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58 Pa. Code § 631a.13. Payout odds; vigorish.

§ 631a.13. Payout odds; vigorish.

 (a)  A winning wager made on the Player’s Hand shall be paid at odds of 1 to 1.

 (b)  A winning Tie Wager shall be paid at odds of at least 8 to 1.

 (c)  A winning wager made on the Banker’s Hand shall be paid at odds of 1 to 1, except that the certificate holder shall extract a vigorish from the winning players in an amount equal to 5% of the amount won, unless the certificate holder is offering EZ Baccarat in which vigorish is not collected. When collecting the vigorish, the certificate holder may round off the vigorish to 25¢ or the next highest multiple of 25¢.

 (d)  A dealer shall collect the vigorish from a player in accordance with one of the following procedures selected by the certificate holder in its Rules Submission under §  601a.2 (relating to table games Rules Submissions):

   (1)  At the time the winning payout is made.

   (2)  At a later time, provided that:

     (i)   The outstanding vigorish shall be collected prior to beginning play with a new dealing shoe of cards or when the player leaves the gaming table, whichever occurs first.

     (ii)   The amount of the vigorish shall be tracked by placing a coin or marker button, which contains the amount of the vigorish owed, in the rectangular space on the layout that is imprinted with the number of the player owing the vigorish.

     (iii)   The coin or marker button may not be removed from the layout until the vigorish owed is collected.

 (e)  If a certificate holder offers the Dragon Bonus Wager, in accordance with §  631a.8(a)(4) (relating to wagers), a vigorish may not be extracted on a winning Dragon Bonus Wager. Winning Dragon Bonus Wagers shall be paid out at the odds in one of the following paytables selected by the certificate holder in its Rules Submission filed in accordance with §  601a.2:

Hand Paytable A Paytable B Paytable C
Win by 9 points 30 to 1 20 to 1 30 to 1
Win by 8 points 10 to 1 8 to 1 10 to 1
Win by 7 points 6 to 1 7 to 1 4 to 1
Win by 6 points 4 to 1 4 to 1 4 to 1
Win by 5 points 2 to 1 3 to 1 2 to 1
Win by 4 points 1 to 1 1 to 1 2 to 1
Natural winner 1 to 1 1 to 1 1 to 1
Natural tie Push Push Push

 (f)  A winning Dragon 7 Insurance Wager, as described in §  631a.8(a)(5), shall be paid out at odds of 40 to 1.

 (g)  A winning Panda 8 Insurance Wager, as described in §  631a.8(a)(6), shall be paid at odds of 25 to 1.

 (h)  If a certificate holder offers the House Money Wager and the player elects to take the payout, the player shall be paid in accordance with the following paytable:

Hand Odds
Player and Banker Pair 15 to 1
Player or Banker Pair 3 to 1

Authority

   The provisions of this §  631a.13 amended under 4 Pa.C.S. § §  1202(b)(30), 1207(3), (6), (9) and (21) and 13A02(1), (2) and (4).

Source

   The provisions of this §  631a.13 amended January 31, 2014, effective February 1, 2014, 44 Pa.B. 599, 44 Pa.B. 619. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (362460) to (362461).

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  629a.9 (relating to hands of player and banker; procedure for dealing initial two cards to each hand).



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