§ 685a.10. Splitting pairs.
(a) If the first two cards dealt to a player are identical in value, the player may select to split the hand into two separate hands, provided that he makes a wager on the second hand formed in an amount equal to his initial Bet Wager. For example, if a player has two 8s or a king and a queen, the player may elect to split the hand.
(b) When a player splits pairs, the dealer shall deal a card to and complete the players decisions to the first incomplete hand on the dealers left before proceeding to deal any cards to the second hand.
(c) After a second card is dealt to each split pair hand, the player shall indicate his decision to stand, draw or double down with respect to that hand. A player may split pairs a maximum of one time, for a total of two hands.
(d) If the dealer obtains Blackjack after a player splits pairs, the dealer shall collect only the amount of the initial Bet Wager of the player and return the additional amount wagered in splitting pairs.
(e) If a player elects to split a pair of aces, each ace shall receive only one card.
This section cited in 58 Pa. Code § 685a.6 (relating to wagers); and 58 Pa. Code § 685a.7 (relating to procedure for dealing the cards; completion of each round of play).
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