Red Dog Table Games
Red Dog Table Games
Red Dog Table Games

Red Dog Progressive

Some of you may not be familiar with the game of Red Dog, which is also known as Red Dog Poker or Yablon. It is considered to be a variation of acey-deucy or in-between, and is played with the standard 52-card deck. As a game, it was originally played in the United States during the 1800s, and at this time, it was known as the previously mentioned In-Between. It wasn’t immensely popular in the first instance due to the fact that the liberal rules made it fairly easy for players to cheat, and as such, other card games like regular poker were liked much more. It would be in 1931 that the game was re-introduced to land-based casinos, with new rules and the new name of Red Dog Poker, and from then on, it became a popular gambling game. It is usually played on a blackjack table, and the basic objective of it is to wager on which cards are dealt, whilst hoping that a third card will be dealt with a value in between that of the first two. Simple, right? Because of the simplicity behind it, its popularity has declined in land-based establishments over the years, although it still holds a place in many online casinos, which is why NetEnt have also crafted their own offering of it.

Red Dog Progressive

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Red Dog Progressive

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How It All Looks

The layout of this game is very similar to most of the other table games created by NetEnt. It’s played on a green felt table with wooden surround, and across the top of this table you’ll find the card shuffler and dealer, which is next to a sign reading out the minimum and maximum wagers able to be played. In Red Dog, this stands at €1 and €100, respectively. The dealers chips can be seen in the middle, while on the left hand side of the screen are the cards which have already been dealt. There’s also the progressive ante limit shown, which is €1,000, and the pay table can be seen across the very middle of the table. At the bottom of the screen, you’ll find two circles with the words ‘Raise’ and ‘Ante’ written in them.

And speaking of the wagers you’re able to place on this game, you’ll be able to do this by utilising the coloured chips in the bottom right hand corner of the screen. These stand at the blue €1, the red €5 and the yellow €10, and of course, these can be stacked up if you want to reach up the maximum €100 bet. The grey chip with the red ‘x’ on it will cancel off any chips already placed. The only thing you’ll see on screen is the various buttons you can use in the centre to ‘deal’ and ‘call’ whilst playing a round. So, now comes the time to discuss how to play the game.

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How to Play Red Dog Progressive Series

This game is probably one of the simplest card games to understand, and once you’ve played a few rounds of it, it’s very easy to get the hang of. The first thing you need to do it place a wager by using the aforementioned chips. This is gambled on the ‘Ante’ circle, and once you’re satisfied with the amount placed, you need to press the ‘Deal’ button at the bottom of the screen. This will see you receive two cards face up, initially, and you’ll then be dealt a third one in between these two, face down. Your job here is to guess whether or not you think the card in the middle will be a value somewhere in between the other two. You’ll also see the chip with the face of a red dog on it move to a specific number or location on the central pay table as well. This relates to the spread between the two cards dealt face up.

Your decision here is whether you stick with your current bet and call, increase the wager you’ve placed and call, or fold altogether. If you decide to go with the last option, you will lose your bet and the round ends. The other two will see the middle card turned over to reveal its value. If you use the ‘Raise’ button, you will see an extra bet be placed in the ‘Raise’ circle. Or you can simply use the ‘Call’ button to stick with the current bet and reveal the value of the middle card. You’ll see that if the win comes from the middle card being in a spread of between four and 11 cards, you’ll be given even money wins. If you are dealt three cards of the same value, you’ll receive an 11:1 pay out, while spreads of one card pay out 5:1, two cards 4:1 and three cards 2:1.

The game also allows you to keep your winnings on the table and use them for the next round, or to collect them at the end of each round. You can select to enable or disable progressive betting in the game settings menu. If you choose to simply deal at the end of a round, your chip stacks with winnings, original bet, and the optional raise are left on the table and a new hand is dealt.

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To Summarise

On the whole, this card game is probably something we’d suggest to start with if you’ve never played a table game before. It’s simple to get the hang of and doesn’t have a huge amount of rules or types of hands to remember and play by. Of course, with it being a NetEnt product, it comes with wonderful graphics and sounds, so you can be sure of a great and entertaining game.

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