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CHAPTER 617b. ROULETTE SIDE WAGERS AND VARIATIONS—TEMPORARY REGULATIONS

Sec.


617b.1.    B2B Roulette wager.
617b.2.    Blazing 7’s wager.
617b.3.    Lightning Roulette.
617b.4.    Roulette Up.
617b.5.    Roulette X.

Authority

   The temporary provisions of this Chapter 617b added under 4 Pa.C.S. § §  1202(b)(30) and 13A02(1) and (2) and 13A03, unless otherwise noted.

Source

   The temporary provisions of this Chapter 617b added September 3, 2021, effective September 4, 2021, expire September 4, 2024, 51 Pa.B. 5607, unless otherwise noted.

§ 617b.1. B2B Roulette wager.

 (a)  A certificate holder may, if specified in its Rules Submission under §  601a.2 (relating to table games Rules Submissions), offer to each player who placed a Roulette wager in accordance with §  617a.3 (relating to placement of wagers), the option of placing a B2B Roulette wager. If the certificate holder is offering the B2B Roulette wager, Roulette may be played on a double zero Roulette wheel or a single zero Roulette wheel as described in §  617a.1(d) (relating to Roulette ball; Roulette wheel and table; physical characteristics; double zero Roulette wheel used as a single zero Roulette wheel).

 (b)  The layout for a Roulette table shall be submitted to the Bureau of Gaming Operations for approval in accordance with §  601a.10(a) (relating to approval of table game layouts, signage and equipment) and if the certificate holder offers the B2B Roulette wager, in addition to the requirements in §  617a.1, the layout shall contain a separate area designated for the placement of the B2B Roulette wager. The certificate holder shall also have in place a Board approved Roulette reader board that contains a random number generator to determine the payout of the B2B Roulette wager.

 (c)  A player may place a B2B Roulette wager before each Roulette spin at any time before the croupier calls, ‘‘no more bets.’’ A B2B Roulette wager may be made for any amount within the table limits.

 (d)  After placing a B2B Roulette wager, if the Roulette ball comes to rest on the same number as the previous spin, the B2B Roulette wager will win. The B2B Roulette wager shall lose in all other scenarios.

 (e)  If a B2B Roulette wager wins, the payout shall be determined by a random number generator, which shall then be displayed on the Roulette reader board. The possible payouts, all of which shall be included in the certificate holder’s Rules Submission form filed in accordance with §  601a.2, are as follows:

   (i)  1000 to 1.

   (ii)  500 to 1.

   (iii)  250 to 1.

   (iv)  100 to 1.

   (v)  50 to 1.

   (vi)  25 to 1.

   (vii)  10 to 1.

§ 617b.2. Blazing 7’s wager.

 (a)  A certificate holder may, if specified in its Rules Submission under §  601a.2 (relating to table games Rules Submissions), offer to each player who placed a Roulette wager in accordance with §  617a.3 (relating to placement of wagers), the option of placing a Blazing 7’s wager which shall win and trigger a Blazing 7’s Bonus Round if the Roulette ball comes to rest in the compartment of the number 7, 17 or 27.

 (b)  The layout for the Blackjack table shall be submitted to the Bureau of Gaming Operations for approval in accordance with §  601a.10(a) (relating to approval of table game layouts, signage and equipment) and if the certificate holder offers the Blazing 7’s wager, in addition to the requirements in §  617a.1 (relating to Roulette ball; Roulette wheel and table; physical characteristics; double zero Roulette wheel used as single zero Roulette wheel), the layout shall contain a separate area designated for the placement of the Blazing 7’s wager as well as an electro-mechanical release device approved by the Bureau of Gaming Operations and Office of Gaming Laboratory.

 (c)  After placing a Roulette wager, as required in §  617a.3, a player may place a Blazing 7’s wager before each round of Roulette at any time before the croupier calls, ‘‘No more bets.’’

 (d)  The croupier shall rotate the Roulette ball and complete the round of play in accordance with §  617a.5(a)—(e) (relating to rotation of wheel and ball), settling all winning and losing Roulette wagers.

 (e)  If a player has placed a Blazing 7’s wager and the Roulette ball comes to rest in the compartment of the number 7, 17 or 27, the player’s Blazing 7’s wager shall win and trigger the Blazing 7’s bonus round spin to determine the payout of the wager.

