CHAPTER 669a. RAISE IT UP STUD POKER

Sec.


669a.1.    Definitions.
669a.2.    Raise It Up Stud Poker table physical characteristics.
669a.3.    Cards; number of decks.
669a.4.    Opening of the table for gaming.
669a.5.    Shuffle and cut of the cards.
669a.6.    Raise It Up Stud Poker hand rankings.
669a.7.    Wagers.
669a.8.    Procedure for dealing the cards from a manual dealing shoe.
669a.9.    Procedure for dealing the cards from the hand.
669a.10.    Procedures for dealing the cards from an automated dealing shoe.
669a.11.    Procedures for completion of each round of play.
669a.12.    Payout odds; Envy Bonus; rate of progression.
669a.13.    Irregularities.

Authority

   The provisions of this Chapter 669a issued under 4 Pa.C.S. §  1202(b)(30), 13A02(1), (2), (4) and (7) and 13A23(a), unless otherwise noted.

Source

   The provisions of this Chapter 669a adopted August 26, 2016, efffective August 27, 2016, 46 Pa.B. 5540, unless otherwise noted.

§ 669a.1. Definitions.

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

   Community card—A card which is used by all players to form the best possible five-card Poker hand.

   Envy Bonus—An additional fixed sum payout made to a player who placed a Progressive Payout Wager when another player at the Raise It Up Stud Poker table is the holder of an Envy Bonus Qualifying Hand.

   Envy Bonus Qualifying Hand—A hand with a rank of an ace, king, queen straight flush as defined in §  669a.6(c) (relating to Raise It Up Stud Poker hand rankings).

   Fold—The withdrawal of a player from a round of play by not making a Play Wager.

   Push—A player’s hand that results in neither payment on nor collection of the player’s wagers.

§ 669a.2. Raise It Up Stud Poker table physical characteristics.

 (a)  Raise It Up Stud Poker shall be played on 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 Raise It Up Stud Poker 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)  Three separate betting areas designated for the placement of the Ante, Blind and Play Wagers for each player.

   (3)  Separate areas designated for the placement of the three community cards located directly in front of the table inventory container. One area must be inscribed 4th Street, a second area inscribed 5th Street and a third area inscribed 6th Street.

   (4)  If the certificate holder offers the optional Progressive Payout Wager authorized under §  669a.7(d)(4) (relating to wagers), a separate area designated for the placement of the Progressive Payout Wager for each player.

   (5)  If the certificate holder offers the optional Six Card Bonus Wager authorized under §  669a.7(d)(5), a separate area designated for the placement of the Six Card Bonus Wager for each player.

   (6)  Inscriptions that advise patrons of the payout odds or amounts for all permissible wagers and the rules governing the required amount of the Play Wager as a multiple of the player’s Ante Wager. If the information is not inscribed on the layout, a sign that sets forth the required information must be posted at each Raise It Up Stud Poker table.

 (c)  If a certificate holder offers the Progressive Payout Wager, in accordance with §  669a.7(d)(4), the Raise It Up Stud Poker table must have a progressive table game system, in accordance with §  605a.7 (relating to progressive table games), for the placement of Progressive Payout Wagers. The progressive table game system must include:

   (1)  A wagering device at each betting position that acknowledges or accepts the placement of the Progressive Payout Wager.

   (2)  A device that controls or monitors the placement of Progressive Payout Wagers at the gaming table including a mechanism, such as a lock-out button, that prevents the recognition of a Progressive Payout Wager that a player attempts to place after the dealer has announced ‘‘no more bets.’’

 (d)  Each Raise It Up Stud Poker table must have a drop box and a tip box attached on the same side of the gaming 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.

 (e)  Each Raise It Up Stud Poker table must have a discard rack securely attached to the top of the dealer’s side of the table.

§ 669a.3. Cards; number of decks.

 (a)  Except as provided in subsection (b), Raise It Up Stud Poker shall be played with one deck of cards and one cover card.

 (b)  If an automated card shuffling device is utilized, Raise It Up Stud Poker may be played with two decks of 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 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 continually alternated in and out of play, with each deck being used for every other round of play.

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

 (c)  The decks of cards used in Raise It Up 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.

§ 669a.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 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 out 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 §  669a.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 §  669a.5 (relating to shuffle and cut of the cards).

§ 669a.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 card 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 52 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 §  669a.8, §  669a.9 or §  669a.10 (relating to procedure for dealing the cards from a manual dealing shoe; procedure for dealing the cards from the hand; and procedures for dealing the cards from an automated dealing shoe).

