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58 Pa. Code § 617a.1. Roulette ball; Roulette wheel and table; physical characteristics; double zero Roulette wheel used as a single zero Roulette wheel.

§ 617a.1. Roulette ball; Roulette wheel and table; physical characteristics; double zero Roulette wheel used as a single zero Roulette wheel.

 (a)  A ball used in Roulette must be made completely of a nonmetallic substance and not less than 12/16 inch nor more than 14/16 inch in diameter.

 (b)  Roulette shall be played on a table having a Roulette wheel of at least 30 inches in diameter at one end of the table and a Roulette layout imprinted on the opposite end of the table.

 (c)  A single zero Roulette wheel must have 37 equally spaced compartments around the wheel where the Roulette ball may come to rest. The Roulette wheel must also have a ring of 37 equally spaced areas to correspond to the position of the compartments with a compartment marked zero (0) and colored green and the others marked 1 to 36 and colored alternately red and black. The numbers must be arranged clockwise around the wheel in the following order: 0, 32, 15, 19, 4, 21, 2, 25, 17, 34, 6, 27, 13, 36, 11, 30, 8, 23, 10, 5, 24, 16, 33, 1, 20, 14, 31, 9, 22, 18, 29, 7, 28, 12, 35, 3 and 26. The color of each compartment must either be a corresponding color to those depicted on the ring or a neutral color as approved in accordance with §  601a.10(a) (relating to approval of table game layouts, signage and equipment).

 (d)  A double zero Roulette wheel must have 38 equally spaced compartments around the wheel where the Roulette ball may come to rest. The Roulette wheel must also have a ring of 38 equally spaced areas to correspond to the position of the compartments with a compartment marked zero (0) and colored green, a compartment marked double zero (00) and colored green, and the others marked 1 to 36 and colored alternately red and black. The numbers must be arranged clockwise around the wheel in the following order: 0, 28, 9, 26, 30, 11, 7, 20, 32, 17, 5, 22, 34, 15, 3, 24, 36, 13, 1, 00, 27, 10, 25, 29, 12, 8, 19, 31, 18, 6, 21, 33, 16, 4, 23, 35, 14 and 2. The color of each compartment must either be a corresponding color to those depicted on the ring or a neutral color as approved in accordance with §  601a.10(a).

 (e)  A double zero Roulette wheel and double zero table layout may be used as a single zero Roulette wheel and single zero table layout if:

   (1)  The 00 wager area on the layout is obscured with a cover or other device approved in accordance with §  601a.10(g), which clearly indicates that the 00 wager is not available.

   (2)  Signage is posted at the Roulette table to notify players of the following:

     (i)   The double zero Roulette wheel is being used as a single zero Roulette wheel and that double zero (00) is not an available wager.

     (ii)   If the Roulette ball comes to rest in the compartment marked double zero (00), the spin will be declared void and the wheel will be respun.

     (iii)   Wagers on red, black, odd, even, 1 to 18 and 19 to 36 shall be lost if the Roulette ball comes to rest in a compartment marked zero (0).

 (f)  The layout for a Roulette table shall be submitted to the Bureau of Gaming Operations and approved in accordance with §  601a.10(a) and contain, at a minimum:

   (1)  The name or logo of the certificate holder.

   (2)  Specific betting areas for the placement of the wagers authorized under §  617a.3 (relating to placement of wagers).

   (3)  Signage indicating the minimum and maximum wagers permitted at that table.

   (4)  If the certificate holder offers the Five Adjacent Number Wager authorized under §  617a.3, a replica of the Roulette wheel.

   (5)  If the certificate holder offers the Touchdown Roulette Wager offered on a fully automated electronic table game, the electronic layout must contain a separate area designated for the electronic placement of the Touchdown Roulette Wager for each player. If the certificate holder is offering the Touchdown Roulette Wager, Roulette shall be played on a double zero Roulette wheel as described in subsection (d).

 (g)  Each Roulette table must have a drop box and tip box attached in locations as approved by the Bureau of Casino Compliance in accordance with §  601a.10(g).

Authority

   The provisions of this §  617a.1 amended under 4 Pa.C.S. § §  1202(b)(30) and 13A02(1) and (2).

Source

   The provisions of this §  617a.1 amended August 30, 2019, effective August 31, 2019, 49 Pa.B. 4956. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (362373) to (362374).

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  617a.2 (relating to inspection and security procedures); 58 Pa. Code §  617a.4 (relating to payout odds); 58 Pa. Code §  617b.1 (relating to B2B Roulette wager); 58 Pa. Code §  617b.2 (relating to Blazing 7’s wager); 58 Pa. Code §  617b.3 (relating to Lightning Roulette); and 58 Pa. Code §  617b.4 (relating to Roulette Up).



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