What is Battle Royale?
Battle Royale is a card game, similar to the children's card game of War but played between one player and a 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 and twos are low. The game carries on in this fashion until a tie occurs between the dealer and the player.
If this happens, the dealer will ask if the player would like to battle or surrender. If the player chooses to surrender, the dealer takes the bet and deals a new hand. If the player decides to battle, the original wager must be doubled, and cards are then dealt out one by one to the player and to the dealer. If the dealer wins, the doubled wager is lost, but if the player wins, only the original bet is returned. However, if a second tie occurs during the battle the player is payed out at a rate of 7:1.
A Glossary of Battle Royale Terms
Here are a few of the most widely-used terms in the game of Battle Royale:
Refers to the total amount of money bet in a specific period of time.
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.
Another word for "tie"; the original bet is returned to the player.
In the case that two dropped cards are of equal value, this is the player's declared battle against the dealer.
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