   (2)  If the cards were shuffled manually or were pre-shuffled, 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 the 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 Raise It Up Stud Poker table that 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 is afforded an opportunity to visually inspect the cards, the procedures in §  669a.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 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 §  669a.4 (relating to opening of the table for gaming); 58 Pa. Code §  669a.8 (relating to procedure for dealing the cards from a manual dealing shoe); 58 Pa. Code §  669a.9 (relating to procedure for dealing the cards from the hand); and 58 Pa. Code §  669a.10 (relating to procedures for dealing the cards from an automated dealing shoe).

§ 669a.6. Raise It Up Stud Poker hand rankings.

 (a)  The rank of the cards used in Raise It Up 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 formed with a 2, 3, 4 and 5 but may not be combined with any other sequence of cards (for example: king, queen, ace, 2 and 3). All suits shall be equal in rank.

 (b)  The permissible five-card Poker hands in the game of Raise It Up Stud Poker, in order of highest to lowest rank, shall be:

   (1)  A royal flush, which is a hand consisting of an ace, king, queen, jack and 10 of the same suit.

   (2)  A straight flush, which is a hand, other than a royal flush, consisting of five cards of the same suit in consecutive ranking.

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

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

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

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

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

   (8)  Two pairs, which is a hand consisting of two pairs.

   (9)  One pair, which is a hand consisting of two cards of the same rank.

 (c)  For purposes of the Pair Plus Wager authorized under §  669a.7(d)(3) (relating to wagers) and the Progressive Payout Wager authorized under §  669a.7(d)(4), the permissible three-card Poker hands shall be:

   (1)  A straight flush, which is three cards of the same suit in consecutive rank.

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

   (3)  A straight, which is three cards of consecutive rank.

   (4)  A flush, which is three cards of the same suit.

   (5)  A pair, which is two cards of the same rank.

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  669a.1 (relating to definitions); 58 Pa. Code §  669a.7 (relating to wagers); and 58 Pa. Code §  669a.11 (relating to procedures for completion of each round of play).

§ 669a.7. Wagers.

 (a)  Wagers at Raise It Up Stud Poker shall be made by placing value chips, plaques or other Board-approved wagering instruments on the appropriate betting areas of the table layout. Verbal wagers accompanied by cash may not be accepted.

 (b)  Only players who are seated at the Raise It Up Stud Poker table may place a 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 Ante, Blind, Pair Plus, Progressive Payout and Six Card Bonus Wagers shall be placed prior to the dealer announcing ‘‘no more bets’’ in accordance with the dealing procedure in §  669a.8, §  669a.9 or §  669a.10 (relating to procedure for dealing the cards from a manual dealing shoe; procedure for dealing the cards from the hand; and procedures for dealing the cards from an automated dealing shoe). Except as provided in §  669a.11(b), (d) and (f) (relating to procedures for completion of each round of play), a wager may not be made, increased or withdrawn after the dealer announces ‘‘no more bets’’ and begins dealing the cards.

 (d)  The following wagers may be placed in the game of Raise It Up Stud Poker:

   (1)  To participate in a round of play, a player shall place an Ante Wager and a Blind Wager, equal to the player’s Ante Wager, that the three cards dealt to the player and the three community cards will form a pair of 10s or better as described in §  669a.6(b) (relating to Raise It Up Stud Poker hand rankings).

   (2)  In accordance with §  669a.11(b), (d) and (f), a Play Wager that the three cards dealt to the player and the three community cards will form a pair of 10s or better as described in §  669a.6(b).

   (3)  A Pair Plus Wager that the three cards dealt to the player will form a pair or better as described in §  669a.6(c).

   (4)  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 Raise It Up Stud Poker table the option to make an additional Progressive Payout Wager that the three cards dealt to the player will form a pair or better as described in §  669a.6(c). After placing Ante and Blind Wagers, a player may make an additional Progressive Payout Wager by placing a value chip into the progressive wagering device designated for that player. Each player shall be responsible for verifying that the player’s respective Progressive Payout Wager has been accepted.

   (5)  If specified in its Rules Submission under §  601a.2, a certificate holder may offer to each player at a Raise It Up Stud Poker table the option to make an additional Six Card Bonus Wager that the three cards dealt to the player and the three community cards will form a three-of-a-kind or better as described in §  669a.6(b).

 (e)  A player may not wager on more than one player position at a Raise It Up Stud Poker table.

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  669a.2 (relating to Raise It Up Stud Poker table physical characteristics); 58 Pa. Code §  669a.6 (relating to Raise It Up Stud Poker hand rankings); 58 Pa. Code §  669a.8 (relating to procedure for dealing the cards from a manual dealing shoe); 58 Pa. Code §  669a.9 (relating to procedure for dealing the cards from the hand); and 58 Pa. Code §  669a.10 (relating to procedures for dealing the cards from an automated dealing shoe).

