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CHAPTER 633b. BLACKJACK SIDE WAGERS AND VARIATIONS—TEMPORARY REGULATIONS

Sec.


633b.1.    Perfect Pairs wager.
633b.2.    Jackpot Party Progressive wager.
633b.3.    Match the Dealer Progressive wager.
633b.4.    Switch Hands and Blackjack Premium.
633b.5.    Blackjack played on a hybrid gaming table.
633b.6.    Super 4 Progressive Blackjack wager.
633b.7.    Top 3 wager.
633b.8.    Lucky Aces wager.
633b.9.    Blazing 7’s Progressive wager.
633b.10.    Blackjack Match Progressive.
633b.11.    TriLux Deluxe wager.
633b.12.    AxMan wager.
633b.13.    Buster Blackjack wager.
633b.14.    Must-Hit-By Mystery Bonus.
633b.15.    Upcard Luck wager.

Authority

   The temporary provisions of this Chapter 633b added under 4 Pa.C.S. § §  1202(b)(30) and 13A02(1) and (2) and 13A03, unless otherwise noted.

Source

   The temporary provisions of this Chapter 633b added September 3, 2021, effective September 4, 2021, expire September 4, 2024, 51 Pa.B. 5607, unless otherwise noted.

§ 633b.1. Perfect Pairs wager.

 (a)  For purposes of the Perfect Pairs wager, the following words and terms have the following meanings:

   (1)  Colored Pair—The player’s initial two cards that are of the same rank and the same color but different suits.

   (2)  Mixed Pair—The player’s initial two cards that are of the same rank but different colors.

   (3)  Perfect Pair—The player’s initial two cards that are of the same rank, the same color and the same suit.

 (b)  The layout for a Blackjack 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 Perfect Pairs wager authorized under subsection (c), the layout shall contain a separate area designated for the placement of the Perfect Pairs wager for each player.

 (c)  A certificate holder may, if specified in its Rules Submission under §  601a.2 (relating to table games Rules Submissions), offer to each player who placed a Blackjack wager in accordance with §  633a.6(d) (relating to wagers), the option of placing a Perfect Pairs wager which shall win if the player’s initial two cards are a colored pair, mixed pair or perfect pair.

 (d)  After placing a Blackjack wager, as required in §  633a.6(d), and any optional wagers including the Perfect Pairs wager, the dealer shall deal the cards in accordance with §  633a.7(a)—(f) (relating to procedure for dealing the cards; completion of each round of play).

 (e)  Immediately after the second card is dealt to each player and the dealer, but prior to any additional cards being dealt or before any card reader device is utilized, the dealer shall, starting with the player farthest to the dealer’s right and continuing around the table in a counterclockwise direction, settle the player’s optional wagers in accordance with §  633a.7(g) by collecting all losing wagers and paying all winning wagers. If a player placed the Perfect Pairs wager and the player’s initial two cards:

   (1)  Are a colored pair, mixed pair or perfect pair, the dealer shall pay the winning Perfect Pairs wager in accordance with subsection (f).

   (2)  Are not a colored pair, mixed pair or perfect pair, the dealer shall collect the Perfect Pairs wager.

 (f)  The certificate holder shall pay out winning Perfect Pairs wagers 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
Perfect Pair 25 to 1 30 to 1
Colored Pair 12 to 1 10 to 1
Mixed Pair 6 to 1 5 to 1

§ 633b.2. Jackpot Party Progressive wager.

 (a)  A certificate holder may offer players the option to place a Jackpot Party Progressive wager that the dealer’s two cards and the player’s two cards will form any of the following winning Jackpot Party Progressive combinations:

   (1)  Royal Flush (Diamonds)—Dealer Blackjack and the player’s two cards and the dealer’s two cards contain an ace, king, queen and jack of diamonds with the dealer’s hand containing the ace of the diamonds.

   (2)  Royal Flush (Other Suit)—Dealer Blackjack and the player’s two cards and the dealer’s two cards contain an ace, king, queen and jack of one the other remaining three suits, with the dealer’s hand containing the ace of the same suit.

   (3)  Three of a Kind—Dealer Blackjack and the player’s two cards and the dealer’s two cards contain three cards of the same rank.

   (4)  Straight—Dealer Blackjack and the player’s two card and the dealer’s two card contain four cards of more than one suit in consecutive rank.

   (5)  Flush—Dealer Blackjack and the player’s two cards and the dealer’s two cards are all the same suit.

   (6)  Two Pair—Dealer Blackjack and player Blackjack with the dealer’s two cards identical in rank with the player’s two cards.

   (7)  All Cards Same Color—Dealer Blackjack and the player’s two cards and the dealer’s two cards are all of the same color.

   (8)  Pair—Dealer Blackjack and the player’s two cards and the dealer’s two cards contain two cards of the same rank.

   (9)  Any Hand with Dealer Blackjack.

   (10)  Dealer Ace Up—Dealer’s up-card is an ace but the dealer does not have a Blackjack.

 (b)  The Jackpot Party Progressive wager may be played on a Blackjack table that utilizes 1, 2, 4, 6 or 8 decks of cards.

 (c)  The layout for a Blackjack 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 Jackpot Party Progressive wager, in addition to the requirements in §  633a.2 (relating to Blackjack table; card reader device; physical characteristics; inspections) the layout shall contain a separate area for each player designated for the placement of the Jackpot Party Progressive wager for each player.

 (d)  If the certificate holder is offering the Jackpot Party Progressive wager, the Blackjack table must have a progressive table game system, in accordance with §  605a.7 (relating to progressive table games), for the placement of the Jackpot Party Progressive wager. If the certificate holder is offering a Progressive Payout wager on multiple linked tables or games in the same licensed facility, the progressive table game system must comply with the requirements in §  605a.8 (relating to linked progressive table games). The progressive table game system must include:

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

   (2)  A device that controls or monitors the placement of Progressive Wagers at the gaming table, including a mechanism, such as a lock-out button, that prevents the recognition of any Progressive wager that a player attempts to place after the dealer has announced ‘‘No more bets.’’

 (e)  If specified in its Rules Submission required under §  601a.2 (relating to table games Rules Submissions), a certificate holder may offer to each player who placed a Blackjack wager in accordance with §  633a.6(d) (relating to wagers), the option of placing a Jackpot Party Progressive wager of $1 or $5.

 (f)  After placing a Blackjack wager, as required in §  633a.6(d), and any optional wagers including the Jackpot Party Progressive wager, the dealer shall announce ‘‘No more bets’’ and, if the Jackpot Party Progressive wager is being offered, use the progressive table game system to prevent the placement of any additional Progressive wagers. If any Progressive wagers have been made, the dealer shall collect the wagers and, on the layout in front of the table inventory container, verify that the number of value chips wagered equals the number of Progressive wagers accepted by the progressive table game system. The dealer shall then place the value chips into the table inventory container.

 (g)  The dealer shall then deal the cards in accordance with §  633a.7(a)—(g) (relating to procedure for dealing the cards; completion of each round of play). Immediately after the second card is dealt to each player and the dealer, but prior to any additional cards being dealt, the dealer shall determine if he has a Blackjack as provided in §  633a.7(h). If the dealer:

   (1)  Does not have an ace showing or have a Blackjack, all Jackpot Party Progressive wagers shall lose and the dealer shall continue the hand in accordance with §  633a.7(i)—(t).

   (2)  Has an ace showing or a Blackjack, the dealer shall settle each player’s winning Jackpot Party Progressive wager as provided in subsection (h).

 (h)  If a player has won a Jackpot Party Progressive payout, the dealer shall:

   (1)  Verify that the hand is a winning hand.

   (2)  Verify that the appropriate light on the progressive table game system has been illuminated.

   (3)  Have a floorperson or above validate the progressive payout in accordance with the certificate holder’s approved internal control procedures.

   (4)  Pay the winning Jackpot Party Progressive wager in accordance with the payout odds in subsection (i). If a player has won a progressive payout that is a percentage of the jackpot amount on the progressive meter, the progressive payout may not be paid from the table inventory container. If a player has won a progressive payout that is not being paid from the table inventory container, the cards of that player must remain on the table until the necessary documentation has been completed.

 (i)  The certificate holder shall pay out winning Jackpot Party Progressive wagers, for the highest ranking four-card hand formed, at the odds in one of the following payout tables selected by the certificate holder in its Rules Submission filed in accordance with §  601a.2:

Outcome Six Decks—P1 Six Decks—P2 Six Decks—P3
Royal Flush—Diamonds 100% of Progressive 100% of Progressive 100% of Progressive
Royal Flush—Other 10% of Progressive 10% of Progressive 10% of Progressive
Three-of-a-Kind 150 to 1 150 to 1 100 to 1
Straight 80 to 1 70 to 1 75 to 1
Flush 60 to 1 50 to 1 50 to 1
Two Pair 40 to 1 30 to 1 25 to 1
All Same Color 20 to 1 15 to 1 15 to 1
Pair 10 to 1 10 to 1 10 to 1
Dealer Blackjack 5 to 1 5 to 1 4 to 1
Dealer Ace Up (No Blackjack) 2 to 1 3 to 1 2 to 1
Wager $5 $5 $1
Meter Seed $50,000 $50,000 $10,000
Primary Increment Rate 16% 15% 19%
Secondary Increment Rate 3.75% 3.50% 4.25%


Outcome Eight Decks—P4 Eight Decks—P5 Eight Decks—P6
Royal Flush—Diamonds 100% of Progressive 100% of Progressive 100% of Progressive
Royal Flush—Other 10% of Progressive 10% of Progressive 10% of Progressive
Three-of-a-Kind 150 to 1 150 to 1 100 to 1
Straight 80 to 1 70 to 1 75 to 1
Flush 60 to 1 50 to 1 50 to 1
Two Pair 40 to 1 30 to 1 25 to 1
All Same Color 20 to 1 15 to 1 15 to 1
Pair 10 to 1 10 to 1 10 to 1
Dealer Blackjack 5 to 1 5 to 1 4 to 1
Dealer Ace Up (No Blackjack) 2 to 1 3 to 1 2 to 1
Wager $5 $5 $1
Meter Seed $50,000 $50,000 $10,000
Primary Increment Rate 16% 15% 19%
Secondary Increment Rate 3.75% 3.50% 4.25%


Single Deck—P7
Outcome Pays w/ Envy
Royal Flush (A—J)—Diamonds 100% Progressive $3,000
Royal Flush (A—J)—Other 10% Progressive $1,000
Three-of-a-Kind 150 to 1
Straight 70 to 1
Flush 50 to 1
Two Pair 30 to 1
All Same Color 15 to 1
Pair 10 to 1
Dealer Blackjack 5 to 1
Dealer Ace Up (No BJ) 3 to 1
Wager $5
Meter Seed $50,000
Total Increment Rate 18.50%


Two Decks—P8 Four Decks—P9
Outcome Pays w/ Max Envy Pays w/ Max Envy
Royal Flush (A—J)—Diamonds 100% Progressive $3,000 100% Progressive $3,000
Royal Flush (A—J)—Other 10% Progressive $1,000 10% Progressive $1,000
Three-of-a-Kind 150 to 1 150 to 1
Straight 70 to 1 70 to 1
Flush 50 to 1 50 to 1
Two Pair 30 to 1 30 to 1
All Same Color 15 to 1 15 to 1
Pair 10 to 1 10 to 1
Dealer Blackjack 5 to 1 5 to 1
Dealer Ace Up (No BJ) 3 to 1 3 to 1
Wager $5 $5
Meter Seed/Reseed $50,000 $50,000
Total Increment Rate 18.50% 18.50%


Six Decks—P10 Eight Decks—P11
Outcome Pays w/ Max Envy Pays w/ Max Envy
Royal Flush (A—J)—Diamonds 100% Progressive $3,000 100% Progressive $3,000
Royal Flush (A—J)—Other 10% Progressive $1,000 10% Progressive $1,000
Three-of-a-Kind 150 to 1 150 to 1
Straight 70 to 1 70 to 1
Flush 50 to 1 50 to 1
Two Pair 30 to 1 30 to 1
All Same Color 15 to 1 15 to 1
Pair 10 to 1 10 to 1
Dealer Blackjack 5 to 1 5 to 1
Dealer Ace Up (No BJ) 3 to 1 3 to 1
Meter Seed/Reseed $50,000 $50,000
Total Increment Rate 18.50% 18.50%


Single Deck—P12
Outcome Pays w/ Envy
Royal Flush (A—J)—Diamonds 100% Progressive $3,000
Royal Flush (A—J)—Other 10% Progressive $1,000
Three-of-a-Kind 100 to 1
Straight 75 to 1
Flush 50 to 1
Two Pair 25 to 1
All Same Color 15 to 1
Pair 10 to 1
Dealer Blackjack 4 to 1
Dealer Ace Up (No BJ) 2 to 1
Wager $5
Meter Seed $50,000
Total Increment Rate 23.25%


Two Decks—P13 Four Decks—P14
Outcome Pays w/ Max Envy Pays w/ Max Envy
Royal Flush (A—J)—Diamonds 100% Progressive $3,000 100% Progressive $3,000
Royal Flush (A—J)—Other 10% Progressive $1,000 10% Progressive $1,000
Three-of-a-Kind 100 to 1 100 to 1
Straight 75 to 1 75 to 1
Flush 50 to 1 50 to 1
Two Pair 25 to 1 25 to 1
All Same Color 15 to 1 15 to 1
Pair 10 to 1 10 to 1
Dealer Blackjack 4 to 1 4 to 1
Dealer Ace Up (No BJ) 2 to 1 2 to 1
Wager $5 $5
Meter Seed/Reseed $50,000 $50,000
Total Increment Rate 23.25% 23.25%


Six Decks—P15 Eight Decks—P16
Outcome Pays w/ Max Envy Pays w/ Max Envy
Royal Flush (A—J)—Diamonds 100% Progressive $3,000 100% Progressive $3,000
Royal Flush (A—J)—Other 10% Progressive $1,000 10% Progressive $1,000
Three-of-a-Kind 100 to 1 100 to 1
Straight 75 to 1 75 to 1
Flush 50 to 1 50 to 1
Two Pair 25 to 1 25 to 1
All Same Color 15 to 1 15 to 1
Pair 10 to 1 10 to 1
Dealer Blackjack 4 to 1 4 to 1
Dealer Ace Up (No BJ) 2 to 1 2 to 1
Wager $5 $5
Meter Seed/Reseed $50,000 $50,000
Total Increment Rate 23.25% 23.25%


