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58 Pa. Code § 657a.8. Procedure for dealing the cards from a manual dealing shoe.

§ 657a.8. Procedure for dealing the cards from a manual dealing shoe.

 (a)  If a manual dealing shoe is used, the dealing shoe must be located on the table in a location approved by the Bureau of Casino Compliance in accordance with §  601a.10(g) (relating to approval of table game layouts, signage and equipment). Once the procedures required under §  657a.5 (relating to shuffle and cut of the cards) have been completed, the stacked deck of cards shall be placed in the dealing shoe by the dealer or by the automated card shuffling device.

 (b)  Prior to dealing the cards, the dealer shall announce ‘‘no more bets’’ and, if the Progressive Payout Wager or the Five Card Hand Bonus Wager is being offered, use the progressive table game system or the electronic wagering system to prevent the placement of any additional Progressive Payout or Five Card Hand Bonus Wagers. If any Progressive Payout Wagers have been made, the dealer shall collect the wagers and, on the layout in front of the table inventory container, verify that the number of value chips wagered equals the number of Progressive Payout Wagers accepted by the progressive table game system. The dealer shall then place the value chips into the table inventory container.

 (c)  Each card shall be removed from the dealing shoe with the hand of the dealer that is closest to the dealing shoe and placed face down on the appropriate area of the layout with the opposite hand.

 (d)  After all wagers have been placed, if any player placed a Six Card Bonus Wager, the dealer shall deal one card, face down, to the area on the layout designated for the placement of the Six Card Bonus card. The dealer shall then, starting with the player farthest to the dealer’s left and continuing around the table in a clockwise manner, deal one card at a time to each player who placed the required wagers in accordance with §  657a.7(d)(1) (relating to wagers) and to the dealer until each player and the dealer have five cards.

 (e)  After five cards have been dealt to each player and the dealer, the dealer shall remove the stub from the manual dealing shoe and, except as provided in subsection (f), place the stub in the discard rack without exposing the cards.

 (f)  If an automated card shuffling device, which counts the number of cards in the deck after the completion of each shuffle and indicates whether 52 cards are present, is not being used, the dealer shall count the stub at least once every 5 rounds of play to determine if the correct number of cards are still present in the deck. The dealer shall determine the number of cards in the stub by counting the cards face down on the layout.

 (g)  If the count of the stub indicates that 52 cards are in the deck, the dealer shall place the stub in the discard rack without exposing the cards.

 (h)  If the count of the stub indicates that the number of cards in the deck is incorrect, the dealer shall determine if the cards were misdealt. If the cards were misdealt (a player or the dealer has more or less than 5 cards) but 52 cards remain in the deck, all hands shall be void and all wagers shall be returned to the players. If the cards were not misdealt, all hands shall be void, all wagers shall be returned to the players and the entire deck of cards shall be removed from the table.


   The provisions of this §  657a.8 amended under 4 Pa.C.S. § §  1202(b)(30) and 13A02(1) and (2).


   The provisions of this §  657a.8 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 (375981) to (375982).

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  657a.5 (relating to shuffle and cut of the cards); 58 Pa. Code §  657a.7 (relating to wagers); and 58 Pa. Code §  657a.11 (relating to procedures for completion of each round of play).

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