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58 Pa. Code § 645a.1. Definitions.

§ 645a.1. Definitions.

 The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

   Bank—A player who elects to have the other players and the dealer play against him and accepts the responsibility of paying all winning Pai Gow Poker Wagers.

   Co-banking—When the bank and the dealer each cover 50% of all winning Pai Gow Poker Wagers.

   EZ Pai Gow Poker—A variation of Pai Gow Poker in which vigorish is not collected.

   Envy Bonus—An additional fixed sum payout made to a player who placed a Qualifying Wager when another player at the Pai Gow Poker table is the holder of an Envy Bonus Qualifying Hand.

   Envy Bonus Qualifying Hand—A player’s Pai Gow Poker hand with a rank of a four-of-a-kind or better formed from the seven cards dealt to a player.

   High hand—The five-card hand that is formed from the seven cards dealt so as to rank equal to or higher than the two-card low hand.

   Low hand—The two-card hand that is formed from the seven cards dealt so as to rank equal to or lower than the five-card high hand.

   Qualifying Wager—An Emperor’s Treasure Wager, Fortune Bonus Wager or a Dynasty Bonus Wager of at least $5 which may entitle a player to an Envy Bonus.

   Queen’s Dragon—The dealer’s seven cards of different ranks which do not form a straight, a flush, a straight flush or a royal flush but contain a queen high card.

   Setting the hands—The process of forming a high hand and low hand from the seven cards dealt.


   The provisions of this §  645a.1 amended under 4 Pa.C.S. § §  1202(b)(30) and 13A02(1) and (2).


   The provisions of this §  645a.1 amended December 12, 2014, effective December 13, 2014, 44 Pa.B. 7683. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (362579) to (362580).

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