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58 Pa. Code § 670a.3. Cards; number of decks.

§ 670a.3. Cards; number of decks.

 (a)  Except as provided in subsection (b), Six-Card Fortune Pai Gow Poker shall be played with one deck of cards that are identical in appearance and two cover cards. The deck of cards used to play Six-Card Fortune Pai Gow Poker must include one joker. A certificate holder may use decks that are manufactured with two jokers provided that only one joker is used for gaming.

 (b)  If an automated card shuffling device is utilized, Six-Card Fortune Pai Gow Poker may be played with two decks of cards in accordance with the following requirements:

   (1)  The cards in each deck must be of the same design but the backs of the cards in one deck must be of a different color than the cards in the other deck.

   (2)  One deck of cards shall be shuffled and stored in the automated card shuffling device while the other deck is being used to play the game.

   (3)  Both decks of cards shall be continuously alternated in and out of play, with each deck being used for every other round of play.

   (4)  The cards from only one deck shall be placed in the discard rack at any given time.

 (c)  The decks of cards used in Six-Card Fortune Pai Gow Poker shall be changed at least every:

   (1)  Four hours if the cards are dealt by hand.

   (2)  Eight hours if the cards are dealt from a manual or automated dealing shoe.

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