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58 Pa. Code § 680a.11. Procedures for completion of each round of play.

§ 680a.11. Procedures for completion of each round of play.

 (a)  After the dealing procedures required under §  680a.8, §  680a.9 or §  680a.10 (relating to procedures for dealing the cards from a manual dealing shoe; procedures for dealing the cards from the hand; and procedures 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 Saigon 5 Card 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 five cards in full view of the dealer at all times.

 (b)  Each player shall examine his cards and shall set them into two hands. If any three of the player’s five cards:

   (1)  Have a combined total value of 10, 20 or 30, the player’s hand qualifies and the player shall set those three cards as the player’s three-card hand. The remaining two cards shall be set as the player’s two-card showdown hand. For example, if a player’s hand contains a joker, 8, 6, 5 and 2, the player’s three-card hand would contain the joker (used as a 9 value card), the 5 and the 6 for a total value of 20, which would qualify, and the 8 and 2 would compose the player’s showdown hand with a Point Count of 10.

   (2)  Does not have a combined total value of 10, 20 or 30, the player’s hand does not qualify and the player may place any three cards as the player’s three-card hand and the remaining two cards in the player’s two-card showdown hand.

 (c)  After each player has set his two hands, the dealer shall then reveal and arrange the dealer’s cards. If any three of the dealer’s five cards:

   (1)  Have a combined total value of 10, 20 or 30, the dealer’s hand qualifies and the dealer shall set those three cards as the three-card hand. The remaining two cards shall be set as the dealer’s two-card showdown hand.

   (2)  Does not have a combined total value of 10, 20 or 30, the dealer’s hand does not qualify.

 (d)  After the dealer’s cards are turned face up and set, the dealer shall, beginning with the player farthest to the dealer’s right and continuing around the table in a counterclockwise direction, complete the following applicable procedures in succession for each player. The dealer shall turn the player’s three-card hand face up on the layout and compare the dealer’s three-card hand to the player’s three-card hand. If the dealer’s three-card hand:

   (1)  Does not qualify and the player’s three-card hand:

     (i)   Does not qualify, the dealer shall return the player’s Ante Wager.

     (ii)   Qualifies, the dealer shall reveal the player’s showdown hand. If the player’s two-card showdown hand:

       (A)   Has a Point Count of 1—4 or 6—10, the dealer shall pay the winning Ante Wager in accordance with §  680a.12(a) (relating to payout odds; payout limitation).

       (B)   Has a Point Count of 5, the dealer shall pay the winning Ante Wager in accordance with §  680a.12(b).

   (2)  Qualifies, and the player’s three-card hand:

     (i)   Does not qualify, the dealer shall collect the player’s losing Ante Wager.

     (ii)   Qualifies, the dealer shall reveal the player’s showdown hand and compare it to the dealer’s showdown hand. If the dealer’s showdown hand:

       (A)   Is higher in Point Count than the Point Count of the player’s showdown hand, the dealer shall collect the player’s losing Ante Wager.

       (B)   Is lower in Point Count than the Point Count of the player’s showdown hand, the dealer shall pay the winning Ante Wager in accordance with §  680a.12(a) if the player’s showdown hand had a Point Count of 1—4 or 6—10 and in accordance with §  680a.12(b) if the player’s showdown hand had a Point Count of 5.

       (C)   Is equal in Point Count with the Point Count of the player’s showdown hand, the dealer shall return the player’s Ante Wager.

 (e)  After settling the player’s Ante Wager, the dealer shall settle any optional Bonus Wager by reconfiguring the player’s five cards to form the highest ranking Poker hand. If the player’s hand:

   (1)  Does not contain two pair or better, as provided in §  680a.6(c) (relating to Saigon 5 Card rankings), the dealer shall collect the losing Bonus Wager.

   (2)  Contains two pair or better, the dealer shall pay the winning Bonus Wager in accordance with §  680a.12(c).

 (f)  After settling the player’s Ante and Bonus Wagers, the dealer shall settle the Pot Wager, if offered by the certificate holder, by determining which player’s two-card hand point total ranks the highest. The player with the highest ranking two-card hand point total shall be paid the entire pot amount provided that if there is a tie hand, the pot shall be split evenly between the winning players.

 (g)  After all wagers of the player have been settled, the dealer shall remove any 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.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  680a.11 amended under 4 Pa.C.S. § §  1202(b)(30), 1322, 13A02(1) and (2), 13A27, 1602, 1604 and 1608.

Source

   The provisions of this §  680a.11 amended November 1, 2019, effective November 2, 2019, 49 Pa.B. 6676. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (385377) to (385379).



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