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58 Pa. Code § 627b.5. Golden Talons.

§ 627b.5. Golden Talons.

 (a)  The certificate holder may, if specified in its Rules Submission, offer to each player who has placed a Minibaccarat wager in accordance with §  627a.7(a) (relating to wagers), the operation of placing a Golden Talons wager.

 (b)  After placing a Minibaccarat wager, a player may place a Golden Talons wager prior to the dealer calling, ‘‘No more bets.’’

 (c)  The dealer shall then deal the cards in accordance with §  627a.8 (relating to hands of player and banker; procedure for dealing initial two cards to each hand), and the round of play shall be played and completed in accordance with the house rules and the provisions of § §  627a.9—627a.11 (relating to procedure for dealing a third card; rules for determining whether a third card shall be dealt; and announcement of result of round; payment and collection of wagers).

 (d)  After the round of play is completed and the announcement of the result is made, the dealer shall settle the Player’s Golden Talons wager while settling the Minibaccarat wagers and other optional wagers placed by each player.

 (e)  The Golden Talons wager may be placed on the Player’s hand, the Banker’s hand, or both, and shall win if:

   (1)  The hand wagered upon wins by at least 4 points, or

   (2)  The hand wagered upon is a natural win or a natural tie, or

   (3)  The hand wagered upon wins or ties in accordance with the approved paytable.

 (f)  The Golden Talons wager shall be paid out based upon one of the following paytables, which shall be specified in and approved as part of the certificate holder’s Rules Submission.

ScenarioPaytable APaytable BPaytable CPaytable DPaytable E
Win by 930 to 1 20 to 1 30 to 120 to 130 to 1
Win by 810 to 110 to 112 to 18 to 110 to 1
Win by 7 6 to 15 to 15 to 17 to 14 to 1
Win by 6 4 to 14 to 13 to 14 to 14 to 1
Win by 5 2 to 12 to 13 to 13 to 12 to 1
Win by 4 1 to 11 to 11 to 11 to 12 to 1
Natural win 1 to 11 to 11 to 11 to 11 to 1
Natural tiePush2 to 1Push PushPush

 (g)  A Golden Talons win with a natural will only pay the Natural Win odds of 1 to 1, not the higher odds related to wins by 4 or more.


   The temporary provisions of this §  627b.5 added under 4 Pa.C.S. § §  1202(b)(30), 13A02(1) and (2) and 13A03.


   The temporary provisions of this §  627b.5 added August 4, 2023, effective August 5, 2023, expire August 4, 2026, 53 Pa.B. 4409.

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  627b.4 (relating to Rising Phoenix Baccarat).

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