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CHAPTER 687a. DJ WILD STUD POKER

Sec.


687a.1.    Definitions.
687a.2.    DJ Wild Stud Poker table; physical characteristics.
687a.3.    Cards; number of decks.
687a.4.    Opening of the table for gaming.
687a.5.    Shuffle and cut of the cards.
687a.6.    DJ Wild Stud Poker rankings.
687a.7.    Wagers.
687a.8.    Procedure for dealing the cards from a manual dealing shoe.
687a.9.    Procedure for dealing the cards from the hand.
687a.10.    Procedure for dealing the cards from an automated dealing shoe.
687a.11.    Procedures for completion of each round of play.
687a.12.    Payout odds; progressive wager configuration.
687a.13.    Irregularities.

Authority

   The provision of this Chapter 687a added under 4 Pa.C.S. § §  1202(b)(30) and 13A02(1) and (2), unless otherwise noted.

Source

   The provisions of this Chapter 687a adopted May 28, 2021, effective May 29, 2021, 51 Pa.B. 2975, unless otherwise noted.

Cross References

   This chapter cited in 58 Pa. Code §  687b.1 (relating to Must-Hit-By Mystery Bonus).

§ 687a.1. Definitions.

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

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

   Blind Wager—A wager a player is required to make prior to any cards being dealt to participate in a round of play, equal to the player’s Ante Wager.

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

   Progressive Bonus Wager—An optional wager a player may make prior to any cards being dealt to compete against a posted progressive paytable and meter.

   Raise Wager—An additional wager of two times the player’s Ante Wager that a player may make after examining the five cards dealt to the player.

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

   Two-Way Bad Beat Bonus Wager—An optional wager a player shall make prior to any cards being dealt to compete against the dealer.

§ 687a.2. DJ Wild Stud Poker table; physical characteristics.

 (a)  DJ Wild Stud Poker 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 DJ Wild Stud Poker 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, Blind Wager and Raise Wager.

   (3)  If the certificate holder offers the optional Progressive Bonus Wager authorized under §  687a.7(d)(2) (relating to wagers), the Trips Bonus Wager authorized under §  687a.7(d)(3), or the Two-Way Bad Beat Bonus Wager authorized under §  687a.7(d)(4) a separate area designated for the placement of each of the wagers for each player.

   (4)  If the certificate holder offers the optional Progressive Bonus Wager authorized under §  687a.7(d)(2), an area to place one card face down after the cards are dealt to the players and the dealer, which if necessary will replace the Joker card in a player’s hand for purposes of the Progressive Bonus Wager.

   (5)  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 DJ Wild Stud Poker table.

 (c)  Each DJ Wild Stud Poker 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 DJ Wild Stud Poker table must have a discard rack securely attached to the top of the dealer’s side of the table.

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  687a.8 (relating to procedure for dealing the cards from a manual dealing shoe); 58 Pa. Code §  687a.9 (relating to procedure for dealing the cards from the hand); 58 Pa. Code §  687a.10 (relating to procedure for dealing the cards from an automated dealing shoe); and 58 Pa. Code §  687a.11 (relating to procedures for completion of each round of play).

§ 687a.3. Cards; number of decks.

 (a)  DJ Wild Stud Poker shall be played with one deck of 53 cards that are identical in appearance and one cover card, made up of a standard 52 card deck and one joker.

 (b)  If an automated card shuffling device is utilized, DJ Wild Stud Poker may be played with two decks of 53 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 DJ Wild Stud Poker 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.

§ 687a.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 §  687a.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 §  687a.5 (relating to shuffle and cut of the cards).

§ 687a.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 53 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 § §  687a.8, 687a.9 or 687a.10 (relating to procedure for dealing the cards from a manual dealing shoe; procedure for dealing the cards from the hand; and procedure 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 DJ Wild Stud Poker 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 the first player arriving at the table 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 §  687a.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 §  687a.4 (relating to opening of the table for gaming); 58 Pa. Code §  687a.8 (relating to procedure for dealing the cards from a manual dealing shoe); 58 Pa. Code §  687a.9 (relating to procedure for dealing the cards from the hand); and 58 Pa. Code §  687a.10 (relating to procedure for dealing the cards from an automated dealing shoe).

§ 687a.6. DJ Wild Stud Poker rankings.

