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58 Pa. Code § 643a.11. Procedures for completion of each round of play.

§ 643a.11. Procedures for completion of each round of play.

 (a)  After the dealing procedures required under §  643a.8, §  643a.9 or §  643a.10 (relating to procedure for dealing the cards from a manual dealing shoe; procedure for dealing the cards from the hand; and procedure for dealing the cards from an automated dealing shoe) have been completed, each player shall examine his cards subject to the following limitations:

   (1)  Each player who wagers at Let It Ride Poker shall be responsible for his own hand and no person other than the dealer and the player to whom the cards were dealt may touch the cards of that player.

   (2)  Each player shall keep his three cards in full view of the dealer at all times.

   (3)  After each player has made a decision regarding Bet Number 2 as required under subsection (d), the player’s cards shall be placed face down on the appropriate area of the layout as specified by the certificate holder in its Rules Submission filed in accordance with §  601a.2 (relating to table games Rules Submissions). The player may not touch the cards again.

 (b)  After each player has examined his cards, the dealer shall, beginning with the player farthest to the dealer’s left and moving clockwise around the table, ask each player if he wishes to withdraw Bet Number 1 or Let It Ride. If a player:

   (1)  Chooses to let Bet Number 1 ride, that bet must remain on the designated betting area of the layout until the end of the round of play.

   (2)  Chooses to withdraw Bet Number 1, the dealer shall move the value chips on the betting area designated for Bet Number 1 toward the player who shall then immediately remove the value chips from the betting area.

 (c)  After each player has made a decision regarding Bet Number 1, the dealer shall then turn the community card that is to the dealer’s left face up and place it to the right of the remaining community card. The exposed card shall become the first community card.

 (d)  After the first community card is exposed, the dealer shall, beginning with the player farthest to the dealer’s left and moving clockwise around the table, ask each player if he wishes to withdraw Bet Number 2 or Let It Ride. This decision shall be made by each player regardless of the decision made concerning Bet Number 1. If a player:

   (1)  Chooses to let Bet Number 2 ride, that bet must remain on the designated betting area of the layout until the end of the round of play.

   (2)  Chooses to withdraw Bet Number 2, the dealer shall move the value chips on the betting area designated for Bet Number 2 toward the player who shall then immediately remove the value chips from the betting area.

 (e)  The dealer shall then turn the second community card face up on the table.

 (f)  After the second community card is turned face up, beginning with the player farthest to the dealer’s right and continuing around the table in a counterclockwise direction, the dealer shall turn the three cards of the player face up on the layout and combine the two community cards and the three cards dealt to the player shall form the highest ranking five-card Poker hand of that player. If the player’s hand:

   (1)  Contains a pair of 9s or lower, the dealer shall collect the player’s losing Let It Ride Poker Wagers.

   (2)  Contains a pair of 10s or better, the dealer shall pay the player’s winning Let it Ride Poker Wagers in accordance with §  643a.12(a) (relating to payout odds; payout limitation).

 (g)  After settling the player’s Let It Ride Poker Wagers, the dealer shall settle any Five Card Bonus Wagers, Three Card Bonus Wagers, Progressive Payout Wagers or Five Card Hand Bonus Wagers as follows:

   (1)  If a player placed a Five Card Bonus Wager and the two community cards and the three cards dealt to the player:

     (i)   Form a five-card Poker hand of two pair or better, or a pair of 10s or better, depending on the payout table selected by the certificate holder, the dealer shall pay the winning Five Card Bonus Wager in accordance with §  643a.12(b).

     (ii)   Does not form a five-card Poker hand of two pair or better, or a pair of 10s or better, depending on the payout table selected by the certificate holder, the dealer shall collect the losing Five Card Bonus Wager.

   (2)  If a player placed a Three Card Bonus Wager and the three cards dealt to the player:

     (i)   Form a three-card Poker hand of a pair or better as defined in §  643a.6(c) (relating to Let It Ride Poker rankings), the dealer shall pay the winning Three Card Bonus Wager in accordance with §  643a.12(c).

     (ii)   Does not form a three-card Poker hand of a pair or better as defined in §  643a.6(c), the dealer shall collect the player’s losing Three Card Bonus Wager.

   (3)  If a player placed a Three-Card Progressive Payout Wager and the three cards dealt to the player form a three-of-a-kind or better, as defined in §  643a.6(d), or a straight or better, depending on the paytable selected by the certificate holder, the dealer shall:

     (i)   Verify that the hand is a winning hand.

