§ 686a.7. Procedure for dealing the cards; completion of each round of play.
(a) All cards shall be dealt from a dealing shoe which 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 under § 686a.5 (relating to shuffle and cut of the cards) have been completed, the stacked cards shall be placed in the dealing shoe by the dealer or by an automated card shuffling device.
(b) Each card shall be removed from the dealing shoe with the hand of the dealer that is closest to the dealing shoe and placed on the appropriate area of the layout with the opposite hand. The dealer may deal cards to the two betting positions closest to the dealing shoe with the same hand.
(c) After each full batch of cards is placed in the shoe, the dealer shall remove the first card and place it in the discard rack. Each new dealer who comes to the table shall also remove one card and place it in the discard rack before dealing any cards to the players.
(d) If the cover card appears as the first card in the dealing shoe at the beginning of a round of play or appears during play, the cover card shall be removed and placed to the side and the hand will be completed. The dealer shall then:
(1) Collect and reshuffle the cards by removing the cards remaining in the shoe and placing them in the discard rack to ensure that no cards are missing.
(2) Shuffle the cards so that they are randomly intermixed.
(e) After all Ante and Bonus Wagers have been placed, the dealer shall, starting with the player farthest to the dealers left and continuing around the table in a clockwise manner, deal one card face up in the rectangular box described in § 686a.2(b)(3) (relating to Over/Under table; physical characteristics; inspections) closest to the player of each position on the layout in which an Ante Wager is placed.
(f) Immediately after the first card is dealt to each player, but prior to any additional cards being dealt the dealer shall start with the player farthest to the dealers left and continue around the table in a clockwise direction and determine the decision of each player.
(g) Each player when asked by the dealer may elect to either:
(1) Place an Over 23 Wager equal to the amount of the players Ante Wager.
(2) Place an Under 18 Wager equal to the amount of the players Ante Wager.
(3) Surrender the Ante Wager, which shall then be collected by the dealer.
(h) A players decision to surrender and forfeit the Ante Wager does not also forfeit the players Bonus Wager, if made, and the Bonus Wager shall be settled in accordance with subsection (k).
(i) After a player indicates his decision, the dealer shall deal face up the two additional cards to the players hand, even if the player decides to surrender his hand and has not placed a Bonus Wager.
(j) After the two additional cards have been dealt to a player, the dealer shall settle the players wagers placed prior to and during the round of play, remove the cards and place them in the discard rack, and then move to the next player.
(k) A player shall win and be paid in accordance with § 686a.8 (relating to payout odds) if:
(1) The player placed an Ante Wager and an Over 23 Wager, and the total point count of the players hand is 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 or 33.
(2) The player placed an Ante Wager and an Under 18 Wager, and the total point count of the players hand is 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 or 17.
(l) A players Ante Wager and Over 23 Wager or Under 18 Wager shall lose and shall be collected if the total point count of the players hand is 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 or 23.
(m) A players Bonus Wager shall win and be paid in accordance with § 686a.8 if the players point total is 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 or 33, and shall lose if the total point count of the players hand is 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 or 26.
(n) After all player hands 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.
(o) Players and spectators may not handle, remove or alter any cards used to play Over/Under.
This section cited in 58 Pa. Code § 686a.5 (relating to shuffle and cut of the cards).
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