Tuesday 23 July 2013

Beat the Dealer 50 Percent of the Time in Casino War

Ever heard of an online casino game where you can win against the dealer at least 50 percent of the time? In case you haven’t, try playing Casino War.

This card game is so simple, even a child can learn to play it. (In fact, Casino War is based on a children’s game simply known as War.) The game is played with six 52 card decks, and cards are ranked as follows (from lowest to highest): 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Jack, Queen, King, and Ace. Both the player and the dealer have one card each.
If your card is higher than the dealer’s, you win twice your original bet plus the raise amount, if any. Otherwise, you’ll lose your bet. 

In the event both cards are of equal ranking, you have the option to “surrender” or “go to war”. If you click “Surrender”, you’ll lose half your bet. Clicking “War”, on the other hand, will double your wager—as well as the dealer’s wager—and continue the game. The dealer will “burn” (discard) three cards, and deal one card for both of you. 

This time, if you win, you’ll get back your original bet, plus the tie bet and the dealer’s bet. If you lose, you won’t get anything at all. 

Because only two cards are involved per play, your chances of winning against the dealer are at least 50 percent. Factor in the randomness of the cards pulled out from the decks every time, and you have the recipe for a classic casino card game.

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