Tutorial - How to play Casino War

The aim of War is for a player to get a higher card than the dealer. If the player’s card is higher, then the player wins 2 times the amount of money wagered. In the case where the value of the player’s card and the dealer’s card is the same, the player can either fold or decide to “go to war” by raising the bet. If the player folds, the amount wagered is automatically lost.

Whenever the player raises, an amount equal to the original wager is added to the bet and both the dealer and player receive three cards face down, and additional card face-up. The highest face-up card wins. In the case of a win, player receives a win 2 times the amount wagered plus the raise amount.

E.g., a player’s wager (ante) is $5 and the player raises $5 and the player’s card is higher than the dealer, the player would win two times the amount of the wager (ante) and will win the raise amount, which is a total $15. Nevertheless, if the card is lower than that of the dealer, the player loses the wager (in the case above, the player would lose $10, both the wager (ante) and the raise). If after a war the player and the dealer have the same card value, then the player wins.

How to play casino war

Casino War Game Play
Prior to receiving any cards, the player must place a wager. At the time the wager is made, the player is dealt one card face up. The dealer is as well dealt one card face up. In the case there is a tie, and the player chooses to raise (go to War), an amount equal to the wager is added to the bet. Then both the dealer and the player are each dealt three cards face down. These cards are known as “burn cards” and will remain face down. Following the burn cards, both the dealer and the player are dealt a final card (face up). If the player's final card either beats or ties the dealer's final card then the player wins.