CHAPTER 617a. ROULETTE

Sec.


617a.1.    Roulette ball; Roulette wheel and table; physical characteristics; double zero Roulette wheel used as a single zero Roulette wheel.
617a.2.    Inspection and security procedures.
617a.3.    Placement of wagers.
617a.4.    Payout odds.
617a.5.    Rotation of wheel and ball.
617a.6.    Irregularities.

Authority

   The provisions of this Chapter 617a issued under 4 Pa.C.S. § §  13A02(1)—(4), unless otherwise noted.

Source

   The provisions of this Chapter 617a adopted May 18, 2012, effective May 19, 2012, 42 Pa.B. 2877, unless otherwise noted.

§ 617a.1. Roulette ball; Roulette wheel and table; physical characteristics; double zero Roulette wheel used as a single zero Roulette wheel.

 (a)  A ball used in Roulette must be made completely of a nonmetallic substance and not less than 12/16 inch nor more than 14/16 inch in diameter.

 (b)  Roulette shall be played on a table having a Roulette wheel of at least 30 inches in diameter at one end of the table and a Roulette layout imprinted on the opposite end of the table.

 (c)  A single zero Roulette wheel must have 37 equally spaced compartments around the wheel where the Roulette ball may come to rest. The Roulette wheel must also have a ring of 37 equally spaced areas to correspond to the position of the compartments with a compartment marked zero (0) and colored green and the others marked 1 to 36 and colored alternately red and black. The numbers must be arranged clockwise around the wheel in the following order: 0, 32, 15, 19, 4, 21, 2, 25, 17, 34, 6, 27, 13, 36, 11, 30, 8, 23, 10, 5, 24, 16, 33, 1, 20, 14, 31, 9, 22, 18, 29, 7, 28, 12, 35, 3 and 26. The color of each compartment must either be a corresponding color to those depicted on the ring or a neutral color as approved in accordance with §  601a.10(a) (relating to approval of table game layouts, signage and equipment).

 (d)  A double zero Roulette wheel must have 38 equally spaced compartments around the wheel where the Roulette ball may come to rest. The Roulette wheel must also have a ring of 38 equally spaced areas to correspond to the position of the compartments with a compartment marked zero (0) and colored green, a compartment marked double zero (00) and colored green, and the others marked 1 to 36 and colored alternately red and black. The numbers must be arranged clockwise around the wheel in the following order: 0, 28, 9, 26, 30, 11, 7, 20, 32, 17, 5, 22, 34, 15, 3, 24, 36, 13, 1, 00, 27, 10, 25, 29, 12, 8, 19, 31, 18, 6, 21, 33, 16, 4, 23, 35, 14 and 2. The color of each compartment must either be a corresponding color to those depicted on the ring or a neutral color as approved in accordance with §  601a.10(a).

 (e)  A double zero Roulette wheel and double zero table layout may be used as a single zero Roulette wheel and single zero table layout if:

   (1)  The 00 wager area on the layout is obscured with a cover or other device approved in accordance with §  601a.10(g), which clearly indicates that the 00 wager is not available.

   (2)  Signage is posted at the Roulette table to notify players of the following:

     (i)   The double zero Roulette wheel is being used as a single zero Roulette wheel and that double zero (00) is not an available wager.

     (ii)   If the Roulette ball comes to rest in the compartment marked double zero (00), the spin will be declared void and the wheel will be respun.

     (iii)   Wagers on red, black, odd, even, 1 to 18 and 19 to 36 shall be lost if the Roulette ball comes to rest in a compartment marked zero (0).

 (f)  The layout for a Roulette table shall be submitted to the Bureau of Gaming Operations and approved in accordance with §  601a.10(a) and contain, at a minimum:

   (1)  The name or logo of the certificate holder.

   (2)  Specific betting areas for the placement of the wagers authorized under §  617a.3 (relating to placement of wagers).

   (3)  Signage indicating the minimum and maximum wagers permitted at that table.