 (f)  The Blazing 7’s bonus round shall begin with the croupier loading three Roulette balls into the approved electro-mechanical release device.

 (g)  The croupier shall activate the Roulette wheel and press the release button on the electro-mechanical release device, releasing the three Roulette balls on the Roulette wheel simultaneously. The certificate holder may offer a wireless button to a player who has placed a winning Blazing 7’s wager that would release the three Roulette balls onto the activated Roulette wheel.

 (h)  If two or more Roulette balls come to rest in the same compartment on the Roulette wheel, the croupier shall leave one ball in the compartment, remove the others and relaunch the removed Roulette balls.

 (i)  If two Roulette balls come to rest in the same compartment on the Roulette wheel, the croupier shall not remove the ball that did not come to rest in the same compartment while the other ball is relaunched.

 (j)  Based upon the compartments that the three Roulette balls comes to rest in during the Blazing 7’s bonus round, the certificate holder may use one of the four paytables as follows, which shall be specified in its Rules Submission under §  601a.2:

Outcome Paytable 1 Paytable 2
7-17-27 (all three) 1,000 to 1 299 to 1
7-17-27 (two of three) 100 to 1 100 to 1
7-17-27 (one of three) 17 to 1 17 to 1
Other 7 to 1 7 to 1


Outcome Paytable 3 Paytable 4
7-17-27 (all three) 1,000 to 1 299 to 1
7-17-27 (two of three) 100 to 1 100 to 1
7-17-27 (one of three) 17 to 1 17 to 1
3 balls in one color 11 to 1 11 to 1
Other 6 to 1 6 to 1

§ 617b.3. Lightning Roulette.

 (a)  A certificate holder may, if specified in its Rules Submission under §  601a.2 (relating to table games Rules Submissions), offer to players a game variation entitled Lightning Roulette, where each player who placed and wins a straight wager in Roulette accordance with §  617a.3 (relating to placement of wagers) has the ability to win an increased payout based upon the results of a random number generator. If the certificate holder is offering Lightning Roulette, it must be played on a single zero Roulette wheel as described in §  617a.1(d) (relating to Roulette ball; Roulette wheel and table; physical characteristics; double zero Roulette wheel used as a single zero Roulette wheel).

 (b)  The layout for a Lightning Roulette table shall be submitted to the Bureau of Gaming Operations for approval in accordance with §  601a.10(a) (relating to approval of table game layouts, signage and equipment). Any Lightning Roulette table shall have in place a Board approved Roulette random number generator that determines the Lucky Numbers and also determines the specific payout that will be paid for a winning straight wager placed on a Lucky Number.

 (c)  A player may place a straight wager before each Roulette spin at any time before the croupier calls, ‘‘no more bets’’ in accordance with §  617a.3 or before any betting time has expired.

 (d)  After all wagers have been placed, the random number generator shall be initiated and will select between 1 and 5 numbers on the layout that are the Lucky Numbers. The Lucky Numbers will be illuminated and will also indicate what the increased payout will be for a winning straight wager placed on that Lucky Number.

 (e)  If the Roulette ball comes to rest in one of the Lucky Numbers and a player has placed a straight wager on that number, the player’s straight wager shall win and be paid based upon the increased payout displayed on the layout and listed in subsection (g).

 (f)  Notwithstanding the provisions of §  617a.4 (relating to payout odds), if a player’s straight wager wins but the number the player wagered on is not selected as a Lucky Number by the random number generator, the player shall be paid 29 to 1.

 (g)  The possible payouts, all of which shall be included in the certificate holder’s Rules Submission form filed in accordance with §  601a.2, that may be selected by the random number generator are as follows:

     (i)   499 to 1.

     (ii)   399 to 1.

     (iii)   349 to 1.

     (iv)   299 to 1.

     (v)   249 to 1.

     (vi)   199 to 1.

     (vii)   149 to 1.

     (viii)   99 to 1.

     (ix)   49 to 1.

Source

   The temporary provisions of this §  617b.3 added December 3, 2021, effective December 4, 2021, expire December 4, 2024, 51 Pa.B. 7468.

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  617b.5 (relating to Roulette X).

§ 617b.4. Roulette Up.

