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58 Pa. Code § 645a.10. Procedures for dealing the cards from an automated dealing shoe.

§ 645a.10. Procedures 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 under §  645a.5 (relating to shuffle and cut of the cards; procedures for determining the starting position for dealing 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 Fortune Bonus Wager, Emperor’s Treasure Wager or Dynasty Bonus Wager is being offered and a player makes a Qualifying Wager, the dealer shall place an Envy lammer next to that player’s wager.

     (ii)   If the Progressive Payout Wager is being offered, the dealer shall use the progressive table game system to prevent the placement of any additional Progressive Payout Wagers. If any Progressive Payout 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 Progressive Payout Wagers accepted by the progressive table game system. The dealer shall then place the value chips into the table inventory container.

 (b)  The dealer shall determine the starting position for delivering the stacks of cards using one of the procedures authorized under §  645a.5(i).

 (c)  After the starting position for delivering the cards has been determined, the dealer shall deliver the first stack of cards dispensed by the automated dealing shoe face down to that position. 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 positions, regardless of whether there is a wager at the position, and the dealer.

 (d)  After seven cards have been dispensed and delivered to each position and the dealer, the dealer shall remove the remaining cards from the shoe and determine whether four cards are left by spreading them face down on the layout. The four cards that remain may not be exposed to anyone and shall be placed in the discard rack.

 (e)  If more or less than four cards remain, the dealer shall determine if the cards were misdealt. If the cards were misdealt (a player position or the dealer has more or less than seven cards), 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.

 (f)  If the dealer determines the cards were dealt properly, the dealer shall collect any stacks dealt to a position where there was no wager and place them in the discard rack without exposing the cards.


   The provisions of this §  645a.10 amended under 4 Pa.C.S. § §  1202(b)(30) and 13A02(1) and (2).


   The provisions of this §  645a.10 amended December 12, 2014, effective December 13, 2014, 44 Pa.B. 7683. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (362591) to (362592).

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  645a.5 (relating to shuffle and cut of the cards; procedures for determining the starting position for dealing cards); 58 Pa. Code §  645a.7 (relating to wagers); 58 Pa. Code §  645a.11 (relating to procedures for completion of each round of play); 58 Pa. Code §  645a.12 (relating to player bank; co-banking; selection of bank; procedures for dealing); 58 Pa. Code §  645b.1 (relating to commission-free Pai Gow Poker); and 58 Pa. Code §  645b.2 (relating to player-activated Pai Gow Poker; wagers based on the outcome of the dice).

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