Playing Red Dog on a Mac

A guide for playing Red Dog on a Macintosh computer, featuring the house edge, how to play and a the best Red Dog strategy.
    Less than half of the Mac compatible casinos offer Red Dog in the Mac version of their software.  The best casinos to play Red Dog (if you are on a Mac) is the Bovada Casino.

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Red Dog Facts

Skill Level Needed: Nil
Aces: high
Type of game: Playing cards
House Edge: Depends on how you play, odds in general are bad.
What to look for: Nothing in particular.
Mac Compatible Casinos with Red Dog: Bovada.lv U.S. Mac Casino


Object of Red Dog

To predict whether or not the third card will be higher than the lowest card, and lower than the highest card.

A how to guide on playing Red Dog

1. Player places a bet on the table.
2. The dealer deals out two cards.
3. If the player thinks the next card will have a value that is less than the highest of the two cards but higher than the lowest card he will double his bet by raising.  If he doesn't predict the next card will have a value that is less than the highest of the two cards but higher than the lowest card he will stand pat.  If a pair is dealt or two consecutive cards are dealt, raises will be void.
4. Dealer deals out the middle card, and will pay-out the player if the middle card has a lower value than the highest card and a higher value than the lowest card, according to the pay schedule below.

Pay-out schedules

(1-card spread) 5:1
(2-card spread) 4:1
(3-card spread) 2:1
(4-card spread) 1:1
(Trips) 11:1
(Pair) Push


Red Dog Strategy

Red Dog is a game of chance, but using some strategy can greatly increase the chance of you coming out ahead.  To increase the probability of winning at Red Dog, you should only raise when the spread is at least seven, otherwise always stand pat.