One Deck—P17 Option AOption BOption C
Outcome Pays w/ Max Envy Pays w/ Max Envy Pays w/ Max Envy
Royal Flush (A—J)—Diamonds 100% Mega $3,000 100% Mega $3,000 100% Mega $3,000
Royal Flush (A—J)—Other 100% Major $1,000 100% Major $1,000 100% Major $1,000
Three-of-a-Kind 100% Minor 100% Minor 100% Minor
Straight 150 to 1 150 to 1 150 to 1
Flush 50 to 1 50 to 1 50 to 1
Two Pair 40 to 1 40 to 1 40 to 1
All Same Color 20 to 1 20 to 1 20 to 1
Pair 10 to 1 10 to 1 10 to 1
Dealer Blackjack 5 to 1 5 to 1 5 to 1
Dealer Ace Up (No BJ) 2 to 1 2 to 1 2 to 1
Mega Meter Seed/Reseed $50,000 $25,000 $10,000
Mega Increment Rate 6% 7% 7.5%
Major Meter Seed/Reseed $5,000 $5,000 $5,000
Major Increment Rate 7% 7% 7%
Minor Meter Seed/Reseed $500 $500 $500
Minor Increment Rate 7% 7% 7%


Two Decks—P18 Option AOption BOption C
Outcome Pays w/ Max Envy Pays w/ Max Envy Pays w/ Max Envy
Royal Flush (A—J)—Diamonds 100% Mega $3,000 100% Mega $3,000 100% Mega $3,000
Royal Flush (A—J)—Other 100% Major $1,000 100% Major $1,000 100% Major $1,000
Three-of-a-Kind 100% Minor 100% Minor 100% Minor
Straight 150 to 1 150 to 1 150 to 1
Flush 50 to 1 50 to 1 50 to 1
Two Pair 40 to 1 40 to 1 40 to 1
All Same Color 20 to 1 20 to 1 20 to 1
Pair 10 to 1 10 to 1 10 to 1
Dealer Blackjack 5 to 1 5 to 1 5 to 1
Dealer Ace Up (No BJ) 2 to 1 2 to 1 2 to 1
Mega Meter Seed/Reseed $50,000 $25,000 $10,000
Mega Increment Rate 6% 7% 7.5%
Major Meter Seed/Reseed $5,000 $5,000 $5,000
Major Increment Rate 7% 7% 7%
Minor Meter Seed/Reseed $500 $500 $500
Minor Increment Rate 7% 7% 7%


Four Decks—P19 Option AOption BOption C
Outcome Pays w/ Max Envy Pays w/ Max Envy Pays w/ Max Envy
Royal Flush (A—J)—Diamonds 100% Mega $3,000 100% Mega $3,000 100% Mega $3,000
Royal Flush (A—J)—Other 100% Major $1,000 100% Major $1,000 100% Major $1,000
Three-of-a-Kind 100% Minor 100% Minor 100% Minor
Straight 150 to 1 150 to 1 150 to 1
Flush 50 to 1 50 to 1 50 to 1
Two Pair 40 to 1 40 to 1 40 to 1
All Same Color 20 to 1 20 to 1 20 to 1
Pair 10 to 1 10 to 1 10 to 1
Dealer Blackjack 5 to 1 5 to 1 5 to 1
Dealer Ace Up (No BJ) 2 to 1 2 to 1 2 to 1
Mega Meter Seed/Reseed $50,000 $25,000 $10,000
Mega Increment Rate 6% 7% 7.5%
Major Meter Seed/Reseed $5,000 $5,000 $5,000
Major Increment Rate 7% 7% 7%
Minor Meter Seed/Reseed $500 $500 $500
Minor Increment Rate 7% 7% 7%


Six Decks—P20 Option AOption BOption C
Outcome Pays w/ Max Envy Pays w/ Max Envy Pays w/ Max Envy
Royal Flush (A—J)—Diamonds 100% Mega $3,000 100% Mega $3,000 100% Mega $3,000
Royal Flush (A—J)—Other 100% Major $1,000 100% Major $1,000 100% Major $1,000
Three-of-a-Kind 100% Minor 100% Minor 100% Minor
Straight 150 to 1 150 to 1 150 to 1
Flush 50 to 1 50 to 1 50 to 1
Two Pair 40 to 1 40 to 1 40 to 1
All Same Color 20 to 1 20 to 1 20 to 1
Pair 10 to 1 10 to 1 10 to 1
Dealer Blackjack 5 to 1 5 to 1 5 to 1
Dealer Ace Up (No BJ) 2 to 1 2 to 1 2 to 1
Mega Meter Seed/Reseed $50,000 $25,000 $10,000
Mega Increment Rate 6% 7% 7.5%
Major Meter Seed/Reseed $5,000 $5,000 $5,000
Major Increment Rate 7% 7% 7%
Minor Meter Seed/Reseed $500 $500 $500
Minor Increment Rate 7% 7% 7%


Eight Decks—P21 Option AOption BOption C
Outcome Pays w/ Max Envy Pays w/ Max Envy Pays w/ Max Envy
Royal Flush (A—J)—Diamonds 100% Mega $3,000 100% Mega $3,000 100% Mega $3,000
Royal Flush (A—J)—Other 100% Major $1,000 100% Major $1,000 100% Major $1,000
Three-of-a-Kind 100% Minor 100% Minor 100% Minor
Straight 150 to 1 150 to 1 150 to 1
Flush 50 to 1 50 to 1 50 to 1
Two Pair 40 to 1 40 to 1 40 to 1
All Same Color 20 to 1 20 to 1 20 to 1
Pair 10 to 1 10 to 1 10 to 1
Dealer Blackjack 5 to 1 5 to 1 5 to 1
Dealer Ace Up (No BJ) 2 to 1 2 to 1 2 to 1
Mega Meter Seed/Reseed $50,000 $25,000 $10,000
Mega Increment Rate 6% 7% 7.5%
Major Meter Seed/Reseed $5,000 $5,000 $5,000
Major Increment Rate 7% 7% 7%
Minor Meter Seed/Reseed $500 $500 $500
Minor Increment Rate 7% 7% 7%


One Deck—P22 Option AOption BOption C
Outcome Pays w/ Max Envy Pays w/ Max Envy Pays w/ Max Envy
Royal Flush (A—J)—Diamonds 100% Mega $3,000 100% Mega $3,000 100% Mega $3,000
Royal Flush (A—J)—Other 100% Major $1,000 100% Major $1,000 100% Major $1,000
Three-of-a-Kind 100% Minor 100% Minor 100% Minor
Straight 100% Mini 100% Mini 100% Mini
Flush 50 to 1 50 to 1 50 to 1
Two Pair 40 to 1 40 to 1 40 to 1
All Same Color 20 to 1 20 to 1 20 to 1
Pair 10 to 1 10 to 1 10 to 1
Dealer Blackjack 5 to 1 5 to 1 5 to 1
Dealer Ace Up (No BJ) 2 to 1 2 to 1 2 to 1
Mega Meter Seed/Reseed $50,000 $25,000 $10,000
Mega Increment Rate 6% 7% 7.5%
Major Meter Seed/Reseed $5,000 $5,000 $5,000
Major Increment Rate 5% 5% 5%
Minor Meter Seed/Reseed $500 $500 $500
Minor Increment Rate 3% 3% 3%
Mini Meter Seed/Reseed $300 $300 $300
Mini Increment Rate 3% 3% 3%


Two Decks—P23 Option AOption BOption C
Outcome Pays w/ Max Envy Pays w/ Max Envy Pays w/ Max Envy
Royal Flush (A—J)—Diamonds 100% Mega $3,000 100% Mega $3,000 100% Mega $3,000
Royal Flush (A—J)—Other 100% Major $1,000 100% Major $1,000 100% Major $1,000
Three-of-a-Kind 100% Minor 100% Minor 100% Minor
Straight 100% Mini 100% Mini 100% Mini
Flush 50 to 1 50 to 1 50 to 1
Two Pair 40 to 1 40 to 1 40 to 1
All Same Color 20 to 1 20 to 1 20 to 1
Pair 10 to 1 10 to 1 10 to 1
Dealer Blackjack 5 to 1 5 to 1 5 to 1
Dealer Ace Up (No BJ) 2 to 1 2 to 1 2 to 1
Mega Meter Seed/Reseed $50,000 $25,000 $10,000
Mega Increment Rate 6% 7% 7.5%
Major Meter Seed/Reseed $5,000 $5,000 $5,000
Major Increment Rate 5% 5% 5%
Minor Meter Seed/Reseed $500 $500 $500
Minor Increment Rate 3% 3% 3%
Mini Meter Seed/Reseed $300 $300 $300
Mini Increment Rate 3% 3% 3%


Four Decks—P24 Option AOption BOption C
Outcome Pays w/ Max Envy Pays w/ Max Envy Pays w/ Max Envy
Royal Flush (A—J)—Diamonds 100% Mega $3,000 100% Mega $3,000 100% Mega $3,000
Royal Flush (A—J)—Other 100% Major $1,000 100% Major $1,000 100% Major $1,000
Three-of-a-Kind 100% Minor 100% Minor 100% Minor
Straight 100% Mini 100% Mini 100% Mini
Flush 50 to 1 50 to 1 50 to 1
Two Pair 40 to 1 40 to 1 40 to 1
All Same Color 20 to 1 20 to 1 20 to 1
Pair 10 to 1 10 to 1 10 to 1
Dealer Blackjack 5 to 1 5 to 1 5 to 1
Dealer Ace Up (No BJ) 2 to 1 2 to 1 2 to 1
Mega Meter Seed/Reseed $50,000 $25,000 $10,000
Mega Increment Rate 6% 7% 7.5%
Major Meter Seed/Reseed $5,000 $5,000 $5,000
Major Increment Rate 5% 5% 5%
Minor Meter Seed/Reseed $500 $500 $500
Minor Increment Rate 3% 3% 3%
Mini Meter Seed/Reseed $300 $300 $300
Mini Increment Rate 3% 3% 3%


Six Decks—P25 Option AOption BOption C
Outcome Pays w/ Max Envy Pays w/ Max Envy Pays w/ Max Envy
Royal Flush (A—J)—Diamonds 100% Mega $3,000 100% Mega $3,000 100% Mega $3,000
Royal Flush (A—J)—Other 100% Major $1,000 100% Major $1,000 100% Major $1,000
Three-of-a-Kind 100% Minor 100% Minor 100% Minor
Straight 100% Mini 100% Mini 100% Mini
Flush 50 to 1 50 to 1 50 to 1
Two Pair 40 to 1 40 to 1 40 to 1
All Same Color 20 to 1 20 to 1 20 to 1
Pair 10 to 1 10 to 1 10 to 1
Dealer Blackjack 5 to 1 5 to 1 5 to 1
Dealer Ace Up (No BJ) 2 to 1 2 to 1 2 to 1
Mega Meter Seed/Reseed $50,000 $25,000 $10,000
Mega Increment Rate 6% 7% 7.5%
Major Meter Seed/Reseed $5,000 $5,000 $5,000
Major Increment Rate 5% 5% 5%
Minor Meter Seed/Reseed $500 $500 $500
Minor Increment Rate 3% 3% 3%
Mini Meter Seed/Reseed $300 $300 $300
Mini Increment Rate 3% 3% 3%


Eight Decks—P26 Option AOption BOption C
Outcome Pays w/ Max Envy Pays w/ Max Envy Pays w/ Max Envy
Royal Flush (A—J)—Diamonds 100% Mega $3,000 100% Mega $3,000 100% Mega $3,000
Royal Flush (A—J)—Other 100% Major $1,000 100% Major $1,000 100% Major $1,000
Three-of-a-Kind 100% Minor 100% Minor 100% Minor
Straight 100% Mini 100% Mini 100% Mini
Flush 50 to 1 50 to 1 50 to 1
Two Pair 40 to 1 40 to 1 40 to 1
All Same Color 20 to 1 20 to 1 20 to 1
Pair 10 to 1 10 to 1 10 to 1
Dealer Blackjack 5 to 1 5 to 1 5 to 1
Dealer Ace Up (No BJ) 2 to 1 2 to 1 2 to 1
Mega Meter Seed/Reseed $50,000 $25,000 $10,000
Mega Increment Rate 6% 7% 7.5%
Major Meter Seed/Reseed $5,000 $5,000 $5,000
Major Increment Rate 5% 5% 5%
Minor Meter Seed/Reseed $500 $500 $500
Minor Increment Rate 3% 3% 3%
Mini Meter Seed/Reseed $300 $300 $300
Mini Increment Rate 3% 3% 3%


Single Deck—P27 Option A Option B Option C
Outcome Pays Pays Pays
Royal Flush (A—J)—Diamonds 100% Mega 100% Mega 100% Mega
Royal Flush (A—J)—Other 100% Major 100% Major 100% Major
Three-of-a-Kind 100% Minor 100% Minor 100% Minor
Straight 100% Mini 100% Mini 100% Mini
Flush 60 to 1 60 to 1 60 to 1
Two Pair 40 to 1 40 to 1 40 to 1
All Same Color 20 to 1 20 to 1 20 to 1
Pair 10 to 1 10 to 1 10 to 1
Dealer Blackjack 5 to 1 5 to 1 5 to 1
Dealer Ace Up (No BJ) 2 to 1 2 to 1 2 to 1
Mega Meter Seed/ Reseed $50,000 $25,000 $10,000
Mega Increment Rate 6% 7% 7.5%
Major Meter Seed/Reseed $5,000 $5,000 $5,000
Major Increment Rate 5% 5% 5%
Minor Meter Seed/Reseed $500 $500 $500
Minor Increment Rate 3% 3% 3%
Mini Meter Seed/Reseed $300 $300 $300
Mini Increment Rate 3% 3% 3%


