CHAPTER 665a. DOUBLE ATTACK BLACKJACK

Sec.


665a.1.    Definitions.
665a.2.    Double Attack Blackjack table; card reader device; physical characteristics; inspections.
665a.3.    Cards; number of decks; value of cards.
665a.4.    Opening of the table for gaming.
665a.5.    Shuffle and cut of the cards.
665a.6.    Wagers.
665a.7.    Procedure for dealing the cards; completion of each round of play.
665a.8.    Insurance Wager.
665a.9.    Surrender.
665a.10.    Double Down Wager.
665a.11.    Splitting pairs.
665a.12.    Payout odds.
665a.13.    Irregularities.

Authority

   The provisions of this Chapter 665a issued under 4 Pa.C.S. § §  1202(b)(30), 1207(3) and (9) and 13A02(1), (2) and (4), unless otherwise noted.

Source

   The provisions of this Chapter 665a adopted January 31, 2014, effective February 1, 2014, 44 Pa.B. 619, unless otherwise noted.

§ 665a.1. Definitions.

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

   Blackjack—An ace and any card having a value of 10 dealt as the initial two cards to a player or the dealer.

   Card reader device—A device which permits the dealer to determine if the hole card will give the dealer a Blackjack.

   Hard total—The total point count of a hand which does not contain aces or which contains aces that are each counted as 1 in value.

   Hole card—The second card dealt face down to the dealer.

   Soft total—The total point count of a hand containing an ace when the ace is counted as 11 in value.

§ 665a.2. Double Attack Blackjack table; card reader device; physical characteristics; inspections.

 (a)  Double Attack Blackjack 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 Double Attack Blackjack table shall be submitted to the Bureau of Gaming Operations and approved 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 Bet Wager and the Double Attack Wager for each player.

   (3)  The following inscriptions:

     (i)   Blackjack pays even money.

     (ii)   Insurance pays 5 to 2.

     (iii)   Dealer shall draw to 16 and stand on all 17s or other similar language approved by the Executive Director in accordance with §  601a.10(a).

   (4)  If the certificate holder offers the optional Bust It Wager authorized under §  665a.6(e) (relating to wagers), a separate area designated for the placement of the Bust It Wager for each player.

   (5)  Inscriptions that advise patrons of the payout odds or amounts for all permissible wagers offered by the certificate holder. If the payout odds or amounts are not inscribed on the layout, a sign identifying the payout odds or amounts for all permissible wagers shall be posted at each Blackjack table.

 (c)  Each Double Attack Blackjack 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 Double Attack Blackjack table must have a card reader device attached to the top of the dealer’s side of the table. The floorperson assigned to the Double Attack Blackjack table shall inspect the card reader device at the beginning of each gaming day to ensure that there has been no tampering with the device and that it is in proper working order.

 (e)  Each Double Attack Blackjack table must have a discard rack securely attached to the top of the dealer’s side of the table. The height of each discard rack must either:

   (1)  Equal the height of the cards, stacked one on top of the other, in the total number of decks that are to be used in the dealing shoe at that table.

   (2)  Be taller than the height of the total number of decks being used if the discard rack has a distinct and clearly visible mark on its side to show the exact height for a stack of cards equal to the total number of cards in the number of decks to be used in the dealing shoe at that table.

§ 665a.3. Cards; number of decks; value of cards.

 (a)  Except as provided in subsection (b), Double Attack Blackjack shall be played with an eight-deck batch of cards that are identical in appearance and at least one cover card. The decks shall consist of 48 cards, with the 10 of each suit removed from each deck during the inspection required under §  665a.4 (relating to opening of the table for gaming) or as provided in §  603a.16(u) or (v) (relating to cards; receipt, storage, inspection and removal from use).

 (b)  If an automated card shuffling device is utilized, other than a continuous shuffler, Double Attack Blackjack shall be played with two batches of cards in accordance with the following requirements:

   (1)  The cards shall be separated into two batches with eight decks included in each batch.

   (2)  The cards in each batch must be of the same design but the backs of the cards in one batch must be of a different color than the cards in the other batch.

   (3)  One batch of cards shall be shuffled and stored in the automated card shuffling device while the other batch is being used to play the game.

   (4)  Both batches of cards shall be continuously alternated in and out of play, with each batch being used for every other dealing shoe.

   (5)  The cards from only one batch shall be placed in the discard rack at any given time.

