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PROPOSED RULEMAKING

PENNSYLVANIA GAMING CONTROL BOARD

[ 58 PA. CODE CHS. 617a, 625a, 637a, 639a, 641a, 643a, 647a, 653a, 655a, 657a, 677a, 679a AND 684a ]

Table Game Rules of Play

[47 Pa.B. 3182]
[Saturday, June 10, 2017]

 The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (Board), under the general authority in 4 Pa.C.S. § 1202(b)(30) (relating to general and specific powers) and the specific authority in 4 Pa.C.S. § 13A02(1) and (2) (relating to regulatory authority), proposes to amend Chapters 617a, 625a, 637a, 639a, 641a, 643a, 647a, 653a, 655a, 657a, 677a and 679a and add Chapter 684a (relating to Four Card Frenzy) to read as set forth in Annex A.

Purpose of the Proposed Rulemaking

 This proposed rulemaking will incorporate new side wagers, payout tables and variations of existing table games and add a new table game to the compliment of games available for play in this Commonwealth.

Explanation

 Minor revisions are proposed for clarity and for consistency among the table game.

Chapter 617a. Roulette

 A new side wager, Touchdown Roulette, is proposed to be added to Chapter 617a (relating to Roulette). The layout requirements for Touchdown Roulette are proposed to be added in § 617a.1 (relating to Roulette ball; Roulette wheel and table; physical characteristics; double zero Roulette wheel used as a single zero Roulette wheel), a description of the wagers is proposed to be added in § 617a.3 (relating to placement of wagers) and the payout odds for the wager are proposed to be added to § 617a.4 (relating to payout odds).

Chapter 625a. Sic Bo

 A new variation is proposed to be added to Sic Bo in which a player can active the automated Sic Bo shaker. Additionally, a new payout table is proposed to be added in § 625a.6(a) (relating to payout odds) and § 625a.6(b) is proposed to be amended for clarity.

Chapter 637a. Poker

 Section 637a.10 (relating to Seven-card Stud Poker; procedures for dealing the cards; completion of each round of play) is proposed to be amended to allow up to nine players to participate in a round of play, which is consistent with the number of players allowed in other Poker games.

Chapter 639a. Caribbean Stud Poker

 New payout tables are proposed to be added to the progressive payout wager in § 639a.12(d) (relating to payout odds; rate of progression). The same payout tables were also approved for the progressive payout wager, referred to as the Five-Card Progressive Payout Wager, in Chapters 641a, 643a, 647a, 653a, 655a and 657a.

 Additionally, seed/reseed and incrementation rates are specified for all progressives as these rates correspond with the rates submitted by the manufacturer that were tested/approved by the Board's Gaming Laboratory. The same amendments are proposed to be made in Chapters 641a, 643a, 647a, 653a, 655a and 657a.

Chapter 641a. Four Card Poker

 A new side wager, the Six Card Bonus Wager, is proposed to be added to Four Card Poker. Layout requirements for the new wager are proposed to be added in § 641a.2 (relating to Four Card Poker table physical characteristics), the description of the winning hands is proposed to be added in § 641a.6 (relating to Four Card Poker rankings), a description of the wager is proposed to be added in § 641a.7 (relating to wagers), the procedure for dealing the Six Card Bonus Wager card is proposed to be added in §§ 641a.8—641a.10 (relating to procedures for dealing the cards from a manual dealing shoe; procedures for dealing the cards from the hand; and procedures for dealing the cards from an automated dealing shoe) and the procedure to complete the round of play when a patron has placed a Six Card Bonus Wager is proposed to be added in § 641a.11 (relating to procedures for completion of each round of play). The permissible payout odds for the wager are proposed to be added in § 641a.12 (relating to payout odds; Envy Bonus; rate of progression).

 The Six Card Bonus Wager is proposed to be added, in the same format, in Chapters 643a, 647a, 653a, 655a and 657a.

Chapter 643a. Let It Ride Poker

 The odds for the Five Card Bonus Wager in § 643a.12(b) (relating to payout odds; payout limitation) are proposed to be corrected to reflect that odds are paid out based on the denomination of the wager placed by the player and should be in the consistent ''to 1'' format.