Two Decks—P28 Option A Option B Option C
Outcome Pays Pays Pays
Royal Flush (A—J)—Diamonds 100% Mega 100% Mega 100% Mega
Royal Flush (A—J)—Other 100% Major 100% Major 100% Major
Three-of-a-Kind 100% Minor 100% Minor 100% Minor
Straight 100% Mini 100% Mini 100% Mini
Flush 60 to 1 60 to 1 60 to 1
Two Pair 40 to 1 40 to 1 40 to 1
All Same Color 20 to 1 20 to 1 20 to 1
Pair 10 to 1 10 to 1 10 to 1
Dealer Blackjack 5 to 1 5 to 1 5 to 1
Dealer Ace Up (No BJ) 2 to 1 2 to 1 2 to 1
Mega Meter Seed/ Reseed $50,000 $25,000 $10,000
Mega Increment Rate 6% 7% 7.5%
Major Meter Seed/Reseed $5,000 $5,000 $5,000
Major Increment Rate 5% 5% 5%
Minor Meter Seed/Reseed $500 $500 $500
Minor Increment Rate 3% 3% 3%
Mini Meter Seed/Reseed $300 $300 $300
Mini Increment Rate 3% 3% 3%


Four Decks—P29 Option A Option B Option C
Outcome Pays Pays Pays
Royal Flush (A—J)—Diamonds 100% Mega 100% Mega 100% Mega
Royal Flush (A—J)—Other 100% Major 100% Major 100% Major
Three-of-a-Kind 100% Minor 100% Minor 100% Minor
Straight 100% Mini 100% Mini 100% Mini
Flush 60 to 1 60 to 1 60 to 1
Two Pair 40 to 1 40 to 1 40 to 1
All Same Color 20 to 1 20 to 1 20 to 1
Pair 10 to 1 10 to 1 10 to 1
Dealer Blackjack 5 to 1 5 to 1 5 to 1
Dealer Ace Up (No BJ) 2 to 1 2 to 1 2 to 1
Mega Meter Seed/ Reseed $50,000 $25,000 $10,000
Mega Increment Rate 6% 7% 7.5%
Major Meter Seed/Reseed $5,000 $5,000 $5,000
Major Increment Rate 5% 5% 5%
Minor Meter Seed/Reseed $500 $500 $500
Minor Increment Rate 3% 3% 3%
Mini Meter Seed/Reseed $300 $300 $300
Mini Increment Rate 3% 3% 3%


Six Decks—P30 Option A Option B Option C
Outcome Pays Pays Pays
Royal Flush (A—J)—Diamonds 100% Mega 100% Mega 100% Mega
Royal Flush (A—J)—Other 100% Major 100% Major 100% Major
Three-of-a-Kind 100% Minor 100% Minor 100% Minor
Straight 100% Mini 100% Mini 100% Mini
Flush 60 to 1 60 to 1 60 to 1
Two Pair 40 to 1 40 to 1 40 to 1
All Same Color 20 to 1 20 to 1 20 to 1
Pair 10 to 1 10 to 1 10 to 1
Dealer Blackjack 5 to 1 5 to 1 5 to 1
Dealer Ace Up (No BJ) 2 to 1 2 to 1 2 to 1
Mega Meter Seed/ Reseed $50,000 $25,000 $10,000
Mega Increment Rate 6% 7% 7.5%
Major Meter Seed/Reseed $5,000 $5,000 $5,000
Major Increment Rate 5% 5% 5%
Minor Meter Seed/Reseed $500 $500 $500
Minor Increment Rate 3% 3% 3%
Mini Meter Seed/Reseed $300 $300 $300
Mini Increment Rate 3% 3% 3%


Eight Decks—P31 Option A Option B Option C
Outcome Pays Pays Pays
Royal Flush (A—J)—Diamonds 100% Mega 100% Mega 100% Mega
Royal Flush (A—J)—Other 100% Major 100% Major 100% Major
Three-of-a-Kind 100% Minor 100% Minor 100% Minor
Straight 100% Mini 100% Mini 100% Mini
Flush 60 to 1 60 to 1 60 to 1
Two Pair 40 to 1 40 to 1 40 to 1
All Same Color 20 to 1 20 to 1 20 to 1
Pair 10 to 1 10 to 1 10 to 1
Dealer Blackjack 5 to 1 5 to 1 5 to 1
Dealer Ace Up (No BJ) 2 to 1 2 to 1 2 to 1
Mega Meter Seed/ Reseed $50,000 $25,000 $10,000
Mega Increment Rate 6% 7% 7.5%
Major Meter Seed/Reseed $5,000 $5,000 $5,000
Major Increment Rate 5% 5% 5%
Minor Meter Seed/Reseed $500 $500 $500
Minor Increment Rate 3% 3% 3%
Mini Meter Seed/Reseed $300 $300 $300
Mini Increment Rate 3% 3% 3%


Single Deck—P32 Option AOption BOption C
Outcome Pays w/ Max Envy Pays w/ Max Envy Pays w/ Max Envy
Royal Flush (A—J)—Diamonds 100% Mega $3,000 100% Mega $3,000 100% Mega $3,000
Royal Flush (A—J)—Other 100% Major $1,000 100% Major $1,000 100% Major $1,000
Three-of-a-Kind 100% Minor 100% Minor 100% Minor
Straight 100% Mini 100% Mini 100% Mini
Flush 100% Micro 100% Micro 100% Micro
Two Pair 40 to 1 40 to 1 40 to 1
All Same Color 20 to 1 20 to 1 20 to 1
Pair 10 to 1 10 to 1 10 to 1
Dealer Blackjack 5 to 1 5 to 1 5 to 1
Dealer Ace Up (No BJ) 2 to 1 2 to 1 2 to 1
Mega Meter Seed/Reseed $50,000 $25,000 $10,000
Mega Increment Rate 6% 7% 7.5%
Major Meter Seed/Reseed $5,000 $5,000 $5,000
Major Increment Rate 5% 5% 5%
Minor Meter Seed/Reseed $500 $500 $500
Minor Increment Rate 3% 3% 3%
Mini Meter Seed/Reseed $300 $300 $300
Mini Increment Rate 3% 3% 3%
Micro Meter Seed/Reseed $250 $250 $250
Micro Increment Rate 3% 3% 3%


Two Decks—P33 Option AOption BOption C
Outcome Pays w/ Max Envy Pays w/ Max Envy Pays w/ Max Envy
Royal Flush (A—J)—Diamonds 100% Mega $3,000 100% Mega $3,000 100% Mega $3,000
Royal Flush (A—J)—Other 100% Major $1,000 100% Major $1,000 100% Major $1,000
Three-of-a-Kind 100% Minor 100% Minor 100% Minor
Straight 100% Mini 100% Mini 100% Mini
Flush 100% Micro 100% Micro 100% Micro
Two Pair 40 to 1 40 to 1 40 to 1
All Same Color 20 to 1 20 to 1 20 to 1
Pair 10 to 1 10 to 1 10 to 1
Dealer Blackjack 5 to 1 5 to 1 5 to 1
Dealer Ace Up (No BJ) 2 to 1 2 to 1 2 to 1
Mega Meter Seed/Reseed $50,000 $25,000 $10,000
Mega Increment Rate 6% 7% 7.5%
Major Meter Seed/Reseed $5,000 $5,000 $5,000
Major Increment Rate 5% 5% 5%
Minor Meter Seed/Reseed $500 $500 $500
Minor Increment Rate 3% 3% 3%
Mini Meter Seed/Reseed $300 $300 $300
Mini Increment Rate 3% 3% 3%
Micro Meter Seed/Reseed $250 $250 $250
Micro Increment Rate 3% 3% 3%


Four Decks—P34 Option AOption BOption C
Outcome Pays w/ Max Envy Pays w/ Max Envy Pays w/ Max Envy
Royal Flush (A—J)—Diamonds 100% Mega $3,000 100% Mega $3,000 100% Mega $3,000
Royal Flush (A—J)—Other 100% Major $1,000 100% Major $1,000 100% Major $1,000
Three-of-a-Kind 100% Minor 100% Minor 100% Minor
Straight 100% Mini 100% Mini 100% Mini
Flush 100% Micro 100% Micro 100% Micro
Two Pair 40 to 1 40 to 1 40 to 1
All Same Color 20 to 1 20 to 1 20 to 1
Pair 10 to 1 10 to 1 10 to 1
Dealer Blackjack 5 to 1 5 to 1 5 to 1
Dealer Ace Up (No BJ) 2 to 1 2 to 1 2 to 1
Mega Meter Seed/Reseed $50,000 $25,000 $10,000
Mega Increment Rate 6% 7% 7.5%
Major Meter Seed/Reseed $5,000 $5,000 $5,000
Major Increment Rate 5% 5% 5%
Minor Meter Seed/Reseed $500 $500 $500
Minor Increment Rate 3% 3% 3%
Mini Meter Seed/Reseed $300 $300 $300
Mini Increment Rate 3% 3% 3%
Micro Meter Seed/Reseed $250 $250 $250
Micro Increment Rate 3% 3% 3%


Six Decks—P35 Option AOption BOption C
Outcome Pays w/ Max Envy Pays w/ Max Envy Pays w/ Max Envy
Royal Flush (A—J)—Diamonds 100% Mega $3,000 100% Mega $3,000 100% Mega $3,000
Royal Flush (A—J)—Other 100% Major $1,000 100% Major $1,000 100% Major $1,000
Three-of-a-Kind 100% Minor 100% Minor 100% Minor
Straight 100% Mini 100% Mini 100% Mini
Flush 100% Micro 100% Micro 100% Micro
Two Pair 40 to 1 40 to 1 40 to 1
All Same Color 20 to 1 20 to 1 20 to 1
Pair 10 to 1 10 to 1 10 to 1
Dealer Blackjack 5 to 1 5 to 1 5 to 1
Dealer Ace Up (No BJ) 2 to 1 2 to 1 2 to 1
Mega Meter Seed/Reseed $50,000 $25,000 $10,000
Mega Increment Rate 6% 7% 7.5%
Major Meter Seed/Reseed $5,000 $5,000 $5,000
Major Increment Rate 2% 2% 2%
Minor Meter Seed/Reseed $500 $500 $500
Minor Increment Rate 3% 3% 3%
Mini Meter Seed/Reseed $300 $300 $300
Mini Increment Rate 3% 3% 3%
Micro Meter Seed/Reseed $250 $250 $250
Micro Increment Rate 3% 3% 3%


Eight Decks—P36 Option AOption BOption C
Outcome Pays w/ Max Envy Pays w/ Max Envy Pays w/ Max Envy
Royal Flush (A—J)—Diamonds 100% Mega $3,000 100% Mega $3,000 100% Mega $3,000
Royal Flush (A—J)—Other 100% Major $1,000 100% Major $1,000 100% Major $1,000
Three-of-a-Kind 100% Minor 100% Minor 100% Minor
Straight 100% Mini 100% Mini 100% Mini
Flush 100% Micro 100% Micro 100% Micro
Two Pair 40 to 1 40 to 1 40 to 1
All Same Color 20 to 1 20 to 1 20 to 1
Pair 10 to 1 10 to 1 10 to 1
Dealer Blackjack 5 to 1 5 to 1 5 to 1
Dealer Ace Up (No BJ) 2 to 1 2 to 1 2 to 1
Mega Meter Seed/Reseed $50,000 $25,000 $10,000
Mega Increment Rate 6% 7% 7.5%
Major Meter Seed/Reseed $5,000 $5,000 $5,000
Major Increment Rate 2% 2% 2%
Minor Meter Seed/Reseed $500 $500 $500
Minor Increment Rate 3% 3% 3%
Mini Meter Seed/Reseed $300 $300 $300
Mini Increment Rate 3% 3% 3%
Micro Meter Seed/Reseed $250 $250 $250
Micro Increment Rate 3% 3% 3%

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  633b.14 (relating to Must-Hit-By Mystery Bonus).

§ 633b.3. Match the Dealer Progressive wager.

 (a)  A certificate holder may offer players the option to place a Match the Dealer Progressive wager that one or both of the player’s cards will match the dealer’s upcard in one of the following combinations:

   (1)  Two Suited Match, Aces of Spaces—Both of the player’s cards and the dealer’s upcard are matching aces of spades.

   (2)  Two Suited Match, All Others—Both of the player’s cards and the dealer’s upcard are matching in suit and rank.

   (3)  One Non-Suited Match and One Suited Match—One of the player’s cards matches the suit and rank of the dealer’s upcard and the player’s other card matches the rank of the dealer’s upcard.

   (4)  One Suited Match—One of the player’s cards matches the suit and rank of the dealer’s upcard.

   (5)  Two Non-Suited Matches—Both of the player’s cards match the rank of the dealer’s upcard.

   (6)  One Non-Suited Match—One of the player’s cards matches the rank of the dealer’s upcard.

 (b)  The Match the Dealer Progressive wager may be played on a Blackjack table that utilizes 6 or 8 decks of cards.

 (c)  The layout for a Blackjack 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 Match the Dealer Progressive wager, in addition to the requirements in §  633a.2 (relating to Blackjack table; card reader device; physical characteristics; inspections) the layout shall contain a separate area for each player designated for the placement of the Match the Dealer Progressive wager for each player.

 (d)  If the certificate holder is offering the Match the Dealer Progressive wager, the Blackjack table must have a progressive table game system, in accordance with §  605a.7 (relating to progressive table games), for the placement of the Match the Dealer Progressive wager. If the certificate holder is offering a Progressive Payout Wager on multiple linked tables or games in the same licensed facility, the progressive table game system must comply with the requirements in §  605a.8 (relating to linked progressive table games). The progressive table game system must include:

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

   (2)  A device that controls or monitors the placement of Progressive wagers at the gaming table, including a mechanism, such as a lock-out button, that prevents the recognition of any Progressive wager that a player attempts to place after the dealer has announced ‘‘No more bets.’’

 (e)  If specified in its Rules Submission required under §  601a.2 (relating to table games Rules Submissions), a certificate holder may offer to each player who placed a Blackjack wager in accordance with §  633a.6(d) (relating to wagers), the option of placing a Match the Dealer Progressive wager of $1 or $5.

