About Playtech Red Dog Poker
Red Dog is a fun and simple to learn casino poker game that is offered at Playtech casinos. The aim when playing Red Dog Poker is to predict whether a card will fall between the first 2 cards you’ve been dealt.
Once your wager is placed, simply click on the “Deal” button and you’ll receive 2 cards face up. If the two cards are equal in value, then a third card is dealt to see if you win the three of a kind bonus, which will pay 11 times on your wager. If you’re dealt a consecutive hand, like for example, a 6 and 7, the game is tied and your bet is pushed.
Once the spread has been determined between the two cards, the player will need to decide whether to call or raise their original wager. These two betting options are clearly displayed on the table. The spread refers to the number of cards that can fall between the two initial cards. For example, if the cards you’ve been dealt are a 3 and 9, you’ll have a spread of 5 (4, 5, 6, 7, 8).
Obviously, the bigger the spread, the easier it is to win, but with that comes a lower payout. The player will be paid out according to the pay-table displayed on the game screen, so it’s easy to figure out how much you’ll win.
Since it’s not possible to fold, the only thing you have to think about is whether to place an additional wager by raising your bet. The basic strategy is to raise when you have a spread of 7 or more, since you’ll have a greater than 50% chance of winning.