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58 Pa. Code § 643a.10. Procedure for dealing the cards from an automated dealing shoe.

§ 643a.10. Procedure for dealing the cards from an automated dealing shoe.

 (a)  If the cards are dealt from an automated dealing shoe, the following requirements shall be observed:

   (1)  After the procedures required under §  643a.5 (relating to shuffle and cut of the cards) have been completed, the cards shall be placed in the automated dealing shoe.

   (2)  Prior to the shoe dispensing any stacks of cards, the dealer shall announce ‘‘no more bets’’ and:

     (i)   If the Five Card Bonus Wager is being offered utilizing a table game system, use the table game system to prevent the placement of any additional Five Card Bonus Wagers. If any Five Card Bonus Wagers have been made, the dealer shall collect the wagers and, on the layout in front of the table inventory container, verify that the number of value chips wagered equals the number of Five Card Bonus Wagers accepted by the table game system. The dealer shall then place the value chips into the table inventory container.

     (ii)   If the Progressive Payout Wager is being offered, use the progressive table game system to prevent the placement of any additional Progressive Payout Wagers. The dealer shall then collect any Progressive Payout Wagers and, on the layout in front of the table inventory container, verify that the number of value chips wagered equals the number of Progressive Payout Wagers accepted by the progressive table game system. The dealer shall then place the value chips into the table inventory container.

     (iii)   If the Five Card Hand Bonus Wager is being offered, use the electronic wagering system to prevent the placement of any additional Five Card Hand Bonus Wagers.

 (b)  The dealer shall deliver the first stack of cards dispensed by the automated dealing shoe face down to the player farthest to the dealer’s left who has placed the three required Let It Ride Poker Wagers in accordance with §  643a.7(d) (relating to wagers). As the remaining stacks are dispensed to the dealer by the automated dealing shoe, the dealer shall, moving clockwise around the table, deliver a stack face down to each of the other players who has placed the three required wagers in accordance with §  643a.7(d). The dealer shall then deliver a stack of three cards face down to the area designated for the placement of the community cards and spread the stack within the designated area so that the top card is to the dealer’s right and the bottom card is to the dealer’s left. The dealer shall then remove the card that is to his left and place that card in the discard rack without exposing the card. If any player placed a Six Card Bonus Wager, the dealer shall then remove the next stack of three cards dispensed by the automated dealing shoe and place the cards face down on the area of the layout designated for the placement of the Six Card Bonus cards.

 (c)  After each stack of three cards has been dispensed and delivered in accordance with subsection (b), the dealer shall remove the stub from the automated dealing shoe and, except as provided in subsection (d), place the cards in the discard rack without exposing the cards.

 (d)  If an automated card shuffling device, which counts the number of cards in the deck after the completion of each shuffle and indicates whether 52 cards are present, is not being used, the dealer shall count the stub at least once every 5 rounds of play to determine if the correct number of cards are still present in the deck. The dealer shall determine the number of cards in the stub by counting the cards face down on the layout.

 (e)  If the count of the stub indicates that 52 cards are in the deck, the dealer shall place the stub in the discard rack without exposing the cards.

 (f)  If the count of the stub indicates that the number of cards in the deck is incorrect, the dealer shall determine if the cards were misdealt. If the cards were misdealt (a player has more or less than 3 cards or the area designed for the placement of the community cards has more or less than 2 cards) but 52 cards remain in the deck, all hands shall be void and all wagers shall be returned to the players. If the cards were not misdealt, all hands shall be void, all wagers shall be returned to the players and the entire deck of cards shall be removed from the table.

 (g)  Notwithstanding the requirements in subsections (b) and (c), if a certificate holder is utilizing an automated dealing shoe that automatically reshuffles the cards, the two community cards may be dispensed before the three cards are dispensed to each player.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  643a.10 amended under 4 Pa.C.S. § §  1202(b)(30) and 13A02(1) and (2).

Source

   The provisions of this §  643a.10 amended December 12, 2014, effective December 13, 2014, 44 Pa.B. 7683; amended August 30, 2019, effective August 31, 2019, 49 Pa.B. 4956. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (375847) to (375849).

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  643a.5 (relating to shuffle and cut of the cards); 58 Pa. Code §  643a.7 (relating to wagers); and 58 Pa. Code §  643a.11 (relating to procedures for completion of each round of play).



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