 (c)  The decks of cards opened for use at a Double Attack Blackjack table shall be changed at least once every 24 hours.

 (d)  The value of the cards shall be as follows:

   (1)  Any card from 2 to 9 shall have its face value.

   (2)  Any jack, queen or king shall have a value of 10.

   (3)  An ace shall have a value of 11 unless that value would give a player or the dealer a score in excess of 21, in which case the ace shall have a value of 1.

§ 665a.4. Opening of the table for gaming.

 (a)  After receiving the 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)  If the decks contain the 10 of any suit, the dealer and a floorperson shall ensure that these cards are removed from the decks, torn in half and placed in the box, envelope or container that the decks came from.

 (c)  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.

 (d)  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 §  665a.5 (relating to shuffle and cut of the cards).

 (e)  If an automated shuffling device is utilized, other than a continuous shuffler, all the decks in one batch of cards shall be spread for inspection, mixed, stacked and shuffled in accordance with subsections (a)—(c) separate from the decks in the other batch of cards.

 (f)  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) and (c)—(e) do not apply.

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  665a.3 (relating to card; number of decks; value of cards); and 58 Pa. Code §  665a.5 (relating to shuffle and cut of the cards).

§ 665a.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 shoe of cards is dealt 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 device shall place the decks 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)  After the cards have been shuffled and stacked, the dealer shall offer the stack of cards to be cut, with the backs facing away from the dealer, to the player determined under subsection (c). If no player accepts the cut, the dealer shall cut the cards.

 (c)  The cut of the cards shall be offered to players in the following order:

   (1)  The first player arriving at the table, if the game is just beginning.

   (2)  The player on whose betting area the cover card appeared during the last round of play.

   (3)  If the cover card appeared on the dealer’s hand during the last round of play, the player at the farthest position to the right of the dealer. If this player refuses, the offer to cut the cards shall rotate to each player in a counterclockwise manner.

   (4)  If the reshuffle was initiated at the direction of the floorperson or above, the player at the farthest position to the right of the dealer. If this player refuses, the offer to cut the cards shall rotate to each player in a counterclockwise manner.

 (d)  The player or dealer making the cut shall place the cover card in the stack at least ten cards from the top or bottom of the stack. Once the cover card has been inserted, the dealer shall take all cards on top of the cover card and place them on the bottom of the stack. The dealer shall then insert the cover card in the stack at a position at least 1/4 of the way in from 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 the cards have been placed in the dealing shoe, 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. If a recut is required, the cards shall be recut either by the player who last cut the cards or by the next person entitled to cut the cards, as determined under subsection (c). The stack of cards shall then be inserted into the dealing shoe for commencement of play.

 (f)  A reshuffle of the cards in the shoe shall take place after the cover card is reached in the shoe, as provided in §  665a.7(d) (relating to procedure for dealing the cards; completion of each round of play), except that a floorperson may determine that the cards should be reshuffled after any round of play.

 (g)  If there is no gaming activity at a Double Attack Blackjack table which is open for gaming, the cards shall be removed from the dealing shoe and the discard rack and spread out on the table face down unless a player 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 §  665a.4(d) (relating to opening of the table for gaming) and this section shall be completed.

 (h)  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 (b)—(g) do not apply.

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  665a.4 (relating to opening of the table for gaming); 58 Pa. Code §  665a.6 (relating to wagers); 58 Pa. Code §  665a.7 (relating to procedure for dealing the cards; completion of each round of play); and 58 Pa. Code §  665a.13 (relating to irregularities).

§ 665a.6. Wagers.

 (a)  Wagers at Double Attack Blackjack shall be made by placing value chips, plaques or other Board-approved table game wagering instruments on the appropriate areas of the Double Attack 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 under §  665a.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)  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)  To participate in a round of play, a player shall place a Bet Wager.

 (e)  A player who has placed a Bet Wager may then place a Double Attack Wager as provided in §  665a.7(e) (relating to procedure for dealing the cards; completion of each round of play), in an amount equal to or less than the player’s Bet Wager.

 (f)  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 an additional Bust It Wager, in an amount equal to or less than the player’s Bet Wager.

 (g)  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 §  665a.2 (relating to Double Attack Blackjack table; card reader device; physical characteristics; inspections); and 58 Pa. Code §  665a.7 (relating to procedure for dealing the cards; completion of each round of play).

§ 665a.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 §  665a.5 (relating to shuffle and cut of the cards) have been completed, the dealer or automated card shuffling device shall place the stacked cards in the dealing shoe.