Chapter 653a. Ultimate Texas Hold 'Em Poker

 A Bad Beat Bonus Wager is proposed to be added to Ultimate Texas Hold 'Em Poker. The table layout requirements for the wager are proposed to be added in § 653a.2 (relating to Ultimate Texas Hold 'Em Poker table physical characteristics), a description of the wager is proposed to be added in § 653a.7 (relating to wagers), how the dealer is to complete the round of play when a player has placed a Bad Beat Bonus Wager is proposed to be added to § 653a.11 (relating to procedures for completion of each round of play) and the payout odds are proposed to be added in § 653a.12(g) (relating to payout odds; Envy Bonus; rate of progression; payout limitation).

 Additionally, the payout limitation in § 653a.12 is proposed to be amended to reflect that only required wagers are subject to a payout limitation. Wagers that are optional for players should not be included as a cap on payouts alters the approved hold percentages. Proposed amendments to payout limitations reflect that only required wagers may be subject to a cap are also in Chapters 677a and 679a (relating to World Poker Tour Heads-Up Hold 'Em; and Three Card Prime).

Chapter 655a. Mississippi Stud

 Other table game chapters contain a section addressing the procedures for handling irregularities that occur during play of the game. Section 655a.13 (relating to irregularities) is proposed to be added for consistency with other table game chapters.

Chapter 679a. Three Card Prime

 An alternative dealing procedure is proposed to be added in §§ 679a.8—679.10 (relating to procedures for dealing the cards from a manual dealing shoe; procedures for dealing the cards from the hand; and procedures for dealing the cards from an automated dealing shoe) which allows operators to deal only one community card to be used by all players who placed a Pair Bonus Wager rather than dealing each player who placed the wager an additional card.

Chapter 684a. Four Card Frenzy

 Proposed Chapter 684a contains the requirements for Four Card Frenzy, a new table game. Section 684a.1 (relating to definitions) contains the definitions used throughout the chapter. Section 684a.2 (relating to Four Card Frenzy table physical characteristics) contains the physical characteristics of the table layout. Section 684a.3 (relating to cards; number of decks) details the number of cards and decks used to play the game. Section 684a.4 (relating to opening of the table for gaming) addresses how the dealer is to open the table game for play. Section 684a.5 (relating to shuffle and cut of the cards) details how the cards are to be shuffled and cut. Section 684a.6 (relating to Four Card Frenzy rankings) addresses the rank of the cards and hands. Section 684a.7 (relating to wagers) outlines the permissible wagers players may place during a round of play.

 Sections 684a.8—684a.10 (relating to procedures for dealing the cards from a manual dealing shoe; procedures for dealing the cards from the hand; and procedures for dealing the cards from an automated dealing shoe) address how the cards are to be dealt and the number of cards dealt to each player. Section 684a.11 (relating to procedures for completion of each round of play) specifies how wagers are to be settled and a round of play completed. Section 684a.12 (relating to payout odds; payout limitation) outlines the permissible payout odds for winning wagers and allows the operator to place a payout limit, per player per round of play on required wagers. Section 684a.13 and (relating to irregularities) addresses how a dealer is to handle irregularities during play.

 The approved payout tables in § 684a.12 have a hold percentage between 1.19% and 1.67% for required wagers. For optional wagers, the hold percentage ranges from 1.7% to 7.23% for the Four Bonus Wager, between 6.74% to 18.1% for the All Six Bonus Wager (the same wager offered in Four Card Prime and Cajun Stud) and from 4.74% to 9.8% for the Prime Wager.

Fiscal Impact

Commonwealth. The Board does not expect that this proposed rulemaking will have a fiscal impact on the Board or other Commonwealth agencies. Updates to Rules Submission forms and internal control procedures will be reviewed by existing Board staff.

Political subdivisions. This proposed rulemaking will not have fiscal impact on political subdivisions of this Commonwealth.

Private sector. This proposed rulemaking will provide certificate holders with additional table game options. If a certificate holder decides to offer Four Card Frenzy or the side wagers, payout tables or variations of other approved games within the licensed facility, the certificate holder will be required to train dealers on the rules of play and purchase new equipment, specifically table layouts corresponding to the game and wagers offered. Costs incurred to train employees or purchase/lease equipment should be offset by the proceeds of gaming.

General public. This proposed rulemaking will not have fiscal impact on the general public.

Paperwork Requirements

 If a certificate holder selects different options for the play of table games, the certificate holder will be required to submit an updated Rules Submission form reflecting the changes. These forms are available and submitted to Board staff electronically. Table game Rules Submission forms are available at http://gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov/?p=187.