 (f)  After placing a Blackjack wager, as required in §  633a.6(d), and any optional wagers including the Match the Dealer Progressive wager, the dealer shall announce ‘‘No more bets’’ and, if the Match the Dealer Progressive wager is being offered, use the progressive table game system to prevent the placement of any additional Progressive wagers. If any Progressive wagers have been made, the dealer shall collect the wagers and, on the layout in front of the table inventory container, verify that the number of value chips wagered equals the number of Progressive wagers accepted by the progressive table game system. The dealer shall then place the value chips into the table inventory container.

 (g)  The dealer shall then deal the cards in accordance with §  633a.7(a)—(e) (relating to procedure for dealing the cards; completion of each round of play). Immediately after the second card is dealt to each player and the dealer, but prior to any additional cards being dealt, the dealer shall settle the Match the Dealer wager as follows:

   (1)  If the player does not have a card that matches the dealer’s upcard, the Match the Dealer Progressive wager shall lose.

   (2)  If the player has one of the winning combinations provided in subsection (a), the dealer shall settle the Match the Dealer Progressive wager as provided in subsection (h).

 (h)  If a player has won a Match the Dealer Progressive payout, the dealer shall:

   (1)  Verify that the hand is a winning hand.

   (2)  Verify that the appropriate light on the progressive table game system has been illuminated.

   (3)  Have a floorperson or above validate the progressive payout in accordance with the certificate holder’s approved internal control procedures.

   (4)  Pay the winning Match the Dealer Progressive wager in accordance with the payout odds in subsection (i). If a player has won a progressive payout that is a percentage of the jackpot amount on the progressive meter, the progressive payout may not be paid from the table inventory container. If a player has won a progressive payout that is not being paid from the table inventory container, the cards of that player must remain on the table until the necessary documentation has been completed.

     (i)   The certificate holder shall pay out winning Match the Dealer wagers, for the winning combination formed, at the odds in one of the following payout tables selected by the certificate holder in its Rules Submission filed in accordance with §  601a.2:

 Six Decks

Result Paytable 1 Paytable 2 Paytable 3 Paytable 4
2 Suited Match— Aces of Spades 100% Progressive 100% Progressive 100% Progressive 100% Progressive
2 Suited Match— All Others 10% Progressive 10% Progressive 10% Progressive 10% Progressive
1 Non-Suited and 1 Suited Match 12 to 1 10 to 1 8 to 1 75 to 1
1 Suited Match 10 to 1 7 to 1 4 to 1 4 to 1
2 Non-Suited Matches 4 to 1 6 to 1 8 to 1 15 to 1
1 Non-Suited Match 2 to 1 3 to 1 4 to 1 3 to 1


Result Paytable 5 Paytable 6 Paytable 7 Paytable 8
2 Suited Match— Aces of Spades 100% Progressive 100% Progressive 100% Progressive 100% Progressive
2 Suited Match— All Others 10% Progressive 10% Progressive 10% Progressive 10% Progressive
1 Non-Suited and 1 Suited Match 12 to 1 13 to 1 11 to 1 100 to 1
1 Suited Match 9 to 1 10 to 1 7 to 1 5 to 1
2 Non-Suited Matches 6 to 1 6 to 1 8 to 1 20 to 1
1 Non-Suited Match 3 to 1 3 to 1 4 to 1 3 to 1


Result Paytable 9 Paytable 10
2 Suited Match—Aces of Spades 100% Progressive 100% Progressive
2 Suited Match—All Others 10% Progressive 10% Progressive
1 Non-Suited and 1 Suited Match 15 to 1 13 to 1
1 Suited Match 12 to 1 9 to 1
2 Non-Suited Matches 6 to 1 8 to 1
1 Non-Suited Match 3 to 1 4 to 1

 Eight Decks

Result Paytable 1 Paytable 2 Paytable 3 Paytable 4
2 Suited Match— Aces of Spades 100% Progressive 100% Progressive 100% Progressive 100% Progressive
2 Suited Match— All Others 10% Progressive 10% Progressive 10% Progressive 10% Progressive
1 Non-Suited and 1 Suited Match 9 to 1 12 to 1 8 to 1 75 to 1
1 Suited Match 6 to 1 10 to 1 4 to 1 4 to 1
2 Non-Suited Matches 6 to 1 4 to 1 8 to 1 15 to 1
1 Non-Suited Match 3 to 1 2 to 1 4 to 1 3 to 1


Result Paytable 5 Paytable 6 Paytable 7 Paytable 8
2 Suited Match—Aces of Spades 100% Progressive 100% Progressive 100% Progressive 100% Progressive
2 Suited Match—All Others 10% Progressive 10% Progressive 10% Progressive 10% Progressive
1 Non-Suited and 1 Suited Match 12 to 1 10 to 1 13 to 1 14 to 1
1 Suited Match 9 to 1 6 to 1 10 to 1 11 to 1
2 Non-Suited Matches 6 to 1 8 to 1 6 to 1 6 to 1
1 Non-Suited Match 3 to 1 4 to 1 3 to 1 3 to 1


Result Paytable 9 Paytable 10
2 Suited Match—Aces of Spades 100% Progressive 100% Progressive
2 Suited Match—All Others 10% Progressive 10% Progressive
1 Non-Suited and 1 Suited Match 100 to 1 15 to 1
1 Suited Match 5 to 1 12 to 1
2 Non-Suited Matches 20 to 1 6 to 1
1 Non-Suited Match 3 to 1 3 to 1

 (j)  The initial seed amount of the progressive wager shall be 1,000 times the wager amount offered by the certificate holder, and the primary incrementation rate and secondary incrementation rate shall be 15% and 6%.

§ 633b.4. Switch Hands and Blackjack Premium.

 (a)  If the certificate holder offers Switch Hands, the table layout 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 in addition to the requirements in §  633a.2 (relating to Blackjack table; card reader device; physical characteristics; inspections) shall contain:

   (1)  A separate area for each player designated for the placement of the Switch Hands Ante which contains the inscription ‘‘Ante $1 for every $5 Bet.’’

   (2)  A separate area for each player designed for the placement of the Switch Hand cards.

   (3)  An inscription advising that ‘‘Switch Hands colored or suited Blackjacks pay 2 to 1.’’

 (b)  All Blackjack wagers placed in accordance with §  633a.6(d) (relating to wagers) shall be placed in $5 increments.

 (c)  In addition to the Blackjack wager required under §  633a.6(d), a player shall place a Switch Hands Ante equal to $1 for every $5 Blackjack wager placed.

 (d)  After placing a Blackjack wager, the Switch Hands Ante and any optional wagers offered by the certificate holder, the dealer shall deal, starting with the player farthest to the dealer’s left and continuing around the table in a clockwise manner:

   (1)  One Switch Hands card, face down, on the designated area of the table layout.

   (2)  A second Switch Hands card, face down on the designated area of the table layout.

 (e)  After dealing the player’s Switch Hands cards, the dealer shall deal the player’s Blackjack hand in accordance with §  633a.7(a)—(f) (relating to procedure for dealing the cards; completion of each round of play).

 (f)  Prior to any other cards being dealt or before any card reader device is utilized, the dealer shall, starting with the player farthest to the dealer’s right and continuing around the table in a counterclockwise direction, ask if the player would like to discard the player’s two up-cards and play the two face-down cards or discard the two face-down Switch Hand cards. For each player who chooses to play:

   (1)  The two face-up cards, the dealer shall collect the two face-down cards and place them, unexposed, in the discard rack.

   (2)  The two face-down cards, the dealer shall collect the two face-up cards and place them in the discard rack. The dealer shall then turn over the two face-down cards and place them face up on the table.

 (g)  After the procedures in subsection (f) have been completed, the dealer shall complete the dealing procedures in §  633a.7(h)—(t) provided that winning Blackjack wagers shall be paid in accordance with the payout odds in subsection (j).

 (h)  A player may surrender on the initial two cards dealt or a Switch Hand, may double down or split pairs in accordance with § §  633a.9—633a.11 (relating to surrender; Double Down Wager; and splitting pairs).

 (i)  For players who:

   (1)  Did not Switch Hands, the certificate holder shall pay each winning Blackjack wager at odds of 1 to 1 with the exception of player Blackjack which shall be paid at odds of 3 to 2.

   (2)  Switched Hands, the certificate holder shall pay each winning Blackjack wager in accordance with subsection (j)(1) provided that:

     (i)   If the player has a winning hand containing a same suit or same color Blackjack, the winning Blackjack wager shall be paid out at odds of 2 to 1.

     (ii)   If specified in its rules submission required under §  601a.10(a), if both the player and dealer have Blackjack, instead of returning the player’s Blackjack wager, the certificate holder may pay a tie Blackjack at odds of 1 to 2.

 (j)  Notwithstanding the requirements in subsections (d) and (e), a certificate holder may deal the two Switch Hands cards as provided in subsection (d) after to dealing the Blackjack hands in accordance with subsection (e).

 (k)  If specified in its rules submission required under §  601a.10(a), the certificate holder may offer Blackjack Premium in which a player may play, on the same gaming table, either Switch Hand in accordance with previous subsections (a)—(j) or elect to not place a Switch Hand Ante and play only Blackjack in accordance with Chapter 633a (relating to Blackjack). A player that elects to play only Blackjack may not elect to switch hands after the dealer has started dealing the cards.

 (l)  If offering Blackjack Premium, the Switch Hand Ante is optional and shall remain on the layout until the dealer has dealt the cards in accordance with subsections (d) and (e). If a player elects to switch hands, the dealer shall collect the player’s two face-up cards, placing them in the discard rack.

 (m)  After the procedures in subsection (l) have been completed, the dealer shall complete the dealing procedures in §  633a.7(h)—(t) provided that winning Blackjack wagers shall be paid in accordance with the payout odds in subsection (o).

 (n)  A player may surrender on the initial two cards dealt or a Switch Hand, may double down or split pairs in accordance with § §  633a.9—633a.11.

 (o)  The certificate holder shall pay out winning Blackjack wagers at odds of 1 to 1 and player Blackjack at odds of 3 to 2 unless both the dealer and player have Blackjack which shall pay out at odds of 1 to 2 provided that if the player placed a Switched Hands Ante, the certificate holder shall pay a same suit or same color Blackjack at odds of 2 to 1.

§ 633b.5. Blackjack played on a hybrid gaming table.

 (a)  Hybrid gaming tables and electronic wagering terminals used to play Blackjack shall comply with the requirements in Chapter 605a (relating to electronic gaming tables).

 (b)  The layout for Blackjack played on a hybrid gaming 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 contain, at a minimum:

   (1)  The name or logo of the certificate holder.

   (2)  Three designated boxes for the placement of player’s cards.

   (3)  A designated box for the placement of the dealer’s cards.

   (4)  A community box for the placement of additional cards drawn by the dealer.

 (c)  Each electronic wagering terminal connected to a hybrid gaming table shall contain, at a minimum:

   (1)  An electronic layout submitted to the Bureau of Gaming Operations for approval in accordance with §  601a.10(a).

   (2)  A game rules icon explaining the rules of Blackjack play including that Blackjack pays 3 to 2, dealer stands on all soft 17s, that insurance pays 2 to 1 and any rules selected by the certificate holder regarding the action that may automatically be taken at the conclusion of the countdown clock when a player does not elect to hit or stand.

   (3)  If the certificate holder is offering the Buzzer Beater wager, a game rules icon explaining the optional wager and the payout odds.

 (d)  Each hybrid gaming table offering Blackjack must have a card reader device attached to the top of the dealer’s side of the table. The floorperson assigned to the hybrid gaming table shall inspect the card reader device at the beginning of each gaming day to ensure that there has been no tampering with the device and that it is in proper working order.

 (e)  Unless a continuous shuffler is used, each hybrid gaming table must have a discard rack securely attached to the top of the dealer’s side of the table. The height of each discard rack must either:

   (1)  Equal the height of the cards, stacked one on top of the other, in the total number of decks that are to be used in the dealing shoe at that table.

   (2)  Be taller than the height of the total number of decks being used if the discard rack has a distinct and clearly visible mark on its side to show the exact height for a stack of cards equal to the total number of cards in the number of decks to be used in the dealing shoe at that table.

 (f)  Blackjack played on a hybrid gaming table shall be played with six or eight decks of cards that are identical in appearance and a card shuffling device.

 (g)  The decks of cards opened for use at a hybrid gaming table offering Blackjack shall be changed at least once every 24 hours.

 (h)  The value of the cards shall be as follows:

   (1)  Any card from 2 to 10 shall have its face value.

   (2)  Any jack, queen or king shall have a value of 10.

   (3)  An ace shall have a value of 11 unless that value would give a player or the dealer a score in excess of 21, in which case the ace shall have a value of 1.

 (i)  After receiving six or eight decks of cards at the table, the dealer shall inspect the cards for any defects. The floorperson assigned to the table shall verify the inspection.

 (j)  Unless the decks of cards received at the table were preinspected and preshuffled in accordance with §  603a.16(u) or (v) (relating to cards; receipt, storage, inspection and removal from use), the cards shall be turned face down on the table, mixed thoroughly by a washing of the cards, stacked and shuffled using an automated cards shuffling device so that the cards are randomly intermixed. Upon completion of the shuffle, the cards shall be placed in the dealing shoe. All cards shall be dealt from a dealing shoe that reads the value of the cards which must be located on the table in a location approved by the Bureau of Casino Compliance in accordance with §  601a.10(g).

 (k)  Wagers at Blackjack played on hybrid gaming tables shall be placed using each player’s electronic wagering terminal. All wagers, except an Insurance Wager under §  633a.8 (relating to Insurance Wager), a Double Down Wager under §  633a.10 (relating to Double Down Wager) or a wager on split pairs under §  633a.11 (relating to splitting pairs), shall be placed prior to the first card being dealt for each round of play.

 (l)  To participate in a round of play each player shall select a player position between 1 and 3. To compete against the dealer’s hand, each player shall electronically place a Blackjack wager.