 (a)  A certificate holder may, if specified in its Rules Submission form filed under §  601a.2 (relating to table games Rules Submissions), offer to each player who placed a Roulette wager in accordance with §  617a.3 (relating to placement of wagers) the option of placing a Roulette Up wager. If the certificate holder is offering the Roulette Up wager, Roulette may be played on a double zero Roulette wheel or a single zero Roulette wheel as described in §  617a.1(d) (relating to Roulette ball; Roulette wheel and table; physical characteristics; double zero Roulette wheel used as a single zero Roulette wheel).

 (b)  The layout for a Roulette table shall be submitted to the Bureau of Gaming Operations for approval in accordance with §  601a.10(a) (relating to approval of table game layouts, signage and equipment) and if the certificate holder offers the Roulette Up wager, in addition to the requirements in §  617a.1, the layout shall contain a separate area designated for the placement of the Roulette Up wager. The layout shall also contain a Roulette Up streak tracker, which shall be used for tracking the Roulette Up streak.

 (c)  If the certificate holder is offering the Roulette Up wager as a progressive wager, the Roulette table must have a progressive table game system, in accordance with §  605a.7 (relating to progressive table games), for the placement of the Roulette Up progressive wager. The progressive table game system must include any of the following:

   (1)  A wagering device that acknowledges or accepts the placement of the progressive wager.

   (2)  A device that controls or monitors the placement of progressive wagers at the gaming table, including a mechanism, such as a lock-out button, that prevents the recognition of any progressive wager that a player attempts to place after the dealer has announced ‘‘no more bets.’’

 (d)  A player who has placed a Roulette wager in accordance with §  617a.3 may place a Roulette Up wager prior to the starting number for the Roulette Up streak being established.

 (e)  After any Roulette Up wagers have been placed, the Roulette game shall proceed in accordance with §  617a.5 (relating to rotation of wheel and ball).

 (f)  The compartment the ball comes to rest in under §  617a.5(c) shall constitute the starting number for the Roulette Up streak. The dealer shall place a lammer or dolly in the 1 box on the Roulette Up streak tracker.

 (g)  Once the starting number has been established, successive rounds of Roulette shall continue. The result of each spin of the wheel and announcement of the number in accordance with §  617a.5(c) shall determine whether the Roulette Up streak continues or ends as determined by the following:

   (1)  The Roulette Up streak shall continue so long as the number announced is greater than the number which preceded it, as determined by the following:

     (i)   When the number is greater than the number preceding it in the Roulette Up streak, the dealer shall move the lammer or dolly to the next box on the Roulette Up streak tracker.

     (ii)   For purposes of a double zero wheel, 00 shall be deemed to be greater than 0, but less than 1.

   (2)  The Roulette Up streak, and therefore Roulette Up wager, shall end when any of the following occur:

     (i)   The Roulette number spun is less than or equal to the preceding number spun.

     (ii)   The number 36 is spun.

     (iii)   The longest Roulette Up streak has been reached.

 (h)  Once the Roulette Up streak has ended, the Roulette Up wager shall be settled according to one of the following paytables, which shall be included in the certificate holder’s Rules Submission form filed in accordance with §  601a.2:

   (1)  Non-progressive paytables:

Streak Length Paytable A Paytable B Paytable C Paytable D Paytable E
8 400 to 1 400 to 1 275 to 1 800 to 1 250 to 1
7 150 to 1 100 to 1 150 to 1 400 to 1 125 to 1
6 100 to 1 25 to 1 25 to 1 100 to 1 50 to 1
5 30 to 1 10 to 1 15 to 1 30 to 1 15 to 1
4 10 to 1 4 to 1 10 to 1 20 to 1 5 to 1
3 2 to 1 2 to 1 3 to 1 Loss 1 to 1
2 Loss Push Loss Loss Push
1 Loss Loss Loss Loss Loss

   (2)  Progressive paytables:

Progressive Paytable 1
Streak Length Payout Seed/Reseed Incrementation Reserve Rate
9 100% of progressive meter 10,000x the progressive wager 20% 4%
8 3,000 for 1
7 1,500 for 1
6 250 for 1
5 25 for 1
4 Loss
3 Loss
2 Loss
1 Loss


Progressive Paytable 2
Streak Length Payout Seed/Reseed Incrementation Reserve Rate
9 100% of progressive meter 10,000x the progressive wager 20% 4%
8 5,000 for 1
7 2,000 for 1
6 200 for 1
5 20 for 1
4 Loss
3 Loss
2 Loss
1 Loss


