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Casino War

Casino War is a casino card game which is based on the game of War - a popular children's game. It is a very easy game to learn how to play although it also has quite a high house edge so there are better bets in the casino. This guide gives you all of the details on the game.

Aim of the Game

  • Beat the dealers hand by having a higher hand

Decks Used

  • Typically six decks are used although some casinos use more or less

Card Values

  • Standard poker rankings except Aces are always high

Game Play

  • Player and dealer are both dealt one card
  • If the players card is higher play wins 1 to 1
  • If the dealers hand is higher player loses
  • If the hands tie the player can surrender or go to war
  • If the player surrenders half the bet is lost and the hand ends
  • If the player goes to war a bet equal to the original is placed
  • The dealer the discards three cards
  • Both player and dealer get another card
  • If the players hand is higher or ties the player wins 1 to 1 on the raise
  • If the dealers hand is higher player loses both bets

Tie Bet

  • Most games offer a tie bet with a 10 to 1 payout
  • The house edge on this bet ranges from 17% to 35%
  • The tie bet should be avoided

House Advantage

The house edge based on six decks and standard rules are as follows. The edge decreases as the amount of decks decrease so the best situation for the player is when only one deck is used.

  • Initial Bet : 2.9%
  • Surrender : 3.7%
  • Tie : 17.83% (The house edge for the tie bet increases with fewer decks)

Where To Play Casino War Online

Online casinos appear to use a wide variety of decks for casino War. If you are looking for single deck games then check out Bodog or Millionaire Casino as they both offer a single deck game with standard rules. Microgaming casinos such as Platinum Play use six decks.
 
Casino USA Games Bonus Software Details
Bodog Casino Bodog Casino Yes 100+ 10% RTG Review
Club World Casino Club World Yes 100+ 94.9% RTG Review
Platinum Play Platinum Play No 300+ $1500 Microgaming Review
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