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Main Points

  1. Traditionally, the game is played with six decks of cards, but Playtech online casinos plays it with just one
  2. There can be as little as one player or as many as 16 at a live casino and for the online one you can place up to three bets at once
  3. The goal of the game is to guess correctly if the third card you're given will be within the number range of the first two cards

Basic Instructions

The player(s) will be given two cards from the stack. They will be laid face-up in front of them.

Next, each player must decide whether or not they will continue with the game and raise their bet because they think that the third card will be between the first two cards, or if they will fold, and forfeit their bet, because they aren't sure or don't think that they will win.

If they choose to raise their bet, then they will be given a third card face-up. If the third card falls between the values of the first two cards then it is referred to as a "spread" and the number of cards between the original number will determine what the value of the spread is. That said, the payout should be something like this:

Standard Red Dog Payout Table
Spread # *Pay Ratio
1 5:1
2 4:1
3 2:1
4-11 Pays even
*The Pay Ratio is in regards to the original bet only and does not include the raise.

In order to correctly determine what the spread number will be, you will need to know the value of the cards:

Red Dog Card Values
Card Name(s) Card Value
2-10 Shown Value
Jacks 11
Queens 12
Kings 13
Aces 14

The spread number is going to be the number of possible cards between the two, i.e. '4' and '8' have a spread value of 3 (5,6,7).

If you are dealt two consecutive cards, i.e. '4' and '5', then the game is considered a "push" and your bet is returned to you.

On the very rare and lucky occasion that you are dealt a pair, i.e. '2' and '2', then you are immediately dealt a third card. If the third card is another '2', then you are paid out at 11:1. If the third card does not give you three-of-a-kind, then you continue with your game, using the number of the pairs and the number of the fourth card to determine if you would like to raise or not.

Red Dog Game Example

Sarah is dealt two cards. The first is a '9' and the second is a 'King'.

She decides to raise her bet so that she can guess the next card.

The third card is a 'Jack' and she wins the hand.

Since there was a possibility of three card spread between the '9' and the 'King', Sarah is paid out at a 2:1 ratio.

Pretty easy, eh?

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