The red dog poker is also known as yablom. The red dog poker is a card game that has many variations to it like acey duecy, in between, etc. The red dog poker is not quite popular among the real-time casinos while it is very popular in the online casinos. There are many card games which have the same name, and thus people get confused. The red dog game can be played with one deck or even with eight decks. The advantage is more for the house when one deck is used; it reduces as the number of decks keeps increasing. The house has about 3.155% when they use only one card and when eight decks are used the winning percentage becomes 2.751%. The main objective of the game is that the player must have the most number of chips at the end of the game.
The chips are distributed to the players, and the players need to place one of the chip on the table to form a pot or pool. Any one player deals one card to each of the players in the face-up position, and whichever player gets the highest of some cards will have to deal out the remaining cards to the rest of the players.
Shuffling and cutting of the cards:
The shuffling can be done by any player, and the dealer will get to shuffle the last. The player who is sitting on the right side of the dealer will be cutting the card. Now the dealer places five cards to each player in a facedown manner, and the player who is on the left side of the dealer needs to start the game. If there are some players in the game, then the dealer deals only four cards to each player in the game.
The player of the left side of the dealer starts the game. He needs to place the first bet; this player can wager any number of chips as bets, as long as it does not exceed the pool of chips in the center of the table. Similarly, all the players place their bets, and if a player does not want to place a bet, then that player needs to throw a chip into the pool.
After the bets are placed by all the players in the game, the dealer of the game turns up the top card from the cards which are remaining on the table. If a player has a card which is of the same suite and the highest rank, then the player is allowed to take some chips he put into the pool plus an equivalent amount from the pool. So the player will get about double his bet money. If the player has no card, then that player has to show his cards to all the other players and needs to put his bet money into the pool. The procedure is followed by every single player in the game.