 (m)  If specified in its rules submission required under §  601a.10(a), a certificate holder may offer to each player who placed a Blackjack wager, the option of placing a Buzzer Beater wager that the player’s hand will have a point count of 19 or greater and will lose against the dealer’s hand.

 (n)  At the commencement of each round of play, the dealer shall, starting with the player position farthest to the dealer’s left that was selected by any player for that round of play and continuing around the table in a clockwise manner, deal the cards as follows:

   (1)  One card face up to each player position on the hybrid gaming table layout that was selected by any player.

   (2)  One card face up to the dealer.

   (3)  A second card face up to each player position on the hybrid gaming table layout.

   (4)  A second card face down to the dealer.

 (o)  If the dealer’s first card is an ace, the dealer shall offer the Insurance Wager or even money in accordance with §  633a.8. If the dealer’s first card is an ace, king, queen, jack or 10, the dealer shall then determine whether the hole card will give the dealer a Blackjack. The dealer shall insert the hole card into the card reader device by moving the card face down on the layout without exposing it to anyone at the table, including the dealer. If the dealer has a Blackjack, additional cards may not be dealt and each player’s Blackjack wager and the Buzzer Beater wager, if applicable, shall be settled.

 (p)  After the procedures in subsection (o) have been completed, if necessary, and if the player position:

   (1)  Has Blackjack and the dealer’s up card is a 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9, the Blackjack shall be electronically paid in accordance with subsection (v)(1). If any Buzzer Beater wagers were placed on that player position, the losing Buzzer Beater wagers shall be cleared.

   (2)  Does not have Blackjack, each player shall electronically indicate whether he wishes to double down as permitted under §  633a.10, split pairs as permitted under §  633a.11, stand or draw additional cards. A player that takes no action by the conclusion of the countdown clock will be deemed to stand on his hand.

 (q)  If any player elects to double down, split or draw additional cards, the dealer shall draw additional cards face up. The drawn cards shall be used as community cards for all player positions.

 (r)  A player may elect to electronically hit to draw additional cards whenever the point count for his chosen player position is less than 21, except that:

   (1)  A player having Blackjack or a hard or soft total of 21 may not draw additional cards.

   (2)  A player electing to make a Double Down Wager will utilize only the first community card.

 (s)  After the decisions of each player position have been implemented and all additional community cards have been dealt, the dealer shall turn the hole card face up. Any additional cards required to be dealt to the hand of the dealer shall be dealt face up. The dealer shall draw additional cards until he has a hard or soft total of 17, 18, 19, 20 or 21.

 (t)  A player’s Blackjack wager shall:

   (1)  Win and be electronically paid in accordance with the payout odds in subsection (v)(1) if:

     (i)   The total point count of the player’s hand is 21 or less and the total point count of the dealer’s hand is in excess of 21.

     (ii)   The total point count of the player’s hand exceeds the total point count of the dealer’s hand without exceeding 21.

     (iii)   The player has a Blackjack and the dealer’s hand has a total point count of 21 in more than two cards.

   (2)  Push if the total point count of the player’s hand is the same as the dealer’s.

   (3)  Be lost if:

     (i)   The total point count of the player’s hand is in excess of 21 and the total point count of the dealer’s hand is 21 or less.

     (ii)   The total point count of the dealer’s hand exceeds the total point count of the player’s hand without exceeding 21.

     (iii)   The dealer has a Blackjack and the player’s hand has a total point count of 21 in more than two cards.

 (u)  If any player placed a Buzzer Beater wager, the player’s Buzzer Beater wager shall:

   (1)  Win and be electronically paid in accordance with subsection (v)(3) if the player’s hand was a 19, 20, 21 or a Blackjack and the dealer’s hand was equal to or greater than the player’s hand without exceeding 21.

   (2)  Lose and be electronically collected if:

     (i)   The player’s hand beat the dealer’s hand.

     (ii)   The dealer’s hand beat the player’s hand and the player did not have a 19, 20, 21 or Blackjack.

 (v)  Payout odds:

   (1)  Each winning Blackjack wager shall be paid electronically at odds of 1 to 1 with the exception of player Blackjack which shall be paid at odds of 3 to 2.

   (2)  Winning Insurance wagers shall be paid electronically at odds of 2 to 1.

   (3)  Winning Buzzer Beater wagers shall be paid electronically at the following odds:

Player Hand Dealer Hand Payout Odds
Blackjack Blackjack 5 to 1
20 20 5 to 1
20 21 or Blackjack 30 to 1
19 19 5 to 1
19 20 10 to 1
19 21 or Blackjack 10 to 1

 (w)  A certificate holder may offer a version of Blackjack on a hybrid gaming table whereby the dealer does not receive a hole card. If offering this version of Blackjack, previous subsections (a), (c)(1) and (2) and (d)—(k) apply in addition to the following provisions.

 (x)  To participate in a round of play, the player shall electronically place a Blackjack wager. If specified in its rules submission required under §  601a.10(a), the certificate holder may offer to each player who placed a Blackjack wager, the option of placing electronically Royal Match 21, Bet the Set or Kings Bounty wagers as provided in §  633a.6(e)(4)—(6) (relating to wagers).

 (y)  At the commencement of each round of play, the dealer shall deal the cards as follows:

   (1)  One card face up, which shall be used as all players’ first card.

   (2)  A second card face up, which shall be used as the dealer’s first card.

   (3)  A third card face up, which shall be used as all players’ second card.

   (4)  All cards dealt after the first three shall be community cards and may be designated to a player or to the dealer depending on the choices each player makes with respect to his hand.

 (z)  If the dealer’s first card is an ace, the electronic wagering terminal shall offer the Insurance Wager in accordance with §  633a.8. Each player shall electronically indicate whether he wishes to place an Insurance Wager, if applicable, or to surrender as permitted under §  633a.9 (relating to surrender), double down as permitted under §  633a.10, split pairs for a total of two hands as permitted under §  633a.11, stand or draw additional cards. A player may elect to electronically draw additional cards whenever the point count for his chosen player position is less than 21, except that a player having Blackjack or a hard or soft total of 21 may not draw additional cards. A player who takes no action by the conclusion of the countdown clock will be deemed to stand on his hand provided that if the certificate holder selects different options, such as a player’s hand of an 11 will automatically hit if the player takes no action at the conclusion of the countdown clock, those options shall be explained to the player in the game rules icon as provided in subsection (c)(2).

 (aa)  After the decisions of each player position have been implemented, the dealer shall deal a community card face up which shall be used as follows:

   (1)  If the player’s two cards gave the player Blackjack, the community card dealt shall be used as the dealer’s hole card. If the hole card:

     (i)   Also gave the dealer a Blackjack, the player’s Blackjack wager shall push and be electronically returned to player and, if applicable, the winning Insurance Wager shall be electronically paid in accordance with subsection (ee)(1).

     (ii)   Did not give the dealer Blackjack, the player’s winning Blackjack wager shall be paid in accordance with subsection (ee)(2) and the losing Insurance Wager, if applicable, shall be electronically collected.

   (2)  If the player’s two cards did not give the player Blackjack but the player elected to stand and not receive additional cards, the first community card dealt shall be used as the dealer’s hole card. If the hole card:

     (i)   Gives the dealer a Blackjack, no additional community cards shall be designated to the player or dealer’s hand and the player’s losing Blackjack wager shall be electronically collected. If applicable, the winning Insurance Wager shall be electronically paid in accordance with subsection (ee)(1).

     (ii)   Did not give the dealer Blackjack, the losing Insurance Wager, if applicable, shall be electronically collected. The community cards revealed thereafter shall be added to the dealer’s hand in accordance with subsection (bb).

   (3)  If the player’s two cards did not give the player Blackjack and the player elected to hit, split pairs or double down, the first community card shall be added to the player’s hand. If a player:

     (i)   Split aces or doubled down in accordance with § §  633a.10 and 633a.11, the player’s hand shall be complete after the first community card is dealt and the player may not hit to receive additional community cards. After the first community card is designated to the player’s hand, if the player’s hand is over 21 before any additional cards are revealed, the player’s losing Blackjack wager shall be electronically collected. The community cards revealed thereafter shall be added to the dealer’s hand in accordance with subsection (bb).

     (ii)   Elected to hit or split pairs, other than aces, the player may then stand or may elect to continue to hit and receive additional community cards added to the player’s hand until the point count of each of the player’s hands is a hard or soft 21 or less. If the player’s hand is over 21 before the dealer’s second/hole card is revealed, the player’s losing Blackjack wager shall be electronically collected. Once a player stands, the community cards revealed thereafter shall be added to the dealer’s hand in accordance with subsection (bb).

 (bb)  Once the player has made all decisions with respect to his hand or hands, the next card dealt shall be designated to the dealer’s hand. If the dealer’s two cards:

   (1)  Gives the dealer a Blackjack, no additional community cards shall be designated to the dealer’s hand and the player’s losing Blackjack wager shall be electronically collected. If applicable, the winning Insurance wager shall be electronically paid in accordance with subsection (ee)(1). If a player split pairs and the dealer’s second card gave the dealer Blackjack, the amount of the original wager of the player shall be electronically collected and if the player’s split hand did not exceed 21, the additional amount wagered in splitting pairs shall be electronically returned to the player.

   (2)  Does not give the dealer a Blackjack, the losing Insurance Wager, if applicable, shall be electronically collected. The additional community cards dealt thereafter shall be designated to the dealer’s hand until the point count of the dealer’s hand is a hard or soft total of 17, 18, 19, 20 or 21.

 (cc)  A player’s Blackjack wager shall win, lose or push as provided in previous subsection (t).

 (dd)  If any player placed a Royal Match, Bet the Set or a King’s Bounty wager, those wagers shall be electronically settled in accordance with §  633a.7(g)(4)—(6) (relating to procedure for dealing the cards; completion of each round of play).

 (ee)  Payout odds:

   (1)  Winning Insurance wagers shall be paid electronically at odds of 2 to 1.

   (2)  Each winning Blackjack wager shall be paid electronically at odds of 1 to 1 with the exception of player Blackjack which shall be paid at odds of 3 to 2.

   (3)  The certificate holder shall pay out winning Royal Match and the Crown Treasure Bonus as provided in §  633a.13(f) (relating to payout odds; payout limitation).

   (4)  The certificate holder shall pay out winning Bet the Set wagers as provided in §  633a.13(g).

   (5)  The certificate holder shall pay out winning King’s Bounty wagers as provided in §  633a.13(h).

§ 633b.6. Super 4 Progressive Blackjack wager.

 (a)  A certificate holder may offer players the option to place a Super 4 Progressive Blackjack wager that the dealer’s two cards and the player’s two cards will form any of the following winning Super 4 Progressive combinations:

   (1)  Royal Flush (Chosen Suit)—The player’s two cards and the dealer’s two cards containing an ace, king, queen and jack of the certificate holder’s chosen suit with the dealer’s hand containing the ace of the same suit.

   (2)  Royal Flush (Other Suit)—The player’s two cards and the dealer’s two cards containing an ace, king, queen and jack of one the other remaining three suits, with the dealer’s hand containing the ace of the same suit.

   (3)  Three of a Kind—Dealer Blackjack and the player’s two cards and the dealer’s two cards contain three cards of the same rank.

   (4)  Straight—Four cards of more than one suit in consecutive rank with the dealer’s hand containing the ace and a ten-value card.

   (5)  Flush—Dealer Blackjack and the player’s two cards and the dealer’s two cards are all the same suit.

   (6)  Two Pair—Dealer Blackjack and player Blackjack with the dealer’s two cards identical in suit and rank with the player’s two cards.

   (7)  All Cards Same Color—Dealer Blackjack and the player’s two cards and the dealer’s two cards are all of the same color.

   (8)  Pair—Dealer Blackjack with the four cards dealt to the player and the dealer containing two cards of the same suit and rank.

   (9)  Any hand with Dealer Blackjack.

   (10)  Dealer Ace Up—Dealer’s up-card is an ace but the dealer does not have a Blackjack.

 (b)  The Super 4 Progressive wager may be played on a Blackjack table that utilizes 1, 2, 4, 6 or 8 decks of cards.

 (c)  The layout for a Blackjack 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 Super 4 Progressive wager, in addition to the requirements in §  633a.2 (relating to Blackjack table; card reader device; physical characteristics; inspections) the layout shall contain a separate area for each player designated for the placement of the Super 4 Progressive wager for each player.

 (d)  If the certificate holder is offering the Super 4 Progressive wager, the Blackjack table must have a progressive table game system, in accordance with §  605a.7 (relating to progressive table games), for the placement of the Super 4 Progressive Wager. If the certificate holder is offering a Progressive Payout wager on multiple linked tables or games in the same licensed facility, the progressive table game system must comply with the requirements in §  605a.7 and §  605a.8 (relating to linked progressive table games). The progressive table game system must include:

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

   (2)  A device that controls or monitors the placement of Progressive wagers at the gaming table, including a mechanism, such as a lock-out button, that prevents the recognition of any Progressive wager that a player attempts to place after the dealer has announced ‘‘No more bets.’’

 (e)  If specified in its Rules Submission required under §  601a.2 (relating to table games Rules Submissions), a certificate holder may offer to each player who placed a Blackjack Wager in accordance with §  633a.6(d), the option of placing a Super 4 Progressive wager of $5.

 (f)  After placing a Blackjack wager, as required in §  633a.6(d) (relating to wagers), and any optional wagers including the Super 4 Progressive wager, the dealer shall announce ‘‘No more bets’’ and, if the Super 4 Progressive wager is being offered, use the progressive table game system to prevent the placement of any additional Progressive wagers. If any Progressive wagers have been made, the dealer shall collect the wagers and, on the layout in front of the table inventory container, verify that the number of value chips wagered equals the number of Progressive wagers accepted by the progressive table game system. The dealer shall then place the value chips into the table inventory container.

 (g)  The dealer shall then deal the cards in accordance with §  633a.7(a)—(g) (relating to procedure for dealing the cards; completion of each round of play). Immediately after the second card is dealt to each player and the dealer, but prior to any additional cards being dealt, the dealer shall determine if he has a Blackjack as provided in §  633a.7(h). If the dealer:

   (1)  Does not have an ace showing or have a Blackjack, all Super 4 Progressive wagers shall lose and the dealer shall continue the hand in accordance with §  633a.7(i)—(t).

