Red dog is a simple card game. The object of the game is simply that players bet that the value of a third card dealt will be between the value of the first two cards dealt.
Cards 2 to 10 have their face value
Jacks count as 11
Queens count as 12
Kings count as 13
Aces count as 14
Playing the game
Two cards are dealt face up. A third card is drawn and placed face up between the first two cards. Players win when the value of the third card drawn is in between the values of the first and second card.
Bets are placed in the box marked ‘bet’. After the first two cards have been dealt, players have the option of making an additional bet up to the value of their original bet. These bets are placed in the box marked ‘raise’. This additional bet must be placed before a third card is dealt.
The spread between the first two cards dealt determines the odds paid. The spread is the number of card values between the
first two cards drawn.
If the first two cards dealt were a 6 and an 8, the spread would be one, because one card comes between them. If the first two cards dealt were an ace and a 2, the spread would be 11.
If the first two cards dealt are of consecutive value, for example, 4 and 5, Q and K, 2 and 3, there is no spread. They are called a consecutive pair. It is not possible to raise this bet.
This is where the first two cards dealt are a pair, for example, two sixes or two queens, the bet is void (a tie). This bet cannot be raised.