 (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 collect and reshuffle the cards in accordance with §  665a.5.

 (e)  At the commencement of each round of play and after all players have been afforded the opportunity to make a Bet and Bust It Wager, one card shall be dealt face up to the dealer. After examining the dealer’s up card, a player who placed a Bet Wager may place an optional Double Attack Wager in accordance with §  665a.6(e) (relating to wagers).

 (f)  After all players have been afforded an opportunity to place a Double Attack Wager, starting with the player farthest to the dealer’s left and continuing around the table in a clockwise manner, the dealer shall deal the cards as follows:

   (1)  One card face up to each box on the layout in which a Bet Wager is contained.

   (2)  A second card face up to each box on the layout in which a Bet Wager is contained.

   (3)  A second card face down to the dealer.

 (g)  Immediately after the second card is dealt to each player and the dealer, if the dealer’s first card is an ace, the dealer shall offer the Insurance Wager in accordance with §  665a.8 (relating to Insurance Wager). If the dealer’s first card is an ace, king, queen or jack, the dealer shall then determine whether the hole card will give the dealer a Blackjack. The dealer shall insert the hole card into the card reader device by moving the card face down on the layout without exposing it to anyone at the table, including the dealer. If the dealer has a Blackjack, additional cards may not be dealt and each player’s Bet, Double Attack, Bust It and Insurance Wagers, if applicable, shall be settled in accordance with this section and §  665a.8.

 (h)  After the procedures in subsection (g) have been completed, if necessary, the dealer shall start with the player farthest to the dealer’s left and continue around the table in a clockwise direction and if the player:

   (1)  Has Blackjack, the dealer shall announce and pay the Bet and Double Attack Wagers in accordance with subsection (o) and remove the player’s cards. If a player also placed a Bust It Wager, the wager shall remain on the layout until subsection (m) is completed.

   (2)  Does not have Blackjack, the player shall indicate whether he wishes to surrender, as permitted under §  665a.9 (relating to surrender), double down as permitted under §  665a.10 (relating to Double Down Wager), split pairs as permitted under §  665a.11 (relating to splitting pairs), stand or draw additional cards.

 (i)  As each player indicates his decision, the dealer shall deal face upwards whatever additional cards are necessary to effectuate the player’s decision.

 (j)  A player may elect to draw additional cards whenever his point count total is less than 21, except that:

   (1)  A player having Blackjack or a hard or soft total of 21 may not draw additional cards.

   (2)  A player electing to make a Double Down Wager may draw only one additional card.

 (k)  Prior to the dealer exposing his hole card, if player has less than 21 after drawing additional cards, the player may surrender in accordance with §  665a.9.

 (l)  After the decisions of each player have been implemented and all additional cards have been dealt, the dealer shall turn the hole card face up.

 (m)  If the first two cards of the dealer’s hand:

   (1)  Equal a total point count of 17 or higher, the dealer shall collect all losing Bust It Wagers before settling the player’s Bet or Double Attack Wagers in accordance with subsection (o).

   (2)  Equal a total point count of less than 17, the dealer shall draw an additional card. If the dealer’s three card hand has a total point count:

     (i)   In excess of 21, the dealer shall pay the winning Bust It Wager in accordance with §  665a.12(c) (relating to payout odds). The payout shall be based on the value of the third card drawn, except that if all three of the dealer’s cards are an 8 of the same color or suit, a player shall receive an increased payout based on the three 8s instead of the payout based on the value of the third card drawn.

     (ii)   Of 21 or less, the dealer shall collect all losing Bust It Wagers.

 (n)  After settling the player’s Bust It Wager, if applicable, if the dealer’s first three cards equal a total point count of less than 17, the dealer shall draw additional cards until he has a hard or soft total of 17, 18, 19, 20 or 21.

 (o)  After all additional cards have been dealt to the players and the dealer, the dealer shall, starting with the player farthest to the dealer’s right and continuing around the table in a counterclockwise direction, settle the remaining wagers by collecting all losing wagers and paying all winning wagers as follows:

   (1)  A Bet Wager shall:

     (i)   Win and be paid in accordance with §  665a.12(a) if:

       (A)   The total point count of the player’s hand is 21 or less and the total point count of the dealer’s hand is in excess of 21.

       (B)   The total point count of the player’s hand exceeds the total point count of the dealer’s hand without exceeding 21.

