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58 Pa. Code § 637a.4. Opening of the table for gaming.

§ 637a.4. Opening of the table for gaming.

 (a)  After receiving two decks of cards at the table, the dealer shall inspect each deck for any defects. The floorperson or above shall verify the inspection.

 (b)  After the cards are inspected, the cards shall be spread out face up on the table for visual inspection by the first two players seated at the table. The cards shall be spread out according to suit and in sequence.

 (c)  After the first two players seated at the table are afforded an opportunity to visually inspect the cards, each deck shall separately be turned face down on the table, mixed thoroughly by a washing of the cards and stacked. Each deck of cards shall then be shuffled in accordance with §  637a.5 (relating to shuffle and cut of the cards).

 (d)  If an automated card shuffling device is not being used, one of the decks shall be shuffled and cut in accordance with §  637a.5 and the other deck table shall be placed in the area designated under §  637a.2(c) (relating to Poker table physical characteristics). In the alternative, a certificate holder may mix, shuffle and cut only the deck intended for immediate use and place the other deck in the area designated under §  637a.2(c). Upon rotation of the decks of cards as required under §  637a.3 (relating to cards; number of decks), the other deck shall be mixed, shuffled and cut in accordance with §  637a.5 and this section.

 (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)—(d) do not apply.

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  637a.5 (relating to shuffle and cut of the cards).



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