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Online Red Dog

Online casinos generally feature fabulous game selections. More often than not, they make a selling point out of featuring as many games as possible. There are online casinos out there which will feature 8 blackjack variants and 9 roulette ones. It is therefore quite a dilemma for a casino gambler who’s looking for the best odds to make an educated choice in the matter.

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There are players out there who know specifically what they sign up for. There are roulette players for instance who head straight for the roulette section and never bother with anything else. Those who don’t however, may want to know a little more about games that are off the beaten path, like for instance Red Dog.

Red Dog is a casino game based on Acey-Deucey. As a matter of fact, there seems to be a little bit of confusion regarding the name of this game on account of the fact that Red Dog used to be the name of a different game. What’s now called Red Dog by the casinos used to be known as Acey-Deucey or “between the sheets”. The game is a card-game which can be played with a single deck of cards, or with as many as 8. Unlike in blackjack, where the more decks the dealer uses the higher the house edge goes, in Red Dog, more decks mean slightly better player odds, therefore players are best off looking for games which feature more decks.


The game begins with a compulsory player bet followed by the dealing of two face-up cards. If the two cards’ face values are adjacent, it’s a push: the player gets his bet back. If the two cards are of matching face values, the player is not allowed to place another bet (known as a ‘raise’ in Red Dog). Instead, a third card is dealt which decides the outcome: if the third card matches the two already on the table, the player hits a huge payout: 11:1. This is the biggest possible player payout in Red Dog. If the third card doesn’t match, a push is called and the player gets his initially wagered money back.

If the two initial cards do not match nor are they adjacent, the player can place another bet. After that, the dealer turns over a third card. If this card falls between the sheets (between the two initial cards that is) the player wins. If it falls outside the range, the house wins.

Player payouts are directly dependent on the spread between the two initial cards. Obviously, the smaller this spread is, the bigger the payout will be. For everything above a 3-card spread, players get even money on their wagers in case of a win. For a 3-card spread, they get 2-1. For a 2-card spread, the reward is 4-1. For a 1-card spread, the reward is 5-1.

Several players can play Red Dog at a table at the same time in a live casino setting obviously, but their number is completely irrelevant strategy-wise. One last thing you may want to know about Red Dog: the house edge on it is 3%, and it will decrease a tad with the addition of more decks.

If you intend to play Red Dog, definitely take your game online: online casinos will pay players all sorts of poker rakeback-like loyalty bonuses and high rollers may even end up rewarded as lavishly as a poker prop. Poker rooms use poker props to boost their traffic and to secure critical player liquidity.



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