 (a)  The rank of the cards used in DJ Wild Stud Poker, 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)  All four cards with a rank of 2 and the one joker card are considered Wild, and may be used to complete a Poker hand by assuming a different rank.

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

   (1)  Five Wilds, which is a hand consisting of all five Wild cards.

   (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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

   (11)  High card, which is a hand that does not contain a pair or better.

 (d)  If a certificate holder offers the Progressive Bonus Wager, the player’s hands eligible for a payout shall be:

   (1)  A royal flush.

   (2)  A straight flush.

   (3)  A four-of-a-kind.

   (4)  A full house.

   (5)  A flush.

   (6)  A straight.

   (7)  A three-of-a-kind.

 (e)  If a certificate holder offers the Trips Bonus Wager, the hands eligible for a payout shall be:

   (1)  Five wilds.

   (2)  A royal flush.

   (3)  A straight flush.

   (4)  A four-of-a-kind.

   (5)  A full house.

   (6)  A flush.

   (7)  A straight.

   (8)  A three-of-a-kind.

 (f)  If a certificate holder offers the Two-Way Bad Beat Bonus Wager, the player’s hands eligible for a payout shall be:

   (1)  A royal flush.

   (2)  A straight flush.

   (3)  A four-of-a-kind.

   (4)  A full house.

   (5)  A flush.

   (6)  A straight.

   (7)  A three-of-a-kind.

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  687a.7 (relating to wagers); and 58 Pa. Code §  687a.11 (relating to procedures for completion of each round of play).

§ 687a.7. Wagers.

 (a)  Wagers at DJ Wild Stud Poker 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 DJ Wild Stud Poker 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 § §  687a.8, 687a.9 or 687a.10 (relating to procedure for dealing the cards from a manual dealing shoe; procedure for dealing the cards from the hand; and procedure for dealing the cards from an automated dealing shoe). Except as provided in §  687a.11(b) (relating to procedure 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 DJ Wild Stud Poker:

   (1)  To compete in a round of play, a player shall place an Ante Wager and Blind Wager, then a Raise Wager, in an amount equal to two times the player’s Ante Wager, in accordance with §  687a.11(b).

   (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 DJ Wild Stud Poker table the option to make an additional Progressive Bonus Wager which shall win if the five cards dealt to the player contain three-of-a-kind or better as provided in §  687a.6(d) (relating to DJ Wild Stud Poker rankings).

   (3)  If specified in its Rules Submission under §  601a.2, a certificate holder may offer to each player at a DJ Wild Stud Poker table the option to make an additional Trips Bonus Wager, which shall win if the five cards dealt to the player contain three-of-a-kind or better as provided in §  687a.6(e).

   (4)  If specified in its Rules Submission under §  601a.2, a certificate holder may offer to each player at a DJ Wild Stud Poker table the option to make an additional Two-Way Bad Beat which shall win if the five cards dealt to the player contain three-of-a-kind or better as provided in §  687a.6(f).

 (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 §  687a.2 (relating to DJ Wild Stud Poker table; physical characteristics); 58 Pa. Code §  687a.8 (relating to procedure for dealing the cards from a manual dealing shoe); 58 Pa. Code §  687a.9 (relating to procedure for dealing the cards from the hand); 58 Pa. Code §  687a.10 (relating to procedure for dealing the cards from an automated dealing shoe); and 58 Pa. Code §  687b.1 (relating to Must-Hit-By Mystery Bonus).

§ 687a.8. Procedure 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 §  687a.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 a Progressive Bonus Wager on the sensor, the dealer will press the Start Game button on the keypad, which will light up the Progressive Bonus Wagers placed, and the dealer will collect the Progressive Bonus Wagers.

 (d)  Starting with the player farthest to the dealer’s left and continuing around the table in a clockwise manner, the dealer shall deal a stack of five cards to each player who has placed an Ante Wager and Blind Wager in accordance with §  687a.7(d)(1) (relating to wagers). All cards shall be dealt face down to the players.

 (e)  After five cards have been dealt to each player, the dealer shall deal himself five cards.

 (f)  The dealer shall then place one card in the area on the layout described in §  687a.2(b)(4) (relating to DJ Wild Stud Poker Table; physical characteristics), and the dealer shall remove the stub from the manual dealing shoe and, except as provided in subsection (i), place the stub in the discard rack without exposing the cards.