Effective Date

 The proposed rulemaking will become effective upon final-form publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

Public Comments

 Interested persons are invited to submit written comments, suggestions or objections regarding the proposed rulemaking within 30 days after publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin to R. Douglas Sherman, Chief Counsel, Attention: Regulation # 125-205 Public Comment, Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, P.O. Box 69060, Harrisburg, PA 17106-9060.

Contact Person

 The contact person for questions about this proposed rulemaking is R. Douglas Sherman, Chief Counsel, (717) 346-8300.

Regulatory Review

 Under section 5(a) of the Regulatory Review Act (71 P.S. § 745.5(a)), on May 22, 2017, the Board submitted a copy of this proposed rulemaking and a copy of a Regulatory Analysis Form to the Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) and to the Chairpersons of the House Gaming Oversight Committee and the Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee. A copy of this material is available to the public upon request.

 Under section 5(g) of the Regulatory Review Act, IRRC may convey comments, recommendations or objections to the proposed rulemaking within 30 days of the close of the public comment period. The comments, recommendations or objections must specify the regulatory review criteria in section 5.2 of the Regulatory Review Act (71 P.S. § 745.5b) which have not been met. The Regulatory Review Act specifies detailed procedures for review prior to final publication of the rulemaking by the Board, the General Assembly and the Governor.

DAVID M. BARASCH, 
Chairperson

Fiscal Note: 125-205. No fiscal impact; (8) recommends adoption.

Annex A

TITLE 58. RECREATION

PART VII. GAMING CONTROL BOARD

Subpart K. TABLE GAMES

CHAPTER 617a. ROULETTE

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

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 (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:

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

(5) If the certificate holder offers the Touchdown Roulette Wager offered on a fully automated electronic table game, the electronic layout must contain a separate area designated for the electronic placement of the Touchdown Roulette Wager for each player. If the certificate holder is offering the Touchdown Roulette Wager, Roulette shall be played on a double zero Roulette wheel as described in subsection (d).

 (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).

§ 617a.3. Placement of wagers.

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

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 (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.

(f) If the certificate holder offers Touchdown Roulette on a fully automated electronic gaming table, a player may make a Touchdown Roulette Wager before each Roulette spin unless a Touchdown Roulette game is already in progress. A Touchdown Roulette Wager shall be made by electronically placing a value chip on the designated area of the table layout. After placing a Touchdown Roulette Wager, if the Roulette ball comes to rest on:

(1) Any number (1—36), the Touchdown Roulette Wager shall lose and be collected.

(2) A 0 or 00, the player shall chose either the red team or black team. To begin the Touchdown Football game, the electronic football shall be placed at the 50 yard line. Each Touchdown Roulette game shall last for the next four spins (downs). The player has four downs to move the football as close to the chosen team's end zone, based on the value of the compartment upon which the ball lands. The color of the compartment determines whether the football moves toward the end zone of the red team or black team. For example, if a player selected the red team and if over the course of the next four spins the football collectively moved:

(i) To the 18 yard line for the red team, the player would be paid out for a win on the 11—20 yard line as provided in § 617a.4(d) (relating to payout odds).

(ii) To the 18 yard line for the black team, the player would be paid out for selecting the losing team as provided in § 617a.4(d).

§ 617a.4. Payout odds.

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 (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).

(d) The certificate holder shall pay out winning Touchdown Roulette Wagers at the odds in one of the following payout tables selected by the certificate holder in its Rules Submission form filed in accordance with § 601a.2 (relating to table games Rules Submissions):


Hand Paytable A Paytable B Paytable C Paytable D
Touchdown 1,000 to 1 500 to 1 1,000 to 1 500 to 1
1—10 yard line 150 to 1 250 to 1 200 to 1 200 to 1
11—20 yard line 75 to 1 75 to 1 75 to 1 100 to 1
21—30 yard line 50 to 1 50 to 1 50 to 1 50 to 1
31—40 yard line 25 to 1 25 to 1 25 to 1 25 to 1
41—49 yard line 10 to 1 10 to 1 10 to 1 10 to 1
Tie—50 yard line 5 to 1 5 to 1 5 to 1 5 to 1
Losing team 1 to 1 1 to 1 1 to 1 1 to 1

CHAPTER 625a. SIC BO

§ 625a.1. Sic Bo table; Sic Bo shaker; physical characteristics.

