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58 Pa. Code § 679a.6. Three Card Prime rankings.

§ 679a.6. Three Card Prime rankings.

 (a)  The rank of the cards used in Three Card Prime, in order of highest to lowest rank, shall be: ace, king, queen, jack, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3 and 2. Notwithstanding the foregoing, an ace may be used to complete a straight flush or a straight with a 2 and 3 but may not be combined with any other sequence of cards (for example, king, ace and 2). All suits shall be equal in rank.

 (b)  The permissible Poker hands in the game of Three Card Prime, in order of highest to lowest rank, shall be:

   (1)  A mini-royal, which is a hand consisting of an ace, king and queen of the same suit.

   (2)  A straight flush, which is a hand consisting of three cards of the same suit in consecutive ranking, other than a mini-royal, with a king, queen and jack being the highest ranking straight flush and an ace, 2 and 3 being the lowest ranking straight flush.

   (3)  A three-of-a-kind, which is a hand consisting of three cards of the same rank with three aces being the highest ranking three-of-a-kind and three 2s being the lowest ranking three-of-a-kind.

   (4)  A straight, which is a hand consisting of three cards of more than one suit and of consecutive rank, with an ace, king and queen being the highest ranking straight and an ace, 2 and 3 being the lowest ranking straight.

   (5)  A flush, which is a hand consisting of three cards of the same suit, regardless of rank.

   (6)  A pair, which is a hand consisting of two cards of the same rank, with two aces being the highest ranking pair and two 2s being the lowest ranking pair.

 (c)  When comparing two Poker hands that are of identical rank under subsection (b), or that contain none of the hands in subsection (b), the hand that contains the highest ranking card under subsection (a), which is not contained in the other hand, shall be considered the higher ranking hand. If the hands are of equal rank after the application of this section, the hands shall be considered a tie.

 (d)  If a certificate holder offers the All-Six Bonus Wager, the rank of the hands shall be:

   (1)  A six-card royal flush, which is a hand consisting of an ace, king, queen, jack, 10 and 9 of the same suit.

   (2)  A royal flush, which is a hand consisting of an ace, king, queen, jack and 10 of the same suit.

   (3)  A straight flush, which is a hand consisting of five cards of the same suit, other than a royal flush, in consecutive ranking.

   (4)  A four-of-a-kind, which is a hand consisting of four cards of the same rank, regardless of suit.

   (5)  A full house, which is a hand consisting of three-of-a-kind and a pair.

   (6)  A flush, which is a hand consisting of five cards of the same suit.

   (7)  A straight, which is a hand consisting of five cards of consecutive rank, regardless of suit.

   (8)  A three-of-a-kind, which is a hand consisting of three cards of the same rank, regardless of suit.

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  679a.7 (relating to wagers); and 58 Pa. Code §  679a.11 (relating to procedures for completion of each round of play).



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