       (C)   The player has a Blackjack and the dealer’s hand has a total point count of 21 in more than two cards.

     (ii)   Lose and be collected if:

       (A)   The dealer has a Blackjack and the player does not have a Blackjack.

       (B)   The total point count of the dealer’s hand is 21 or less and the total point count of the player’s hand is in excess of 21.

       (C)   The total point count of the dealer’s hand exceeds the total point count of the player’s hand without exceeding 21.

     (iii)   Tie and be returned to the player if the total point count of the player’s hand is the same as the dealer’s or if both the player and dealer have Blackjack.

   (2)  A Double Attack Wager shall win, lose or tie in accordance with subsection (o)(1) except that the Double Attack Wager shall be returned to the player if the dealer has a Blackjack and the player does not have a Blackjack.

 (p)  The dealer shall pay all winning wagers and collect all losing wagers beginning with the player farthest to the dealer’s right and continuing around the table in a counterclockwise direction. The dealer shall place any losing wagers directly into the table inventory and may not pay off any winning wagers by using value chips collected from a losing wager.

 (q)  After all wagers have been settled, the dealer shall remove all 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.

 (r)  Players and spectators may not handle, remove or alter any cards used to play Double Attack Blackjack.

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  665a.5 (relating to shuffle and cut of the cards); 58 Pa. Code §  665a.6 (relating to wagers); and 58 Pa. Code §  665a.9 (relating to surrender).

§ 665a.8. Insurance Wager.

 (a)  If the first card dealt to the dealer is an ace, each player may make an Insurance Wager which shall win if the dealer’s hole card is a king, queen or jack.

 (b)  An Insurance Wager may be made by placing a value chip on the insurance line of the layout in an amount not more than 1/2 of the player’s Bet Wager. A player may wager an amount in excess of 1/2 of the initial Bet Wager to the next unit that can be wagered in chips, when, because of the limitation of the value of chip denominations, half the initial wager cannot be bet. Insurance Wagers shall be placed prior to the dealer inserting his hole card into the card reader device.

 (c)  Winning Insurance Wagers shall be paid in accordance with the payout odds in §  665a.12(b) (relating to payout odds).

 (d)  Losing Insurance Wagers shall be collected by the dealer immediately after the dealer inserts his hole card into the card reader device and determines that he does not have a Blackjack and before he draws any additional cards.

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  665a.7 (relating to procedure for dealing the cards; completion of each round of play); and 58 Pa. Code §  665a.9 (relating to surrender).

§ 665a.9. Surrender.

 (a)  After the first two cards are dealt to the player, the player may elect to discontinue play on his hand for that round by surrendering. A player may also elect to surrender after additional cards are dealt to the player, after a hand is split as permitted under §  665a.11 (relating to splitting pairs) and after doubling down as permitted under §  665a.10 (relating to Double Down Wager). A player may not elect to surrender after deciding to stand.

 (b)  If the player elects to surrender and the first card dealt to the dealer:

   (1)  Is not an ace, king, queen or jack, the dealer shall immediately collect the cards of the player and 1/2 of the Bet Wager and Double Attack Wager, if applicable, and return the other 1/2 to the player.

   (2)  Is an ace, king, queen or jack, the dealer shall determine whether the hole card will give the dealer a Blackjack. The dealer shall insert the hole card into the card reader device in accordance with §  665a.7(g) (relating to procedure for dealing the cards; completion of each round of play). If the dealer:

     (i)   Has a Blackjack, the dealer shall collect the entire Bet Wager and the Bust It Wager, if applicable, and return the Double Attack Wager, if applicable, to the player.

     (ii)   Does not have a Blackjack, the dealer shall immediately collect the cards of the player and 1/2 of the Bet Wager and Double Attack Wager, if applicable, and return the other 1/2 to the player.

 (c)  If the player has made a Bust It Wager and then elects to surrender, the Bust It Wager must remain on the layout until settled in accordance with §  665a.7(m).

 (d)  If the player has made an Insurance Wager and then elects to surrender, each wager will be settled separately in accordance with subsection (b) and §  665a.8 (relating to Insurance Wager).

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  665a.7 (relating to procedure for dealing the cards; completion of each round of play).

§ 665a.10. Double Down Wager.

 (a)  Except when a player has a Blackjack, a player may elect to make a Double Down Wager, which may not exceed the amount of his original Bet and Double Attack Wagers, on two or more cards dealt to that player, including any hands resulting from a split pair, provided that only one additional card shall be dealt to the hand on which the player has elected to double down.

