Red Dog, also known as Red Dog Poker or Yablon, is a game of chance played with cards. It is a variation of acey-duecey or in-between. While found in some land casinos, its popularity has declined, although it is featured at many casinos online.
The deck used to play Red Dog is the standard, fifty two card variety. The game may be played with anywhere from one to eight decks, with an increasing number of decks decreasing the house edge the house`s advantage begins at 3.155% with one deck, but falls to 2.751% when eight decks are used. This is in contrast with some other casino card games, such as blackjack, where a higher number of decks used will increase the house edge.
The game only uses three cards at a time, which are ranked as in poker, with aces high. Suit is irrelevant. A wager is placed, and two cards are placed face up on the table, with three possible outcomes:
* If the cards are consecutive in number (for example, a four and a five, or a jack and a queen), the hand is a push and the player`s wager is returned.
* If the two cards are of equal value, a third card is dealt. If the third card is of the same value, then the payout for the player is 11:1, otherwise the hand is a push.
* If the two cards difference is greater than one place (for example, a three and an eight), then a spread is announced which determines the payoff, pending the outcome of a third card which will be dealt. If this third card`s value falls between the first two, the player wil receive a payoff according to the spread, otherwise the bet is lost. Before dealing the third card, the player has the option to double his bet.
Red Dog Rules
In Red Dog, number cards count as their face value, Jack is 11, Queen is 12, King is 13 and Ace is 14. The suit is irrelevant.
First, click on the chips to place a bet. To remove chips from the bet, right click on the chips. Click on the Deal button.
Two cards are drawn. If the cards are consecutive, it is a tie (your wager is returned to you and the round is over). If the cards are equal, a third card is drawn. If it matches the first two cards, you win 11 to 1; otherwise it is a tie.
If the two cards are neither consecutive nor equal, the spread is established. The spread is the number of card values between the two cards. For example - 2 and 4 have a spread of 1; 6 and a Queen have a spread of 5.
Now you have the option to raise (double) your bet or to call (continue without raising). Press Raise or Call respectively. A third card is drawn. If it is between the two cards, you win according to the payout table (seen on the card table). If it matches one of the two cards or is outside the spread, you lose.
Please note that if you win a hand, you get your bet back along with the winnings. Thus, on a spread that pays even money (is marked "Even"), you will receive double your bet amount in case of a victory. For example , if you bet $5 and win on an even spread, you get $10. If you win on a spread of 3, that pays 2:1, you get double your bet in winnings ($10) plus your bet back ($5).
Click New Game if you wish to play again. Place a bet as described above, or click Rebet to place the same bet again.