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58 Pa. Code § 672a.6. Wagers.

§ 672a.6. Wagers.

 (a)  Wagers at Free Bet Blackjack shall be made by placing value chips, plaques or other Board-approved table game wagering instruments on the appropriate areas of the Free Bet Blackjack layout.

 (b)  After the cards have been shuffled as required under §  672a.5 (relating to shuffle and cut of the cards), a certificate holder may prohibit any patron, whether seated at the gaming table or not, who does not make a wager on a given round of play from placing a wager on the next round of play and any subsequent round of play at that gaming table until either:

   (1)  The certificate holder chooses to permit the player to begin wagering again.

   (2)  A reshuffle of the cards has occurred.

 (c)  All wagers, except an Insurance Wager under §  672a.8 (relating to Insurance Wager), a wager to double down under §  672a.9 (relating to double down) or a wager on split pairs under §  672a.10 (relating to splitting pairs), shall be placed prior to the first card being dealt for each round of play. A player may not handle, remove or alter any wagers that have been made until a decision has been rendered and implemented with respect to that wager.

 (d)  A player shall place a Blackjack Wager to participate in a round of play and compete against the dealer’s hand.

 (e)  If specified in its Rules Submission under §  601a.2 (relating to table games Rules Submissions), a certificate holder may offer to each player who placed a Blackjack Wager in accordance with subsection (d), the option of placing a Push 22 Wager which shall win if the dealer’s hand has a total point count of 22.

 (f)  The certificate holder shall specify in its Rules Submission under §  601a.2 the number of adjacent boxes on which a player may place a Blackjack Wager in one round of play.

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