This is a simple and straightforward card game. All cards are
ranked according to their poker value and Aces are the highest.
The player and the dealer get one card each. If the player's card is
better than the dealer's card, then the player wins even money. If the
dealer's card is better than the player's card, the player loses.
If both cards are of equal value, then the player may either lose half
his bet or elect to go to 'war' against the dealer (similar to the 'En
Prison' rule in roulette). The player has also the option of a 10:1
side bet that the two initial cards will tie.
If the player elects to go to 'war', then he must double his bet. The
dealer then disposes of or burns three cards before giving both the
player and himself a second card. If the player's second card either
beats or ties the dealer's second card, then the player wins even money
on the raise and the original bet is a push. If the dealer's second
card beats the player's second card the player loses both his original
and the additional bet. If the player surrenders rather than going to
war, half of the original bet is lost by rounding off to the nearest