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58 Pa. Code § 684a.11. Procedures for completion of each round of play.

§ 684a.11. Procedures for completion of each round of play.

 (a)  After the dealing procedures required under §  684a.8, §  684a.9 or §  684a.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 Four Card Frenzy 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)  After each player has examined his cards and formed the best possible four-card hand, the dealer shall, beginning with the player farthest to the dealer’s left and moving clockwise around the table, ask each player who placed Ante and Odds Wagers if he wishes forfeit the Ante and Odds Wagers and end his participation in the round of play or make a Raise Wager. If the player elects to:

   (1)  Place a Raise Wager, the player’s Raise Wager shall be equal to the player’s Ante Wager if player’s hand is a pair of kings or lower as provided in §  684a.6(b) (relating to Four Card Frenzy rankings). If the player’s hand is a pair of aces or higher, the player’s Raise Wager may be equal to one, two or three times the player’s Ante Wager.

   (2)  Forfeit his Ante and Odds Wagers by failing to place a Raise Wager, the dealer shall collect the player’s Ante and Odds Wagers and place the player’s cards in the discard rack provided that if a player has placed an optional Four Card Bonus, Prime or All Six-Bonus Wager, the player does not forfeit the optional wagers and the player’s cards shall remain on the layout until the optional wagers are settled in accordance with subsection (d).

 (c)  After each player has either placed a Raise Wager on the designated area of the layout or forfeited his Ante and Odds Wagers, the dealer shall reveal the dealer’s cards and place the cards so as to form the highest possible ranking four-card hand. After the dealer’s cards are turned face up, 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:

   (1)  The dealer shall turn the cards of each player face up on the layout and compare the player’s four-card hand to the dealer’s four-card hand. The dealer shall then settle the player’s required wagers as provided in paragraphs (2)—(4).

   (2)  For purposes of the Ante Wager:

     (i)   If the dealer’s highest ranking four-card hand is not a king high or better, as described in §  684a.6(b) and (c), the dealer shall return the player’s Ante Wager.

     (ii)   If the dealer’s highest ranking four-card hand is a king high or better, and the player’s highest ranking four-card hand:

       (A)   Is greater than or equal to the dealer’s hand, the dealer shall pay the winning Ante Wager in accordance with §  684a.12(a) (relating to payout odds; payout limitation).

       (B)   Is lower than the dealer’s hand, the dealer shall collect the player’s losing Ante Wager.

   (3)  For purposes of the Raise Wager:

     (i)   If the player’s highest ranking four-card hand is greater than or equal to the dealer’s hand, the dealer shall pay the winning Raise Wager in accordance with §  684a.12(a).

     (ii)   If the player’s highest ranking four-card hand is lower than the dealer’s hand, the dealer shall collect the player’s losing Raise Wager.

   (4)  For purposes of the Odds Wager:

     (i)   If a player’s highest ranking four-card hand is a straight or higher, as provided in §  684a.6(b) and the player’s hand is:

       (A)   Greater than or equal to the dealer’s hand, the dealer shall pay the winning Odds Wager in accordance with §  684a.12(b).

       (B)   Lower than the dealer’s hand, the dealer shall pay a bad beat payout on the player’s Odds Wager in accordance with §  684a.12(c).

     (ii)   If a player’s highest ranking four-card hand is two pair or lower, as provided in §  684a.6(b) and the player’s hand is:

       (A)   Greater than or equal to the dealer’s hand, the dealer shall return the player’s Odds Wager.

       (B)   Lower than the dealer’s hand, the dealer shall collect the player’s losing Odds Wager.

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

   (1)  For the Prime Wager, if four or more of the player’s five cards:

     (i)   Are not the same color, the dealer shall collect the losing Prime Wager.

     (ii)   Are of the same color, the dealer shall pay the winning Prime Wager in accordance with §  684a.12(d).

   (2)  For the Four Card Bonus Wager, if the player’s four-card hand:

     (i)   Does not contain two pair or better, as described in §  684a.6(d), the dealer shall collect the losing Four Card Bonus Wager.

     (ii)   Contains two pair or better, as described in §  684a.6(d), the dealer shall pay the winning Four Card Bonus Wager in accordance with §  684a.12(e).

   (3)  For the All-Six Bonus Wager, the dealer shall expose the All-Six Bonus card and combine it with the player’s five cards to form the highest ranking six-card hand as provided in §  684a.6(e). If the hand:

     (i)   Does not contain a three-of-a-kind or better, as described in §  684a.6(e), the dealer shall collect the losing All-Six Bonus Wager.

     (ii)   Contains a three-of-a-kind or better, as described in §  684a.6(e), the dealer shall pay the winning All-Six Bonus Wager in accordance with §  684a.12(f).

 (e)  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 §  684a.7 (relating to wagers); and 58 Pa. Code §  684a.13 (relating to irregularities).



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