§ 669a.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 §  669a.5 (relating to shuffle and cut of the cards) have been completed, the stacked deck of cards shall be placed in the dealing shoe either by the dealer or by the automated card shuffling device.

 (b)  Prior to dealing the cards, the dealer shall announce ‘‘no more bets’’ and, if the Progressive Payout Wager is being offered, use the progressive table game system to prevent the placement of additional Progressive Payout Wagers. The dealer shall then collect any Progressive Payout Wagers and, on the layout in front of the table inventory container, verify that the number of value chips wagered equals the number of Progressive Payout Wagers accepted by the progressive table game system. The dealer shall then place the value chips into the table inventory container.

 (c)  Each card shall be removed from the dealing shoe with the hand of the dealer that is the closest to the dealing shoe and placed on the appropriate area of the layout with the opposite hand.

 (d)  The dealer shall, starting with the player farthest to the dealer’s left and continuing around the table in a clockwise manner, deal the cards, face down, as follows:

   (1)  Deal one card at a time to each player who placed Ante and Blind Wagers in accordance with §  669a.7(d)(1) (relating to wagers) until each player who placed a wager has three cards.

   (2)  Three cards to the area designated for the placement of the community cards.

 (e)  After three cards have been dealt to each player and three cards have been dealt to the area designated for the community cards, 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, which counts the number of cards in the deck after the completion of each shuffle and indicates whether 52 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 52 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 (a player has more or less than 3 cards or the area designated for the placement of the community cards has more or less than 3 cards) but 52 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 §  669a.5 (relating to shuffle and cut of the cards); 58 Pa. Code §  669a.7 (relating to wagers); and 58 Pa. Code §  669a.11 (relating to procedures for completion of each round of play).

§ 669a.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 §  669a.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 he will 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 the cards, the dealer shall announce ‘‘no more bets’’ and, if the Progressive Payout Wager is being offered, use the progressive table game system to prevent the placement of additional Progressive Payout Wagers. If any Progressive Payout Wagers have been made, the dealer shall then collect the wagers and, on the layout in front of the table inventory container, verify that the number of value chips wagered equals the number of Progressive Payout Wagers accepted by the progressive table game system. The dealer shall then place the value chips into the table inventory container.

 (b)  The dealer shall, starting with the player farthest to the dealer’s left and continuing around the table in a clockwise manner, deal the cards, face down, as follows:

   (1)  Deal one card at a time to each player who placed Ante and Blind Wagers in accordance with §  669a.7(d)(1) (relating to wagers) until each player who placed a wager has three cards.

   (2)  Three cards to the area designated for the placement of the community cards.

 (c)  After three cards have been dealt to each player and three cards have been dealt to the area designated for the community cards, the dealer shall, except as provided in subsection (d), place the stub in the discard rack without exposing the cards.

 (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 52 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 52 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 (a player has more or less than 3 cards or the area designated for the placement of the community cards has more or less than 3 cards) but 52 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 §  669a.5 (relating to shuffle and cut of the cards); 58 Pa. Code §  669a.7 (relating to wagers); and 58 Pa. Code §  669a.11 (relating to procedures for completion of each round of play).

§ 669a.10. Procedures 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 §  669a.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 dealing shoe dispensing any stacks, the dealer shall announce ‘‘no more bets’’ and, if the Progressive Payout Wager is being offered, use the progressive table game system to prevent the placement of additional Progressive Payout Wagers. The dealer shall then collect any Progressive Payout Wagers and, on the layout in front of the table inventory container, verify that the number of value chips wagered equals the number of Progressive Payout Wagers accepted by the progressive table game system. The dealer shall then place the value chips into the table inventory container.

 (b)  The dealer shall deliver the first stack of three cards dispensed by the automated dealing shoe face down to the player farthest to the dealer’s left who has placed Ante and Blind Wagers in accordance with §  669a.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 Ante and Blind Wagers. The dealer shall then deliver a stack of three cards face down to the area designated for the placement of the three community cards.

 (c)  After each stack of three cards has been dispensed and delivered in accordance with subsection (b), the dealer shall remove the stub from the automated dealing shoe and, except as provided in subsection (d), place the stub in the discard rack without exposing the cards.