 (g)  If an automated card shuffling device, which counts the number of cards in the deck after the completion of each shuffle and indicates whether 53 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.

 (h)  If the count of the stub indicates that 53 cards are in the deck, the dealer shall place the stub in the discard rack without exposing the cards.

 (i)  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 53 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 §  687a.5 (relating to shuffle and cut of the cards); 58 Pa. Code §  687a.7 (relating to wagers); and 58 Pa. Code §  687a.11 (relating to procedures for completion of each round of play).

§ 687a.9. Procedure 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 §  687a.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 a Progressive Bonus Wager on the sensor, the dealer will press the Start Game button on the keypad, which will light up the Progressive Bonus Wagers placed, and the dealer will collect the Progressive Bonus Wagers.

 (c)  Starting with the player farthest to the dealer’s left and continuing around the table in a clockwise manner, the dealer shall deal a stack of five cards to each player who has placed an Ante Wager and Blind Wager in accordance with §  687a.7(d)(1) (relating to wagers). All cards shall be dealt face down to the players.

 (d)  After five cards have been dealt to each player, the dealer shall deal himself five cards.

 (e)  The dealer shall then place one card in the area on the layout described in §  687a.2(b)(4) (relating to DJ Wild Stud Poker Table; physical characteristics), and the dealer shall remove the stub from the manual dealing shoe and, except as provided in subsection (f), place the stub in the discard rack without exposing the cards.

 (f)  If an automated card shuffling device that counts the number of cards in the deck after the completion of each shuffle and indicates whether 53 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.

 (g)  If the count of the stub indicates that 53 cards are in the deck, the dealer shall place the stub in the discard rack without exposing the cards.

 (h)  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 53 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 §  687a.5 (relating to shuffle and cut of the cards); 58 Pa. Code §  687a.7 (relating to wagers); 58 Pa. Code §  687a.10 (relating to procedure for dealing the cards from an automated dealing shoe); and 58 Pa. Code §  687a.11 (relating to procedures for completion of each round of play).

§ 687a.10. Procedure 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 §  687a.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 five cards dispensed by the automated dealing shoe face down to the player farthest to the dealer’s left who has placed an Ante Wager and Blind Wager in accordance with §  687a.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 and Blind Wager.

 (c)  After each stack of five cards has been dispensed and delivered in accordance with this section, the dealer shall dispense to himself five cards, remove the remaining cards from the automated dealing shoe and follow the procedures in §  687a.9(a)(2) (relating to procedure for dealing the cards from the hand) and place one card in the area on the layout described in §  687a.2(b)(4) (relating to DJ Wild Stud Poker Table; physical characteristics) if a player has placed a Progressive Bonus wager.

 (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 53 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 53 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 53 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 §  687a.5 (relating to shuffle and cut of the cards); 58 Pa. Code §  687a.7 (relating to wagers); and 58 Pa. Code §  687a.11 (relating to procedures for completion of each round of play).

§ 687a.11. Procedures for completion of each round of play.

 (a)  After the dealing procedures required under § §  687a.8, 687a.9 or 687a.10 (relating to procedure for dealing the cards from a manual dealing shoe; procedure for dealing the cards from the hand; and procedure 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 DJ Wild Stud Poker 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, 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 and Blind Wager if he wishes to make a Raise Wager in an amount equal to two times the player’s Ante Wager or fold and forfeit the Ante Wager and Blind Wager and end his participation in the round of play.

   (1)  If a player has placed an Ante Wager and Blind Wager and an optional Trips Bonus Wager but does not make a Raise Wager, the player shall forfeit the Ante Wager and Blind Wager but does not forfeit the Trips Bonus Wager.

   (2)  If a player has placed an Ante Wager and Blind Wager and an optional Two-Way Bad Beat Bonus Wager but does not make a Raise Wager, the player shall forfeit the Ante Wager, the Blind Wager and the Two-Way Bad Beat Wager.

   (3)  The certificate holder may, in its discretion, choose to allow or not allow folded hands to qualify for the Progressive Bonus Wager.

 (c)  After each player who has placed an Ante Wager and Blind Wager has either placed a Raise Wager on the designated area of the layout or forfeited his Ante Wager and Blind Wager, the dealer shall collect all forfeited wagers and associated cards, except for the cards of those players who placed an optional Trips Bonus Wager or Progressive Bonus Wager and place the cards in the discard rack.

