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58 Pa. Code § 635a.4. Opening of the table for gaming.

§ 635a.4. Opening of the table for gaming.

 (a)  After receiving the 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.

 (b)  If the decks contain the 10 of any suit, the dealer and a floorperson shall ensure that these cards are removed from the decks, torn in half and placed in the box, envelope or container that the decks came from.

 (c)  After the cards are inspected, the cards shall be spread out face up on the table for visual inspection by the first player to arrive at the table. The cards shall be spread in horizontal fan shaped columns by deck according to suit and in sequence.

 (d)  After the first player arriving at the table has been afforded an opportunity to visually inspect the cards, the cards shall be turned face down on the table, mixed thoroughly by a washing of the cards and stacked. Once the cards have been stacked, the cards shall be shuffled in accordance with §  635a.5 (relating to shuffle and cut of the cards).

 (e)  If the decks of cards received at the table are preinspected and preshuffled in accordance with §  603a.16(u) or (v) (relating to cards; receipt, storage, inspection and removal from use), subsections (a), (c) and (d) do not apply.

 (f)  If an automated shuffling device is utilized, other than a continuous shuffler, all the decks in one batch of cards shall be spread for inspection, mixed, stacked and shuffled in accordance with subsections (a)—(d) separate from the decks in the other batch of cards.


   The provisions of this §  635a.4 amended under 4 Pa.C.S. § §  1202(b)(30), 13A02(1) and (2), 13A27, 1322, 1602, 1604 and 1608.


   The provisions of this §  635a.4 amended November 1, 2019, effective November 2, 2019, 49 Pa.B. 6676. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (362489).

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  635a.3 (relating to cards; number of decks; value of cards); and 58 Pa. Code §  635b.2 (relating to Player’s Edge 21).

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