 (d)  If an automated card shuffling device that counts the number of cards in the deck after the completion of each shuffle and indicates whether 52 cards are present is not being used, the dealer shall count the stub at least once every 5 rounds of play to determine that 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 52 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 (a player has more or less than 3 cards or the area designated for the placement of the community cards has more or less than 3 cards) but 52 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 §  669a.5 (relating to shuffle and cut of the cards); 58 Pa. Code §  669a.7 (relating to wagers); and 58 Pa. Code §  669a.11 (relating to procedures for completion of each round of play).

§ 669a.11. Procedures for completion of each round of play.

 (a)  After the dealing procedures required under §  669a.8, §  669a.9 or §  669a.10 (relating to procedure for dealing the cards from a manual dealing shoe; procedure for dealing the cards from the hand; and procedures 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 Raise It Up 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 cards in full view of the dealer at all times.

   (3)  A player may not exchange or communicate information regarding his hand prior to the dealer revealing all of the community cards. A violation shall result in a forfeiture of all wagers on that round by that person.

 (b)  After each player has examined his cards and replaced them face down on the layout, 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 if he wishes to check or place a Play Wager in an amount equal to one, two or three times the amount of the player’s Ante Wager.

 (c)  Once all players have either checked or placed a Play Wager, the dealer shall turn over and reveal the first community card and place it in the 4th Street box on the layout.

 (d)  Each player shall then either check or place a Play Wager in an amount equal to one or two times the amount of the player’s Ante Wager.

 (e)  Once all remaining players have either checked or placed a Play Wager, the dealer shall turn over and reveal the second community card and place it in the 5th Street box on the layout.

 (f)  Each player shall then either place a Play Wager in an amount equal to the amount of the player’s Ante Wager or fold. If a player folds, the Ante and Blind Wagers shall be immediately collected and placed in the table inventory container and the folded hand shall be collected and placed in the discard rack unless the player made a Progressive Payout or Six Card Bonus Wager in which case the cards shall be left on the table until the Six Card Bonus Wager and any Envy Bonus is settled in accordance with subsection (i).

 (g)  If a player has placed a Progressive Payout or Six Card Bonus Wager but does not make a Play Wager, the player shall forfeit the right to receive a Progressive Payout but does not forfeit the eligibility to receive an Envy Bonus under §  669a.12(e)(5) (relating to payout odds; Envy Bonus; rate of progression) or a Six Card Bonus payout under §  669a.12(f).

 (h)  Once all remaining players have either placed a Play Wager or folded, the dealer shall turn over and reveal the third community card and place it in the 6th Street box on the layout.

 (i)  Beginning with the player farthest to the dealer’s right and continuing around the table in a counterclockwise direction, the dealer shall turn over and reveal the player’s three cards and complete the following applicable procedures in succession for each player:

   (1)  If a player placed a Pair Plus Wager, the dealer shall form the highest possible ranking three-card hand. If the player’s three cards form a pair or better, as described in §  669a.6(c) (relating to Raise It Up Stud Poker hand rankings), the dealer shall pay each winning Pairs Plus Wager in accordance with the payout odds in §  669a.12(a).

   (2)  The dealer shall form the highest possible ranking five-card hand from the player’s three cards and the three community cards. If a player’s highest ranking five-card hand:

     (i)   Does not contain a pair of 10s or better, as described in §  669a.6(b), the dealer shall collect the player’s Ante, Blind and Play Wagers.

     (ii)   Contains a pair of 10s or better, as described in §  669a.6(b), the dealer shall pay each player’s winning Ante, Play and Blind Wagers in accordance with §  669a.12(b)—(d).

   (3)  After settling the player’s Pair Plus, Ante, Play and Blind Wagers, the dealer shall settle the Progressive Payout or Six Card Bonus Wager, if offered by the certificate holder, as follows:

     (i)   If a player placed a Progressive Payout Wager and the player’s three cards contain a straight or better, the dealer shall:

       (A)   Verify that the hand is a winning hand.

       (B)   Verify that the appropriate light on the progressive table game system has been illuminated.

       (C)   Have a floorperson or above validate the progressive payout in accordance with the certificate holder’s approved internal control procedures.

       (D)   Pay the winning Progressive Payout Wager in accordance with §  669a.12(e)(1). If a player has won a progressive payout that is 100% of the jackpot amount on the progressive meter, the progressive payout may not be paid from the table inventory container. If a player has won a progressive payout that is not being paid from the table inventory container, the cards of that player shall remain on the table until the necessary documentation has been completed.

       (E)   Pay any Envy Bonus won in accordance with §  669a.12(e)(5). Players making a Progressive Payout Wager shall receive an Envy Bonus when another player at the same Raise It Up Stud Poker table is the holder of an Envy Bonus Qualifying Hand. Players are entitled to multiple Envy Bonuses if more than one player is the holder of an Envy Bonus Qualifying Hand. A player is not entitled to an Envy Bonus for his own hand.

