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CHAPTER 683a. CAJUN STUD

Sec.


683a.1.    Definitions.
683a.2.    Cajun Stud table physical characteristics.
683a.3.    Cards; number of decks.
683a.4.    Opening of the table for gaming.
683a.5.    Shuffle and cut of the cards.
683a.6.    Cajun Stud rankings.
683a.7.    Wagers.
683a.8.    Procedures for dealing the cards from a manual dealing shoe.
683a.9.    Procedures for dealing the cards from the hand.
683a.10.    Procedures for dealing the cards from an automated dealing shoe.
683a.11.    Procedures for completion of each round of play.
683a.12.    Payout odds; payout limitation.
683a.13.    Irregularities.

Authority

   The provisions of this Chapter 683a issued under 4 Pa.C.S. § §  1202(b)(30) and 13A02(1) and (2), unless otherwise noted.

Source

   The provisions of this Chapter 683a adopted May 3, 2019, effective May 4, 2019, 49 Pa.B. 2227, unless otherwise noted.

§ 683a.1. Definitions.

 The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

   All-Six Bonus Wager—An optional wager a player shall make prior to any cards being dealt to compete against a posted payout table.

   Ante Wager—The wager a player is required to make prior to any cards being dealt to participate in a round of play.

   Board Bonus Wager—An optional wager a player shall make prior to any cards being dealt to compete against a posted payout table.

   Community card—A card which is used by all players to form the best possible five-card Poker hand.

   Fold—The withdrawal of a player from a round of play by not making Raise Wagers.

   Pocket Bonus Wager—An optional wager a player shall make prior to any cards being dealt to compete against a posted payout table.

   Lo Ball Wager—An optional wager a player shall make prior to any cards being dealt to compete against a posted payout table.

   Raise Wager—An additional wager of one, two or three times the player’s Ante Wager that a player shall make after examining the two cards dealt to the player and after the first and second community cards are revealed if the player opts to remain in the round of play.

§ 683a.2. Cajun Stud table physical characteristics.

 (a)  Cajun Stud shall be played at a table having betting positions for no more than six players on one side of the table and a place for the dealer on the opposite side of the table.

 (b)  The layout for a Cajun Stud table shall be submitted to the Bureau of Gaming Operations in accordance with §  601a.10(a) (relating to approval of table game layouts, signage and equipment) and contain, at a minimum:

   (1)  The name or logo of the certificate holder.

   (2)  A separate betting area designated for the placement of the Ante Wager and three separate betting areas designated for the placement of the Raise Wagers for each player.

   (3)  If the certificate holder offers the optional Pocket Bonus Wager authorized under §  683a.7(d)(2) (relating to wagers), the Board Bonus Wager authorized under §  683a.7(d)(3), the Lo Ball Wager authorized under §  683a.7(d)(4) or the All-Six Bonus Wager authorized under §  683a.7(d)(5), a separate area designated for the placement of each of the wagers for each player.

   (4)  Inscriptions that advise patrons of the payout odds for all permissible wagers offered by the certificate holder. If payout odds are not inscribed on the layout, a sign indicating the payout odds for all permissible wagers shall be posted at each Cajun Stud table.

   (5)  If the certificate holder establishes a payout limit, per player, per round of play, as authorized under §  683a.12(f) (relating to payout odds; payout limitation), inscriptions that advise patrons of the payout limit. If the payout limit is not inscribed on the layout, a sign identifying the payout limit shall be posted at each Cajun Stud table.

 (c)  Each Cajun Stud table must have a drop box and a tip box attached on the same side of the table as, but on opposite sides of, the dealer, as approved by the Bureau of Casino Compliance in accordance with §  601a.10(g). The Bureau of Casino Compliance may approve an alternative location for the tip box when a card shuffling device or other table game equipment prevents the placement of the drop box and tip box on the same side of the gaming table as, but on opposite sides of, the dealer.

 (d)  Each Cajun Stud table must have a discard rack securely attached to the top of the dealer’s side of the table.

