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58 Pa. Code § 635a.10. Double Down Wager; rescue.

§ 635a.10. Double Down Wager; rescue.

 (a)  Except when a player has Blackjack, a player may elect to make a Double Down Wager, which may not exceed the amount of his original Spanish 21 Wager. A player may double down on two or more cards dealt to him or two or more cards of any split pair. Only one additional card shall be dealt to the hand on which the player has elected to double down. The one additional card shall be dealt face up and placed sideways on the layout.

 (b)  If a dealer obtains Blackjack after a player makes a Double Down Wager, the dealer shall collect only the amount of the original Spanish 21 Wager of the player and may not collect the additional Double Down Wager.

 (c)  A winning Double Down Wager shall be paid in accordance with §  635a.12(a) (relating to payout odds). The additional payouts in §  635a.12(b) and (c) are not applicable to winning Double Down Wagers.

 (d)  After the additional card required under subsection (a) has been dealt to the hand, a player may ‘‘rescue’’ (take back) the Double Down Wager and forfeit his original wager, as long as the additional card does not result in the hand having a total point count in excess of 21.


   The provisons of this §  635a.10 amended under 4 Pa.C.S. § §  1202(b)(30), 1207(3) and (9) and 13A02(1), (2) and (4).


   The provisions fo this §  635a.10 amended January 31, 2014, effective February 1, 2014, 44 Pa.B. 619. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (362496).

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  635a.6 (relating to wagers); 58 Pa. Code §  635a.7 (relating to procedure for dealing the cards; completion of each round of play); 58 Pa. Code §  635a.9 (relating to surrender); and 58 Pa. Code §  635a.12 (relating to payout odds).

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