All cards are ranked as in poker, the suit is irrelevant, and aces are always high.
First the player places a wager. Then the dealer places two cards on the table face up.
If the two cards are consecutive then the hand is a push. If the two cards are equal a third card is dealt, a matching third card pays 11:1, otherwise the hand is a push.
If the two cards are neither consecutive nor equal the dealer announces the spread, or the number of card values in between the cards. For example a King and a 4 would have a spread of 8.
The player is then given a chance to increase the wager up to the amount of the original wager. Then a third card is dealt, if it is in between the first two cards the player wins according to the following payout table, if it matches or is outside the first two cards the player loses. Red Dog payout table.
If the two cards are neither consecutive nor equal, the spread is established. The spread is the number of card values between the two cards. For example – 2 and 4 have a spread of 1; 6 and a Queen have a spread of 5.
If the third card is between the two cards, you win according to this payout table.