Red Dog is a classic casino card game, where the object is to land in the middle of the spread you set up with your first two card values. Match three card values up and you'll get your bet paid out at 11:1!
Red Dog game play
Types of bet
Before you begin a game of Red Dog, it is important to be aware of the different types of bet you can place throughout the game. There are two types of bet in Red Dog:
A compulsory bet that must be placed at the start of a game, in order to begin that game. May be of any value you wish.
An optional bet, with a value of up to your ante bet. This bet is placed once the first two cards have been dealt and you have seen the spread between the cards.
How to play
1. To begin a game, an ante bet must be placed on the table. The ante bet is compulsory and starts play. Select your stake for the ante bet by clicking on the chips at the bottom of the screen.
2. Click on the ante button to place your bet.
3. Now select the Deal button to play. Use the Clear button if you wish to remove your bet from the table and choose another stake.
4. Two cards will be dealt face-up. If these two cards are consecutive in number, (suit has no relevance and the ace is always high) then the game is declared a push, your stake is returned and the game is over.
5. If the two cards dealt face-up are of the same numeric value (suit has no relevance and the ace is always high) then a third card is drawn. If this card is also of same value then the ante bet is paid at odds of 11:1, if the third card is not the same then the bet is declared a push.
6. If the game is not won or pushed the dealer will declare the 'spread'. This is the number of card values that exist between the two up-card numbers, (i.e. up-cards of 9 and 3 have a spread of 5).
7. You may then choose to 'raise' the bet, placing chips on the raise up to the value of the ante bet.
8. Raised stakes up to the amount of your ante bet will be deducted from your balance and will automatically appear on the "Raise" area on the betting cloth.
9. On selecting deal a third card will then be drawn.
10. If the third card lies numerically between the first two then the bets on the table will be paid according to the payout defined on the game's spread. If the third card is equal to or outside the first two cards the bets will be lost.
The player bets against the house.
The player must place the ante bet to start the game.
The Aces always counts as a high card.
Bet payout is dependent on first two cards drawn.
Bet payout on the raised bet is calculated according to the first two cards drawn.
In the event of a 'push', the player's bet is returned to them.
You can choose to rebet using the same stake, 2 times your stake or 3 times your stake using the REBET, REBETX2 and REBETX3 buttons at the end of each game.
Red Dog is played with 6 decks of cards each with 52-cards. The cards are shuffled after each game.
The number on each chip relates to real values in your chosen currency, showing values of 1, 5, 25, 100 and 500.
Winning or losing the game
If the first two cards drawn are consecutive the game is declared a 'push'.
If the first two cards drawn are of equal value, a third is drawn. If the third card matches the first two cards; the player will be paid 11:1 on their stake. If the third card is not the same, the game will be declared a push.
If the two cards are neither consecutive nor equal the dealer announces the spread, or the number of card values in between the cards. For example a 5 and 10 would have a spread of 4. The player is then given a chance to increase the wager up to the amount of the original wager. Then a third card is dealt, if it is in between the first two cards the player wins according to the following payout table, if it matches or is outside the first two cards the player loses
Winning Games and payouts
Below are details about Red Dog games and their payouts.
Description: When first two cards drawn are consecutive or when first two cards are same followed by a third 'different' card
Example: J - 10 or K - K and 3rd is 8
Payout: Returned a 'push'
Three Cards Same
Description: When first two cards are the same a third is drawn and the same value again pays for three cards same
Example: K - K and 3rd is K
Payout: 11 to 1.
1 Card Spread
Description: Where the first two cards drawn have one number between them, and is won when a in between number is drawn as third card
Example: K - J and 3rd is Q
Payout: 5 to 1.
2 Card Spread
Description: Where the first two cards drawn have two numbers between them, and is won when a in between number is drawn as third card
Example: K - 10 and 3rd is Q
Payout: 4 to 1.
3 Card Spread
Description: Where the first two cards drawn have three numbers between them, and is won when a in between number is drawn as third card
Example: 2 - 6 and 3rd is 5
Payout: 2 to 1.
4+ Card Spread
Description: Where the first two cards drawn have four or more numbers between them, and is won when a in between number is drawn as third card
Example: 3 - A and 3rd is 9
Payout: 1 to 1 Evens.
Description: Where first two cards have a spread of 1+ cards and third card does not fall between these values
Example: 9 - K and 3rd is 5
- This game has a Return to Player of 97.19% based on good playing strategy.
- System malfunction voids all pays.