Top Card Trumps Casino War Offers Almost Zero House Edge

08/23/2013
By Pamela PattersonGoogle
Sometimes the simplest of games can be the most enjoyable and Top Card Trumps AKA Casino War really is a game that offer simplicity and some pretty decent offers.

Not many of the land based casinos really like to open up any floor space for this game, but in their online competitors’ casino environments floor space is not an issue, and so a game that can be played by all can be enjoyed by all.

Casino War is essentially a game of high/low and players can play the house up to 3 times in one session. That means you will have to make 3 separate bets to receive 3 separate cards. The house dealer also receives a card. Any of the player’s cards that are higher the house’s card will get their bet back plus 1 at even odds. If you choose to just play 1 card, you are basically not giving the house any edge because both the house and the player are in essence playing a game of heads or tails.

If there is a draw players get to go to war against the dealer. This means staking a raise bet that is exactly the same amount as the ante bet. The dealer is then dealt 3 face down cards and 1 face up card, while the player is dealt another face-up card, which goes to war versus the dealer’s 1 face-up card. If the players extra card is higher than the dealers extra card, the player wins the war and gets paid out even odds on their raise bet, and the ante bet is pushed. For example, you bet $10 and draw, so you bet another $10 to go to war and if you win, you get your ante bet back, your $10 raise back and $10 on top. However, if you lose, then you lose all bets unless, you decide not to go to war, then you will get half your ante returned.

The house gets a slight edge from the draw and war option because the player has to risk 2 bets for the price of 1 bet in return. However, in the rare event that there is a draw the player does get some consolation as he/she will immediately win.

Another great thing about this game is that players love to make side bets on a draw, and this is essentially where the house gets another edge. That’s what’s nice about this game because you get to choose whether or not the house more of an edge or whether you just want to play on a coin flip. There are 6 decks of cards in action at the same time, so you can land two Ace of clubs or three 10 of diamonds and so forth. That still means it is 13 versus 13 cards overall and so the odds of drawing should be around 13 to 1, but the pay back odds are 10-1 on the side bet.



This 13-1 opportunity can be misleading as it doesn’t work when you play multi handed as such. Each hand should be treated individually as far the odds are concerned against the dealer. In every 3 bets you will hit a draw around 1 in 13 times and in every 1 bet you will hit a draw every 1 in 13 times.

Casino wars is a tremendously simple game and can be found in many of the online casinos today. With its attractive odds and brilliant war draw game it is another casino hit table that deserves its place in the casino news headlines.
 
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