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58 Pa. Code § 633b.10. Blackjack Match Progressive.

§ 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).



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