Red Dog Card Games
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Red Dog Alert!
At first, you may find this game to be confusing. It is probably due to the fact that the original card table game is totally different. So if you played real Red Dog, you will be totally bewildered.
The card machine game has a different goal and totally different gameplay. Remember, when you play Red Dog at the table it’s a game for at least three players. Here, you play against the dealer. The objective of the bricks-and-mortar casino game is to win as many chips as you can. It requires not only luck but some strategic thinking and planning.
Red Dog’s gameplay may get quite complicated. The machine type of Red Dog is purely mechanical. The main idea is to guess whether the rank of a card will fall between the first two, and to bet on it. And that’s it. No rocket science, really.
But first things first. Let’s start with the gameplay. Red Dog is played with a 52 cards deck from a deuce to an Ace. The two is the smallest card therefore the Ace is the highest. The game begins with an ante bet. At the bottom of the screen you may choose the chips to wager. Their value ranges from 0.10 to 100.00 credits.
After the bets are placed, three cards are drawn. Two cards on the sides are open, and the one in the middle is closed. You have to remember, only the rank of the cards is important, the suit is irrelevant. After the first draw, the situation may develop in three different ways.
First, if the open cards are consecutive, it’s a tie and you will get your ante back. The second option is when the cards are of equal value, then the third card is opened. If it matches the value of the open cards, you win 11:1. But if not, then it’s a tie and you get your ante back. That payout is called push as you just get your chips pushed back to you.
The third possibility is when the cards are neither consecutive nor equal. In this case, we have a spread. A spread is the number of card values in between the open two cards. Say you have a deuce and a six open. There are three cards between them so the spread is 3. If you draw a three and, say, a Jack, then the spread is 7. Well, you got the idea. The main goal is to guess whether the hole card’s will lie between the values of the open cards.
Next, you have two opinions: to Bet or to Call. When you bet, you double the Ante. And when you call, you make no extra bet. After, the third card is drawn, and here comes the moment of truth! If the card fits into the spread, you win and are paid according to the paytable. If the card is outside the spread or it matches one of the open cards, then you lose.
As for the payouts, they depend on the spread. If the third card fits the spread of 4-11, then you are paid 1 to 1. If the spread is 3, then the payout is 2 to 1. Guessing the spread of two means you will be paid 4 to 1. The spread of just one card is paid 5 to 1.
The highest odds are for the situation when the hole and the open cards are of equal value. As we have mentioned earlier, the payouts will be 11 to 1.
Hope by the end of this review you understand the machine variant of Red Dog much better. The game is extremely captivating once you master it. The thing is, if the original Red Dog is more like a poker game as it was based on poker; then the machine Red Dog has nothing to do with poker anymore.
It has developed into something completely different and unique. Playing Red Dog might be an extraordinary experience. Don’t miss your chance to give it a go!