§ 683a.3. Cards; number of decks.

 (a)  Except as provided in subsection (b), Cajun Stud shall be played with one deck of 52 cards that are identical in appearance and one cover card.

 (b)  If an automated card shuffling device is utilized, Cajun Stud may be played with two decks of 52 cards in accordance with the following requirements:

   (1)  The cards in each deck must be of the same design. The backs of the cards in one deck must be of a different color than the cards included in the other deck.

   (2)  One deck of cards shall be shuffled and stored in the automated card shuffling device while the other deck is being used to play the game.

   (3)  Both decks are continuously alternated in and out of play, with each deck being used for every other round of play.

   (4)  The cards from only one deck are placed in the discard rack at any given time.

 (c)  The decks of cards used in Cajun Stud shall be changed at least every:

   (1)  Four hours if the cards are dealt by hand.

   (2)  Eight hours if the cards are dealt from a manual or automated dealing shoe.

§ 683a.4. Opening of the table for gaming.

 (a)  After receiving one or more decks of cards at the table, the dealer shall inspect the cards for any defects. The floorperson assigned to the table shall verify the inspection.

 (b)  After the cards are inspected, the cards shall be spread out face up on the table for visual inspection by the first player to arrive at the table. The cards shall be spread in horizontal fan shaped columns by deck according to suit and in sequence.

 (c)  After the first player arriving at the table has been afforded an opportunity to visually inspect the cards, the cards shall be turned face down on the table, mixed thoroughly by a washing of the cards and stacked. Once the cards have been stacked, the cards shall be shuffled in accordance with §  683a.5 (relating to shuffle and cut of the cards).

 (d)  If an automated card shuffling device is utilized and two decks of cards are received at the table, each deck of cards shall be spread for inspection, mixed, stacked and shuffled in accordance with subsections (a)—(c).

 (e)  If the decks of cards received at the table are preinspected and preshuffled in accordance with §  603a.16(u) or (v) (relating to cards; receipt, storage, inspection and removal from use), subsections (a)—(d) do not apply.

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  683a.5 (relating to shuffle and cut of the cards).

§ 683a.5. Shuffle and cut of the cards.

 (a)  Immediately prior to commencement of play, unless the cards were preshuffled in accordance with §  603a.16(u) or (v) (relating to cards; receipt, storage, inspection and removal from use), after each round of play has been completed or when directed by a floorperson or above, the dealer shall shuffle the cards, either manually or by use of an automated card shuffling device, so that the cards are randomly intermixed. Upon completion of the shuffle, the dealer or automated shuffling device shall place the deck of cards in a single stack. The certificate holder may use an automated card shuffling device which, upon completion of the shuffling of the cards, inserts the stack of cards directly into a dealing shoe.

 (b)  If an automated card shuffling device is being used, which counts the number of cards in the deck after the completion of each shuffle and indicates whether 52 cards are present, and the device reveals that an incorrect number of cards are present, the deck shall be removed from the table.

 (c)  After the cards have been shuffled and stacked, the dealer shall:

   (1)  If the cards were shuffled using an automated card shuffling device, deal the cards in accordance with §  683a.8, §  683a.9 or §  683a.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).

   (2)  If the cards were shuffled manually or were preshuffled, cut the cards in accordance with subsection (d).

 (d)  If a cut of the cards is required, the dealer shall place the cover card in the stack at least ten cards in from the top of the stack. Once the cover card has been inserted, the dealer shall take all cards above the cover card and the cover card and place them on the bottom of the stack. The stack of cards shall then be inserted into the dealing shoe for commencement of play.

 (e)  After the cards have been cut and before any cards have been dealt, a floorperson or above may require the cards to be recut if the floorperson determines that the cut was performed improperly or in any way that might affect the integrity or fairness of the game.

