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58 Pa. Code § 635a.13. Irregularities.

§ 635a.13. Irregularities.

 (a)  A card found face up in the shoe may not be used in that round of play and shall be placed in the discard rack. If more than one card is found face up in the shoe during the dealing of the cards, the round of play shall be void and the cards shall be reshuffled.

 (b)  If a 10 card of any suit is found in the shoe, it may not be used in the game and shall be removed from the shoe and torn in half by a floorperson and placed in the box, envelope or container that the decks came from. If more than one 10 card is found in the shoe during the dealing of the cards, the round of play shall be void and the decks of cards shall be removed from play.

 (c)  A card drawn in error without its face being exposed shall be used as though it were the next card from the shoe.

 (d)  After the initial two cards have been dealt to each player and a card is drawn in error and exposed to the players, the card shall be dealt to the players or dealer as though it were the next card from the shoe. Any player refusing to accept the card may not have any additional cards dealt to him during the round. If the card is refused by the players and the dealer cannot use the card, the card shall be placed in the discard rack.

 (e)  If the dealer has 17 and accidentally draws a card for himself, the card shall be placed in the discard rack.

 (f)  If the dealer misses dealing his first or second card to himself, the dealer shall continue dealing the first two cards to each player and then deal the appropriate number of cards to himself.

 (g)  If there are insufficient cards remaining in the shoe to complete a round of play, all of the cards in the discard rack shall be shuffled and cut in accordance with §  635a.5 (relating to shuffle and cut of the cards). The first card shall be drawn face down and placed in the discard rack and the dealer shall complete the round of play.

 (h)  If no cards are dealt to the player’s hand, the player’s hand is dead and the player shall be included in the next deal. If only one card is dealt to the player’s hand, at the player’s option, the dealer shall deal the second card to the player after all other players have received a second card.

 (i)  If after receiving the first two cards, the dealer fails to deal an additional card to a player who has requested a card, then, at the player’s option, the dealer shall either deal the additional card after all other players have received their additional cards but prior to the dealer revealing his hole card or call the player’s hand dead and return the player’s original Spanish 21 Wager.

 (j)  If the dealer inserts his hole card into a card reader device when the value of his first card is not an ace, king, queen or jack, the dealer, after notification to a floorperson or above, shall, if the particular card reader device in use:

   (1)  Provides any player with the opportunity to determine the value of the hole card, call all hands dead, collect the cards and return each player’s wager.

   (2)  Does not provide any player with the opportunity to determine the value of the hole card, continue play.

 (k)  If a card reader device malfunctions, the dealer may not continue dealing the game of Spanish 21 at that table until the card reader device is repaired or replaced.

 (l)  If an automated card shuffling device is being used and the device jams, stops shuffling during a shuffle or fails to complete a shuffle cycle, the cards shall be reshuffled.

 (m)  If an automated card shuffling device or automated dealing shoe malfunctions and cannot be used, the device or shoe must be covered or have a sign indicating that it is out of order placed on the device or shoe before any other method of shuffling or dealing may be utilized at that table.



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