   (4)  If the certificate holder offers the Five Adjacent Number Wager authorized under §  617a.3, a replica of the Roulette wheel.

 (g)  Each Roulette table must have a drop box and tip box attached in locations as approved by the Bureau of Casino Compliance in accordance with §  601a.10(g).

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  617a.2 (relating to inspection and security procedures); and 58 Pa. Code §  617a.4 (relating to payout odds).

§ 617a.2. Inspection and security procedures.

 (a)  Prior to opening a Roulette table for gaming activity, a floorperson or member of the certificate holder’s security department shall:

   (1)  Inspect the Roulette ball by passing it over a magnet or compass to assure its nonmagnetic quality.

   (2)  Inspect the Roulette table and Roulette wheel for any magnet or contrivance that would affect the fair operation of the Roulette wheel.

   (3)  Inspect the Roulette wheel to assure that the wheel is level and rotating freely and evenly.

   (4)  Inspect the Roulette wheel to assure that all parts are secure and free from movement.

   (5)  Confirm that the layout and signage comply with §  617a.1(e) (relating to Roulette ball; Roulette wheel and table; physical characteristics; double zero Roulette wheel used as a single zero Roulette wheel) if a double zero Roulette wheel is being used as a single zero Roulette wheel.

 (b)  If a certificate holder uses a Roulette wheel that has external movable parts, any adjustments to the movable parts shall be made by a floorperson or a member of the certificate holder’s table game maintenance department in the presence of a security department member.

 (c)  All adjustments shall be completed prior to the required inspections in subsection (a).

 (d)  The certificate holder may replace any of the movable parts at any time, provided that an inspection as required under subsection (a) shall be completed prior to reopening the Roulette wheel and table for play.

 (e)  An inspection log shall be maintained by the certificate holder which must include the date, the time, the Roulette table number, whether an adjustment or replacement was completed, a description of the adjustment or replacement, a certification that an inspection, if required, was completed and the signature and Board-issued credential number of the individual making the adjustment or replacement.

 (f)  When a Roulette table is not open for play, the Roulette wheel shall be secured by placing a cover over the entire wheel and securely locking the cover.

§ 617a.3. Placement of wagers.

 (a)  All wagers at Roulette shall be made by placing Roulette chips on the appropriate areas of the Roulette layout. Verbal wagers accompanied by cash may not be accepted.

 (b)  A player at a Roulette table may not play with Roulette chips that are identical in color and design to value chips or to Roulette chips being used by another player at that same table. Roulette chips shall be cashed in for value chips or plaques before a player leaves a Roulette table.

 (c)  Each player shall be responsible for the correct positioning of his wager on the Roulette layout, regardless of whether he is assisted by the dealer. The player shall be responsible for ensuring that the instructions he gives to the dealer regarding the placement of a wager are correctly carried out.

 (d)  A wager shall be settled in accordance with its position on the layout when the ball falls into a compartment of the wheel.

 (e)  The wagers in the game of Roulette include:

   (1)  A Straight Wager that the Roulette ball will come to rest in the compartment of the Roulette wheel that corresponds to a single number selected by the player. The player shall make a Straight Wager by placing a wager within the box on the Roulette layout that contains the selected number.

     (i)   A certificate holder may, if specified in its Rules Submission under §  601a.2 (relating to table games Rules Submissions), offer the option to make five simultaneous Straight Wagers by selecting five adjacent numbers on the Roulette wheel.

     (ii)   A player shall make a Five Adjacent Number Wager by placing Roulette chips on the number indicated on the Roulette wheel replica that is the center number of the five adjacent numbers being selected.

     (iii)   A player making a Five Adjacent Number Wager shall be deemed to have made a separate Straight Wager of equal value on each of the five numbers selected.