     (ii)   Verify that the appropriate light on the progressive table game system has been illuminated.

     (iii)   Have a floorperson or above validate the progressive payout in accordance with the certificate holder’s approved internal control procedures.

     (iv)   Pay the winning Three-Card Progressive Payout Wager in accordance with the payout odds in §  643a.12(d)(1). If a player has won a progressive payout that is 100% of the jackpot amount on the progressive meter, the progressive payout may not be paid from the table inventory container. If a player has won a progressive payout that is not being paid from the table inventory container, the cards of that player must remain on the table until the necessary documentation has been completed.

     (v)   Pay any Three-Card Envy Bonus won in accordance with §  643a.12(d)(5). Players making a Three-Card Progressive Payout Wager shall receive a Three-Card Envy Bonus when another player at the same Let It Ride Poker table is the holder of a Three-Card Envy Bonus Qualifying Hand. Players are entitled to multiple Envy Bonuses if more than one player is the holder of a Three-Card Envy Bonus Qualifying Hand. A player is not entitled to a Three-Card Envy Bonus for his own hand.

   (4)  If a player placed a Five-Card Progressive Payout Wager and the player’s three cards and the two community cards form a three-of-a-kind or better, as defined in §  643a.6(b), the dealer shall:

     (i)   Verify that the hand is a winning hand.

     (ii)   Verify that the appropriate light on the progressive table game system has been illuminated.

     (iii)   Have a floorperson or above validate the progressive payout in accordance with the certificate holder’s approved internal control procedures.

     (iv)   Pay the winning Five-Card Progressive Payout Wager in accordance with the payout odds in §  643a.12(e)(1). If a player has won a progressive payout that is a percentage of the jackpot amount on the progressive meter, the progressive payout may not be paid from the table inventory container. If a player has won a progressive payout that is not being paid from the table inventory container, the cards of that player must remain on the table until the necessary documentation has been completed.

     (v)   Pay any Five-Card Envy Bonus won in accordance with §  643a.12(e)(5). Players making a Progressive Payout Wager shall receive a Five-Card Envy Bonus when another player at the same Let It Ride Poker table is the holder of a Five-Card Envy Bonus Qualifying Hand. Players are entitled to multiple Envy Bonuses if more than one player is the holder of a Five-Card Envy Bonus Qualifying Hand. A player is not entitled to a Five-Card Envy Bonus for his own hand.

   (5)  If a player placed a Five Card Hand Bonus Wager, the dealer shall settle any Magic Card or Lucky Bonus payouts and any winning Five Card Hand Bonus wagers as follows:

     (i)   Verify that the hand is a winning hand.

     (ii)   Have a floorperson or above verify any Five Card Hand Bonus payout with odds of 500 for 1 or a payout that is a percentage of the jackpot amount on the progressive meter in accordance with approved internal control procedures submitted under §  465a.2 (relating to internal control systems and audit protocols).

     (iii)   Credit the player’s game account for the winning Five Card Hand Bonus Wager or the Magic Card or Lucky Bonus payout in accordance with §  643a.12(f). If a player has won a Five Card Hand Bonus payout that is a percentage of the jackpot amount on the progressive meter, the payout may not be paid to the player’s game account. If a player has won a payout that is not being paid to the player’s game account, the winning hand must remain on the table until the necessary documentation has been completed.

   (6)  If a player placed a Six Card Bonus Wager, the dealer shall reveal the three Six Card Bonus cards and combine them with the player’s three cards to form the highest ranking Poker hand as provided in §  643a.6(e). If the player’s hand:

     (i)   Does not contain a three-of-a-kind or better, the dealer shall collect the player’s losing Six Card Bonus Wager.

     (ii)   Contains a three-of-a-kind or better, the dealer shall pay the winning Six Card Bonus Wager in accordance with §  643a.12(g).

 (h)  After all wagers of the player have been settled, the dealer shall remove all remaining cards from the table and place them in the discard rack in a manner that permits the reconstruction of each hand in the event of a question or dispute.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  643a.11 amended under 4 Pa.C.S. § §  1202(b)(30) and 13A02(1) and (2).

Source

   The provisions of this §  643a.11 amended August 15, 2014, effective August 16, 2014, 44 Pa.B. 5463; 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 (375849) to (375852).

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  643a.1 (relating to definitions); 58 Pa. Code §  643a.7 (relating to wagers); 58 Pa. Code §  643a.12 (relating to payout odds; payout limitation); and 58 Pa. Code §  643a.13 (relating to irregularities).



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