 (f)  If there is no gaming activity at a Cajun Stud table which is open for gaming, the cards shall be removed from the dealing shoe and discard rack and spread out on the table face down unless a player requests that the cards be spread face up on the table. After the first player arriving at the table is afforded an opportunity to visually inspect the cards, the procedures in §  683a.4(c) (relating to opening of the table for gaming) and this section shall be completed.

 (g)  A certificate holder may utilize a dealing shoe or other device that automatically reshuffles and counts the cards provided that the device is submitted to the Bureau of Gaming Laboratory Operations and approved in accordance with §  461a.4 (relating to submission for testing and approval) prior to its use in the licensed facility. If a certificate holder is utilizing the approved device, subsections (d)—(f) do not apply.

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  683a.4 (relating to opening of the table for gaming); 58 Pa. Code §  683a.8 (relating to procedures for dealing the cards from a manual dealing shoe); 58 Pa. Code §  683a.9 (relating to procedures for dealing the cards from the hand); and 58 Pa. Code §  683a.10 (relating to procedures for dealing the cards from an automated dealing shoe).

§ 683a.6. Cajun Stud rankings.

 (a)  The rank of the cards used in Cajun Stud, 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, 3, 4 and 5 but may not be combined with any other sequence of cards (for example, queen, king, ace and 2). All suits shall be equal in rank.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

   (8)  Two pairs, which is a hand consisting of two sets of two cards which are of the same rank.

   (9)  Pair, which is a hand consisting of two cards of the same rank.

 (c)  If a certificate holder offers the Pocket Bonus Wager, the player’s two cards eligible for a payout shall be:

   (1)  A pair of aces, which is a hand consisting of two aces.

   (2)  Suited Ace, which is a hand consisting of a jack, queen or king and an ace all of the same suit.

   (3)  Unsuited Ace, which is a hand consisting of a jack, queen or king and an ace of different suits.

   (4)  Pair, which is a hand consisting of two cards of the same rank.

 (d)  If a certificate holder offers the Board Bonus Wager, the hands eligible for a payout 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.

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

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

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

   (6)  Pair, which is a hand consisting of two cards of the same rank.

 (e)  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 in consecutive ranking, other than a royal flush.

   (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 §  683a.7 (relating to wagers); and 58 Pa. Code §  683a.11 (relating to procedures for completion of each round of play).

§ 683a.7. Wagers.

 (a)  Wagers at Cajun Stud 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 a Cajun Stud table may 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 wagers, except Raise Wagers, shall be placed prior to the dealer announcing ‘‘no more bets’’ in accordance with the dealing procedures in §  683a.8, §  683a.9 or §  683a.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). Except as provided in §  683a.11(b), (d) and (f) (relating to procedures 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 Cajun Stud:

   (1)  To compete in a round of play, a player shall place an Ante Wager then Raise Wagers, in an amount equal to one, two or three times the player’s Ante Wager, in accordance with §  683a.11(b), (d) and (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 Cajun Stud table the option to make an additional Pocket Bonus Wager which shall win if the two cards dealt to the player are a pair or better as provided in §  683a.6(c) (relating to Cajun Stud rankings).

   (3)  If specified in its Rules Submission under §  601a.2, a certificate holder may offer to each player at a Cajun Stud table the option to make an additional Board Bonus Wager, which shall win if the three community cards contains a pair or better as provided in §  683a.6(d).

   (4)  If specified in its Rules Submission under §  601a.2, a certificate holder may offer to each player at a Cajun Stud table the option to make an additional Lo Ball Wager which shall win if the highest five card hand formed from the player’s two cards and the three community cards is a single Jack or lower or a single Queen or lower, depending on the payout table selected by the certificate holder.

   (5)  If specified in its Rules Submission under §  601a.2, a certificate holder may offer to each player at a Cajun Stud table the option to make an additional All-Six Bonus Wager, which shall win if the player’s two cards and the four additional All-Six cards form a three-of-a-kind or better as provided in §  683a.6(e).

 (e)  A 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.