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 (d) Sic Bo shall be played with a Sic Bo shaker approved in accordance with § 601a.10(a), which shall be used to shake the dice to arrive at the winning combinations.

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 (2) An automated Sic Bo shaker, approved by the Bureau of Gaming Laboratory Operations in accordance with § 461a.4, may be used in the game of Sic Bo, provided that:

 (i) [The shaker meets the requirements in paragraph (1)(i) and (ii).] The automated Sic Bo shaker must have a transparent compartment that is capable of being sealed or locked to secure the three dice and, depending on the shaker selected by the certificate holder, may utilize a separate opaque cover which conceals the dice while the automated Sic Bo shaker is activated.

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§ 625a.5. Procedures for opening and dealing the game.

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 (f) After all losing wagers have been collected and all winning wagers have been paid, the dealer shall clear the previously illuminated winning combinations from the table.

(g) Notwithstanding the requirements in subsections (b) and (c), if the certificate holder is utilizing an automated Sic Bo shaker without an opaque cover or a player-activated Sic Bo shaker, all wagers shall be placed prior to the shaker being activated. After the dealer announces ''no more bets,'' the dealer, or a selected player if utilizing a player-activated shaker, shall then activate the automated dice shaker and complete the requirements in subsections (d)—(f).

§ 625a.6. Payout odds.

 (a) The certificate holder shall pay out winning Sic Bo wagers at the odds in [the following paytable] 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):


Wager [Payout Odds]
Paytable A
Paytable B
Three of a Kind 150 to 1 180 to 1
Two of a Kind 8 to 1 11 to 1
Any Three of a Kind 24 to 1 31 to 1
Total Value Bet of 4 50 to 1 62 to 1
Total Value Bet of 5 18 to 1 31 to 1
Total Value Bet of 6 14 to 1 18 to 1
Total Value Bet of 7 12 to 1 12 to 1
Total Value Bet of 8 8 to 1 8 to 1
Total Value Bet of 9 6 to 1 7 to 1
Total Value Bet of 10 6 to 1 6 to 1
Total Value Bet of 11 6 to 1 6 to 1
Total Value Bet of 12 6 to 1 7 to 1
Total Value of Bet 13 8 to 1 8 to 1
Total Value of Bet 14 12 to 1 12 to 1
Total Value of Bet 15 14 to 1 18 to 1
Total Value Bet of 16 18 to 1 31 to 1
Total Value Bet of 17 50 to 1 62 to 1
Any Two Dice Combination 5 to 1 6 to 1
Small Bet 1 to 1 1 to 1
Big Bet 1 to 1 1 to 1

 (b) For purposes of a One of a Kind [shall be paid at] Wager:

 (1) [1 to 1, if] If only one of the dice show the numeric value upon which the wager was placed, the One of a Kind Wager shall be paid at 1 to 1.

 (2) [2 to 1, if] If two of the dice show the numeric value upon which the wager was placed, the One of a Kind Wager shall be paid at 2 to 1.

 (3) [3 to 1, if] If all three dice show the same numeric value upon which the wager was placed[.] and if the certificate holder selected:

(i) Paytable A in subsection (a), the One of a Kind Wager shall be paid at 3 to 1.

(ii) Paytable B in subsection (a), the One of a Kind Wager shall be paid at 12 to 1.

(c) A certificate holder may list its payouts odds in subsections (a) and (b) as either ''to 1'' or ''1 wins.''

CHAPTER 637a. POKER

§ 637a.10. Seven-card Stud Poker; procedures for dealing the cards; completion of each round of play.

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 (b) No more than [eight] nine players may participate in a Seven-card Stud Poker game. Each player who elects to participate in a round of play may be required to place an Ante bet. The rules governing the placement of an Ante bet and the amount of the Ante bet, if any, shall be specified in the certificate holder's Rules Submission under § 601a.2 (relating to table games Rules Submissions) and posted on a sign at each Poker table.

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CHAPTER 639a. CARIBBEAN STUD POKER

§ 639a.7. Wagers.

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 (e) [A player may not wager on more than one player position at a Caribbean Stud Poker table.] The 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.

§ 639a.10. Procedures for dealing the cards from an automated dealing shoe.

