The Game
Red Dog is played using a 52-card deck on a blackjack-sized table with two betting options "Raise" and "Not Raise". Three cards are played at each hand, and the suits of the cards are irrelevant.


To Bet
The minimum bet is $1 and the maximum is $200. You place the bet by clicking on the amount of chips you wish to wager. The chips are in the lower right corner of the screen. The chips are automatically placed on Bet when clicked.

You can Raise the bet after the dealer deals. Raising automatically places the amount initially wagered on Bet.

Last Bet allows you to play a new game without choosing chips. It automatically bets the same amount initially wagered on your previous bet.

The right mouse button is for deducting money from the table.


The Rules
As a player, you place an opening bet and the dealer will deal two cards. The object of the game is to bet on the likelihood that the rank of a third card is going to fall between the first two. If it does fall between, you win. If it doesn't, you lose.

Now the "raise" bet comes in and it's based on the "spread". The "spread" is the number of card values that lie between the two initial cards. The value of any card from 2 to 10 counts at face value, a jack counts as 11, a queen as 12, a king as 13, and an ace counts as 14.

Here's an example to start you off. If the dealer deals a 7 and a 10, since 8 and 9 fall between the 7 and 10, the spread is 2. If the next hand plays a 4 and a 5, then since the cards are consecutive, no cards fall between 4 and 5 and it's called a "tie". In this case you keep your money and the hand is over.

Red Dog gives you another option to bet on the spread where you go for a bonus payout. The odds are set based on a simple principle: the narrower the spread, the higher the potential payout ("bonus").



Betting
Open with a bet and the dealer deals two cards. The cards are placed face up on the table and the dealer will place a marker to indicate (1) the spread and (2) the odds the house offers on an additional bet (the "raise"). If you choose not bet any further, you will win your original bet at even money if you win the hand.

If you do decide to raise, you're betting at house odds as printed on the Red Dog table. If you win, you get your original bet at even money and the raise bet at the odds indicated.

If the first two cards are a tie (consecutive cards) you keep your bet. If the two cards are a pair, betting stops but you'll get paid at 11:1 if the third card makes it three of a kind. Otherwise your bet is returned.

Finally, if the third card matches either of the first two, you lose your bet.



Payouts
In a winning hand, opening bets are always paid out at even money. Raise bets are paid out based on the spread as follows:
Spread Payout
1 5:1
2 4:1
3 2:1
4 through 11 1:1
Good Luck!