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58 Pa. Code § 637a.17. Poker revenue.

§ 637a.17. Poker revenue.

 (a)  A certificate holder shall derive its Poker revenue at all Poker tables by extracting a rake. Each certificate holder shall submit as part of its Rules Submission under §  601a.2 (relating to table games Rules Submissions) the following:

   (1)  The types of rake utilized.

   (2)  The methodology used for calculating the rake.

   (3)  The amount of maximum permissible rake per round of play.

 (b)  A certificate holder may use one or more of the following procedures in determining and extracting the rake:

   (1)  A percentage rake, not to exceed 10%, which shall be calculated and extracted from the pot and any side pots:

     (i)   After the conclusion of a betting round and placed into the designated rake area required under §  637a.2(b)(2) (relating to Poker table physical characteristics) as play progresses.

     (ii)   Upon completion of a round of play and immediately placed by the dealer into the drop box.

   (2)  An incremental rake, as certain predetermined dollar levels have been achieved which:

     (i)   Upon collection shall be placed into the designated rake area required under §  637a.2(b)(2).

     (ii)   Upon completion of a round of play shall be immediately placed by the dealer into the drop box.

   (3)  A rake based on time charges which:

     (i)   May be imposed on a per-player basis or on a per-table basis. If taken on a per-player basis, inactive players seated at the table shall also be assessed.

     (ii)   Shall be expressed as an hourly fee based on the minimum and maximum betting limits at a game.

     (iii)   May be assessed fractionally every 20 or 30 minutes as determined by the certificate holder.

     (iv)   Once assessed shall be placed by the dealer into the designated rake area required under §  637a.2(b)(2).

     (v)   Upon verification by a floorperson or above of the time charges collected shall be immediately placed by the dealer into the drop box.

 (c)  A sign describing the type and amount of rake to be collected under subsection (b) shall be posted at each Poker table.

 (d)  An uncalled final bet may not be considered part of the pot for purposes of calculating the amount of rake under subsection (b)(1) and (2).

 (e)  Once the dealer has extracted the rake and the pot and any side pots have been collected by the winning player or players, additional rake may not be taken.

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  605a.2 (relating to electronic wagering systems); 58 Pa. Code §  637a.1 (relating to definitions); and 58 Pa. Code §  637a.7 (relating to Poker overview; general dealing procedures for all types of Poker).



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