Red Dog is a simple game from the old West played
with three cards. After receiving two cards, the player wins
if the next card dealt is ranked between the first two cards.
If all three cards are the same rank, the player wins 11 to
After placing the initial bet, the player receives two cards.
If the two cards are different, the player must decide either
to raise the bet (with an amount equal to the initial bet)
or continue with the current bet before receiving the third
The player wins if the third card falls numerically between
the first two cards. Winning hands are paid based on the spread
between the first two cards—how far apart the first two
cards rank. The player loses the total bet—including
any raised bet—if the third card does not fall between
the first two cards.
When the first two cards have consecutive ranks (for example,
5 and 6), then the hand is a tie and all bets are returned
to the player.
When the first two cards have the same rank, the third card
is automatically dealt. If the third card has the same as
the first two, the player wins eleven times the initial bet.
If the third card is different than the first two, the game
is a push, and all bets are returned to the player.