   (2)  Has an ace showing or a Blackjack, the dealer shall settle each player’s winning Super 4 Progressive wager as provided in subsection (h).

 (h)  If a player has won a Super 4 Progressive payout, the dealer shall:

   (1)  Verify that the hand is a winning hand.

   (2)  Verify that the appropriate light on the progressive table game system has been illuminated.

   (3)  Have a floorperson or above validate the progressive payout in accordance with the certificate holder’s approved internal control procedures.

   (4)  Pay the winning Super 4 Progressive wager in accordance with the payout odds in subsection (i). If a player has won a progressive payout that is a percentage of the jackpot amount on the progressive meter, the progressive payout may not be paid from the table inventory container. If a player has won a progressive payout that is not being paid from the table inventory container, the cards of that player must remain on the table until the necessary documentation has been completed.

     (i)   The certificate holder shall pay out winning Super 4 Progressive wagers, for the highest ranking four-card hand formed, at the odds in one of the following payout tables selected by the certificate holder in its Rules Submission filed in accordance with §  601a.2:

Paytable 1—Option 1
Outcome Award Seed and Reseed Increment Rate
Royal Flush in Chosen Suit Star Progressive $50,000 6%
Royal Flush (Other Suit) Heart Progressive $5,000 7%
Three-of-a-Kind Spade Progressive $500 7%
Straight $750
Flush $250
Two Pair $200
All Cards Same Color $100
Pair $50
Any Hand w/ Dealer Blackjack $25
Dealer Ace Up $10


Paytable 1—Option 2
Outcome Award Seed and Reseed Increment Rate
Royal Flush in Chosen Suit Star Progressive $25,000 7%
Royal Flush (Other Suit) Heart Progressive $5,000 7%
Three-of-a-Kind Spade Progressive $500 7%
Straight $750
Flush $250
Two Pair $200
All Cards Same Color $100
Pair $50
Any Hand w/ Dealer Blackjack $25
Dealer Ace Up $10


Paytable 1—Option 3
Outcome Award Seed and Reseed Increment Rate
Royal Flush in Chosen Suit Star Progressive $10,000 7.5%
Royal Flush (Other Suit) Heart Progressive $5,000 7%
Three-of-a-Kind Spade Progressive $500 7%
Straight $750
Flush $250
Two Pair $200
All Cards Same Color $100
Pair $50
Any Hand w/ Dealer Blackjack $25
Dealer Ace Up $10


Paytable 2—Option 1
Outcome Award Seed and Reseed Increment Rate
Royal Flush in Chosen Suit Star Progressive $50,000 6%
Royal Flush (Other Suit) Heart Progressive $5,000 5%
Three-of-a-Kind Spade Progressive $500 3%
Straight Diamond Progressive $300 3%
Flush $250
Two Pair $200
All Cards Same Color $100
Pair $50
Any Hand w/ Dealer Blackjack $25
Dealer Ace Up $10


Paytable 2—Option 2
Outcome Award Seed and Reseed Increment Rate
Royal Flush in Chosen Suit Star Progressive $25,000 6%
Royal Flush (Other Suit) Heart Progressive $5,000 5%
Three-of-a-Kind Spade Progressive $500 3%
Straight Diamond Progressive $300 3%
Flush $250
Two Pair $200
All Cards Same Color $100
Pair $50
Any Hand w/ Dealer Blackjack $25
Dealer Ace Up $10


Paytable 3—Option 1
Outcome Award Seed and Reseed Increment Rate
Royal Flush in Chosen Suit Star Progressive $50,000 6%
Royal Flush (Other Suit) Heart Progressive $5,000 2%
Three-of-a-Kind Spade Progressive $500 3%
Straight Diamond Progressive $300 3%
Flush Club Progressive $250 3%
Two Pair $200
All Cards Same Color $100
Pair $50
Any Hand w/ Dealer Blackjack $25
Dealer Ace Up $10
No Dealer Face Up Ace Loss


Paytable 3—Option 2
Outcome Award Seed and Reseed Increment Rate
Royal Flush in Chosen Suit Star Progressive $25,000 6%
Royal Flush (Other Suit) Heart Progressive $5,000 2%
Three-of-a-Kind Spade Progressive $500 3%
Straight Diamond Progressive $300 3%
Flush Club Progressive $250 3%
Two Pair $200
All Cards Same Color $100
Pair $50
Any Hand w/ Dealer Blackjack $25
Dealer Ace Up $10


Paytable 3—Option 3
Outcome Award Seed and Reseed Increment Rate
Royal Flush in Chosen Suit Star Progressive $10,000 6%
Royal Flush (Other Suit) Heart Progressive $5,000 2%
Three-of-a-Kind Spade Progressive $500 3%
Straight Diamond Progressive $300 3%
Flush Club Progressive $250 3%
Two Pair $200
All Cards Same Color $100
Pair $50
Any Hand w/ Dealer Blackjack $25
Dealer Ace Up $10

 (j)  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:

Configuration Reseed Random Must Hit By Increment Rate
1 $250 $1,000 5%
2 $100 $500 5%
3 $100 $200 2%

§ 633b.7. Top 3 wager.

 (a)  If the certificate holder offers the Three Card Poker wager authorized under §  633a.6(e)(9) (relating to wagers), the certificate holder may also offer the Top 3 wager which shall win if the player’s two cards and the dealer’s up card form a three-of-a-kind or a straight flush.

 (b)  The layout for a Blackjack 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 Three Card Poker wager and the Top 3 wager, in addition to the requirements in §  633a.2 (relating to Blackjack table; card reader device; physical characteristics; inspections) the layout shall contain a separate area designated for the placement of the Top 3 wager for each player.

 (c)  After placing a Blackjack wager, as required under §  633a.6(d) and a Three Card Poker wager, a player may place a Top 3 wager by placing a value chip on the designated area of the table layout.

 (d)  The dealer shall then deal the cards in accordance with §  633a.7(a)—(f) (relating to procedure for dealing the cards; completion of each round of play). Immediately after the second card is dealt to each player and the dealer, but prior to any additional cards being dealt, the dealer shall settle any Three Card Poker wagers in accordance with §  633a.7(g)(8) and any Top 3 wagers. If the player’s two cards and the dealer’s up card:

   (1)  Do not contain a three-of-a-kind or a straight flush of three cards in sequence and of the same suit, the dealer shall collect the player’s losing Top 3 wager.

   (2)  Contain a three-of-a-kind or a straight flush of three cards in sequence and of the same suit, the dealer shall pay the winning Top 3 wager in accordance with subsection (e).

 (e)  The certificate holder shall pay out winning Top 3 wagers for the highest ranking three-card hand formed, 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 Submission):

Hand Paytable A Paytable B
Three-of-a-kind Suited 270 to 1 1000 to 1
Straight Flush 180 to 1 100 to 1
Three-of-a-kind 90 to 1 70 to 1

 (f)  After settling the player’s Three Card Poker and Top 3 wagers, the dealer shall complete the dealing procedures in §  633a.7(h)—(t).

§ 633b.8. Lucky Aces wager.

 (a)  If the certificate holder offers Blackjack on a fully automated electronic gaming table, the certificate holder may offer players the option to place a Lucky Aces wager which shall win if the player’s two cards and the dealer’s two cards contain at least one ace.

 (b)  The layout for a Blackjack 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 Aces wager, in addition to the requirements in §  633a.2 (relating to Blackjack table; card reader device; physical characteristics; inspections) the layout shall contain a separate area designated for the electronic placement of the Lucky Aces wager for each player.

 (c)  After placing a Blackjack wager, as required under §  633a.6(d) (relating to wagers), a player may place a Lucky Aces 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 §  633a.7(a)—(l) (relating to procedure for dealing the cards; completion of each round of play). Immediately after the dealer’s hole card is turned face up on the layout, the dealer shall settle any Lucky Aces wagers. If any of the player’s two cards or the dealer’s two cards:

   (1)  Do not contain an ace, the losing Lucky Aces wagers shall be collected.

   (2)  Contain an ace, the winning Lucky Aces wagers shall be paid in accordance with subsection (e) based on the number of aces in the player and dealer hands.

 (e)  The certificate holder shall pay out winning Lucky Aces 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 Aces 500 to 1 500 to 1 1000 to 1 2000 to 1
3 Aces Same Suit 250 to 1 250 to 1 500 to 1 500 to 1
3 Aces 20 to 1 30 to 1 35 to 1 15 to 1
2 Aces Same Suit 8 to 1 12 to 1 16 to 1 10 to 1
2 Aces 5 to 1 5 to 1 5 to 1 4 to 1
1 Ace of Diamonds 2 to 1 2 to 1 2 to 1 2 to 1
1 Ace 1 to 1 1 to 1 1 to 1 1 to 1

 (f)  After settling the player’s Lucky Aces wager, the dealer shall complete the dealing procedures in §  633a.7(m)—(t).

§ 633b.9. Blazing 7’s Progressive wager.

 (a)  The layout for a Blackjack 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 Blazing 7’s Progressive wager authorized under subsection (c), the layout shall contain a separate area designated for the placement of the Blazing 7’s Progressive wager for each player. The Blackjack table must have a progressive table game system in accordance with §  605a.7 (relating to progressive table games), for the placement of Blazing 7’s 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 Blazing 7’s 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 Blazing 7’s 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 Blackjack wager in accordance with §  633a.6(d) (relating to wagers), the option of placing a Blazing 7’s Progressive wager which shall win if either of the player’s initial two cards is a seven.

 (c)  After placing a Blackjack wager, as required in §  633a.6(d), and any optional wagers including the Blazing 7’s Progressive wager, the dealer shall deal the cards in accordance with §  633a.7(a)—(f) (relating to procedure for dealing the cards; completion of each round of play).

 (d)  The dealer shall settle any optional wagers in accordance with §  633a.7(g) and complete the dealing procedures in §  633a.7(h)—(o). After settling all other optional wagers, if a player placed a Blazing 7’s Progressive wager:

   (1)  And the player chose to split, the Blazing 7’s Progressive wager shall be based on the two sevens and the third card dealt to the player.

   (2)  And the player busts, the bust card shall not count toward the player’s Blazing 7’s Progressive wager.

   (3)  The player’s hand shall win if either of the player’s first two cards is a seven. If a player has only one seven in the first two cards, hits and receives another seven, the player shall be paid out in accordance with subsections (e) and (f) for only the seven contained in the initial two cards dealt to the player.

   (4)  And if the first two cards of the player are sevens and the player hits and receives another seven, the player shall be paid out for three sevens in accordance with subsections (e) and (f). If a dealer has Blackjack and the first two cards of the player are sevens, the player shall be dealt an additional card to determine if the player receives an additional seven.

 (e)  If a player has won the Blazing 7’s Progressive wager, the dealer shall:

   (1)  Verify that the hand is a winning hand.

   (2)  Have a floorperson or above verify any Blazing 7’s Progressive Payout with odds greater than 200 for 1 in accordance with approved internal control procedures submitted under §  465a.2 (relating to internal control systems and audit protocols).

   (3)  Pay the player the winning Blazing 7’s Progressive wager in accordance with subsection (f). If a player has won a progressive payout that is 10% or more of the jackpot amount on the progressive meter, the progressive payout may not be paid from the table inventory container. If a player has won a progressive payout that is not being paid from the table inventory container, the cards of the player must remain on the table until the necessary documentation has been completed. If more than one player at the table has won a progressive payout that is 100% of the jackpot amount on the progressive meter, each player shall share the maximum amount equally.

 (f)  The certificate holder shall pay out winning Blazing 7’s Progressive wagers 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
Three 7’s Same Suit 100% of meter N/A
Three 7’s Diamonds N/A 100% of meter
Three 7’s—Clubs, Spades, Hearts N/A 10% of meter
Three 7’s Same Color 10% of meter 500 to 1
Three 7’s 200 to 1 200 to 1
First two cards (two 7’s) 25 to 1 25 to 1
Either of first two cards (one 7) 2 to 1 2 to 1

 (g)  The rate of progression for the meter used for the Blazing 7’s Progressive wager must be specified in the certificate holder’s Rules Submission filed in accordance with §  601a.2. The initial and reset amounts must also be in the Rules Submission and shall be at least $2,000 if the required Blazing 7’s Progressive wager is $1 and $10,000 if the required Blazing 7’s Progressive wager is $5.

 (h)  Notwithstanding the requirements in subsection (d)(4), if the first two cards of the player are sevens, the certificate holder may utilize a dealing procedure wherein the dealer’s up card rather than a player’s drawn card, shall be used to determine whether the player receives a payout for three sevens in accordance with subsections (e) and (f). The certificate holder shall specify in its Rules Submission required under §  601a.2 if this dealing procedure is being utilized.

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  633b.14 (relating to Must-Hit-By Mystery Bonus).

§ 633b.10. Blackjack Match Progressive.

 (a)  A certificate holder may offer players the option to place a Blackjack Match Progressive wager that the dealer’s two cards and the player’s two cards will form any of the following winning Blackjack Match Progressive combinations:

   (1)  Ace-King Matching Suited Blackjacks—Both dealer and player have Blackjack consisting of an ace-king with the dealer’s two cards identical in suit with the player’s two cards.

   (2)  Matching Suited Blackjacks—Both dealer and player have Blackjack with the dealer’s two cards identical in suit and rank with the player’s two cards, other than an ace-king. For example a player’s ace-ten of spades and the dealer’s ace-ten of spades.

   (3)  Player and Dealer Suited Blackjacks—Both dealer and player have Blackjack with the dealer’s two cards identical in suit, but not rank, with the player’s two cards. For example a player’s ace-ten of spades and the dealer’s ace-queen of spades.

   (4)  Player and Dealer Blackjacks—Both Dealer and player have Blackjack but the player’s hand and the dealer’s hand do not match in suit or rank.

   (5)  Player Suited Blackjack—Player has Blackjack of the same suit and the dealer’s two cards are not a Blackjack.

   (6)  Player Blackjack—Player’s two cards are a Blackjack but are not the same suit and the dealer’s two cards are not a Blackjack.