   (2)  A Split Wager that the Roulette ball will come to rest in a compartment of the Roulette wheel that corresponds to either of two numbers selected by the player. The player shall select the numbers by placing a wager on the line between the two boxes on the Roulette layout that contain the two selected numbers. A Split Wager on 0 and 00 may also be placed on the line between the 0 and 00 or on the line between the 2nd 12 box and the 3rd 12 box.

   (3)  A Three Numbers Wager that the Roulette ball will come to rest in a compartment of the Roulette wheel that corresponds to any one of three numbers in a single row on the Roulette layout selected by the player. The player shall select a row of numbers by placing a wager on the outside line of the box on the Roulette layout that contains the first number in the selected row.

     (i)   A Three Numbers Wager may also include a wager that the Roulette ball will come to rest in a compartment of the Roulette wheel that corresponds to any one of the three numbers in one of the following groups of numbers: 0, 1 and 2; 0, 2 and 00; or 00, 2 and 3.

     (ii)   The player shall select one of the Three Numbers Wagers in subparagraph (i) by placing a wager on the common corner of the three boxes containing the selected numbers.

   (4)  A Four Numbers Wager that the Roulette ball will come to rest in a compartment of the Roulette wheel that corresponds to any one of four numbers in contiguous boxes on the Roulette layout selected by the player. The player shall select the four numbers by placing a wager on the common corner of the four boxes containing the selected numbers.

   (5)  A First Five Numbers Wager that the Roulette ball will come to rest in a compartment of the Roulette wheel that corresponds to any one of the numbers 0, 00, 1, 2 or 3. The player shall make a First Five Numbers Wager by placing a wager on the common corner of the boxes on the Roulette layout that contain the label 1st 12 and the numbers 0 and 1.

   (6)  A Six Numbers Wager that the Roulette ball will come to rest in a compartment of the Roulette wheel that corresponds to one of six consecutive numbers contained in two contiguous rows of numbers on the Roulette layout selected by the player. The player shall select the two rows of numbers by placing a wager on the outside common corner of the boxes on the Roulette layout that contains the first number in each of the rows being selected.

   (7)  A Column Wager that the Roulette ball will come to rest in a compartment of the Roulette wheel that corresponds to any 1 of 12 numbers contained in a single column on the Roulette layout selected by the player. The player shall select a column of 12 numbers by placing a wager in the box on the Roulette layout that is at the bottom of the column being selected.

   (8)  A Dozen Wager that the Roulette ball will come to rest in a compartment of the Roulette wheel that corresponds to any 1 of 12 consecutive numbers from 1—12, 13—24 or 25—36, selected by the player. The player shall select the 12 numbers by placing a wager in the box on the Roulette layout labeled 1st 12, 2nd 12 or 3rd 12.

   (9)  A Red Wager that the Roulette ball will come to rest in any compartment of the Roulette wheel that corresponds to a number with a red background on the Roulette wheel. The player shall make a Red Wager by placing a wager within the red box on the Roulette layout.

   (10)  A Black Wager that the Roulette ball will come to rest in any compartment of the Roulette wheel that corresponds to a number with a black background on the Roulette wheel. The player shall make a Black Wager by placing a wager within the black box on the Roulette layout.

   (11)  An Odd Wager that the Roulette ball will come to rest in any compartment of the Roulette wheel that corresponds to an odd number. The player shall make an Odd Wager by placing a wager within the box on the Roulette layout that is labeled Odd.

   (12)  An Even Wager that the Roulette ball will come to rest in any compartment of the Roulette wheel that corresponds to an even number. The player shall make an Even Wager by placing a wager within the box on the Roulette layout that is labeled Even.

   (13)  A 1—18 Wager that the Roulette ball will come to rest in a compartment of the Roulette wheel that corresponds to any 1 of 18 consecutive numbers from 1—18. The player shall make a 1—18 Wager by placing a wager within the box on the Roulette layout that is labeled 1—18.

   (14)  A 19—36 Wager that the Roulette ball will come to rest in a compartment of the Roulette wheel that corresponds to any 1 of 18 consecutive numbers from 19—36. The player shall make a 19—36 Wager by placing a wager within the box on the Roulette layout that is labeled 19—36.

