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58 Pa. Code § 677a.11. Procedure for completion of each round of play.

§ 677a.11. Procedure for completion of each round of play.

 (a)  After the dealing procedures required under §  677a.8, §  677a.9 or §  677a.10 (relating to procedure for dealing the cards from a manual dealing shoe; procedure for dealing the cards from the hand; and procedure for dealing the cards from an automated dealing shoe) have been completed, each player shall examine his cards subject to the following limitations:

   (1)  Each player who wagers at World Poker Tour Heads-Up Hold ’Em shall be responsible for his own hand and no person other than the dealer and the player to whom the cards were dealt may touch the cards of that player.

   (2)  Each player shall keep his cards in full view of the dealer at all times.

 (b)  After each player has examined his cards, the dealer shall, beginning with the player farthest to the dealer’s left and moving clockwise around the table, ask each player if he wishes to place a Raise Wager prior to the dealing of the Flop. The player may either check and remain in the game or place a Raise Wager up to three times the amount of the player’s Ante Wager.

 (c)  After each player has either placed a Raise Wager or checked, the dealer shall burn the next card. The dealer shall then deal the three-card Flop face up on the layout in the designated area for the community cards.

 (d)  After the Flop has been exposed, the dealer shall, beginning with the player farthest to the dealer’s left who has not placed a Raise Wager and moving clockwise around the table, ask each player who has not placed a Raise Wager if he wishes to place a Raise Wager prior to the dealing of the Turn and River cards. The player may either check and remain in the game or place a Raise Wager in an amount up to two times the player’s Ante Wager.

 (e)  Once all remaining players have either placed a Raise Wager or checked, the dealer shall burn the next card. The dealer shall then deal the Turn and River cards face up on the layout in the designated area for the community cards.

 (f)  After the Turn and River cards have been exposed, the dealer shall, beginning with the player farthest to the dealer’s left who has not placed a Raise Wager and moving clockwise around the table, ask each player if he wishes to place a Raise Wager in an amount equal to the player’s Ante Wager or fold. If a player folds, the dealer shall collect the player’s Ante and Odds Wagers and place the player’s cards in the discard rack, provided that if any player placed a Trips Plus or Pocket Bonus Wager, the dealer shall tuck the player’s cards under the player’s Trips Plus or Pocket Bonus Wager until the optional wagers are settled in accordance with subsection (i).

 (g)  Once all remaining players have either placed a Raise Wager or folded, the dealer shall turn his two cards face up on the layout. The dealer shall then select five cards using the dealer’s two cards and the five community cards to form the highest ranking five-card Poker hand. After the dealer’s cards are turned face up, the dealer shall, beginning with the player farthest to the dealer’s right who has placed a Raise Wager and continuing around the table in a counterclockwise direction, complete the following applicable procedures in succession for each player:

   (1)  The dealer shall turn the two cards of each player who has placed a Raise Wager face up on the layout.

   (2)  The dealer shall examine the cards of the player and select the five cards using the player’s two cards and the five community cards to form the highest ranking five-card Poker hand. The wagers of each player shall be resolved one player at a time regardless of outcome.

 (h)  If the dealer’s hand:

   (1)  Does not contain a pair or better, as defined in §  677a.6 (relating to World Poker Tour Heads-Up Hold ’Em rankings), each player’s Ante Wager shall push and be returned to the player. If the player’s hand:

     (i)   Is higher in rank than the dealer’s hand, the player’s Raise Wager shall be paid out at the odds in §  677a.12(a) (relating to payout odds; payout limitation) and the player’s Odds Wager shall be paid out in accordance with the payout odds in §  677a.12(b).

     (ii)   Is equal in rank to the dealer’s hand, the player’s Raise and Odds Wagers shall push and be returned to the player.

     (iii)   Is lower in rank to the dealer’s hand, the player’s Raise and Odds Wagers shall lose and be collected.

   (2)  Contains a pair or better, as defined in §  677a.6, and if the player’s hand:

     (i)   Is higher in rank than the dealer’s hand, the player’s Ante and Raise Wagers shall be paid out at the odds in §  677a.12(a) and the player’s Odds Wager shall be paid out in accordance with the payout odds in §  677a.12(b).

     (ii)   Is equal in rank to the dealer’s hand, the player’s Ante, Raise and Odds Wagers shall push and be returned to the player.

     (iii)   Is lower in rank to the dealer’s hand, the Ante Wager shall lose and be collected and if the player’s hand:

       (A)   Was not a straight or higher, the player’s Raise and Odds Wagers shall lose and be collected.

       (B)   Was a straight or higher, the player’s Raise Wager shall lose and be collected and the player’s Odds Wager shall be eligible for a Bad Beat payout as provided in §  677a.12(c).

 (i)  After settling the player’s Ante, Raise and Odds Wagers, the dealer shall settle the player’s optional Pocket Bonus and Trips Plus Wagers, if applicable, as follows:

   (1)  If a player placed a Pocket Bonus Wager and the player’s two cards:

     (i)   Contain a pair or an ace and a king, queen or jack, the winning hand shall be paid out as provided in §  677a.12(d).

     (ii)   Do not contain a pair or an ace and a king, queen or jack, the dealer shall collect the player’s losing Pocket Bonus Wager.

   (2)  If a player placed a Trips Plus Wager and the player’s two cards and the five community cards:

     (i)   Contain a three-of-a-kind or better, the winning hand shall be paid out as provided in §  677a.12(e).

     (ii)   Does not contain a three-of-a-kind or better, the dealer shall collect the losing Trips Plus Wager.

 (j)  After all wagers of the player have been settled, the dealer shall remove all remaining cards from the table and place them in the discard rack in a manner that permits the reconstruction of each hand in the event of a question or dispute.

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  677a.7 (relating to wagers); 58 Pa. Code §  677a.8 (relating to procedure for dealing the cards from a manual dealing shoe); 58 Pa. Code §  677a.9 (relating to procedure for dealing the cards from the hand); 58 Pa. Code §  677a.10 (relating to procedure for dealing the cards from an automated dealing shoe); and 58 Pa. Code §  677a.13 (relating to irregularities).



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