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58 Pa. Code § 635a.6. Wagers.

§ 635a.6. Wagers.

 (a)  Wagers at Spanish 21 shall be made by placing value chips, plaques or other Board-approved wagering instruments on the appropriate areas of the Spanish 21 layout. Verbal wagers accompanied by cash may be accepted provided that they are confirmed by the dealer and the cash is expeditiously converted into value chips or plaques.

 (b)  After the cards have been shuffled as required under §  635a.5 (relating to shuffle and cut of the cards), a certificate holder may prohibit any person, whether seated at the gaming table or not, who does not make a wager on a given round of play from placing a wager on the next round of play and any subsequent rounds of play at that gaming table until either:

   (1)  The certificate holder chooses to permit the player to begin wagering again.

   (2)  A reshuffle of the cards has occurred.

 (c)  All wagers, except an Insurance Wager under §  635a.8 (relating to Insurance Wager), a Double Down Wager under §  635a.10 (relating to Double Down Wager; rescue) or a wager on split pairs under §  635a.11 (relating to splitting pairs), shall be placed prior to the first card being dealt for each round of play. A player may not handle, remove or alter any wagers that have been made until a decision has been rendered and implemented with respect to that wager.

 (d)  To participate in a round of play and compete against the dealer’s hand, a player shall place a Spanish 21 Wager.

 (e)  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 Spanish 21 Wager in accordance with subsection (d) the option of placing a Match-the-Dealer Wager that either of the player’s initial two cards will match the rank of the dealer’s up card.

 (f)  The certificate holder shall specify in its Rules Submission under §  601a.2 the number of adjacent boxes on which a player may place a Spanish 21 Wager in one round of play.

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  635a.2 (relating to Spanish 21 table; card reader device; physical characteristics; inspections); 58 Pa. Code §  635b.1 (relating to Match the Dealer Progressive Spanish 21 wager); and 58 Pa. Code §  635b.2 (relating to Player’s Edge 21).

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