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  683a.2 (relating to Cajun Stud table physical characteristics); 58 Pa. Code §  683a.8 (relating to procedures for dealing the cards from a manual dealing shoe); 58 Pa. Code §  683a.9 (relating to procedures for dealing the cards from the hand); and 58 Pa. Code §  683a.10 (relating to procedures for dealing the cards from an automated dealing shoe).

§ 683a.8. Procedures for dealing the cards from a manual dealing shoe.

 (a)  If a manual dealing shoe is used, the dealing shoe must be located on the table in a location approved by the Bureau of Casino Compliance in accordance with §  601a.10(g) (relating to approval of table game layouts, signage and equipment). Once the procedures required under §  683a.5 (relating to shuffle and cut of the cards) have been completed, the stacked deck of cards shall be placed in the dealing shoe by the dealer or by an automated card shuffling device.

 (b)  Prior to dealing any cards, the dealer shall announce ‘‘no more bets.’’ To deal the cards, the dealer shall remove each card from the dealing shoe with the hand of the dealer that is closest to the dealing shoe and place it on the appropriate area of the layout with the opposite hand.

 (c)  If a player has placed an All-Six Bonus Wager, the dealer shall deal the first four cards face down to the area of the layout designated for the All-Six Bonus cards. Thereafter, starting with the player farthest to the dealer’s left and continuing around the table in a clockwise manner, the dealer shall deal one card at a time to each player who has placed an Ante Wager in accordance with §  683a.7(d)(1) (relating to wagers) until each player who placed an Ante Wager has two cards. All cards shall be dealt face down to the players.

 (d)  After two cards have been dealt to each player, three cards shall be dealt face down to the area designated for the community cards, the dealer shall remove the stub from the manual dealing shoe and, except as provided in subsection (e), place the stub in the discard rack without exposing the cards.

 (e)  If an automated card shuffling device, which counts the number of cards in the deck after the completion of each shuffle and indicates whether 52 cards are present, is not being used, the dealer shall count the stub at least once every 5 rounds of play to determine if the correct number of cards are still present in the deck. The dealer shall determine the number of cards in the stub by counting the cards face down on the layout.

 (f)  If the count of the stub indicates that 52 cards are in the deck, the dealer shall place the stub in the discard rack without exposing the cards.

 (g)  If the count of the stub indicates that the number of cards in the deck is incorrect, the dealer shall determine if the cards were misdealt. If the cards were misdealt but 52 cards remain in the deck, all hands shall be void and all wagers shall be returned to the players. If the cards were not misdealt, all hands shall be void, all wagers shall be returned to the players and the entire deck of cards shall be removed from the table.

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  683a.5 (relating to shuffle and cut of the cards); 58 Pa. Code §  683a.7 (relating to wagers); and 58 Pa. Code §  638a.11 (relating to procedures for completion of each round of play).

§ 683a.9. Procedures for dealing the cards from the hand.

 (a)  If the cards are dealt from the dealer’s hand, the following requirements shall be observed:

   (1)  An automated shuffling device shall be used to shuffle the cards.

   (2)  After the procedures required under §  683a.5 (relating to shuffle and cut of the cards) have been completed, the dealer shall place the stacked deck of cards in either hand. After the dealer has chosen the hand in which to hold the cards, the dealer shall continue to use that hand whenever holding the cards during that round of play. The cards held by the dealer shall be kept over the table inventory container and in front of the dealer at all times.

   (3)  Prior to dealing any cards, the dealer shall announce ‘‘no more bets.’’

 (b)  To deal the cards, the dealer shall hold the deck of cards in the chosen hand and use the other hand to remove the top card of the deck and place it face down on the appropriate area of the layout. If a player has placed an All-Six Bonus Wager, the dealer shall deal the first four cards face down to the area of the layout designated for the All-Six Bonus cards. Thereafter, starting with the player farthest to the dealer’s left and continuing around the table in a clockwise manner, the dealer shall deal one card at a time to each player who has placed an Ante Wager in accordance with §  683a.7(d)(1) (relating to wagers) until each player who placed an ante wager has two cards. All cards shall be dealt face down to the players.

