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58 Pa. Code § 651a.4. Opening of the table for gaming.

§ 651a.4. Opening of the table for gaming.

 (a)  After receiving six or more decks of cards at the table, the dealer shall inspect the cards for any defects. The floorperson assigned to the table shall verify the inspection.

 (b)  After the cards are inspected, the cards shall be spread out face up on the table for visual inspection by the first player to arrive at the table. The cards shall be spread in horizontal fan shaped columns by deck according to suit and in sequence.

 (c)  After the first player is afforded an opportunity to visually inspect the cards, the cards shall be turned face down on the table, mixed thoroughly by a washing of the cards and stacked.

 (d)  If an automated shuffling device is utilized and two batches of cards are received at the table, all the decks in one batch of cards shall be spread for inspection on the table separate from the decks in the other batch of cards. After the first player is afforded an opportunity to visually inspect the cards, each batch of cards shall separately be turned face down on the table and stacked.

 (e)  If the decks of cards received at the table are preinspected and preshuffled in accordance with §  603a.16 (u) or (v) (relating to cards; receipt, storage, inspection and removal from use), subsections (a) and (d) do not apply.

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