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58 Pa. Code § 629b.3. Royal 9 Progressive wager.

§ 629b.3. Royal 9 Progressive wager.

 (a)  The layout for a Midibaccarat table shall be submitted to the Bureau of Gaming Operations and approved in accordance with §  601a.10(a) (relating to approval of table game layouts, signage and equipment) and if the certificate holder offers the Royal 9 Progressive wager authorized under subsection (c), the layout shall contain a separate area designated for the placement of the Royal 9 Progressive wager for each player. The Midibaccarat table must have a progressive table game system in accordance with §  605a.7 (relating to progressive table games), for the placement of Royal 9 Progressive wagers. The progressive table game system must include:

   (1)  A wagering device at each betting position that acknowledges or accepts the placement of the Royal 9 Progressive wager.

   (2)  A device that controls or monitors the placement of Progressive Payout wagers at the gaming table including a mechanism, such as a lock-out button, that prevents the placement of any Royal 9 Progressive wagers that a player attempts to place after the dealer has begun dealing the cards.

 (b)  If specified in its Rules Submission under §  601a.2 (relating to table games Rules Submissions), a certificate holder may offer to each player who placed a Midibaccarat wager in accordance with §  629a.7(b) (relating to wagers), the option of placing a Royal 9 Progressive wager which shall win if the first two cards to either the Banker hand or Player hand consist of a face card (K, Q or J) and a nine.

 (c)  After placing a Midibaccarat wager, as required in §  629a.7(b), and any optional wagers including the Royal 9 Progressive wager, the dealer shall deal the cards in accordance with §  629a.8(a)—(d) (relating to hands of player and banker; procedure for dealing initial two cards to each hand).

 (d)  Any winning Royal 9 Progressive wagers as outlined in subsection (e) will be paid by the dealer in accordance with subsection (f). The dealer will then complete the dealing procedures in §  629a.8(c)(4)—(6).

 (e)  Winning Royal 9 Progressive wagers are defined as follows:

   (1)  Any Royal 9—Either the player hand or banker hand contains a Royal 9.

   (2)  Any Suited Royal 9—Either the player or banker hand contains a Royal 9 where both cards are of the same suit.

   (3)  Royal 9 Tie Hand—Both player and banker have a Royal 9; not necessarily the same Royal 9 combination.

   (4)  Suited Royal 9 Tie Hand—Both player and banker have a suited Royal 9; not necessarily the same suited Royal 9.

   (5)  Personal Progressive Combinations—Each player position has a unique combination consisting of a king and a nine which is printed on the layout in front of the wagering area which can trigger a progressive payout.

   (6)  Mega Jackpot—Personal King 9 versus Personal King 9—The Player hand and Banker hand both contain the same King and 9 combination that is a personal progressive combination assigned to a player position.

   (7)  Major Jackpot—Personal King 9 on Banker Hand—The Banker hand contains the King 9 combination that is a personal progressive combination assigned to a player position.

   (8)  Minor Jackpot—Personal King 9 on Player Hand—The Player hand contains the King 9 combination that is a personal progressive combination assigned to a player position.

   (9)  Mega Envy—Any Player Position’s King 9 versus King 9—The Banker and Player hand contains the same King 9 combination that is assigned to one of the player positions. It does not matter if the player position is occupied or if there is a wager in the player position that contains the winning King 9 combination.

 (f)  Royal 9 Progressive wager paytable for $5 wager.

   (1)  If a table game certificate holder offers a $5 denomination Royal 9 Progressive wager, the Royal 9 Progressive wager pay table is as follows:

Hand Pay Table
Personal King 9 v. Personal King 9 100% of Mega Jackpot
Personal King 9 on Banker Hand 100% Major Jackpot
Personal King 9 on Player Hand 100% Minor Jackpot
Mega Envy—Any Position’s King 9 v. King 9 $5,000
Suited Royal 9 Tie Hand $1,500
Royal 9 Tie Hand $250
Any Suited Royal 9 $50
Any Royal 9 $25

   (2)  The rate of progression for the meters used for the Royal 9 Progressive wager must be specified in the certificate holder’s Rules Submission filed in accordance with §  601a.2. If a table game certificate holder offers a $5 denomination Royal 9 Progressive wager, the initial and reset amounts must also be in the Rules Submission and shall be at least $50,000 for the Mega Jackpot, $450 for the Major Jackpot and $450 for the Minor Jackpot.

 (g)  Royal 9 Progressive wager paytable for $1 wager.

   (1)  If a table game certificate holder offers a $1 denomination Royal 9 Progressive wager, the Royal 9 Progressive wager pay table is as follows:

Hand Pay Table
Personal King 9 v. Personal King 9 100% of Mega Jackpot
Personal King 9 on Banker Hand 100% Major Jackpot
Personal King 9 on Player Hand 100% Minor Jackpot
Mega Envy—Any Position’s King 9 v. King 9 $1,000
Suited Royal 9 Tie Hand $300
Royal 9 Tie Hand $50
Any Suited Royal 9 $10
Any Royal 9 $5

   (2)  The rate of progression for the meters used for the Royal 9 Progressive wager must be specified in the certificate holder’s Rules Submission filed in accordance with §  601a.2. If a table game certificate holder offers a $1 denomination Royal 9 Progressive wager, the initial and reset amounts must also be in the Rules Submission and shall be at least $10,000 for the Mega Jackpot, $90 for the Major Jackpot, and $90 for the Minor Jackpot.

 (h)  If the progressive table game system utilized by the certificate holder has the capability to offer a mystery progressive, the seed and reseed amount, random must hit by amount and incrementation rate shall be as follows:

ConfigurationReseedRandom Must-Hit-ByIncrementation Rate
1$250$1,0005%
2$100$5005%
3$100$2002%

Authority

   The temporary provisions of this §  629b.3 amended under 4 Pa.C.S. § §  1202(b)(30), 13A02(1) and (2) and 13A03. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (406450) to (406452).

Source

   The temporary provisions of this §  629b.3 amended March 11, 2022, effective March 12, 2022, expire on March 12, 2025, 52 Pa.B. 1491. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (406450) to (406452).



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