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58 Pa. Code § 673a.3. Cards; number of decks; value of cards.

§ 673a.3. Cards; number of decks; value of cards.

 (a)  Except as provided in subsections (b) and (c), Double Back Jack shall be played with at least one deck of cards that are identical in appearance and at least one cover card.

 (b)  If an automated card shuffling device is utilized, other than a continuous shuffler, Double Back Jack shall be played with at least two decks of cards in accordance with the following requirements:

   (1)  The cards shall be separated into two batches with an equal number of decks included in each batch.

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

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

   (4)  Both batches of cards shall be continuously alternated in and out of play, with each batch being used for every other dealing shoe.

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

 (c)  The decks of cards opened for use at a Double Back Jack table shall be changed at least once every 24 hours.

 (d)  The value of the cards shall be as follows:

   (1)  Any card from 2 to 10 shall have its face value.

   (2)  Any jack, queen or king shall have a value of 10.

   (3)  An ace shall have a value of 11 unless that value would give a player or the dealer a score in excess of 21, in which case the ace shall have a value of 1.

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