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 (b) The dealer shall deliver the first stack of cards dispensed by the automated dealing shoe face down to the player farthest to the dealer's left who has placed an Ante Wager in accordance with § 639a.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. The dealer shall then deliver a stack of five cards face down to the area designated for the placement of the dealer's cards and spread the cards face down on the layout so the top card of the stack is to the dealer's right and the bottom card is to the dealer's left. The dealer shall turn the bottom card of the stack (the card on the dealer's far left) face up and leave the other four cards in the stack face down on the area designated for the placement of the dealer's cards.

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§ 639a.12. Payout odds; rate of progression.

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

 (1) [A player placing a Progressive Payout Wager shall be paid] The certificate holder shall pay out winning Progressive Payout Wagers at the odds in one of the following payout tables selected by the certificate holder in its Rules Submission filed in accordance with § 601a.2:


Hand Paytable A Paytable B Paytable C
Royal flush 100% of meter 100% of meter 100% of meter
Straight flush 5,000 for 1 10% of meter 10% of meter
Four-of-a-kind 500 for 1 500 for 1 200 for 1
Full house 100 for 1 100 for 1 50 for 1
Flush 50 for 1 50 for 1 40 for 1
Straight 10 for 1 10 for 1 30 for 1
Three-of-a-kind 3 for 1 3 for 1 9 for 1
Two pair 2 for 1 2 for 1 N/A
Hand Paytable D Paytable E
Royal flush 100% of meter 100% of meter
Straight flush 10% of meter 10% of meter
Four-of-a-kind 300 for 1 500 for 1
Full house 50 for 1 100 for 1
Flush 40 for 1 50 for 1
Straight 30 for 1 N/A
Three-of-a-kind 9 for 1 N/A
Hand Paytable F Paytable G Paytable H
Royal flush 100% mega jackpot 100% mega jackpot 100% mega jackpot
Straight flush 100% major jackpot 100% major jackpot 100% major jackpot
Four-of-a-kind 300 for 1 100% minor jackpot 100% minor jackpot
Full house 50 for 1 50 for 1 50 for 1
Flush 40 for 1 40 for 1 40 for 1
Straight 30 for 1 30 for 1 30 for 1
Three-of-a-kind 9 for 1 10 for 1 9 for 1

 (2) A player shall receive the payout for only the highest ranking five-card Poker hand formed.

 (3) Paytables A, B, C and E may not be selected by the certificate holder if the Progressive Payout Wager is offered on multiple linked games with a shared progressive jackpot.

 (4) The rate of progression (incrementation rate) and the seed and reseed amounts for the meter used for the progressive payout in paragraph (1) must be [in the certificate holder's Rules Submission filed in accordance with § 601a.2. The initial and reset amount must also be in the certificate holder's Rules Submission and may not be less than $10,000.] based upon the amount of the Progressive Payout Wager being offered and must be as follows:

Paytable A Paytable B Paytable C Paytable D Paytable E
Seed/reseed $10,000 for 1 $10,000 for 1 $10,000 for 1 $10,000 for 1 $10,000 for 1
Incrementation rate
 Primary 53% 53% 25% 21% 65%
 Reserve 15%15%N/A N/A 5%
Paytable F Paytable G Paytable H
Seed/reseed
 Mega $10,000 for 1 $10,000 for 1 $10,000 for 1
 Major $1,000 for 1 $1,000 for 1 $1,000 for 1
 Minor N/A $250 for 1 $250 for 1
Incrementation rate
 Mega 11% 9% 10%
 Major 10% 7% 8%
 Minor N/A 3% 3%

 (5) 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 § 639a.11(c)(5) (relating to procedure for completion of each round of play).

 (6) If the certificate holder selects [Paytable D] Paytables D, F, G or H, Envy Bonus payouts shall be made according to the following payouts for Envy Bonus Qualifying Hands based upon the amount of the Progressive Payout Wager placed by the player receiving the Envy Bonus:

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 (e) If a certificate holder offers the Five Card Hand Bonus Wager:

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 (4) The rate of progression (incrementation rate) and the seed and reseed amounts for the meter used for the progressive payout in paragraph (1) must be [in the certificate holder's Rules Submission filed in accordance with § 601a.2. The initial and reset amount must also be in the certificate holder's Rules Submission and must be at least $10,000.] based upon the amount of the Progressive Payout Wager being offered and must be as follows:

Seed $10,000 for 1
Reseed $0
Incrementation rate
 Primary 13%
 Reserve 8%

CHAPTER 641a. FOUR CARD POKER

§ 641a.2. Four Card Poker table physical characteristics.