 (c)  After two cards have been dealt to each player, three cards shall be dealt face down to the area designated for the community cards, the dealer shall remove the stub from the manual dealing shoe and, except as provided in subsection (d), place the stub in the discard rack without exposing the cards.

 (d)  If an automated card shuffling device that counts the number of cards in the deck after the completion of each shuffle and indicates whether 52 cards are present is not being used, the dealer shall count the stub at least once every 5 rounds of play to determine if the correct number of cards are still present in the deck. The dealer shall determine the number of cards in the stub by counting the cards face down on the layout.

 (e)  If the count of the stub indicates that 52 cards are in the deck, the dealer shall place the stub in the discard rack without exposing the cards.

 (f)  If the count of the stub indicates that the number of cards in the deck is incorrect, the dealer shall determine if the cards were misdealt. If the cards were misdealt but 52 cards remain in the deck, all hands shall be void and all wagers shall be returned to the players. If the cards were not misdealt, all hands shall be void, all wagers shall be returned to the players and the entire deck of cards shall be removed from the table.

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  683a.5 (relating to shuffle and cut of the cards); 58 Pa. Code §  683a.7 (relating to wagers); 58 Pa. Code §  683a.10 (relating to procedures for dealing the cards from an automated dealing shoe); and 58 Pa. Code §  638a.11 (relating to procedures for completion of each round of play).

§ 683a.10. Procedures for dealing the cards from an automated dealing shoe.

 (a)  If the cards are dealt from an automated dealing shoe, the following requirements shall be observed:

   (1)  After the procedures required under §  683a.5 (relating to shuffle and cut of the cards) have been completed, the cards shall be placed in the automated dealing shoe.

   (2)  Prior to the shoe dispensing any stacks of cards, the dealer shall announce ‘‘no more bets.’’

 (b)  The dealer shall deliver the first stack of two cards dispensed by the automated dealing shoe face down to the player farthest to the dealer’s left who has placed an Ante Wager in accordance with §  683a.7(d)(1) (relating to wagers). As the remaining stacks are dispensed to the dealer by the automated dealing shoe, the dealer shall, moving clockwise around the table, deliver a stack face down to each of the other players who has placed an Ante Wager.

 (c)  After each stack of two cards has been dispensed and delivered in accordance with this section, the dealer shall remove the remaining cards from the automated dealing shoe and follow the procedures in §  683a.9(a)(2) (relating to procedures for dealing the cards from the hand) and deal the remaining cards as follows:

   (1)  If any player placed an All-Six Bonus Wager, deal four cards face down to the area of the layout designated for the placement of the All-Six Bonus Wager.

   (2)  Deal the three community cards. Except as provided in subsection (d), after all three community cards have been dealt, the dealer shall place the stub in the discard rack without exposing the cards.

 (d)  If an automated card shuffling device, which counts the number of cards in the deck after the completion of each shuffle and indicates whether 52 cards are present, is not being used, the dealer shall count the stub at least once every 5 rounds of play to determine if the correct number of cards are still present in the deck. The dealer shall determine the number of cards in the stub by counting the cards face down on the layout.

 (e)  If the count of the stub indicates that 52 cards are in the deck, the dealer shall place the stub in the discard rack without exposing the cards.

 (f)  If the count of the stub indicates that the number of cards in the deck is incorrect, the dealer shall determine if the cards were misdealt. If the cards were misdealt but 52 cards remain in the deck, all hands shall be void and all wagers shall be returned to the players. If the cards were not misdealt, all hands shall be void, all wagers shall be returned to the players and the entire deck of cards shall be removed from the table.

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  683a.5 (relating to shuffle and cut of the cards); 58 Pa. Code §  683a.7 (relating to wagers); and 58 Pa. Code §  638a.11 (relating to procedures for completion of each round of play).

§ 683a.11. Procedures for completion of each round of play.

