Warriors tug back and forth on a Puck. Players wager
on which Warrior they think will win the Tug-O-War.
One Warrior will win by pulling the Puck completely
to their end. During the contest one warrior will become
the favorite by having tugged the Puck closer to him
while the other warrior, with the Puck further from
him, becomes the underdog.
The odds change as the Puck moves. Players can take
the odds on the favorite or lay the odds on the dog.
When the Puck is exactly in the middle of the Warriors
the odds are even money.
The Tug-O-War is represented by a Puck moving between
a Yellow Warrior and a Blue Warrior. There are 3 units
between the Warriors and the Puck advances one unit
at a time. Players wager when the Puck is at rest between
movements. At each unit on the line there is one Arrow
for Yellow Warrior wagers and one Arrow for Blue Warrior
the image above to view a high resolution version
of the layout.
(You must have your pop-up blocker turned "off".)
One card is issued to the Yellow Warrior and one card
is issued to the Blue Warrior. The $ Puck moves one
unit (one horizontal pair of arrows) toward the Warrior
with the higher card. In the illustration below
the Puck would move one arrow toward the Yellow Warrior.
There are two types of wagers:
High Card wagers – made on the Circles on which
Warrior will receive the higher card. These wagers are
won or lost on a single draw of the cards. In the
illustration above a Player has a $25 wager that Yellow
will receive the Higher Card
Tug-O-War wages – made on the Arrows on which
Warrior will win the Tug-O-War. These wagers are won
or lost when the Puck reaches a Warrior. Note the
$10 wager on the Blue Warrior and the $5 wager on the
Players wager on the Arrows that correspond to the
Puck position. In the illustration players could
only wager on the center arrows (where the $10 wager
Occasionally the movement of the Puck will allow players
to hedge their wagers to get paid no matter which Warrior
wins the Tug-O-War. In the example above a player has
a $10 to win $10 wager on the Blue Warrior and
a $5 to win $15 wager on the Yellow Warrior. The Player
will net $5 regardless!
Tug-O-War offers the best odds of any casino table
game (3 to 1) and is the only game that allows this
type of “spread betting” action that keeps
players in action longer!