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58 Pa. Code § 653a.12. Payout odds; Envy Bonus; rate of progression; payout limitation.

§ 653a.12. Payout odds; Envy Bonus; rate of progression; payout limitation.

 (a)  A certificate holder shall pay each winning Ante Wager and Play Wager at odds of 1 to 1.

 (b)  A certificate holder shall pay the player’s winning Blind Wager in accordance with the odds in one of the following paytables selected by the certificate holder in its Rules Submission filed in accordance with §  601a.2 (relating to table games Rules Submissions):

Hand Paytable A
Royal flush 500 to 1
Straight flush 50 to 1
Four-of-a-kind 10 to 1
Full house 3 to 1
Flush 3 to 2
Straight 1 to 1
Less than a straight Push


Hand Paytable B
Royal flush 500 to 1
Straight flush 50 to 1
Four-of-a-kind 10 to 1
Full house 3 to 1
Flush 3 to 2
Less than a flush Push

 (c)  The certificate holder shall pay the player’s winning Trips Wager at the odds in one of the following paytables, selected by the certificate holder in its Rules Submission filed in accordance with §  601a.2:

Hand Paytable A Paytable B
Royal flush 50 to 1 50 to 1
Straight flush 40 to 1 40 to 1
Four-of-a-kind 30 to 1 30 to 1
Full house 9 to 1 8 to 1
Flush 7 to 1 6 to 1
Straight 4 to 1 5 to 1
Three-of-a-kind 3 to 1 3 to 1


Hand Paytable C Paytable D
Royal flush 50 to 1 50 to 1
Straight flush 40 to 1 40 to 1
Four-of-a-kind 30 to 1 20 to 1
Full house 8 to 1 7 to 1
Flush 7 to 1 6 to 1
Straight 4 to 1 5 to 1
Three-of-a-kind 3 to 1 3 to 1

 (d)  If a certificate holder offers the Progressive Payout Wager:

   (1)  The certificate holder shall pay the player’s winning Progressive Payout Wager at the odds in one of the following payout tables selected by the certificate holder in its Rules Submission filed in accordance with §  601a.2:

Hand Paytable A Paytable B Paytable C Paytable D
Royal flush 100% of meter 100% mega jackpot 100% mega jackpot 100% mega jackpot
Straight flush 10% of meter 100% major jackpot 100% major jackpot 100% major jackpot
Four-of-a-kind 300 for 1 300 for 1 100% minor jackpot 100% minor jackpot
Full house 50 for 1 50 for 1 50 for 1 50 for 1
Flush 40 for 1 40 for 1 40 for 1 40 for 1
Straight 30 for 1 30 for 1 30 for 1 30 for 1
Three-of-a-kind 9 for 1 9 for 1 10 for 1 9 for 1

   (2)  A player shall receive the payout for only the highest ranking five-card Poker hand formed from the player’s two cards and the three-card Flop.

   (3)  The rate of progression (incrementation rate) and the seed and reseed amounts for the meter used for the progressive payout in paragraph (1) must be based upon the amount of the Progressive Payout Wager being offered and must be as follows:

Paytable A
Seed/reseed $10,000 for 1
Incrementation rate
Primary 21%
Reserve N/A


Paytable B Paytable C Paytable D
Seed/reseed
Mega $10,000 for 1 $10,000 for 1 $10,000 for 1
Major $1,000 for 1 $1,000 for 1 $1,000 for 1
Minor N/A $250 for 1 $250 for 1
Incrementation rate
Mega 11% 9% 10%
Major 10% 7% 8%
Minor N/A 3% 3%

   (4)  Winning Progressive Payout Hands shall be paid in accordance with the amount on the meter when it is the player’s turn to be paid in accordance with §  653a.11(k) (relating to procedures for completion of each round of play).

