How to Play Red Dog

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How to Play Red Dog

First I will start with some facts about the game. Red Dog is typically played with as little as 2 players or as many as 10 players. Most consider Red Dog to be a thoughtless guessing game. The amount of decks used for Red Dog is based on how many players are at the table, anywhere between 1 to eight decks can be used so it’s important to know how many decks are being used during your game play because this will effect your guessing. The table layout for Red Dog is pretty straight forward, there are places for the wagers, and then 3 card spots.

First you’ll make your wager, the dealer will deal two cards which will be placed one on the left space for a card and one in the right space for a card, the middle space is left open at this time. From there the “spread” is announced. The spread is actually the number of cards that are available to win this round. You can choose to change your wager or keep it the same way it is. The aim in this game is to try and get the next card dealt to be a card ranked between the two cards already on the table. It can be any number between the two cards. So if the two cards dealt were a 2 and a 6 the spread would be 3 because with a 3 4 or 5 this would fall between a 2 and a 6. The payout chart is as follows

– Spread of 4 or more pays even money.
– Spread of 3 pays 2:1.
– Spread of 2 pays 4:1.
– Spread of 1 pays 5:1.

In the event that the cards dealt first have no spread, like an 8 & 9, the hand becomes a push where you’ll get your money back.

The reason why the amount of decks involved in your game is important is because if only 1 deck is being used and the first two cards turn out to be a 5 & 7, the spread will be 1 in this case you’ll only have 4 winning hands left or if eight decks were being used, you’ll still have 32 chances. Red Dog is played widely online and in land based casinos. This is a game best learned online at first & then taken to the land based casinos only because the game does take some time to get the hang of.