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 (b) The layout for a Four Card 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:

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 (5) If a certificate holder offers the Five Card Hand Bonus Wager authorized under § 641a.7(d)(7), each betting position must contain an electronic wagering system for the placement of the Five Card Hand Bonus Wager.

(6) If the certificate holder offers the Six Card Bonus Wager authorized under § 641a.7(d)(8), the layout must contain:

(i) A separate area designated for the placement of the Six Card Bonus Wager for each player.

(ii) A designated area on the layout for the additional Six Card Bonus card.

[(6)] (7)  Inscriptions that advise patrons of the payout odds or amounts for all permissible wagers offered by the certificate holder. If 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 Four Card Poker table.

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§ 641a.6. Four Card Poker rankings.

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 (d) When the certificate holder offers a payout based on the rank of a five-card Poker hand, the rank of the hands must be:

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

(e) If the certificate holder offers the optional Six Card Bonus Wager, the Poker hands eligible for a payout are:

(1) A six-card royal flush, which is a hand consisting of an ace, king, queen, jack, 10 and 9 of the same suit.

(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.

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

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

(6) A flush, which is a hand consisting of five cards of the same suit.

(7) A straight, which is a hand consisting of five cards of consecutive rank, regardless of suit.

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

§ 641a.7. Wagers.

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 (d) The following wagers may be placed in the game of Four Card Poker:

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 (7) If specified in its Rules Submission under § 601a.2, a certificate holder may offer to each player at a Four Card Poker table the option to make an additional Five Card Hand Bonus Wager that the player's five-card Poker hand or the dealer's five-card Poker hand, or both, will contain a flush or better as defined in § 641a.6(d) (relating to Four Card Poker rankings). After placing an Ante Wager, a player may make the additional Five Card Hand Bonus Wager on the player's hand or the dealer's hand, or both, by using the electronic wagering device designated for that player. Each player shall be responsible for verifying that the player's Five Card Hand Bonus Wager has been accepted.

(8) If specified in its Rules Submission under § 601a.2, a certificate holder may offer to each player who placed an Ante Wager the option of placing a Six Card Bonus Wager which shall win if the player's five cards and the additional Six Card Bonus card forms a three-of-a-kind or better as described in § 641a.6(e). A Six Card Bonus Wager does not have bearing on any other wagers made by the player.

 (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.

§ 641a.8. Procedures for dealing the cards from a manual dealing shoe.

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 (d) After all wagers have been placed, if any player placed a Six Card Bonus Wager, the dealer shall deal one card, face down, to the area on the layout designated for the placement of the Six Card Bonus card. The dealer shall then, starting with the player farthest to the dealer's left and continuing around the table in a clockwise manner, deal one card at a time to each player who has placed a wager in accordance with § 641a.7 (relating to wagers) and to the dealer until each player who placed a wager has five cards and the dealer has six cards. All cards dealt to the players and the first five cards dealt to the dealer shall be dealt face down. The dealer's sixth card shall be dealt face up. The dealer's fifth and sixth cards shall be dealt consecutively.

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§ 641a.9. Procedures for dealing the cards from the hand.

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 (b) The dealer shall deal each card by holding 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 any player placed a Six Card Bonus Wager, the dealer shall deal one card, face down, to the area on the layout designated for the placement of the Six Card Bonus card. The dealer shall then, starting with the player farthest to the dealer's left and continuing around the table in a clockwise manner, deal one card at a time to each player who has placed a wager in accordance with § 641a.7 (relating to wagers) and to the dealer until each player who placed a wager has five cards and the dealer has six cards. All cards dealt to the players and the first five cards dealt to the dealer shall be dealt face down. The sixth card dealt to the dealer shall be dealt face up. The dealer's fifth and sixth cards shall be dealt consecutively.

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§ 641a.10. Procedures for dealing the cards from an automated dealing shoe.

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 (b) The dealer shall deliver the first stack of cards dispensed by the automated dealing shoe face down to the player farthest to the dealer's left who has placed a wager in accordance with § 641a.7 (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 a wager in accordance with § 641a.7. The dealer shall then deliver a stack of five cards face down to the area designated for the placement of the dealer's cards. [When the automated dealing shoe dispenses the next sequence of five cards, the dealer shall remove the stack and spread the cards face down on the layout so that the top card of the stack is to the dealer's right and the bottom card is to the dealer's left. The dealer shall turn the bottom card of the stack (the card on the dealer's far left) face up on the dealer's hand. The dealer shall collect the remaining four cards of that stack and place the cards in the discard rack without revealing the cards.]