 (b)  If a dealer obtains Blackjack after a player makes a Double Down Wager, the dealer shall collect only the amount of the original Bet Wager of the player and shall return the Double Down and Double Attack Wagers.

 (c)  Upon a player’s election to make a Double Down Wager, the dealer shall deal the one additional card face up and place it sideways on the layout.

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  665a.7 (relating to procedure for dealing the cards; completion of each round of play); and 58 Pa. Code §  665a.9 (relating to surrender).

§ 665a.11. Splitting pairs.

 (a)  If the initial two cards dealt to a player are identical in value, the player may elect 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 original Bet and Double Attack Wagers. For example, if a player has two 7s 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 player’s decisions with respect to the first incomplete hand on the dealer’s 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 that hand. A player may split pairs again if the second card dealt to an incomplete hand is identical in value to the split pair. A player may split pairs a maximum of three times for a total of four hands.

 (d)  If the dealer obtains Blackjack after a player splits pairs, the dealer shall collect only the amount of the original Bet Wager of the player and return the Double Attack Wager and 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. Aces may not be split more than once and may not be resplit.

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  665a.7 (relating to procedure for dealing the cards; completion of each round of play); and 58 Pa. Code §  665a.9 (relating to surrender).

§ 665a.12. Payout odds.

 (a)  The certificate holder shall pay out each winning Bet and Double Attack Wager at odds of 1 to 1.

 (b)  The certificate holder shall pay out winning Insurance Wagers at odds of 5 to 2.

 (c)  The certificate holder shall pay out winning Bust It Wagers at the odds in the following paytable:

Hand Payout
8, 8, 8 of the same suit200 to 1
8, 8, 8 of the same color 50 to 1
Third card drawn:
 Is a 6 15 to 1
 Is a 7 10 to 1
 Is an 8 8 to 1
 Is a 96 to 1
 Is a king, queen or jack3 to 1

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  665a.7 (relating to procedure for dealing the cards; completion of each round of play); and 58 Pa. Code §  665a.8 (relating to Insurance Wager).

§ 665a.13. Irregularities.

 (a)  A card found face up in the shoe may not be used in that round of play and shall be placed in the discard rack.

 (b)  A card drawn in error without its face being exposed shall be used as though it were the next card from the shoe.

 (c)  After the initial two cards have been dealt to each player and the dealer and a card is drawn in error and exposed to the players, the card shall be dealt to the players or dealer as though it were the next card from the shoe. Any player refusing to accept the card may not have any additional cards dealt to him during the round. If the card is refused by the players and the dealer cannot use the card, the card shall be placed in the discard rack.

 (d)  If the dealer has 17 and accidentally draws a card for himself, the card shall be placed in the discard rack.

 (e)  If there are insufficient cards remaining in the shoe to complete a round of play, all of the cards in the discard rack shall be shuffled and cut according to the procedures in §  665a.5 (relating to shuffle and cut of the cards). The first card shall be drawn face down and placed in the discard rack and the dealer shall complete the round of play.

 (f)  If no cards are dealt to a player’s hand, the hand is dead and the player shall be included in the next deal. If only one card is dealt to a player’s hand, at the player’s option, the dealer shall deal the second card to the player after all other players have received a second card.

 (g)  If after receiving the first two cards, the dealer fails to deal an additional card to a player who has requested a card, then, at the player’s option, the dealer shall either deal the additional card after all other players have received their additional cards but prior to the dealer revealing his hole card or call the player’s hand dead and return the player’s Bet and Double Attack Blackjack Wagers.

 (h)  If the dealer inserts his hole card into a card reader device when the value of his first card is not an ace, king, queen or jack, the dealer, after notification to a floorperson or above, shall:

   (1)  If the particular card reader device in use provides any player with the opportunity to determine the value of the hole card, call all hands dead, collect the cards and return each player’s wager.

   (2)  If the particular card reader device in use does not provide any player with the opportunity to determine the value of the hole card, continue play.

 (i)  If a card reader device malfunctions, the dealer may not continue dealing the game of Double Attack Blackjack at that table until the card reader device is repaired or replaced.

 (j)  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.

 (k)  If an automated shuffling device malfunctions and cannot be used, the device must be covered or have a sign indicating that it is out of order placed on the device before any other method of shuffling may be utilized at that table.



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