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58 Pa. Code § 631b.9. Golden Talons.

§ 631b.9. Golden Talons.

 (a)  The certificate holder may, if specified in its Rules Submission, offer to each player who has placed a Baccarat wager in accordance with §  631a.8(a) (relating to wagers), the operation of placing a Golden Talons wager.

 (b)  After placing a Baccarat 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 §  631a.9(b)—(f) (relating to hands of player and banker; procedures for dealing initial two cards to each hand), and the round of play shall be played and completed in accordance to the house rules and the provisions of § §  631a.10—631a.12 (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 Baccarat wagers and other optional wagers placed by each player.

 (e)  The Golden Talons wager may be placed on the Player’s hand or 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 under 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:

Scenario Paytable A Paytable B Paytable C Paytable D Paytable E
Win by 9 30 to 1 20 to 1 30 to 1 20 to 1 30 to 1
Win by 8 10 to 1 10 to 1 12 to 1 8 to 1 10 to 1
Win by 7 6 to 1 5 to 1 5 to 1 7 to 1 4 to 1
Win by 6 4 to 1 4 to 1 3 to 1 4 to 1 4 to 1
Win by 5 2 to 1 2 to 1 3 to 1 3 to 1 2 to 1
Win by 4 1 to 1 1 to 1 1 to 1 1 to 1 2 to 1
Natural win 1 to 1 1 to 1 1 to 1 1 to 1 1 to 1
Natural tie Push 2 to 1 Push Push Push

 (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 provisions of this §  631b.9 added under 4 Pa.C.S. § §  1202(b)(30), 13A02(1) and (2) and 13A03.


   The provisions of this §  631b.9 added March 24, 2023, effective March 25, 2023, expires March 25, 2026, 53 Pa.B. 1671.

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  631b.8 (relating to Rising Phoenix Baccarat).

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