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58 Pa. Code § 633b.12. AxMan wager.

§ 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




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