 (a)  After the dealing procedures required under §  683a.8, §  683a.9 or §  683a.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 Cajun Stud 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 two 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 who placed an Ante Wager if he wishes to make a Raise Wager in an amount equal to one, two or three times the player’s Ante Wager or forfeit the Ante Wager and end his participation in the round of play. If a player has placed an Ante Wager and an optional Pocket Bonus, Board Bonus, Lo Ball or All-Six Bonus Wager but does not make a Raise Wager, the player shall forfeit the Ante Wager but does not forfeit the Pocket Bonus, Board Bonus, Lo Ball or All-Six Bonus Wagers. After each player who has placed an Ante Wager has either placed a Raise Wager on the designated area of the layout or forfeited his Ante Wager, the dealer shall collect all forfeited wagers and associated cards, except for the cards of those players who placed an optional Pocket Bonus, Board Bonus, Lo Ball or All-Six Bonus Wager, and place the cards in the discard rack.

 (c)  Once all players have either placed a Raise Wager or folded, the dealer shall turn over and reveal the first community card.

 (d)  Each player shall then make a second Raise Wager, in an amount equal to one, two or three times the player’s Ante Wager or forfeit the Ante Wager and the first Raise Wager and end his participation in the round of play. If a player has placed an optional Pocket Bonus, Board Bonus, Lo Ball or All-Six Bonus Wager but does not make a Raise Wager, the player shall forfeit the Ante Wager and the first Raise Wager but does not forfeit the Pocket Bonus, Board Bonus, Lo Ball or All-Six Bonus Wagers. After each player who has placed an Ante Wager has either placed a second Raise Wager on the designated area of the layout or forfeited, the dealer shall collect all forfeited wagers and associated cards, except for the cards of those players who placed an optional Pocket Bonus, Board Bonus, Lo Ball or All-Six Bonus Wager, and place the cards in the discard rack.

 (e)  Once all remaining players have either placed a second Raise Wager or folded, the dealer shall turn over and reveal the second community card.

 (f)  Each player shall then make a third Raise Wager, in an amount equal to one, two or three times the player’s Ante Wager or forfeit the Ante Wager and the first and second Raise Wagers and end his participation in the round of play. If a player has placed an optional Pocket Bonus, Board Bonus, Lo Ball or All-Six Bonus Wager but does not make a Raise Wager, the player shall forfeit the Ante Wager and the first and second Raise Wagers but does not forfeit the Pocket Bonus, Board Bonus, Lo Ball or All-Six Bonus Wagers. After each player who has placed an Ante Wager has either placed a third Raise Wager on the designated area of the layout or forfeited, the dealer shall collect all forfeited wagers and associated cards, except for the cards of those players who placed an optional Pocket Bonus, Board Bonus, Lo Ball or All-Six Bonus Wager, and place the cards in the discard rack.

 (g)  Once all remaining players have either placed a third Raise Wager or folded, the dealer shall turn over and reveal the third community card.

 (h)  Beginning with the player farthest to the dealer’s right and continuing around the table in a counterclockwise direction, the dealer shall turn over and reveal the player’s cards. The dealer shall then evaluate and announce the best possible five-card Poker hand that can be formed using the player’s two cards and the three community cards. The wagers of each remaining player shall be resolved one player at a time regardless of outcome. All Ante and Raise wagers shall be settled as follows:

   (1)  If a player’s highest ranking five card hand is a pair of sixes or higher, as provided in §  683a.6(b) (relating to Cajun Stud hand rankings), the dealer shall pay the winning Ante and Raise Wagers in accordance with §  683a.12(a) (relating to payout odds; payout limitation).

   (2)  If a player’s highest ranking five card hand is lower than a pair of sixes, as provided in §  683a.6(b), the dealer shall collect the player’s losing Ante and Raise Wagers.

 (i)  After settling the player’s Ante and Raise Wagers, the dealer shall settle any optional wagers as follows:

   (1)  For the Pocket Bonus Wager, if the two cards dealt to the player:

     (i)   Are not a pair or better, as provided in §  683a.6(c), the dealer shall collect the losing Pocket Bonus Wager.