     (ii)   If a player has placed a Six Card Bonus Wager and the player’s three cards and the three community cards form a three-of-a-kind or better, the dealer shall pay the winning Six Card Bonus Wager in accordance with §  669a.12(f).

 (j)  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.

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  669a.7 (relating to wagers); 58 Pa. Code §  669a.12 (relating to payout odds; Envy Bonus; rate of progression); and 58 Pa. Code §  669a.13 (relating to irregularities).

§ 669a.12. Payout odds; Envy Bonus; rate of progression.

 (a)  A player placing a Pair Plus Wager shall be paid at the odds in one of the following paytables selected by the certificate holder in its Rules Submission filed in accordance with §  601a.2 (relating to table games Rules Submissions):

Hand Paytable A Paytable B
Straight flush 40 to 1 40 to 1
Three-of-a-kind 30 to 1 25 to 1
Straight 6 to 1 6 to 1
Flush 4 to 1 4 to 1
Pair 1 to 1 1 to 1

 (b)  A certificate holder shall pay each winning Ante Wager at odds of 1 to 1.

 (c)  A certificate holder shall pay each winning Play Wager in accordance with the following odds:

Hand Payout
Royal flush 100 to 1
Straight flush 20 to 1
Four-of-a-kind 10 to 1
Full house 6 to 1
Flush 5 to 1
Straight 4 to 1
Three-of-a-kind 3 to 1
Two pair 3 to 2
Pair of 10s or better 1 to 1

 (d)  A certificate holder shall pay each winning Blind Wager in accordance with the following odds:

Hand Payout
Royal flush 1,000 to 1
Straight flush 200 to 1
Four-of-a-kind 30 to 1
Full house 4 to 1
Flush 3 to 1
Straight 2 to 1
Three-of-a-kind 1 to 1
Two pair Push
Pair of 10s or better Push

 (e)  If a certificate holder offers the Progressive Payout Wager:

   (1)  The certificate holder shall pay each winning Progressive Payout Wager in accordance with the following odds:

Hand Payout
Ace, king and queen of spades 100% of meter
Ace, king and queen of hearts, diamonds or clubs 500 for 1
Straight flush 70 for 1
Three-of-a-kind 60 for 1
Straight 6 for 1
Seed amount 1,000 for 1
Increment rate 14%

   (2)  A player shall receive the payout for only the highest ranking hand formed from the player’s three cards and the three community cards.

   (3)  The rate of progression for the meter used for the progressive payouts in paragraph (1) must be in the certificate holder’s Rules Submission filed in accordance with §  601a.2 and be at least 14%. The initial and reset amount must also be in the certificate holder’s Rules Submission and must be at least $1,000.

   (4)  Winning Progressive Payout Hands shall be paid in accordance with the amount on the meter when it is the player’s turn to be paid in accordance with §  669a.11(i)(3)(i) (relating to procedures for completion of each round of play).

   (5)  Envy Bonus payouts shall be made according to the following payout schedules for every Envy Bonus Qualifying Hand based upon the amount of the Progressive Payout Wager placed by the player receiving the Envy Bonus:

$1 Progressive Payout Wager

Hand Envy Bonus
Ace, king and queen of spades $100
Ace, king and queen of hearts, diamonds or clubs $25


$5 Progressive Payout Wager

Hand Envy Bonus
Ace, king and queen of spades $500
Ace, king and queen of hearts, diamonds  or clubs $125

 (f)  A certificate holder shall pay each winning Six Card Bonus Wager at the odds in one of the following paytables selected by the certificate holder in its Rules Submission filed in accordance with §  601a.2:

Hand Paytable A Paytable B Paytable C Paytable D
Royal flush 1,000 to 1 1,000 to 1 1,000 to 1 1,000 to 1
Straight flush 200 to 1 200 to 1 200 to 1 200 to 1
Four-of-a-kind 50 to 1 50 to 1 100 to 1 100 to 1
Full house 25 to 1 25 to 1 20 to 1 20 to 1
Flush 20 to 1 15 to 1 15 to 1 15 to 1
Straight 10 to 1 10 to 1 9 to 1 10 to 1
Three-of-a-kind 5 to 1 5 to 1 8 to 1 7 to 1

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  669a.11 (relating to procedures for completion of each round of play).

§ 669a.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 any player or the area designated for the placement of the community cards 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 community cards are exposed prior to the dealer revealing the community cards in accordance with §  669a.11(c), (e) and (h) (relating to procedures 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.

 (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 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 shall 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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