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58 Pa. Code § 627a.8. Hands of player and banker; procedure for dealing initial two cards to each hand.

§ 627a.8. Hands of player and banker; procedure for dealing initial two cards to each hand.

 (a)  There shall be two hands dealt in the game of Minibaccarat, one of which shall be designated the Player’s Hand and the other designated the Banker’s Hand.

 (b)  Prior to dealing any cards, the dealer shall announce ‘‘no more bets.’’

 (c)  The dealer shall then deal an initial four cards from the dealing shoe in accordance with one of the following options selected by the certificate holder in its Rules Submission under §  601a.2 (relating to table games Rules Submissions):

   (1)  The dealer shall remove cards from the dealing shoe with his left hand and place them face up on the appropriate area of the layout with his right hand. The first and third cards dealt shall constitute the first and second cards of the Player’s Hand and placed on the area designated for the Player’s Hand. The second and fourth cards dealt shall constitute the first and second cards of the Banker’s Hand and placed on the area designated for the Banker’s Hand.

   (2)  The dealer shall remove cards from the dealing shoe with his left hand and place them face down on the layout. The first and third cards dealt shall constitute the first and second cards of the Player’s Hand and placed on the area designated for the Player’s Hand. The second and fourth cards dealt shall constitute the first and second cards of the Banker’s Hand and placed underneath the right corner of the dealing shoe until the Player’s Hand is called as provided in §  627a.9 (relating to procedure for dealing a third card). The second and fourth cards shall then be turned face up and placed on the area designated for the Banker’s Hand.

 (d)  Prior to dealing a third card to the Player’s or Banker’s Hand, the dealer shall settle all House Money Wagers as follows:

   (1)  If a player placed a House Money Wager, beginning from the dealer’s right and moving counterclockwise around the table, the dealer shall collect all losing House Money Wagers and pay all winning wagers in accordance with §  627a.12(h) (relating to payout odds; vigorish) provided that, at a player’s discretion, the player may add the winning House Money payout to the player’s original wager on the Player’s or Banker’s Hand in accordance with the following:

     (i)   All of the winning House Money payout or, if specified in the certificate holder’s Rules Submission filed in accordance with §  601a.2, only a specified portion of the winning House Money payout shall be added to the area designated for the placement of the player’s original wager on the Player’s or Banker’s Hand. The player’s original wager and the House Money payout which was added to the player’s original wager shall be settled based on the outcome of the player’s wager on the Player’s or Banker’s Hand.

     (ii)   A player may not touch the winning House Money payout. The dealer shall either hand the entire winning House Money payout to the player or place all or a portion thereof, as authorized by the certificate holder, on the area designated for the placement of the player’s wager on the Player’s or Banker’s Hand.

   (2)  After settling the House Money Wagers, the game shall resume by dealing any third cards that are required to be dealt in accordance with §  627a.9.

 (e)  Players may not touch, handle, remove or alter any cards used to play Minibaccarat.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  627a.8 amended under 4 Pa.C.S. § §  1202(b)(30), 1207(3) and (9) and 13A02(1), (2) and (4).

Source

   The provisions of this §  627a.8 amended January 31, 2014, effective February 1, 2014, 44 Pa.B. 619. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (362432) to (362433).

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  627a.9 (relating to procedure for dealing a third card); and 58 Pa. Code §  627a.11 (relating to announcement of result of round; payment and collection of wagers).



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