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58 Pa. Code § 647a.3. Cards; number of decks.

§ 647a.3. Cards; number of decks.

 (a)  Except as provided in subsection (b), Texas Hold ’Em Bonus Poker shall be played with one deck of cards that are identical in appearance and two cover cards.

 (b)  If an automated card shuffling device is utilized, Texas Hold ’Em Bonus Poker may be played with two decks of cards in accordance with the following requirements:

   (1)  The cards in each deck must be of the same design. The backs of the cards in one deck must be of a different color than the cards included in the other deck.

   (2)  One deck of cards shall be shuffled and stored in the automated card shuffling device while the other deck is being used to play the game.

   (3)  Both decks of cards shall be continuously alternated in and out of play, with each deck being used for every other round of play.

   (4)  The cards from only one deck shall be placed in the discard rack at any given time.

 (c)  The decks of cards used in Texas Hold ’Em Bonus Poker shall be changed:

   (1)  At least every 4 hours if the cards are dealt by hand.

   (2)  At least every 8 hours if the cards are dealt from a manual or automated dealing shoe.

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