   (5)  Envy Bonus payouts shall be made according to the following payouts for Envy Bonus Qualifying Hands based upon the amount of the Progressive Payout Wager placed by the player receiving the Envy Bonus:

$1 Progressive Payout Wager

Hand Envy Bonus
Royal flush $1,000
Straight flush $300


$5 Progressive Payout Wager

Hand Envy Bonus
Royal flush $5,000
Straight flush $1,500

 (e)  If a certificate holder offers the Five Card Hand Bonus Wager:

   (1)  The certificate holder shall pay out winning Five Card Hand Bonus Wagers at the odds in the following paytable:

Hand Payout
Royal flush 100% of meter
Straight flush 10% of meter
Four-of-a-kind 500 for 1
Full house 100 for 1
Flush 50 for 1

   (2)  A player shall receive the payout for only the highest ranking five-card Poker hand formed. If a player placed a Five Card Bonus Wager on both the dealer’s hand and the player’s hand, the player shall receive a payout in accordance with paragraph (1) for both the highest ranking five-card Poker hand of the dealer and the highest ranking five-card Poker hand of the player. If the dealer’s hand qualifies for a payout that is a percentage of the jackpot amount on the progressive meter and if more than one player wagered on the dealer’s hand, the jackpot will be divided equally among the number of players who wagered on the dealer’s hand.

   (3)  The certificate holder may pay a Magic Card or Lucky Bonus in accordance with the odds in the following paytable:

Hand Payout
Magic Card 20 for 1
Lucky Bonus 5 for 1

   (4)  The rate of progression (incrementation rate) and the seed and reseed amounts for the meter used for the progressive payout in paragraph (1) must be based upon the amount of the Progressive Payout Wager being offered and must be as follows:

Seed $10,000 for 1
Reseed $0
Incrementation rate
Primary 13%
Reserve 8%

 (f)  A certificate holder shall pay out winning Six Card Bonus Wagers at the odds in one of the following payout tables selected by the certificate holder in its Rules Submission filed in accordance with §  601a.2:

Hand Paytable A Paytable B Paytable C
Royal flush 1,000 to 1 1,000 to 1 1,000 to 1
Straight flush 200 to 1 200 to 1 200 to 1
Four-of-a-kind 50 to 1 50 to 1 100 to 1
Full house 25 to 1 25 to 1 20 to 1
Flush 20 to 1 15 to 1 15 to 1
Straight 10 to 1 10 to 1 9 to 1
Three-of-a-kind 5 to 1 5 to 1 8 to 1


Hand Paytable D Paytable E
Six-card royal flush—diamonds 200,000 to 1
Six-card royal flush—hearts, spades or clubs 20,000 to 1
Royal flush 1,000 to 1 1,000 to 1
Straight flush 200 to 1 200 to 1
Four-of-a-kind 100 to 1 50 to 1
Full house 20 to 1 20 to 1
Flush 15 to 1 15 to 1
Straight 10 to 1 10 to 1
Three-of-a-kind 7 to 1 5 to 1

 (g)  The certificate holder shall pay out winning Bad Beat Bonus Wagers at the odds in one of the following payout tables selected by the certificate holder in its Rules Submission filed in accordance with §  601a.2:

Hand Paytable A Paytable B
Straight flush 10,000 to 1 7,500 to 1
Four-of-a-kind 500 to 1 500 to 1
Full house 40 to 1 50 to 1
Flush 25 to 1 30 to 1
Straight 20 to 1 20 to 1
Three-of-a-kind 9 to 1 9 to 1

 (h)  Notwithstanding the payout odds in subsections (a) and (b), a certificate holder may, in its Rules Submission under §  601a.2, establish a maximum amount that is payable to a player on a single hand. The maximum amount shall be at least $50,000 or the maximum amount that one patron could win per round when betting the minimum wager, whichever is greater. Any maximum payout limit established by the certificate holder must apply only to payouts of Ultimate Texas Hold ’Em Poker Wagers under subsections (a) and (b) and does not apply to payouts for Trips, Progressive Payout, Five Card Hand Bonus, Six Card Bonus or Bad Beat Bonus Wagers under subsections (c)—(g).

Authority

   The provisions of this §  653a.12 amended under 4 Pa.C.S. § §  1202(b)(30) and 13A02(1) and (2).

Source

   The provisions of this §  653a.12 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 (375949) to (375952).

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  653a.2 (relating to Ultimate Texas Hold ’Em Poker table physical characteristics); 58 Pa. Code §  653a.11 (relating to procedures for completion of each round of play); and 58 Pa. Code §  653a.13 (relating to irregulalities).



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