Red dog is the playing card game.
Red dog, also known as red dog poker or yablon, is a game of chance played with cards. It is a variation of acey-deucey or in-between. While found in some land casinos, its popularity has declined, although it is featured at many casinos online.
The deck used to play red dog is the standard, fifty-two-card.
The game only uses three cards at a time with aces high.
Suit is irrelevant.
A wager is placed, and two cards are placed face up on the table, with three possible outcomes:
If the cards are consecutive in number (for example, a four and a five, or a jack and a queen), the hand is a push and the player’s wager is returned.
If the two cards are of equal value, a third card is dealt. If the third card is of the same value, then the payout for the player is 11:1, otherwise the hand is a push.
If neither of the above is the case (for example, a three and an eight), then a spread is announced which determines the payoff (a 4-card spread, in this example), and a third card will be dealt. Before dealing the third card, the player has the option to double his bet. If the third card’s value falls between the first two, the player will receive a payoff according to the spread; otherwise the bet is lost.
The spread table is as follows:
1-card 5 to 1
2-card 4 to 1
3-card 2 to 1
4-to-11-card 1 to 1(even money)