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58 Pa. Code § 637a.3. Cards; number of decks.

§ 637a.3. Cards; number of decks.

 (a)  Poker shall be played with one deck of cards that are identical in appearance and one cover card. Two decks of cards with different color backs shall be maintained for use at each Poker table at all times. Each deck shall be continuously alternated in and out of play with each deck being used for every other round of play. Unless an automated card shuffling device is being used in accordance with subsection (b), while one deck of cards is in use, the other deck shall be stored in the area designated under §  637a.2(c) (relating to Poker table physical characteristics).

 (b)  If an automated card shuffling device is being used, one deck shall be shuffled and stored in the automated card shuffling device while the other deck is being used to play the game.

 (c)  The two decks of cards that are alternated in and out of play shall be changed at least every 12 hours and rotated with other decks in accordance with §  603a.15(j) (relating to cards; physical characteristics).

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  637a.4 (relating to opening of the table for gaming).

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