     (ii)   Are a pair or better, as provided in §  683a.6(c), the dealer shall pay the winning Pocket Bonus Wager in accordance with §  683a.12(b).

   (2)  For the Board Bonus Wager, if the three community cards:

     (i)   Do not contain a pair or better, as provided in §  683a.6(d), the dealer shall collect the losing Board Bonus Wager.

     (ii)   Contains a pair or better, as provided in §  683a.6(d), the dealer shall pay the winning Board Bonus Wager in accordance with §  683a.12(c).

   (3)  For the Lo Ball Wager, if the player’s five card hand formed from the player’s two cards and the three community cards:

     (i)   Forms a five card Poker hand, as provided in §  683a.6(b) or is higher than a single Jack or a single Queen, depending on the payout table selected by the certificate holder, the dealer shall collect the losing Lo Ball Wager.

     (ii)   Does not form a five card Poker hand, as provided in §  683a.6(b), but is a single Jack or lower, or a single Queen or lower, depending on the payout table selected by the certificate holder, the dealer shall pay the winning Lo Ball Wager in accordance with §  683a.12(d).

   (4)  For the All-Six Bonus Wager, the dealer shall expose the four All-Six Bonus cards and combine them with the player’s two cards to form the highest ranking six-card hand as provided in §  683a.6(e). If the hand:

     (i)   Does not contain a three-of-a-kind or better, as provided in §  683a.6(e), the dealer shall collect the losing All-Six Bonus Wager.

     (ii)   Contains a three-of-a-kind or better, as provided in §  683a.6(e), the dealer shall pay the winning All-Six Bonus Wager in accordance with §  683a.12(e).

 (j)  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.

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  683a.7 (relating to wagers); and 58 Pa. Code §  638a.13 (relating to irregularities).

§ 683a.12. Payout odds; payout limitation.

 (a)  A certificate holder shall pay winning Ante and Raise Wagers in accordance with one of the following payout tables selected by the certificate holder in its Rules Submission filed in accordance with §  601a.2 (relating to table games Rules Submissions):

Hand Paytable A Paytable B Paytable C
Royal flush 500 to 1 500 to 1 500 to 1
Straight flush 100 to 1 100 to 1 100 to 1
Four-of-a-kind 40 to 1 40 to 1 40 to 1
Full house 10 to 1 11 to 1 11 to 1
Flush 6 to 1 7 to 1 7 to 1
Straight 4 to 1 4 to 1 5 to 1
Three-of-a-kind 3 to 1 3 to 1 3 to 1
Two pair 2 to 1 3 to 2 3 to 2
Pair of jacks or better 1 to 1 1 to 1 1 to 1
Pair of 6s to 10s Push Push Push

 (b)  A certificate holder shall pay out winning Pocket Bonus Wagers in accordance with one of the following payout tables selected by the certificate holder in its Rules Submission filed in accordance with §  601a.2:

Hand Paytable A Paytable B Paytable C
Pair of aces 30 to 1 25 to 1 30 to 1
Ace and a king, queen or jack of the same suit 20 to 1 20 to 1 20 to 1
Ace and a king, queen or jack of different suits 10 to 1 10 to 1 10 to 1
Pair of 2s—kings 5 to 1 5 to 1 4 to 1

 (c)  A certificate holder shall pay out winning Board Bonus Wagers in accordance with one of the following payout tables selected by the certificate holder in its Rules Submission filed in accordance with §  601a.2:

Hand Paytable A Paytable B Paytable C Paytable D
Mini-royal 40 to 1 40 to 1 50 to 1 50 to 1
Straight flush 40 to 1 40 to 1 40 to 1 40 to 1
Three-of-a-kind 30 to 1 30 to 1 30 to 1 30 to 1
Straight 6 to 1 5 to 1 5 to 1 6 to 1
Flush 4 to 1 4 to 1 4 to 1 3 to 1
Pair 1 to 1 1 to 1 1 to 1 1 to 1

