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58 Pa. Code § 677a.7. Wagers.

§ 677a.7. Wagers.

 (a)  Wagers at World Poker Tour Heads-Up Hold ’Em shall be made by placing value chips, plaques or other Board-approved table game wagering instruments on the appropriate areas of the table layout. Verbal wagers accompanied by cash may not be accepted.

 (b)  Only players who are seated at the World Poker Tour Heads-Up Hold ’Em table may place a wager at the game. Once a player has placed a wager and received cards, that player shall remain seated until the completion of the round of play. If a player leaves the table during a round of play, any wagers made by the player may be considered abandoned and may be treated as losing wagers.

 (c)  All Ante, Odds, Trips Plus and Pocket Bonus Wagers shall be placed prior to the dealer announcing ‘‘no more bets’’ in accordance with the dealing procedure in §  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). Except as provided in §  677a.11(b), (d) and (f) (relating to procedure for completion of each round of play), a wager may not be made, increased or withdrawn after the dealer has announced ‘‘no more bets.’’

 (d)  The following wagers may be placed in the game of World Poker Tour Heads-Up Hold ’Em:

   (1)  A player shall compete against the dealer’s five-card Poker hand by placing an Ante Wager and an Odds Wager equal to the player’s Ante Wager then a Raise Wager in accordance with §  677a.11(b), (d) or (f).

   (2)  If specified in its Rules Submission under §  601a.2 (relating to table games Rules Submissions), a certificate holder may offer to each player at a World Poker Tour Heads-Up Hold ’Em table the option to make an additional Pocket Bonus Wager that the player’s first two cards will contain a pair or an ace and a king, queen or jack. A Pocket Bonus Wager does not have a bearing on any other wager made by the player.

   (3)  If specified in its Rules Submission under §  601a.2, a certificate holder may offer to each player at a World Poker Tour Heads-Up Hold ’Em table the option to make an additional Trips Plus Wager that the player’s five-card Poker hand formed from any of the player’s two cards and the five community cards will contain a three-of-a-kind or better as defined in §  677a.6(b) (relating to World Poker Tour Heads-Up Hold ’Em rankings). A Trips Plus Wager does not have a bearing on any other wager made by the player.

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

Authority

   The provisions of this §  677a.7 amended under 4 Pa.C.S. § §  1202(b)(30) and 13A02(1) and (2).

Source

   The provisions of this §  677a.7 amended August 30, 2019, effective August 31, 2019, 49 Pa.B. 4956. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (385326) to (385327).

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  677a.2 (relating to World Poker Tour Heads-Up Hold ’Em table physical characteristics); 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); and 58 Pa. Code §  677a.10 (relating to procedure for dealing the cards from an automated dealing shoe).



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