Red Dog Poker
In Between or Acey Deucey
Red Dog Poker was once an immensely popular banking game, a variation
of its cousin Acey – Deucey.
version, In Between is a backgammon variant where players bet on the
odds of the third card falling in between the values of the first two
cards, or to use the title of the game, in between the values of the
first two cards dealt.
Both these version names at Learn Poker
the same card game Red Dog
Casinos these days do not usually feature this game, but it can be
easily found at online casinos.
You will have to use all the names associated with the game to search
Red Dog poker originated in gambling circles in various forms all over
the world but is now generally played the same way.
are called by different names. In the US, punters bet on the outcome of
the card being higher than the previous cards dealt or also on the card
The objective of the game is to increase your profits, like all poker
games we love to play.
Red Dog poker has also evolved from being a simple wagering game to one
with set rules and odds.
Similar to other poker games, all cards are ranked and the suits are
are counted for high scores. The game is a simple calculation of
difference or spread of the cards, i.e., two cards are drawn from a
pack; the spread of these two cards decides how your odds would be
Here is how the game proceeds:
Players place their bets and the dealer places two cards face up on the
Depending on the values of the cards, one of the following options may
the numbers are consecutive, like 2, 3, or 5, 6, it is a push or tie
and your wager is returned as there is no spread or card distance
between the two numbers.
If the numbers are equal, a third card is
dealt. If this card also has the same value then you win with 11:1 odds
or the hand is a push.
If the cards have a proper spread, like 3 and 6 with a spread of 2
cards in between, i.e., 4 and 5, then the game proceeds.
Players can increase their original bet if they so wish. The dealer
then draws the third card.
this card actually falls between the values of the first two cards,
then the player wins the wager. On the other hand, if the third card
matches the value of even one of the first two cards, or exceeds the
higher card’s value or falls below the lower card’s value, then the
Calculation of odds depends on the spread of the cards. The smaller the
spread, the better the odds however, a higher risk.
If there is only one card between the first two—for example, 3 and 5,
the odds are placed at 5:1.
Thus, you stand to get five times the amount you bet if 4 turns up.
The odds keep decreasing as the spread increases up to 3 cards.
All card spreads equal to and greater than 4 payout only 1:1.
Dog poker is an easy game to understand and seems like an easier game
to play but if one gets down to the calculation of house edge, one
realizes that the chances of winning a bet with a spread below 7 are
In fact, the probability of winning a wager for anything with a spread
of less than six cards has a negative house edge.
The best strategy is to play cautiously and raise the stakes only when
the spread is above 7.
Versions and Terms:
Dog poker itself is a version of Acey Deucey or Ace Deuce, but there
are several versions of the game. Popular amongst these are
High Card Pool where the money can also be wagered on the suit of the
card that turns up next.
Slippery Sam or Six-Spot Red Dog has
players betting without seeing their cards. Three cards are dealt to
each player and then the dealer shows his hand. The players bet on
their hand having a higher card from the same suit as the dealer’s last
card and then reveal their hand. If any card does belong to the same
suit and is at a higher value, the player wins.
Shoot is a version
in which, only the dealer makes a bet that is an amount which suits all
players. The players are dealt three cards each, face down and can only
see the cards once they bet.
There is a lower and upper limit
(which is the pot sum) to the amount one can bet. If the card that you
turn up belongs to the same suit as the dealer’s and is a higher valued
card, you win.
Polish Red Dog varies only slightly from
Slippery Sam in that; the players neither see their cards nor the
dealer’s card before betting. An agreed amount is fixed as the upper
limit by the banker and the rest of the players have to match at least
half of this value to begin the game. The game then follows
same way as Slippery Sam.
In each of these versions, only the method of
With so many versions combined with online casino play, Red Dog poker
is worth the hunt.
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