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58 Pa. Code § 637a.2. Poker table physical characteristics.

§ 637a.2. Poker table physical characteristics.

 (a)  Poker shall be played on an oval table which has places for up to ten players and a dealer.

 (b)  The layout for a Poker table shall be submitted to the Bureau of Gaming Operations and approved in accordance with §  601a.10(a) (relating to approval of table game layouts, signage and equipment) and contain, at a minimum:

   (1)  The name or logo of the certificate holder.

   (2)  A holding area located to the right of the dealer or in another location approved in accordance with §  601a.10(a) designated for the collection of the Poker rake prior to final placement of the rake in the drop box.

 (c)  Decks of cards used for the play of Poker shall be kept on the Poker table in a location approved by the Bureau of Casino Compliance in accordance with §  601a.10(g). This area may be part of the table inventory container.

 (d)  Each Poker table must have a drop box for the Poker rake and a tip box attached to it on the same side of the table as, but on opposite sides of, the dealer, as approved by the Bureau of Casino Compliance in accordance with §  601a.10(g). The Bureau of Casino Compliance may approve an alternative location for the tip box when a card shuffling device or other table game equipment prevents the placement of the drop box and tip box on the same side of the gaming table as, but on opposite sides of, the dealer.

 (e)  If a certificate holder offers a Bad Beat or High Hand Jackpot payout at a designated Poker table, a transparent locked box or container must be attached on the same side of the table as the drop box and be used to hold the pot contributions that fund the Bad Beat or High Hand Jackpot payout.

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  637a.3 (relating to cards; number of decks); 58 Pa. Code §  637a.4 (relating to opening of the table for gaming); and 58 Pa. Code §  637a.17 (relating to Poker revenue).



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