   (7)  Player Any Ace—Player’s two cards are not a Blackjack but contain at least one ace.

 (b)  The Blackjack Match Progressive wager shall be played on a Blackjack table that utilizes 6 or 8 decks of cards.

 (c)  The layout for a Blackjack 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 Blackjack Match Progressive wager, in addition to the requirements in §  633a.2 (relating to Blackjack table; card reader device; physical characteristics; inspections) the layout shall contain a separate area for each player designated for the placement of the Blackjack Match Progressive wager.

 (d)  If the certificate holder is offering the Blackjack Match Progressive wager, the Blackjack table must have a progressive table game system, in accordance with §  605a.7 (relating to progressive table games), for the placement of the Blackjack Match Progressive wager. If the certificate holder is offering a Progressive Payout wager on multiple linked tables or games in the same licensed facility, the progressive table game system must comply with the requirements in §  605a.8 (relating to linked progressive table games). The progressive table game system must include:

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

   (2)  A device that controls or monitors the placement of Progressive wagers at the gaming table, including a mechanism, such as a lock-out button, that prevents the recognition of any Progressive wager that a player attempts to place after the dealer has announced ‘‘No more bets.’’

 (e)  If specified in its Rules Submission required under §  601a.2 (relating to table games Rules Submissions), a certificate holder may offer to each player who placed a Blackjack wager in accordance with §  633a.6(d) (relating to wagers), the option of placing either a $1 or $5 Blackjack Match Progressive wager as selected by the certificate holder in its Rules Submission form.

 (f)  After placing a Blackjack wager, as required in §  633a.6(d), and any optional wagers including the Blackjack Match Progressive wager, the dealer shall announce ‘‘No more bets’’ and, if the Blackjack Match Progressive wager is being offered, use the progressive table game system to prevent the placement of any additional Progressive wagers. If any Progressive wagers have been made, the dealer shall collect the wagers and, on the layout in front of the table inventory container, verify that the number of value chips wagered equals the number of Progressive wagers accepted by the progressive table game system. The dealer shall then place the value chips into the table inventory container.

 (g)  The dealer shall then deal the cards in accordance with §  633a.7(a)—(g) (relating to procedure for dealing the cards; completion of each round of play). Immediately after the second card is dealt to each player and the dealer, the dealer shall determine if he has a Blackjack as provided in §  633a.7(h), if applicable. After determining whether the dealer has Blackjack, if applicable, but prior to any additional cards being dealt, the dealer shall settle all Blackjack Match Progressive wagers. If any player placed a Blackjack Match Progressive wager, and the first two cards dealt to the player:

   (1)  Do not contain an ace or Blackjack, the Blackjack Match Progressive wager shall be lost.

   (2)  Contains an ace or Blackjack, the dealer shall settle each player’s winning Blackjack Match Progressive wager as provided in subsection (h).

 (h)  If a player has won a Blackjack Match Progressive payout, the dealer shall:

   (1)  Verify that the hand is a winning hand.

   (2)  Verify that the appropriate light on the progressive table game system has been illuminated.

   (3)  Have a floorperson or above validate the progressive payout in accordance with the certificate holder’s approved internal control procedures.

   (4)  Pay the winning Blackjack Match Progressive wager in accordance with the payout odds in subsection (i). If a player has won a progressive payout that is a percentage of the jackpot amount on the progressive meter, the progressive payout may not be paid from the table inventory container. If a player has won a progressive payout that is not being paid from the table inventory container, the cards of that player must remain on the table until the necessary documentation has been completed.

   (5)  Pay any Envy Bonus, if selected by the certificate holder in its Rules Submission filed in accordance with §  601a.2. A player making a Blackjack Match Progressive Wager shall receive an Envy Bonus when another player at the same Blackjack table and the dealer are holders of Matching Suited Blackjacks, as defined in subsection (a). Players are entitled to multiple Envy Bonuses if more than one other player and the dealer have Matching Suited Blackjacks. A player is not entitled to an Envy Bonus for his own hand. Blackjack Match Envy Bonus payouts shall be made in accordance with the payouts in subsection (k).

     (i)   The certificate holder shall pay out winning Blackjack Match Progressive wagers at the odds in one of the following payout tables selected by the certificate holder in its Rules Submission filed in accordance with §  601a.2:

Hand Paytable A Paytable B
Ace-King Matching Suited Blackjack 100% of meter 100% of meter
Matching Suited Blackjack 10% of meter 10% of meter
Player and Dealer Suited Blackjacks 200 to 1 200 to 1
Player and Dealer Blackjacks 30 to 1 30 to 1
Player Suited Blackjacks 10 to 1 10 to 1
Player Blackjack 5 to 1 5 to 1
Player Any Ace 3 to 1 3 to 1
Seed Amount $10,000 $5,000
Increment Rate 13% 13%
Secondary Seed 2.5% 3.25%


Hand Paytable C Paytable D
Ace-King Matching Suited Blackjack 100% of meter 100% of meter
Matching Suited Blackjack 10% of meter 10% of meter
Player and Dealer Suited Blackjacks 300 to 1 300 to 1
Player and Dealer Blackjacks 50 to 1 50 to 1
Player Suited Blackjacks 10 to 1 10 to 1
Player Blackjack 5 to 1 5 to 1
Player Any Ace 2 to 1 2 to 1
Seed Amount $10,000 $5,000
Increment Rate 13% 13%
Secondary Seed 2.5% 3.25%

 (j)  If in the same round of play two or more players have won the same progressive jackpot amount on the progressive meter, the jackpot amount shall be split equally between the winning players. For example, if two players have Ace-King Matching Suited Blackjacks in the same round of play, both players shall split 100% of the progressive jackpot amount equally.

 (k)  If selected by a certificate holder, a player shall be paid an Envy Bonus in accordance with the payout tables as follows depending on the value of the Blackjack Match Progressive wager selected by the certificate holder in its Rules Submission form:

Hand $1 Blackjack Match Wager offered
Ace-King Matching Suited Blackjack $600
Matching Suited Blackjack $200


Hand $5 Blackjack Match Wager offered
Ace-King Matching Suited Blackjack $3000
Matching Suited Blackjack $1000

 (l)  After settling the Blackjack Match Progressive wagers, the dealer shall continue the hand in accordance with §  633a.7(i)—(t).

§ 633b.11. TriLux Deluxe wager.

 (a)  For the purposes of the TriLux Deluxe wager, the following words and terms have the following meanings:

   (1)  Flush—The player’s initial two cards and the dealer’s up-card are of the same suit.

   (2)  Straight—The player’s initial two cards and the dealer’s up-card are sequential in rank.

   (3)  Straight flush—The player’s initial two cards and the dealer’s up-card are sequential in rank and of the same suit.

   (4)  Three-of-a-kind—The player’s initial two cards and the dealer’s up-card are the same rank.

 (b)  A certificate holder may, if specified in its Rules Submission under §  601a.2 (relating to table games Rules Submissions), offer to each player who placed a Blackjack wager in accordance with §  633a.6(d) (relating to wagers), the option of placing a TriLux Deluxe wager which shall win if the player’s initial two cards and the dealer’s up-card form a flush, straight, three-of-a-kind, or straight flush.

 (c)  The layout for the Blackjack 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 TriLux Deluxe wager, in addition to the requirements in §  633a.2 (relating to Blackjack table; card reader device; physical characteristics; inspections), the layout shall contain a separate area designated for the placement of the TriLux Deluxe wager and TriLux Deluxe Press.

 (d)  After placing a Blackjack Wager, as required in §  633a.6(d), a player may place a TriLux Deluxe wager before each round of Blackjack at any time before the dealer calls, ‘‘No more bets.’’ A TriLux Deluxe wager may not exceed two times the Blackjack wager.

 (e)  The dealer shall deal the cards in accordance with §  633a.7(a)—(f) (relating to procedure for dealing the cards; completion of each round of play). Immediately after the second card is dealt to each player and the dealer, but prior to any additional cards being dealt or before any card reader device is utilized, the dealer shall, starting with the player farthest to the dealer’s right and continuing around the table in a counterclockwise direction, settle the player’s optional wagers in accordance with §  633a.7(g) by collecting all losing wagers and paying all winning wagers. If a player placed a TriLux Deluxe wager and the player’s initial two cards and the dealer’s up-card:

   (1)  Are a flush, straight, three-of-a-kind, or straight flush, the dealer shall pay the TriLux Deluxe wager in accordance with subsection (i).

   (2)  Are not a flush, straight, three-of-a-kind, or straight flush, the dealer shall collect the TriLux Deluxe wager.

 (f)  If a player’s TriLux Deluxe wager wins, the dealer shall give the player the option to collect his winnings, or cap his initial Blackjack wager with all or a portion of the player’s initial TriLux Deluxe wager winnings. If the player chooses to cap his initial Blackjack wager with all or a portion of the TriLux Deluxe wager winnings, the dealer shall move the winnings to the TriLux Deluxe Press area on the layout.

 (g)  If, after capping the initial Blackjack wager, the player wins his Blackjack hand, the TriLux Deluxe wager winnings will be paid even money, including instances where the player has Blackjack. The player may not cap TriLux Deluxe wager winnings to the initial Blackjack wager if the dealer has Blackjack.

 (h)  If, after capping the initial Blackjack wager, the player chooses to split a pair in accordance with §  633a.11 (relating to splitting pairs), the player must match the initial Blackjack wager and the portion of winnings in the TriLux Deluxe Press area added to the initial wager. A player may place a Double Down Wager in accordance with §  633a.10 (relating to Double Down Wager), and all standard and house rules shall apply.

 (i)  If a TriLux Deluxe wager wins, the payout shall be as follows:

Hand Paytable TLX-1 Paytable TLX-2 Paytable TLX-3
Straight flush 20 to 1 20 to 1 25 to 1
Three-of-a-kind 15 to 1 15 to 1 15 to 1
Straight 9 to 1 9 to 1 8 to 1
Flush 6 to 1 5 to 1 5 to 1

 (j)  The paytable used for the TriLux Deluxe wager shall be determined by the number of decks used at the Blackjack table as follows:

   (1)  1 deck—Paytable TLX-1.

   (2)  2 decks—Paytable TLX-2.

   (3)  4 decks—Paytable TLX-3.

   (4)  6 decks—Paytable TLX-3.

   (5)  8 decks—Paytable TLX-3.

§ 633b.12. AxMan wager.

 (a)  For the purposes of the AxMan wager, the following words and terms have the following meanings:

   (1)  Five-of-a-kind—Five of the dealer’s cards are the same rank.

   (2)  Flush—Five of the dealer’s cards are of the same suit.

   (3)  Four-of-a-kind—Four of the dealer’s cards are the same rank.

   (4)  Full house—Five of the dealer’s cards are made up of a Three-of-a-Kind and a pair.

   (5)  Jacks or better pair—Two of the dealer’s cards are of the same rank and are a jack, queen, king, or ace.

   (6)  Straight—Five of the dealer’s cards are sequential in rank.

   (7)  Straight flush—Five of the dealer’s cards are sequential in rank and of the same suit.

   (8)  Three-of-a-kind—Three of the dealer’s cards are the same rank.

   (9)  Two-pair—Four of the dealer’s cards are two separate pairs.

 (b)  A certificate holder may, if specified in its Rules Submission under §  601a.2 (relating to table games Rules Submissions), offer to each player who placed a Blackjack wager in accordance with §  633a.6(d) (relating to wagers), the option of placing an AxMan wager which shall win if the cards in the dealer’s hand make up a poker hand of jacks or better pair, two pair, three-of-a-kind, full house, four-of-a-kind, straight, flush, five-of-a-kind or straight flush. The AxMan wager may only be offered at Blackjack tables using a six or eight-deck batch or batches of cards.

 (c)  The layout for the Blackjack 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 AxMan wager, in addition to the requirements in §  633a.2 (relating to Blackjack table; card reader device; physical characteristics; inspections), the layout shall contain a separate area designated for the placement of the AxMan wager.

 (d)  After placing a Blackjack wager, as required in §  633a.6(d), a player may place an AxMan wager before each round of Blackjack at any time before the dealer calls, ‘‘No more bets.’’ An AxMan wager may be made for any amount within the table limits.

 (e)  The dealer shall then deal the cards in accordance with §  633a.7(a)—(f) (relating to procedure for dealing the cards; completion of each round of play), and the round of play shall be played and completed according to house rules and the provisions of §  633a.7, including the settling of the Blackjack wagers placed by each player.

 (f)  Immediately after the completion of the round of play in accordance with §  633a.7, the dealer’s hand, including the bust card if there is one, will be interpreted as a poker hand. The dealer shall then, starting with the player farthest to the dealer’s right and continuing around the table in a counterclockwise direction, settle the player’s AxMan wagers by collecting all losing wagers and paying all winning wagers.

 (g)  If the dealer’s hand has five cards or less, including a bust card if there is one, the poker hand will consist of all cards in the dealer’s hand. If the dealer’s hand has six or more cards, including a bust card if there is one, the poker hand will consist of the five highest cards in the dealer’s hand.

 (h)  If the dealer’s hand has less than five cards, the poker hands that can be created are jacks or better pair, two pair, three-of-a-kind or four-of-a-kind. If one of these hands is created, the AxMan wager is a winner, and shall be settled in accordance with the paytable in subsection (l).

 (i)  If the dealer’s hand has five cards or more, the poker hands that can be created are those listed in subsection (h) and full house, straight, flush, five-of-a-kind and straight flush. If one of these hands is created, the AxMan wager is a winner, and shall be settled in accordance with the paytable in subsection (l).

 (j)  If the dealer’s hand does not create a poker hand of jacks or better pair or greater, the AxMan wager shall lose.

 (k)  If the dealer has a king of diamonds card in his hand, this card shall be treated as a wild card, meaning it can be assigned any rank. If the player has one king of diamonds card in the initial two cards of his Blackjack hand, it shall act as a two-times (2X) multiplier for the player’s winning AxMan wager based upon the paytable in subsection (l). If the player has two king of diamonds cards in the initial two cards of his Blackjack hand, it shall act as a five-times (5X) multiplier for the player’s winning AxMan wager based upon the paytable in subsection (l).

