Casino War is a new rendition of the classic Card War game, especially fit for play in Brick & Mortar and Online Casinos alike. Like Classic Card War, this game is very simple, based on comparing your cards to the cards of your opponent. The player equipped with the highest card is the one who wins. The sheer simplicity of Casino War is what makes it so fun to play for players.
Cards in Casino War are ranked according to their Poker Value; Aces are the highest. In Online Casinos and Brick & Mortar Casinos alike, players play against a dealer and not against other players though other players may attend the game. The game begins with players placing their wagers and then both they and the dealer receive on card. If the card the player receives is higher than the dealer's, the player wins. The terms of war come in play here in case the dealer's card ties the player's card. There are two possibilities, the player can either roll the drums and "Go to War" or raise the white flag, surrender and forfeit half their wager:
Go to War
When a player decides to go to war, he has to place an additional amount on his initial wager – this amount should equal this original wager. The dealer in return has to place an additional amount equal to his initial wager. Then the war begins: the dealer burns three cards and deals one face up card. A higher card for the player means he wins, a higher card for the dealer – house wins. The catch is that when the house wins, it earns both bets (the player's and the dealer's), while players who win only receives only an even amount of money which he has risen and his original bet. Therefore the edge always goes to the house here.
Instead of going to war, in case of a tie players can also surrender. This effectively means losing half of your bet, which is painful, but it is not as painful as losing all of it. Again the house has a nice edge here, but this can also be considered but a natural necessity due to Casino War's relative simplicity. Sometimes it's better to keep some of your payroll than to lose it all, even if it collides with the beautiful Churchillian "Never Surrender" motto.