Cross References

   This section cited in 617a.1 (relating to Roulette ball; Roulette wheel and table; physical characteristics; double zero Roulette wheel used as a single zero Roulette wheel).

§ 617a.4. Payout odds.

 (a)  A certificate holder shall pay out winning Roulette wagers at no less than the odds in the following paytable:

Wager Payout Odds
Straight 35 to 1
Split 17 to 1
Three Numbers 11 to 1
Four Numbers  8 to 1
First Five Numbers  6 to 1
Six Numbers  5 to 1
Column  2 to 1
Dozen  2 to 1
Red  1 to 1
Black  1 to 1
Odd  1 to 1
Even  1 to 1
1—18  1 to 1
19—36  1 to 1

 (b)  When Roulette is played on a single zero wheel or double zero wheel and the Roulette ball comes to rest in a compartment marked zero (0) or double zero (00), wagers on red, black, odd, even, 1—18 and 19—36 will be lost.

 (c)  When Roulette is played on a double zero wheel being used as a single zero wheel, as provided in §  617a.1 (relating to Roulette ball; Roulette wheel and table; physical characteristics; double zero Roulette wheel used as a single zero Roulette wheel), the following apply:

   (1)  Notice shall be provided that the double zero wheel is being used as a single zero wheel.

   (2)  If the Roulette ball comes to rest in a compartment marked double zero (00), the dealer shall announce ‘‘no spin,’’ declare the spin void and respin the wheel.

   (3)  Wagers on red, black, odd, even, 1—18 and 19—36 will be lost if the Roulette ball comes to rest in a compartment marked zero (0).

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  617a.5 (relating to rotation of wheel and ball).

§ 617a.5. Rotation of wheel and ball.

 (a)  The Roulette ball shall be spun by the dealer in a direction opposite to the rotation of the wheel and complete at least four revolutions around the track of the wheel to constitute a valid spin.

 (b)  While the ball is still rotating in the track around the wheel, the dealer shall announce ‘‘no more bets,’’ in a manner sufficient to be heard by all players at the table. Once ‘‘no more bets’’ has been announced by the dealer, players may not touch any chips that have been placed on the Roulette layout until the dealer has collected all losing wagers and paid off all winning wagers in accordance with subsection (e).

 (c)  When the ball comes to rest in a compartment, the dealer shall announce the number of the compartment and shall place a point marker on that number on the Roulette layout.

 (d)  If a certificate holder offers the Five Adjacent Number Wager, the dealer shall then move 1/5 of each winning Five Adjacent Number Wager from the Roulette wheel replica to the box on the main Roulette layout that contains the single number corresponding to the compartment in which the Roulette ball came to rest.

 (e)  After placing the point marker on the layout and, if applicable, complying with subsection (d), the dealer shall first collect all losing wagers and then pay off all winning wagers in accordance with §  617a.4 (relating to payout odds).

§ 617a.6. Irregularities.

 (a)  If the ball is spun in the same direction as the wheel, the dealer shall announce ‘‘no spin’’ and attempt to remove the Roulette ball prior to it coming to rest in one of the compartments.

 (b)  If the Roulette ball does not complete four revolutions around the track of the wheel, the dealer shall announce ‘‘no spin.’’ The dealer shall inspect the ball for any signs of damage and if the ball is damaged, ask the floorperson or above for a new Roulette ball with which to continue gaming at the table.

 (c)  If the Roulette ball leaves the wheel during the spin, the dealer shall announce ‘‘no spin.’’ The dealer shall inspect the ball for any signs of damage and if the ball is damaged, ask the floorperson or above for a new Roulette ball with which to continue gaming at the table.

 (d)  If a foreign object enters the wheel prior to the ball coming to rest, the dealer shall announce ‘‘no spin’’ and attempt to remove the Roulette ball from the wheel prior to it coming to rest in one of the compartments.



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