guess that going to war is always the best option in case of a tie. The house advantage is less than 1% if the player chooses to go to war when the cards are tied.
A small detail: You should never bet all you have on one hand in Casino War. Make sure you always have enough money to go to war.