Casino wars is a game that has become more and more popular over the years. In essence it is a take on an old children’s game therefore it’s probably the most easiest game out of all to learn. In reality it’s a ‘one card against one’ style bet against the dealer. Yes it really is that simple!
So how does it work?
A wager or bet is first placed by the player. The player then gets dealt a card from a standard 6 card pack shoe. The dealer then draws a card from the same card shoe. If the player’s card is higher in value than that of the dealer’s then the player wins. If it isn’t then they lose their bet. It really is that simple. At this stage of the game the dealer has no advantage whatsoever, but the tables are soon turned when it comes to a tie situation. You can also bet on a tie and some casinos will let you place a bet any time that the in the next few cards a tie will ensue. Although the odds on this are a 10:1 payout (which at first glance is good) this depends upon the number of decks the casino plays with. This means the odds are stacked hugely in the favor of the casino with a house edge of 18 – 35 %
Also, in the event of a tie the player can either opt to ‘surrender or to ‘go to war’. If you surrender on ties then you stand to lose your half your bet. This puts the house edge at around 3.7%. If you opt to ‘go to war’ you must match your first bet before you get another card. The dealer will then place a chip that looks exactly like they are equalling your latest bet. The reality is that they aren’t. Instead the dealer is simply matching your primary bet. You on the other hand are betting two chips every time you ‘go to war’ to receive one back and this is where the casino gains its house edge. Having said that, this is the best option.
• The best strategies to this game are never bet on a tie, as the odds aren’t good of you getting a win.
• Always go to war and never surrender. Even when matching your bet, the odds are better than surrendering. Also it reduces the casino edge to around 2.8%
• Always quit while you’re ahead and never play on to try to break even.