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58 Pa. Code § 617b.3. Lightning Roulette.

§ 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.


   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).

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