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58 Pa. Code § 655a.11. Procedures for completion of each round of play.

§ 655a.11. Procedures for completion of each round of play.

 (a)  After the dealing procedures required under §  655a.8, §  655a.9 or §  655a.10 (relating to procedure for dealing the cards from a manual dealing shoe; procedure for dealing the cards from the hand; and procedures for dealing the cards from an automated dealing shoe) have been completed, each player shall examine his cards, subject to the following limitations:

   (1)  Each player who wagers at Mississippi Stud shall be responsible for his own hand and no person other than the dealer and the player to whom the cards were dealt may touch the cards of that player.

   (2)  Each player shall keep his cards in full view of the dealer at all times.

   (3)  A player may not exchange or communicate information regarding his hand prior to the dealer revealing all of the community cards. Any violation shall result in a forfeiture of all wagers on that round by such person.

 (b)  After each player has examined his cards and replaced them face down on the layout, the dealer shall, beginning with the player farthest to the dealer’s left and moving clockwise around the table, ask each player who placed an Ante Wager if he wishes to place a 3rd Street Wager in an amount equal to one, two or three times the amount of the player’s Ante Wager or fold. If a player folds, the Ante Wager shall be immediately collected and placed in the table inventory container and the folded hand shall be collected and placed in the discard rack unless the player made a Progressive Payout, Three Card Bonus, Five Card Hand Bonus or Six Card Bonus Wager in which case the cards shall be left on the table until all optional wagers are resolved in accordance with subsection (i).

 (c)  Once all players have either placed a 3rd Street Wager or folded, the dealer shall turn over and reveal the first community card.

 (d)  Each player shall then either place a 4th Street Wager in an amount equal to one, two or three times the amount of the player’s Ante Wager in the designed 4th Street betting area or fold. If a player folds, the Ante Wager and 3rd Street Wager shall be immediately collected and placed in the table inventory container and the folded hand shall be collected and placed in the discard rack unless the player made a Progressive Payout, Three Card Bonus, Five Card Hand Bonus or Six Card Bonus Wager in which case the cards shall be left on the table until all wagers are resolved in accordance with subsection (i).

 (e)  Once all remaining players have either placed a 4th Street Wager or folded, the dealer shall turn over and reveal the second community card.

 (f)  Each player shall then either place a 5th Street Wager in an amount equal to one, two or three times the amount of the player’s Ante Wager in the designed 5th Street betting area or fold. If a player folds, the Ante Wager and the 3rd Street and 4th Street Wagers shall be immediately collected and placed in the table inventory container and the folded hand shall be collected and placed in the discard rack unless the player made a Progressive Payout, Three Card Bonus, Five Card Hand Bonus or Six Card Bonus Wager in which case the cards shall be left on the table until all optional wagers are resolved in accordance with subsection (i).

 (g)  Once all remaining players have either placed a 5th Street Wager or folded, the dealer shall turn over and reveal the third community card.

 (h)  Beginning with the player farthest to the dealer’s right and continuing around the table in a counterclockwise direction, the dealer shall turn the player’s two cards face up on the layout and combine them with the three community cards to form the highest ranking five-card Poker hand of that player. If the player’s hand:

   (1)  Is a pair of 5s or lower, the dealer shall collect the player’s losing Ante, 3rd Street, 4th Street and 5th Street Wagers.

   (2)  Is a pair of 6s, 7s, 8s, 9s or 10s, the player’s hand is a push and all Ante, 3rd Street, 4th Street and 5th Street Wagers shall be returned to the player.

   (3)  Is a pair of jacks or higher, the dealer shall pay the winning Ante, 3rd Street, 4th Street and 5th Street Wagers in accordance with the payout odds in §  655a.12(a) (relating to payout odds; Envy Bonus; rate of progression).

 (i)  After settling the player’s Ante, 3rd Street, 4th Street and 5th Street Wagers, the dealer shall settle the Progressive Payout, Three Card Bonus, Five Card Hand Bonus and Six Card Bonus Wagers, if offered by the certificate holder, as follows:

   (1)  If a player has placed a Progressive Payout Wager and the player’s two cards and the three community cards form a three-of-a-kind or better, as defined in §  655a.6(b) (relating to Mississippi Stud hand rankings), the dealer shall:

     (i)   Verify that the hand is a winning hand.

     (ii)   Verify that the appropriate light on the progressive table game system has been illuminated.

     (iii)   Have a floorperson or above validate the progressive payout in accordance with the certificate holder’s approved internal control procedures.

     (iv)   Pay the winning Progressive Payout Wager in accordance with §  655a.12(c)(1). If a player has won a progressive payout that is a percentage of the jackpot amount on the progressive meter, the progressive payout may not be paid from the table inventory container. If a player has won a progressive payout that is not being paid from the table inventory container, the cards of that player shall remain on the table until the necessary documentation has been completed.

     (v)   Pay any Envy Bonus won in accordance with §  655a.12(c)(5). Players making a Progressive Payout Wager shall receive an Envy Bonus when another player at the same Mississippi Stud table is the holder of an Envy Bonus Qualifying Hand. Players are entitled to multiple Envy Bonuses if more than one player is the holder of an Envy Bonus Qualifying Hand. A player is not entitled to an Envy Bonus for his own hand.

   (2)  If a player placed a Three Card Bonus Wager and the three community cards:

     (i)   Form a three-card Poker hand of a pair or better as defined in §  655a.6(c), the dealer shall pay the winning Three Card Bonus Wager in accordance with §  655a.12(d).

     (ii)   Does not form a three-card Poker hand of a pair or better as defined in §  655a.6(c), the dealer shall collect the player’s losing Three Card Bonus Wager.

   (3)  If a player placed a Five Card Hand Bonus Wager, the dealer shall settle any Magic Card or Lucky Bonus payouts and any winning Five Card Hand Bonus wagers as follows:

     (i)   Verify that the hand is a winning hand.

     (ii)   Have a floorperson or above verify any Five Card Hand Bonus payout with odds of 500 for 1 or a payout that is a percentage of the jackpot amount on the progressive meter in accordance with approved internal control procedures submitted under §  465a.2 (relating to internal control systems and audit protocols).

     (iii)   Credit the player’s game account for the winning Five Card Hand Bonus Wager or the Magic Card or Lucky Bonus payout in accordance with §  655a.12(e). If a player has won a Five Card Hand Bonus payout that is a percentage of the jackpot amount on the progressive meter, the payout may not be paid to the player’s game account. If a player has won a payout that is not being paid to the player’s game account, the winning hand must remain on the table until the necessary documentation has been completed.

   (4)  For the Six Card Bonus Wager, the dealer shall reveal the four additional Six Card Bonus cards and combine them with the player’s two cards to form the highest ranking Poker hand as provided in §  655a.6(d). If the player’s hand:

     (i)   Contains a three-of-a-kind or better, the dealer shall pay the winning Six Card Bonus Wager in accordance with §  655a.12(f).

     (ii)   Does not contain a three-of-a-kind or better, the dealer shall collect the player’s losing Six Card Bonus Wager.

 (j)  After all wagers have been settled, the dealer shall remove all remaining cards from the table and place them in the discard rack in a manner that permits the reconstruction of each hand in the event of a question or dispute.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  655a.11 amended under 4 Pa.C.S. § §  1202(b)(30) and 13A02(1) and (2).

Source

   The provisions of this §  655a.11 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 (375966) to (375969).

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  655a.7 (relating to wagers); 58 Pa. Code §  655a.12 (relating to payout odds; Envy Bonus; rate of progression); and 58 Pa. Code §  655a.13 (relating to irregularities).



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