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58 Pa. Code § 631b.4. Lucky Nines.

§ 631b.4. Lucky Nines.

 (a)  If the certificate holder offers Baccarat on a fully automated electronic gaming table, the certificate holder may offer players the option to place a Lucky Nines wager which shall win if any of the player’s two cards or the banker’s two cards contain at least one nine.

 (b)  The layout for a Baccarat 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) and if the certificate holder offers the Lucky Nines wager, in addition to the requirements in §  631a.2 (relating to Baccarat table physical characteristics) the layout shall contain a separate area designated for the electronic placement of the Lucky Nines wager for each player.

 (c)  After placing an initial wager, as required under §  631a.8(a) (relating to wagers), a player may place a Lucky Nines wager by electronically placing a value chip on the designated area of the table layout.

 (d)  The dealer shall then deal the cards in accordance with §  631a.9(a)—(d) (relating to hands of player and banker; procedure for dealing initial two cards to each hand). After the initial two cards of the Player’s Hand and Banker’s Hand have been turned face up on the layout but prior to dealing a third card, the dealer shall settle all players’ Lucky Nines wagers. If any of the player’s two cards or the Banker’s two cards:

   (1)  Do not contain a nine, the losing Lucky Nines wagers shall be collected.

   (2)  Contain a nine, the winning Lucky Nines wagers shall be paid in accordance with subsection (e) based on the number of nines in the player and banker hands.

 (e)  The certificate holder shall pay out winning Lucky Nines Wagers at the odds in one of the following payout tables selected by the certificate holder in its Rules Submission form filed in accordance with §  601a.2 (relating to table games Rules Submissions):

Hand Paytable A Paytable B Paytable C Paytable D
4 Nines 500 to 1 500 to 1 1000 to 1 2000 to 1
3 Nines Same Suit 250 to 1 250 to 1 500 to 1 500 to 1
3 Nines 20 to 1 30 to 1 35 to 1 15 to 1
2 Nines Same Suit 8 to 1 12 to 1 16 to 1 10 to 1
2 Nines 5 to 1 5 to 1 5 to 1 4 to 1
1 Nine Diamonds 2 to 1 2 to 1 2 to 1 2 to 1
1 Nine 1 to 1 1 to 1 1 to 1 1 to 1

 (f)  After settling the player’s Lucky Nines wager, the dealer shall complete the dealing procedures in §  631a.9(e) and (f).

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