Progressive Paytable 3
Streak Length Payout Seed/Reseed Incrementation Reserve Rate
9 100% of progressive meter 10,000x the progressive wager 18% 4%
8 1,000 for 1
7 500 for 1
6 100 for 1
5 20 for 1
4 10 for 1
3 Loss
2 Loss
1 Loss


Progressive Paytable 4
Streak Length Payout Seed/Reseed Incrementation Reserve Rate
9 N/A 3,000x the progressive wager 18% 5%
8 100% of progressive meter
7 250 for 1
6 50 for 1
5 20 for 1
4 4 for 1
3 2 for 1
2 Loss
1 Loss


Progressive Paytable 5
Streak Length Payout Seed/Reseed Incrementation Reserve Rate
9 N/A 3,000x the progressive wager 18% 5%
8 100% of progressive meter
7 350 for 1
6 75 for 1
5 15 for 1
4 4 for 1
3 2 for 1
2 Loss
1 Loss


Progressive Paytable 6
Streak Length Payout Seed/Reseed Incrementation Reserve Rate
9 N/A 3,000x the progressive wager 18% 5%
8 100% of progressive meter
7 500 for 1
6 100 for 1
5 20 for 1
4 10 for 1
3 Loss
2 Loss
1 Loss


Progressive Paytable 7
Streak Length Payout Seed/Reseed Incrementation Reserve Rate
9 N/A 3,000x the progressive wager 19% N/A
8 100% of progressive meter
7 450 for 1
6 100 for 1
5 20 for 1
4 10 for 1
3 Loss
2 Loss
1 Loss

Authority

   The temporary provisions of this §  617b.4 added under 4 Pa.C.S. § §  1202(b)(30), 13A02(1) and (2) and 13A03.

Source

   The temporary provisions of this §  617b.4 added March 22, 2024, effective March 23, 2024, expire March 23, 2026, 54 Pa.B. 1537.

§ 617b.5. Roulette X.

 (a)  A certificate holder may offer to players a game entitled Roulette X, a variation on Lightning Roulette. Unless otherwise provided under this section, Roulette X shall follow the rules and procedures of Lightning Roulette under §  617b.3 (relating to Lightning Roulette).

 (b)  The layout for a Roulette X table shall be submitted to the Bureau of Gaming Operations for approval in accordance with §  601a.10(a) (relating to approval of table game layouts, signage and equipment). A Roulette X table shall have in place a board-approved Roulette random number generator that determines the multiplier and also determines the specific payout that will be paid for a winning straight wager placed on a multiplier.

 (c)  Roulette X may be played on either a single zero or double zero roulette wheel.

 (d)  After all wagers have been placed, the random number generator shall be initiated and will select between two and five numbers on the layout that are the multipliers. The multipliers will be illuminated and will indicate what the increased payout will be for a winning straight wager placed on that multiplier.

 (e)  If the Roulette ball comes to rest in one of the numbers that has been illuminated as a multiplier and a player has placed a straight wager on that number, the player’s straight wager shall win and be paid based upon the increased payout displayed on the layout.

 (f)  Notwithstanding the provisions of §  617a.4 (relating to payout odds), if a player’s straight wager wins but the number the player wagered on is not selected as a multiplier by the random number generator, the player shall be paid at odds corresponding to the certificate holder’s selected paytable under subsection (g).

 (g)  Roulette X wagers shall be settled according to one of the following paytables, which shall be included in the certificate holder’s Rules Submission form filed in accordance with §  601a.2 (relating to table games Rules Submissions):

Paytable A Paytable B
Roulette wheels authorized Single zero/double zero wheels Double zero wheel

Straight wager payout odds 28 to 1 30 to 1
Multipliers 50 to 1 50 to 1
100 to 1 100 to 1
250 to 1 175 to 1
500 to 1 250 to 1

Authority

   The temporary provisions of this §  617b.5 added under 4 Pa.C.S. § §  1202(b)(30), 13A02(1) and (2) and 13A03.

Source

   The temporary provisions of this §  617b.5 added March 22, 2024, effective March 23, 2024, expire March 23, 2026, 54 Pa.B. 1537.



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