Poker Dogs is an April 2018 part-slot, part-stud poker online casino game from Asylum Labs; providers: Gameiom and Leander Games. Set during the Roaring Twenties era, the themes in Poker Dogs: personification, distinct dog breeds, kitsch art, card game, and jestering. Suchlike slots from Asylum: Jackpot Slots (February 2016), Blackjack Cats (January 2020), Wheel of Hounds (November 2019), and Texas Hedge ‘Em (August 2019). Poker Dogs rival games: Cyber Stud Poker (January 2015) from Microgaming, Stud Poker (June 2016) from iSoftBet, and Carribean Stud Poker (January 2016) from 1X2 Gaming.
Poker Dogs is a casino game adaptation of—and named after—American painter Cassius Marcellus Coolidge’s 1894-1910 serialized paintings titled “Dogs Playing Poker”. Poker Dogs is centered on five personified dogs alongside a cat, playing poker. During the regular game, one symbol (the “wild” cat) requires two, three, four, or five combinations, while ten symbols (Rough collie, dalmatian, chihuahua, Siberian Husky, pug, A, K, Q, J, and 10) require three, four, or five winning combinations. The poker hand payouts require between jacks or better and royal flush.
Poker Dogs Game Characteristics
Poker Dogs has a brown 5X3 grid with gold-lined card values, eleven symbols, thirty fixed pay lines, three bonus games, bonus wins, and twenty bet sizes. Its dynamic regular payouts range from $0.05 to $10000. The fixed odds for the bonus payouts range from X2 to X1000, while the fixed odds for the bonus games range from X3 to X100.
Poker Dogs has one special symbol and ten ordinary symbols. The special symbol is a green-eyed orange-and-cream “wild” cat wearing a jester’s hat. The ordinary symbols are: a Rough collie with a purple plume; a Dalmatian dog in a purple hat; a Chihuahua in a brown hat; a panting Siberian Husky; a Pug in a green Ivy cap and pink bow tie; a red A; a yellow K; a magenta Q; a cyan J; and a crimson 10.
Two special features in Poker Dogs that boost winning chances: sneak-a-wild feature, where the Rough collie unexpectedly brings a Wild on reel one; and the collie adding a playing card in reel three, optimizing the poker hand.
The Poker Dogs bet sizes are: $0.30 (minimum bet), $0.60, $0.90, $1.20, $1.50, $3.00, $7.50, $15.00, $30.00, $60.00, $90.00, $120.00, $150.00, and $300.00 (maximum bet).
Example: based on the $300.00 maximum bet, the Poker Dogs payouts are as follows. Two, three, four, and five “Wild” cats pay $100.00, $500.00, $2500.00, and $10000.00. Three, four, and five winning combinations: Rough collie pays $400.00, $1500.00, and $5000.00; Dalmatian dog pays $250.00, $750.00, and $3000.00; Chihuahua pays $150.00, $400.00, and $2500.00; Siberian Husky pays $150.00, $350.00, and $2000.00; Pug pays $150.00, $300.00, and $1500.00; A pays $100.00, $250.00, and $1250.00; K pays $100.00, $250.00, and $1000.00; Q pays $100.00, $200.00, and $700.00; J pays $50.00, $150.00, and $600.00; and 10 pays $50.00, $100.00, and $400.00.
The poker hand payouts: jacks or better pay X2; two pairs pay X4; three-of-a-kind pays X10; straight pays X25; flush pays X35; full house pays X50; four-of-a-kind pays X100; straight flush pays X500; and royal flush pays X1000.
The three bonus games: three-of-a-kind bonus; four-of-a-kind bonus; and the royal flush bonus. During three-of-a-kind bonus (three As/9s/10s/Js/Qs/Ks) players earn X3, X6, X12, X12, X45, and X100 for first, second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth kinds, respectively. Four-of-a-kind bonus (four As/10s/Js/Qs/Ks): players get X6, X12, X24, X50, and X100 for first, second, third, fourth, and fifth kinds, respectively. Royal flush bonus (A, 10, J, Q, K of spades, or clubs, or hearts, or diamonds) offers X10, X25, X50, and X100 for the first, second, third, and fourth times, respectively. Poker Dogs has X1000 non-progressive jackpot, which ($300.00X1000) is $300000.
The good Poker Dogs software has (on desktop): speaker volume and help icons at top left; paytable and total bet at bottom left; and (purple) spin and autoplay (5/10/25/50/100 rounds; X2/X5/X10/X25 bet loss limit; X10/X25/X50/X75 bet win limit) icons at bottom right. Icons are along the right and left margins on mobile gadgets. Sound effects: panting and barking dogs. The animated 3D graphics include a sexy cat winking seductively to bewildered dogs, tail wagging, bartending husky, glittering symbols, salivating dog dealing cards, and the dimly lit retro bar wherein the slot is set.
Luck in Poker Dogs
The return to player rate of Poker Dogs, a game of chance, is 96.15% and the house edge is 3.85%.