 (l)  If an AxMan wager wins, the payout shall be as follows:

Hand Paytable
Straight flush (five cards) 1000 to 1
Five-of-a-kind (five cards) 500 to 1
Flush (five cards) 200 to 1
Straight (five cards) 100 to 1
Four-of-a-kind 50 to 1
Full house (five cards) 30 to 1
Three-of-a-kind 20 to 1
Two pair 12 to 1
Jacks or better pair 5 to 1

§ 633b.13. Buster Blackjack wager.

 (a)  If a certificate holder offers Blackjack, the certificate holder may, if specified in its Rules Submission under §  601a.2 (relating to table games Rules Submissions), offer to each player who placed a Blackjack wager in accordance with §  633a.6(d) (relating to wagers), the option of placing a Buster Blackjack wager where a player places a wager as to whether the dealer’s hand will result in a total point count in excess of 21 (a ‘‘bust’’).

 (b)  The layout for the Blackjack 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 Buster Blackjack wager, in addition to the requirements in §  633a.2 (relating to Blackjack table; card reader device; physical characteristics; inspections), the layout shall contain a separate area designated for the placement of the Buster Blackjack wager.

 (c)  The Buster Blackjack wager may be offered on tables where Blackjack is played with one-deck, four-deck, six-deck or eight-deck shoes.

 (d)  After placing a Blackjack wager, as required in §  633a.6(d), and any other available optional wagers, a player may place a Buster Blackjack wager before each round of Blackjack at any time before the dealer calls, ‘‘No more bets.’’ A Buster Blackjack wager may be made for any amount within the table limits.

 (e)  The dealer shall then deal the cards in accordance with §  633a.7(a)—(f) (relating to procedure for dealing the cards; completion of each round of play), and the round of play shall be played and completed according to house rules and the provisions of §  633a.7.

 (f)  After all action on the players’ hands has been completed, the dealer shall draw cards to his hand until he reaches a point total of at least 17 or busts.

 (g)  If the dealer’s hand does not result in a bust, the Buster Blackjack wager loses and shall be collected by the dealer.

 (h)  If the dealer’s hand results in a bust, the Buster Blackjack wager wins, and shall be paid out based upon one of the following paytables which shall be specified in the Rules Submission under §  601a.2, with the payout determined by the number of cards in the dealer’s hand when the bust occurs:

Single Deck Shoe
Dealer Busts with Paytable A Paytable BPaytable C
8 or more cards 250 to 1 200 to 1 250 to 1
7 cards 50 to 1 50 to 1 50 to 1
6 cards 15 to 1 15 to 1 12 to 1
5 cards 4 to 1 4 to 1 4 to 1
4 cards 2 to 1 2 to 1 2 to 1
3 cards 2 to 1 2 to 1 2 to 1


Dealer Busts with Paytable D Paytable E Paytable F
8 or more cards 200 to 1 250 to 1 250 to 1
7 cards 50 to 1 50 to 1 50 to 1
6 cards 12 to 1 12 to 1 20 to 1
5 cards 4 to 1 3 to 1 8 to 1
4 cards 2 to 1 2 to 1 2 to 1
3 cards 2 to 1 2 to 1 1 to 1


Four Deck Shoe
Dealer Busts withPaytable
8 or more cards250 to 1
7 cards50 to 1
6 cards15 to 1
5 cards4 to 1
4 cards2 to 1
3 cards2 to 1


Six-Deck Shoe
Dealer Busts with Paytable A Paytable B Paytable C
8 or more cards 250 to 1 200 to 1 250 to 1
7 cards 50 to 1 50 to 1 50 to 1
6 cards 15 to 1 15 to 1 12 to 1
5 cards 4 to 1 4 to 1 4 to 1
4 cards 2 to 1 2 to 1 2 to 1
3 cards 2 to 1 2 to 1 2 to 1


Dealer Busts with Paytable D Paytable E Paytable F
8 or more cards 200 to 1 250 to 1 250 to 1
7 cards 50 to 1 50 to 1 50 to 1
6 cards 12 to 1 12 to 1 20 to 1
5 cards 4 to 1 3 to 1 8 to 1
4 cards 2 to 1 2 to 1 2 to 1
3 cards 2 to 1 2 to 1 1 to 1


Eight-Deck Shoe
Dealer Busts with Paytable A Paytable B Paytable C
8 or more cards 250 to 1 200 to 1 250 to 1
7 cards 50 to 1 50 to 1 50 to 1
6 cards 15 to 1 15 to 1 12 to 1
5 cards 4 to 1 4 to 1 4 to 1
4 cards 2 to 1 2 to 1 2 to 1
3 cards 2 to 1 2 to 1 2 to 1


Dealer Busts with Paytable D Paytable E Paytable F
8 or more cards 200 to 1 250 to 1 250 to 1
7 cards 50 to 1 50 to 1 50 to 1
6 cards 12 to 1 12 to 1 20 to 1
5 cards 4 to 1 3 to 1 8 to 1
4 cards 2 to 1 2 to 1 2 to 1
3 cards 2 to 1 2 to 1 1 to 1

 (i)  The certificate holder may also offer a cash bonus award to any player whose hand results in a Blackjack and who also wins a Buster Blackjack wager of at least $5 with the dealer’s hand busting with 7 cards or 8 or more cards, with one of the following payouts specified in the Rules Submission under §  601a.2(a):

Dealer Busts with Bonus Pay B1 Bonus Pay B2
8 or more cards $8,000 $5,000
7 cards $1,000 $1,000

Authority

   The temporary provisions of this §  633b.13 amended under 4 Pa.C.S. § §  1202(b)(30) and 13A02(1) and (2).

Source

   The temporary provisions of this §  633b.13 amended December 3, 2021, effective December 4, 2021, expire December 4, 2024, 51 Pa.B. 7468. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (406562) to (406565).

§ 633b.14. Must-Hit-By Mystery Bonus.

 (a)  If the certificate holder offers Blackjack as described in Chapter 633a (relating to Blackjack) and either the optional Jackpot Party Progressive wager under §  633b.2 (relating to Jackpot Party progressive wager), the optional Blazing 7’s progressive wager under 633b.9 (relating to Blazing 7’s progressive wager), the optional Hit and Run Progressive wager under §  633a.6(e)(10) (relating to wagers) or the optional Straight Jack Progressive wager under §  633a.6(e)(11), the certificate holder may, if specified in its Rules Submission under §  601a.2 (relating to table games Rules Submissions), offer to each player who has placed a Blackjack wager in accordance with §  633a.6(d) and an optional Jackpot Party Progressive wager, Blazing 7’s Progressive wager, Hit and Run Progressive wager or the Straight Jack Progressive wager, the opportunity to win the Must-Hit-By Mystery Bonus.

 (b)  The layout and signage for the Blackjack 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 the progressive table game system display shall indicate that the certificate holder offers the Must-Hit-By Mystery Bonus.

 (c)  If the certificate holder offers the Must-Hit-By Mystery bonus:

   (1)  A player shall qualify for the Must-Hit-By Mystery Bonus by placing a Blackjack wager and a Jackpot Party Progressive wager, a Blazing 7’s Progressive wager, a Hit and Run Progressive wager or a Straight Jack Progressive wager, as indicated by the certificate holder in its Rules Submission filed in accordance with §  601a.2.

   (2)  A percentage of a player’s qualifying Jackpot Party Progressive wager, Blazing 7’s Progressive wager, Hit and Run Progressive wager or Straight Jack Progressive wager shall be allocated as an incremental contribution to the Must-Hit-By Mystery Bonus progressive meter.

   (3)  The certificate holder shall pay out the Must-Hit-By Mystery Bonus when a qualifying player’s contribution increases the Must-Hit-By Mystery Bonus progressive meter’s jackpot amount in excess of a random dollar value pre-selected by an electronic random number generator, between a set minimum and maximum dollar value.

   (4)  The incremental contribution of each player’s qualifying Jackpot Party Progressive wager, Blazing 7’s Progressive wager, Hit and Run Progressive wager, or Straight Jack Progressive wager and the minimum and maximum dollar values for the Must-Hit-By Mystery Bonus meter shall be set in one of the following configurations, as indicated by the certificate holder in its Rules Submission form filed in accordance with §  601a.2:

 Paytable A—$1 Configuration

 Configuration A

 

   Minimum Progressive Wager Amount—$1  Minimum Dollar Value $100  Maximum Dollar Value $200  Incremental Contribution Rate 2%

 Paytable A—$2 Configuration

 Configuration A

 

   Minimum Progressive Wager Amount—$2  Minimum Dollar Value $100  Maximum Dollar Value $200  Incremental Contribution Rate 1.5%

 Paytable A—$5 Configuration

 Configuration A

 

   Minimum Progressive Wager Amount—$5  Minimum Dollar Value $100  Maximum Dollar Value $250  Incremental Contribution Rate 1%

 Paytable B—$1 Configuration

 Configuration B

 

   Minimum Progressive Wager Amount—$1  Minimum Dollar Value $100  Maximum Dollar Value $500  Incremental Contribution Rate 5%

 Paytable B—$2 Configuration

 Configuration B

 

   Minimum Progressive Wager Amount—$2  Minimum Dollar Value $100  Maximum Dollar Value $500  Incremental Contribution Rate 3.5%

 Paytable B—$5 Configuration

 Configuration B

 

   Minimum Progressive Wager Amount—$5  Minimum Dollar Value $100  Maximum Dollar Value $500  Incremental Contribution Rate 2%

 Paytable C—$1 Configuration

 Configuration C

 

   Minimum Progressive Wager Amount—$1  Minimum Dollar Value $250  Maximum Dollar Value $500  Incremental Contribution Rate 2%

 Paytable C—$2 Configuration

 Configuration C

 

   Minimum Progressive Wager Amount—$2  Minimum Dollar Value $250  Maximum Dollar Value $500  Incremental Contribution Rate 1.5%

 Paytable C—$5 Configuration

 Configuration C

 

   Minimum Progressive Wager Amount—$5  Minimum Dollar Value $250  Maximum Dollar Value $500  Incremental Contribution Rate 0.5%

 Paytable D—$1 Configuration

 Configuration D

 

   Minimum Progressive Wager Amount—$1  Minimum Dollar Value $250  Maximum Dollar Value $1,000  Incremental Contribution Rate 5%

 Paytable D—$2 Configuration

 Configuration D

 

   Minimum Progressive Wager Amount—$2  Minimum Dollar Value $250  Maximum Dollar Value $1,000  Incremental Contribution Rate 3%

 Paytable D—$5 Configuration

 Configuration D

 

   Minimum Progressive Wager Amount—$5  Minimum Dollar Value $250  Maximum Dollar Value $1,000  Incremental Contribution Rate 2%

   (5)  If a player has won the Must-Hit-By Mystery Bonus, the dealer shall, in accordance with the certificate holder’s approved internal controls:

     (i)   Verify that the appropriate light on the progressive table game system has been illuminated.

     (ii)   Have a floorperson or above validate the progressive payout.

     (iii)   Pay the Must-Hit-By Mystery Bonus.

     (iv)   Reset the progressive meter to the minimum dollar value specified in the certificate holder’s Rules Submission form, filed in accordance with §  601a.2.

   (6)  A Must-Hit-By Mystery Bonus payout may be paid from the table inventory or through a progressive jackpot slip as indicated by the certificate holder in its Rules Submission filed in accordance with §  601a.2.

   (7)  A player who wins the Must-Hit-By Mystery Bonus shall be paid 100% of the bonus jackpot amount on the progressive meter.

§ 633b.15. Upcard Luck wager.

 (a)  A certificate holder may offer players the option to place an Upcard Luck wager that the dealer’s upcard will be a 2 through 7 and that the player’s two cards will total either 9 through 11, hard and soft 18 through 20 or will be a Blackjack.

 (b)  The Upcard Luck wager may be played on a Blackjack table that utilizes four, six or eight decks of cards.

 (c)  The layout for a Blackjack 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 Upcard Luck Blackjack wager, in addition to the requirements in §  633a.2 (relating to Blackjack table; card reader device; physical characteristics; inspections) the layout shall contain a separate area for each player designated for the placement of the Upcard Luck Blackjack wager for each player.

 (d)  If specified in its Rules Submission required under §  601a.2 (relating to table games Rules Submissions), a certificate holder may offer to each player who placed a Blackjack wager in accordance with §  633a.6(d) (relating to wagers), the option of placing Upcard Blackjack wager in any amount that does not exceed the player’s Blackjack wager.

 (e)  After placing a Blackjack wager, as required in §  633a.6(d), and any optional wagers including the Upcard Luck Blackjack wager, the dealer shall announce ‘‘No more bets.’’

 (f)  The dealer shall then deal the cards in accordance with §  633a.7 (a)—(g) (relating to procedure for dealing the cards; completion of each round of play). Immediately after the second card is dealt to each player and the dealer, but prior to any additional cards being dealt, the dealer shall settle any Upcard Blackjack wagers as follows:

   (1)  If the dealer’s upcard is not a 2 through 7, the dealer shall collect the player’s losing Upcard Luck wager.

   (2)  If the dealer’s upcard is a 2 through 7 but the total of the player’s two cards is 2 through 8 or 12 through 17, the dealer shall collect the player’s losing Upcard Luck wager.

   (3)  If the dealer’s upcard is 2 through 7 and the total of the player’s two cards is 9 through 11 or 18 through 20, or if the player has Blackjack, the dealer shall pay the player’s winning Upcard Luck wager in accordance with subsection (g).

 (g)  The certificate holder shall pay out winning Upcard Luck wagers at the odds in the following payout tables specified by the certificate holder in its Rules Submission filed in accordance with §  601a.2:

Outcome (with Dealer Upcard 2—7) Payback
Ace Spades and Jack Spades 80 to 1
Blackjack 8 to 1
9, 10 or 114 to 1
18, 19 or 20 (including soft totals)3 to 1

Source

   The temporary provisions of this §  633b.15 added December 3, 2021, effective December 4, 2021, expire December 4, 2024, 51 Pa.B. 7468.



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