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58 Pa. Code § 673a.11. Splitting pairs.

§ 673a.11. Splitting pairs.

 (a)  If the initial two cards dealt to a player are identical in value, the player may elect to split the hand into a maximum of two separate hands provided that he makes a wager on the second hand formed in an amount equal to his original Blackjack Wager. For example, if a player has two 7s or a king and a 10, the player may elect to split the hand.

 (b)  When a player splits pairs, the dealer shall deal a card to and complete the player’s decisions with respect to the first incomplete hand on the dealer’s left before proceeding to deal any cards to the second hand. If a player’s hand contains an ace and a 10 value card after the player’s hand is split and an additional card is dealt, the player shall be paid out for a 21 not a Blackjack.

 (c)  After a second card is dealt to each split pair hand, the player shall indicate his decision to stand, draw or double down with respect that hand.

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  673a.6 (relating to wagers); 58 Pa. Code §  673a.7 (relating to procedure for dealing the cards; completion of each round of play); 58 Pa. Code §  673a.9 (relating to surrender); and 58 Pa. Code §  673a.10 (relating to double down).

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