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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 16-341



Notice of Comments Issued

[46 Pa.B. 1100]
[Saturday, February 27, 2016]

 Section 5(g) of the Regulatory Review Act (71 P. S. § 745.5(g)) provides that the Independent Regulatory Review Commission (Commission) may issue comments within 30 days of the close of the public comment period. The Commission comments are based upon the criteria contained in section 5.2 of the Regulatory Review Act (71 P. S. § 745.5b).

 The Commission has issued comments on the following proposed regulation. The agency must consider these comments in preparing the final-form regulation. The final-form regulation must be submitted within 2 years of the close of the public comment period or it will be deemed withdrawn.

Close of the Public IRRC Comments
Reg No. Agency/Title Comment Period Issued
125-195 Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
Three Card Prime; Table Game Rules of Play
45 Pa.B. 6992 (December 12, 2015)

Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Regulation #125-195 (IRRC #3124)

Three Card Prime; Table Game Rules of Play

February 10, 2016

 We submit for your consideration the following comments on the proposed rulemaking published in the December 12, 2015 Pennsylvania Bulletin. Our comments are based on criteria in Section 5.2 of the Regulatory Review Act (71 P. S. § 745.5b). Section 5.1(a) of the Regulatory Review Act (71 P. S. § 745.5a(a)) directs the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (Board) to respond to all comments received from us or any other source.

1. Section 679a.2. Three Card Prime table physical characteristics.—Clarity.

 This section details the table physical characteristics for the new game called Three Card Prime. Subsection (b)(2) requires that the layout for a Three Card Prime table contain, at a minimum, three separate betting areas designated for the placement of Ante and Play Wagers for each player. Since each player makes one Ante Wager and one Play Wager, should there be two betting areas instead of three? The Board should revise the regulation to specify two betting areas or explain why three betting areas are necessary.

2. Section 679a.12. Payout odds; Envy Bonus; rate of progression.—Clarity.

 Subsection (c) refers to ''Bad Beat Bonus.'' The Board should define ''Bad Beat Bonus'' and include it in the final rulemaking. We also recommend the Board revise the title of the section to reference ''Bad Beat Bonus'' instead of ''Envy bonus.''


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 16-341. Filed for public inspection February 26, 2016, 9:00 a.m.]

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