Red Dog Bonus
Playing Red Dog with a bonus online can
reduce the house edge by 0.5%. That creates a theoretical pay out ratio of 97.3% which translates to a 15.6% reduction to the house edge. Playing here you can wager
$37.04 a hand and average a loss of $1 per hand of Red Dog played. For every
dollar that you wager you can expect to lose approximately 2.7 cents.
Wagering requirements: 40 x bonus
Deposit $200, and 20 x ($200 deposit + $200 bonus) at 20% discounted rate = $40000/$200 bonus = 200 x bonus.
Pay out %: 96.8%
Expect to lose 3.2 cents for every $1 wagered.
Pay out with bonus: 97.3%
$200 Bonus x 200 = $40000 play through, $40000 x (96.8%) = $38720 winnings,
$38720 + $200 bonus = $38920, $38920(payouts)/$40000(wagers) = 97.3%
How to play Red Dog Online
To begin playing you will need to
select how much you want to play for and then deal out the cards.
A card on the left and right will be dealt face up and there will be
a empty space in the middle, where the third card will be placed.
At this point you will have the option to double your bet by raising
or just call your bet. No matter which one you choose, you
will still be able to play out your hand. If you think the
middle card will be higher than the lowest card, but lower than the
highest card, than you should raise your bet. If you think
that the middle card won't be in that range, than you should just
There are a few things that can
greatly increase the chances of you coming out ahead in this game.
You must remember that the pay out for a spread of four cards is the
same as the pay out for a eleven card spread. With that in
mind there are a few rules you should abide by. Avoid raising
your bet when if the spread is less than five. Raising your
bet on six card spread should be avoided, but is not considered a
must. Also you should always raise your bet if the spread is
seven or more.
Red Dog Spread Probabilities
We are going to assume that this is a six deck shoe. If there is an eleven card spread between the two numbers then you would have a (44x6)/(52x6-2) = 85% chance of winning your hand. A seven card spread would win (28x6)/(52x6-2) = 54% of the time. Any spread bet that is seven or above will have a positive long term expected value.
The negative value raises would be when you have a spread that is six or less. A winning spread of six would happen around (24x6)/310 = 46.5% of the time, a winning spread of five would happen (20x6)/310 = 38.7% of the time and 31% of the time for a spread of four. Each time the spread narrows you will reduce the chance of winning by (4x6)/310 = 7.74%.
The worst time to raise your bet in Red Dog is when the spread is a 4, 1, 5, 3 and 2. With a 31% chance of winning and a pay out of 1:1, a four card spread will pay you 31 cents for every dollar spent on a raise. With a 7.74% chance of winning and a 5:1 pay out, raising on a one card spread will pay you out 38.7 cents for every dollar raised. A spread of five will win 38.7% of the time and pays 1:1, which will pay you out 38.7 cents for every dollar spent raising your hand. A spread of three will pay you (23% x 2 = 46%) 46 cents for every dollar spent to raise. A winning spread of two will happen 15.5% of the time and pay out 4:1. This ends up paying you (15.5% x 4 = 62%) 62 cents for every dollar spent to raise your hand.