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58 Pa. Code § 655a.12. Payout odds; Envy Bonus; rate of progression.

§ 655a.12. Payout odds; Envy Bonus; rate of progression.

 (a)  A certificate holder shall pay each winning Ante, 3rd Street, 4th Street and 5th Street Wagers in accordance with the following odds:

Hand Payout
Royal flush 500 to 1
Straight flush 100 to 1
Four-of-a-kind 40 to 1
Full house 10 to 1
Flush 6 to 1
Straight 4 to 1
Three-of-a-kind 3 to 1
Two pair 2 to 1
Pair of jacks or better 1 to 1
Pair of 6s to 10s Push

 (b)  Notwithstanding the payout odds in subsection (a), the aggregate payout limit for any hand may not exceed $50,000 or the maximum amount that one patron could win per round when betting the minimum wager, whichever is greater.

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

   (1)  The certificate holder shall pay each 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 (relating to table games Rules Submissions):

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 hand formed from the player’s two cards and the three community cards.

   (3)  The rate of progression (incrementation rate) and the seed and reseed amounts for the meter used for the progressive payouts 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 §  655a.11(i)(1)(iv) (relating to procedures for completion of each round of play).

   (5)  Envy Bonus payouts shall be made according to the following payout schedules for every Envy Bonus Qualifying Hand 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

 (d)  A certificate holder shall pay each winning Three Card Bonus 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
Mini-royal 40 to 1 40 to 1
Straight flush 40 to 1 40 to 1
Three-of-a-kind 30 to 1 30 to 1
Straight 6 to 1 5 to 1
Flush 4 to 1 4 to 1
Pair 1 to 1 1 to 1


Hand Paytable C Paytable D
Mini-royal 50 to 1 50 to 1
Straight flush 40 to 1 40 to 1
Three-of-a-kind 30 to 1 30 to 1
Straight 5 to 1 6 to 1
Flush 4 to 1 3 to 1
Pair 1 to 1 1 to 1

 (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.

   (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

Authority

   The provisions of this §  655a.12 amended under 4 Pa.C.S. § §  1202(b)(30) and 13A02(1) and (2).

Source

   The provisions of this §  655a.12 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 (375969) to (375972).

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  655a.11 (relating to procedures for completion of each round of play).



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