One of the easiest table games in the casino, Casino War’s odds are based on the random drawing of cards from a standard 52-card deck.
How Casino War odds work
At a basic level, since both the player and dealer cards are selected randomly, the odds of winning a round are almost equal for both:
- The chance of ending up with the highest card on the table is roughly 46.3%
The odds of scoring a tie are substantially lower: 7.4%. This is what makes rounds of War more infrequent and exciting!
The house edge is a statistical advantage the house has over players. Think of it as the profit a casino needs to operate and pay the jackpots that keep things exciting and entertaining.
How the house edge works in Casino War
In Casino War, the house edge varies depending on whether or not players choose to go to War. Going to War provides a chance to win more money, but that additional amount you could win is less than the total you could lose. Put it like this: when you go to War you either win one unit, or lose two—that’s why it’s a gamble.
For example: picture you originally bet $10, and then double your bet to $20 for War. You’d be risking $20 to win $10, while the casino is risking $10 to win $20.
If you’re looking to extend your play time, consider passing on “going to War” when you get a tie. You’ll miss the chance to double up, but you’ll keep your opening bet safe.
Are you a double-up sort of player? A bit more conservative? Not sure? Take our Style of Play Quiz and find out!