 (d)  Once all players have either placed a Raise Wager or folded, the dealer shall turn over and reveal his five-card hand and announce the best possible DJ Wild Stud Poker hand that can be formed.

 (e)  Beginning with the player farthest to the dealer’s left and continuing around the table in a counterclockwise direction, the dealer shall then evaluate and announce the best possible DJ Wild Stud Poker hand that can be formed using the player’s five cards. The wagers of each remaining player shall be resolved one player at a time regardless of outcome. All Ante Wagers, Blind Wagers and Raise wagers shall be settled as follows:

   (1)  If a player’s highest ranking DJ Wild Stud Poker hand is higher than the dealer’s highest ranking DJ Wild Stud Poker hand, as provided in §  687a.6(c) (relating to DJ Wild Stud Poker hand rankings), the dealer shall pay the winning Ante Wager, Blind Wager and Raise Wager in accordance with §  687a.12(a) and (b) (relating to payout odds; progressive wager configuration).

   (2)  If a player’s highest ranking DJ Wild Stud Poker hand is equal to the dealer’s highest ranking DJ Wild Stud Poker hand, as provided in §  687a.6(c), the hand is a push, and the dealer shall not collect the Ante Wager, Blind Wager and Raise Wager.

   (3)  If the player’s highest ranking DJ Wild Stud Poker hand is lower than the dealer’s highest ranking DJ Wild Stud Poker hand, as provided in §  687.6(c), the player loses, and the dealer shall collect the Ante Wager, Blind Wager and Raise Wager.

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

   (1)  For the Progressive Bonus Wager, if the player has been dealt the Joker Wild card, it will be replaced in his hand with the one card in the area on the layout described in §  687a.2(b)(4) (relating to DJ Wild Stud Poker Table; physical characteristics).

     (i)   If the player’s highest ranking DJ Wild Stud Poker hand is not three-of-a-kind or better, as provided in §  687a.6(d), the dealer shall collect the losing Progressive Bonus Wager.

     (ii)   If the player’s highest ranking DJ Wild Stud Poker hand is three-of-a-kind or better, as provided in §  687a.6(d), the dealer shall pay the winning Progressive Bonus Wager in accordance with §  687a.12(c).

   (2)  For the Trips Bonus Wager:

     (i)   If the player’s highest ranking DJ Wild Stud Poker hand is not three-of-a-kind or better, as provided in §  687a.6(e), the dealer shall collect the losing Trips Bonus Wager.

     (ii)   If the player’s highest ranking DJ Wild Stud Poker hand is three-of-a-kind or better, as provided in §  687a.6(e), the dealer shall pay the winning Trips Bonus Wager in accordance with §  687a.12(d).

   (3)  For the Two-Way Bad Beat Bonus Wager:

     (i)   If the player’s highest ranking DJ Wild Stud Poker hand is not three-of-a-kind or better, or the player’s highest ranking hand is a three-of-a-kind or better but does not lose to the dealer’s higher ranking hand, as provided in §  687a.6(f), the dealer shall collect the losing Two-Way Bad Beat Bonus Wager.

     (ii)   If the player’s highest ranking DJ Wild Stud Poker hand is three-of-a-kind or better and loses to the dealer’s higher ranking hand, as provided in §  687a.6(f), the dealer shall pay the winning Two-Way Bad Beat Bonus Wager in accordance with §  687a.12(e).

 (g)  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 §  687a.7 (relating to wagers); and 58 Pa. Code §  687a.13 (relating to irregularities).

§ 687a.12. Payout odds; progressive wager configuration.

 (a)  A certificate holder shall pay winning Ante Wager and Raise Wagers 1 to 1.