 (d)  A certificate holder shall pay out winning Lo Ball Wagers as provided in one of the following payout tables selected by the certificate holder in its Rules Submission filed in accordance with §  601a.2:

Hand Paytable A Paytable B
7 high 100 to 1 100 to 1
8 high 50 to 1 50 to 1
9 high 15 to 1 10 to 1
10 high 5 to 1 5 to 1
Jack high 1 to 1 1 to 1
Queen high Loss Push

 (e)  A certificate holder shall pay out winning All-Six Bonus Wagers as provided in one of the following payout tables selected by the certificate holder in its Rules Submission filed in accordance with §  601a.2:

Hand Paytable A Paytable B Paytable C
Royal flush 1,000 to 1 1,000 to 1 1,000 to 1
Straight flush 200 to 1 200 to 1 200 to 1
Four-of-a-kind 50 to 1 50 to 1 100 to 1
Full house 25 to 1 25 to 1 20 to 1
Flush 20 to 1 15 to 1 15 to 1
Straight 10 to 1 10 to 1 9 to 1
Three-of-a-kind 5 to 1 5 to 1 8 to 1


Hand Paytable D Paytable E
Six-card royal flush—diamonds200,000 to 1
Six-card royal flush—hearts, spades or clubs20,000 to 1
Royal flush 1,000 to 1 1,000 to 1
Straight flush 200 to 1 200 to 1
Four-of-a-kind 100 to 1 50 to 1
Full house 20 to 1 20 to 1
Flush 15 to 1 15 to 1
Straight 10 to 1 10 to 1
Three-of-a-kind 7 to 1 5 to 1

 (f)  Notwithstanding the payout odds in subsection (a), if specified in its Rules Submission form filed in accordance with §  601a.2, the certificate holder may establish an aggregate payout limit per player per round of play which may not be less than $50,000 or the maximum amount that one patron could win per round when betting the minimum Ante and Raise Wager, whichever is greater.

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  683a.2 (relating to Cajun Stud table physical characteristics); and 58 Pa. Code §  638a.11 (relating to procedures for completion of each round of play).

§ 683a.13. Irregularities.

 (a)  A card that is found face up in the shoe or the deck while the cards are being dealt may not be used in that round of play and shall be placed in the discard rack. If more than one card is found face up in the shoe or the deck during the dealing of the cards, all hands shall be void, all wagers shall be returned to the players and the cards shall be reshuffled.

 (b)  A card drawn in error without its face being exposed shall be used as though it were the next card from the shoe or the deck.

 (c)  If a player or the area designated for the placement of the community cards is dealt an incorrect number of cards, all hands shall be void, all wagers shall be returned to the players and the cards shall be reshuffled.

 (d)  If any of the community cards are exposed prior to the dealer revealing the community cards in accordance with §  683a.11(c), (e) and (g) (relating to procedures for completion of each round of play), all hands shall be void, all wagers shall be returned to the players and the cards shall be reshuffled, provided that if any player placed a Pocket Bonus, Board Bonus, Lo Ball or All-Six Bonus Wager, those wagers shall be settled in accordance with §  683a.11(i).

 (e)  If an automated card shuffling device is being used and the device jams, stops shuffling during a shuffle or fails to complete a shuffle cycle, the cards shall be reshuffled.

 (f)  If an automated dealing shoe is being used and the device jams, stops dealing cards or fails to deal all cards during a round of play, the round of play shall be void, all wagers shall be returned to the players and the cards shall be removed from the device and reshuffled with any cards already dealt.

 (g)  If an automated card shuffling device or automated dealing shoe malfunctions and cannot be used, the automated card shuffling device or automated dealing shoe must be covered or have a sign indicating that the automated card shuffling device or automated dealing shoe is out of order placed on the device before any other method of shuffling or dealing may be utilized at that table.



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