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Battle Royale Basics

Battle Royale, a card game similar to the children's card game of War, is played between player and dealer. A regular deck of 52 cards is used, with one card dealt face up to the player, and one card dealt face up to the dealer.

Battle Royale is very simple in that whoever has the higher card wins. When it comes to rank, aces are high in this fashion until a tie occurs between the dealer and the player.

If this happens, the player must decide if he wants to battle or surrender. If the player surrenders, he loses half of his bet. If the he battles, he must double his bet before both he and the dealer receive a new card. If the dealer wins, the doubled bet is lost, but if the player wins, he receives both bets back plus an amount equal to his original bet. If a second tie occurs during the battle, the player is paid out at a rate of 3:1.

Winning at Battle Royale

A winning hand pays out according to the following odds:

First Round Result
Dealer has high card Dealer wins
Player has high card Player wins
Tie See Battle Round

Battle Round Result
Player surrenders Player loses half of initial wager
Player has high card Player wins at 1:1 odds on his original bet
Tie Player wins at 3:1 odds on Battle Bet
Dealer has high card Player loses initial wager plus Battle Bet

A Glossary of Battle Royale Terms

Here are a few of the most widely-used terms in the game of Battle Royale.

ACTION

Refers to the total amount of money bet in a specific period of time.

BURN CARD(S)

Burn Card(s) are card(s) from a full deck that are discarded after the deck has been shuffled by the dealer and cut by one of the players. These are never revealed to the players.

PUSH

Another word for "tie"; the original bet is returned to the player.

WAR

The player's declared battle against the dealer if the two dropped cards are of equal value, in which casethe bet must be raised by an amount equal to the originalbet.