 (b)  A certificate holder shall pay out winning Blind Bonus Wagers in accordance with one of the following paytable:

Paytable Hand Pay
Five wilds 1000 to 1
Royal flush 50 to 1
Five-of-a-kind 10 to 1
Straight flush 9 to 1
Four-of-a-kind 4 to 1
Full house 3 to 1
Flush 2 to 1
Straight 1 to 1
Three-of-a-kind or less Push

 (c)  A certificate holder shall pay out winning Progressive 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 (relating to table games Rules Submission):

Progressive Paytable 1; $1 Wager;
$2,000 seed and re-seed
Hand Pay Envy
Royal flush 100% of meter $1,000
Straight flush 10% of meter $300
Four-of-a-kind 300 to 1
Full house 50 to 1
Flush 40 to 1
Straight 30 to 1
Three-of-a-kind 9 to 1


Progressive Paytable 2; $5 wager; $10,000 seed
and re-seed
Hand Pay Envy
Royal flush 100% of meter $5,000
Straight flush 10% of meter $1,500
Four-of-a-kind 300 to 1
Full house 50 to 1
Flush 40 to 1
Straight 30 to 1
Three-of-a-kind 9 to 1

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

Paytable DJWT-04
Hand Natural With Wild
Five wilds n/a 2000 to 1
Royal flush 1000 to 1 90 to 1
Five-of-a-kind n/a 70 to 1
Straight flush 200 to 1 25 to 1
Four-of-a-kind 60 to 1 6 to 1
Full house 30 to 1 5 to 1
Flush 25 to 1 4 to 1
Straight 20 to 1 3 to 1
Three-of-a-kind 6 to 1 1 to 1


Paytable DJWT-05
Hand Natural With Wild
Five wilds n/a 2000 to 1
Royal flush 1000 to 1 70 to 1
Five-of-a-kind n/a 60 to 1
Straight flush 200 to 1 25 to 1
Four-of-a-kind 50 to 1 6 to 1
Full house 30 to 1 5 to 1
Flush 25 to 1 4 to 1
Straight 20 to 1 3 to 1
Three-of-a-kind 6 to 1 1 to 1


Paytable DJWT-06
Hand Natural With Wild
Five wilds n/a 500 to 1
Royal flush 400 to 1 70 to 1
Five-of-a-kind n/a 60 to 1
Straight flush 200 to 1 25 to 1
Four-of-a-kind 50 to 1 6 to 1
Full house 30 to 1 5 to 1
Flush 25 to 1 4 to 1
Straight 20 to 1 3 to 1
Three-of-a-kind 6 to 1 1 to 1


Paytable DJWT-07
Hand Natural With Wild
Five wilds n/a 2000 to 1
Royal flush 1000 to 1 60 to 1
Five-of-a-kind n/a 50 to 1
Straight flush 200 to 1 25 to 1
Four-of-a-kind 40 to 1 6 to 1
Full house 30 to 1 5 to 1
Flush 25 to 1 4 to 1
Straight 20 to 1 3 to 1
Three-of-a-kind 6 to 1 1 to 1

 (e)  A certificate holder shall pay out winning Two-Way Bad Beat 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:

Paytable DJWBB-01
Hand Pay
Royal flush 500 to 1
Five-of-a-kind 500 to 1
Straight flush 500 to 1
Four-of-a-kind 500 to 1
Full house 400 to 1
Flush 300 to 1
Straight 100 to 1
Three-of-a-kind 9 to 1


Paytable DJWBB-02
Hand Pay
Royal flush 10,000 to 1
Five-of-a-kind 10,000 to 1
Straight flush 5,000 to 1
Four-of-a-kind 500 to 1
Full house 400 to 1
Flush 300 to 1
Straight 100 to 1
Three-of-a-kind 9 to 1


Paytable DJWBB-03
Hand Pay
Royal flush 500 to 1
Five-of-a-kind 500 to 1
Straight flush 500 to 1
Four-of-a-kind 300 to 1
Full house 200 to 1
Flush 100 to 1
Straight 50 to 1
Three-of-a-kind 15 to 1


Paytable DJWBB-04
Hand Pay
Royal flush 299 to 1
Five-of-a-kind 299 to 1
Straight flush 299 to 1
Four-of-a-kind 299 to 1
Full house 200 to 1
Flush 100 to 1
Straight 50 to 1
Three-of-a-kind or less 15 to 1

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  687a.11 (relating to procedures for completion of each round of play).

§ 687a.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 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 player’s cards or dealer’s cards are revealed prior to the placement of raise wagers in accordance with §  687a.11(b) (relating to procedure 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 Progressive Bonus Wager or Trips Bonus Wager, those wagers shall be settled in accordance with §  687a.11(f).

 (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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