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58 Pa. Code § 680a.6. Saigon 5 Card rankings.

§ 680a.6. Saigon 5 Card rankings.

 (a)  The value of the cards in each deck shall be as follows:

   (1)  Any card from 2 to 9 shall have its face value.

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

   (3)  Any ace shall have a value of 1.

   (4)  A joker has a value of 3, 6 or 9.

 (b)  The Point Count of a showdown hand shall be a number from 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest rank and 1 being the lowest rank, determined by totaling the value of the cards in the hand. If the total value of the cards in a showdown hand is greater than 10, 10 will be subtracted from the number. For example:

   (1)  A showdown hand composed of an ace and 4 has a Point Count of 5.

   (2)  A showdown hand composed of a 10 and a jack has a value of 20 but a Point Count of only 10 since 10 is subtracted from 20.

 (c)  For purposes of the Bonus Wager, a joker may be used as an ace in any hand, other than the royal flush with no joker, or may be used to complete a royal flush with a joker, straight flush, flush or a straight. An ace may be used to complete a straight flush or a straight formed with a 2, 3, 4 and 5 but may not be combined with any other sequence of cards (for example, a queen, king, ace, 2 and 3). The permissible Poker hands shall be:

   (1)  Five aces, which is a hand consisting of four aces and a joker.

   (2)  A royal flush with no joker, which is a hand consisting of an ace, king, queen, jack and 10 of the same suit.

   (3)  A royal flush with a joker, which is a hand consisting of an ace, king, queen, jack and 10 of the same suit, with a joker used as one of the cards.

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

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

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

   (7)  A flush, which is a hand consisting of five cards of the same suit, not in consecutive order.

   (8)  A straight, which is a hand consisting of five cards of more than one suit and of consecutive rank.

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

   (10)  Two pair, which is a hand containing two pairs.

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  680a.7 (relating to wagers); and 58 Pa. Code §  680a.11 (relating to procedures for completion of each round of play).



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