Red Dog Poker

Red Dog Poker is a famous name in Las Vegas casinos since the time it started in 1930. It used to be mainstream play, but the game is limited to online poker these days. Players might not find it in the regular casinos as olden days.

However, since today’s time is all about staying at home, people prefer gambling online and playing casinos from just their smartphones. You may also find terms like:





Between the Sheets

All these terms are used as alternatives to “Red Dog,” so don’t be confused.

Today we will learn the basics and will understand how it is played.

The game needs a 52 card deck with poker chips where three to eight players can play at once. The game starts with Ante, which is the beginning bet of the game. This Ante is made by each player before the game begins.

The next thing is the Deal, in which every player deals with five cards, one at a time. The goal is simple, whoever collects the maximum chips, wins.

A player wins if he has a higher rank card of the same suit in hand than the card that is on the deck already.

Here the card rank goes as Ace, King, Queen, Jack, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 where Ace being the highest and 2 being the lowest.

Game Play

The game starts when the player who is left to the dealer places his first bet. A player can bet any amount, and the maximum of it can be the amount of all chips in the pot. The player bets that the card in his hand is of higher rank than the card of the deck.

Once the player has made a bet, the dealer flips the card on the deck. If the player wins the bet after showing the card, he gets the original amount plus the same amount from the pot too.

If the player loses, he doesn’t get any amount from the pot, and he has to show all cards in his hand.

The process happens with each player playing and betting. If even then there are any pot rolls remaining, there begins the next round. This way, in the end, whoever gets the maximum chips, wins.

Rules to Remember

  • If the pot is empty before the game ends, each player makes another ante or puts the amount.

  • If a player wants to skip the bet and he wants to fold, he can pay one chip to the pot.