Red Dog is a simple but action-packed three card game that got its start in the saloons of the old west. Nowadays it’s played at casinos all around the world and here at Silver Oak online casino, of course.

While it’s always enjoyed some popularity, it’s definitely not nearly as well known as some table games. That’s a pity, because there’s lots about it to love. The rules are simple. You place your bet then get dealt two cards. The object of the game is to guess whether the third card dealt will fall between the first two cards in numerical order. For example, if you get dealt a 3 and a King, then your chances would be pretty good that the next card would fall somewhere between the two. On the other hand, if you get dealt a Jack and a King, it’s very unlikely the next card will be in between, since only a Queen would qualify.

Simple enough, right? But what adds to the fun is that you get paid out on your bet at different odds, depending on how wide or narrow the spread of cards is. So if it’s a narrow spread and you do happen to get lucky, you get paid out at 4:1 or even 5:1. There’s a couple other rules, and one bit of strategy, you should know and you can find them on our Red Dog game page.

There’s not a whole lot of skill to Red Dog and the strategy of the game can be learned in about three seconds. But the action is fast and furious, you can hit those longer odds for big payouts now and then, and there’s even a jackpot of sorts… when you get dealt a three of a kind you win 11:1 on your initial bet.

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Peter Alexander

With over ten years experience as an online writer and content specialist, Peter has written for a wide variety of clients and industries. At various points, he has helped define the online voice for clients such as Nintendo, Nike’s Jordan brand and Electronic Arts. For the last number of years, he has specialized in writing for the online gaming world, for clients such as Bodog and Silver Oak Casino.