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58 Pa. Code § 603a.18. Pai Gow tiles; physical characteristics.

§ 603a.18. Pai Gow tiles; physical characteristics.

 (a)  Pai Gow shall be played with a set of 32 rectangular tiles. Each tile in a set must be identical in size and shading to every other tile in the set.

 (b)  Each tile used must:

   (1)  Be made of a nontransparent black material, formed in the shape of a rectangle, and be no smaller than 2 1/2 inches in length, 1 inch in width and 3/8 inch in thickness.

   (2)  Have the surface of each of its sides perfectly flat, except that the front side of each tile must contain spots which extend into the tile exactly the same distance as every other spot.

   (3)  Have on the back or front of each tile an identifying feature unique to each certificate holder.

   (4)  Have an identical texture and finish on each side, with the exception of the front side containing the spots.

   (5)  Have no tile within a set contain any markings, symbols or designs that would enable a patron to know the identity of any element on the front side of the tile or that would distinguish any tile from any other tile within a set.

   (6)  Have identifying spots on the front side of the tiles which are either red or white, or both.

 (c)  Pai Gow tiles may not be utilized in a licensed facility unless a detailed schematic depicting the actual size and identifying feature on the tiles has been submitted to the Bureau of Gaming Operations in accordance with §  601a.10(a) (relating to approval of table game layouts, signage and equipment).

 (d)  Each set of tiles shall be packaged separately and sealed in accordance with §  603a.19 (relating to Pai Gow tiles; receipt, storage, inspection and removal from use).

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  621a.3 (relating to Pai Gow tiles; ranking of hands, pairs and tiles; value of the hand).

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