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58 Pa. Code § 685a.6. Wagers.

§ 685a.6. Wagers.

 (a)  Wagers at Down Under Blackjack shall be made by placing value chips, plaques or other Board-approved table gaming wagering instruments on the appropriate areas of the Down Under Blackjack layout. Verbal wagers accompanied by cash may be accepted provided that they are confirmed by the dealer and the cash is expeditiously converted into value chips or plaques.

 (b)  After the cards have been shuffled as required by §  685a.5 (relating to shuffle and cut of the cards), a certificate holder may prohibit any patron, whether seated at the gaming table or not, who does not make a wager on a given round of play from placing a wager on the next round of play and any subsequent round of play at that gaming table until either:

   (1)  The certificate holder chooses to permit the player to begin wagering again.

   (2)  A reshuffle of the cards has occurred.

 (c)  All wagers, except an Insurance Wager under §  685a.8 (relating to Insurance Wager), a wager to double down under §  685a.9 (relating to Double Down Wager) or a wager that splits pairs under §  685a.10 (relating to splitting pairs), shall be placed prior to the first card being dealt for each round of play. A player may not handle, remove or alter any wagers that have been made until a decision has been rendered and implemented with respect to that wager.

 (d)  A player shall place a Bet Wager to participate in a round of play and compete against the dealer’s hand.

 (e)  If specified in its Rules Submission under §  601a.2 (relating to table games Rules Submissions), a certificate holder may offer to each player who placed a Bet Wager in accordance with subsection (d), the option of placing a Match-the-Dealer Wager. The Match-the-Dealer Wager may only be offered at Down Under Blackjack tables using a six-deck or eight-deck batch or batches of cards.

 (f)  The certificate holder shall specify in its Rules Submission under §  601a.2 the number of adjacent boxes on which a player may place a Bet Wager in one round of play.

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  685a.2 (relating to Down Under Blackjack table; Masque Card Reader device; physical characteristics; inspections); and 58 Pa. Code §  685b.1 (relating to Match the Dealer Progressive Down Under Blackjack wager).

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