 (c) The dealer shall then remove the next stack of five cards dispensed by the automated dealing shoe and turn the bottom card of the stack face up on the dealer's hand. If any player placed a Six Card Bonus Wager, the dealer shall then deal the next card in the stack face down on the area of the layout designated for the placement of the Six Card Bonus card. The dealer shall then place the remaining cards of that stack in the discard rack without exposing the cards. After [each stack of five cards has] the cards have 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 remaining cards in the discard rack without exposing the cards.

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§ 641a.11. Procedures for completion of each round of play.

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 (b) After each player has examined his cards and placed the cards 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 make a Play Wager in an amount from one to three times the amount of the player's Ante Wager or forfeit the Ante Wager and end his participation in the round of play. If a player:

 (1) Has placed an Ante Wager and an Aces Up or Six Card Bonus Wager but does not make a Play Wager, the player shall forfeit the Ante Wager but may not forfeit the Aces Up or Six Card Bonus Wager.

 (2) Has placed an Ante Wager and a Four or Five-Card Progressive Payout Wager but does not make a Play Wager, the player shall forfeit both the Ante Wager and the Progressive Payout Wager but may not forfeit the eligibility to receive an Envy Bonus under § 641a.12(d) or (e) (relating to payout odds; Envy Bonus; rate of progression).

 (c) After each player who has placed an Ante Wager has either placed a Play Wager on the designated area of the layout or forfeited his Ante Wager [and hand], the dealer shall collect all forfeited wagers and associated cards, if applicable, and place the cards in the discard rack. The dealer shall then reveal the dealer's cards and select the four cards that form the highest possible ranking Four Card Poker hand. After the dealer's cards are turned face up, the dealer shall, beginning with the player farthest to the dealer's right and continuing around the table in a counterclockwise direction, complete the following applicable procedures in succession for each player:

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 (6) After settling any Aces Up Wagers, the dealer shall settle a player's Bad Beat Bonus Wager[. A player shall win a Bad Beat Bonus payout, in accordance with § 641a.12(f), based on the rank of the losing hand if] as follows:

 (i) [The] If the player's hand contains a two pair or better and the dealer's hand outranks the player's hand, as provided in § 641a.6(b) (relating to Four Card Poker rankings), the certificate holder shall pay the winning Bad Beat Bonus Wager in accordance with § 641a.12(f) based on the rank of the player's losing hand.

 (ii) [The] If the dealer's hand contains a two pair or better and the player's hand outranks the dealer's hand, as provided in § 641a.6(b), the certificate holder shall pay the winning Bad Beat Bonus Wager in accordance with § 641a.12(f) based on the rank of the dealer's losing hand.

(iii) If the player's hand and the dealer's hand tie, if the player's hand of two pair or better does not lose to the dealer's hand, or if the dealer's hand of two pair or better does not lose to the player's hand, the dealer shall collect the player's losing Bad Beat Bonus Wager.

 (7) After settling a player's Aces Up Wagers, the dealer shall settle the Five Card Hand Bonus Wager, if offered by the certificate holder, and any Magic Card or Lucky Bonus payouts. The dealer shall form the highest ranking five-card Poker hand of the player and the dealer. For the dealer's hand, the dealer shall form the highest ranking five-card Poker hand from the first five cards dealt to the dealer. A winning Five Card Hand Bonus Wager shall be paid irrespective of whether the player's hand outranks the dealer's hand. If a player has won a Five Card Hand Bonus or any Magic Card or Lucky Bonus payout, the dealer shall:

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

 (ii) Have a floorperson or above verify any Five Card Hand Bonus payout with odds of 500 for 1 or a payout that is a percentage of the jackpot amount on the progressive meter in accordance with approved internal control procedures submitted under § 465a.2 (relating to internal control systems and audit protocols).

 (iii) Credit the player's game account for the winning Five Card Hand Bonus Wager or the Magic Card or Lucky Bonus payout in accordance with § 641a.12(g). If a player has won a Five Card Hand Bonus payout that is a percentage of the jackpot amount on the progressive meter, the payout may not be paid to the player's game account. If a player has won a payout that is not being paid to the player's game account, the winning hand must remain on the table until the necessary documentation has been completed.

(8) The dealer shall then settle a player's Six Card Bonus Wager by revealing the Six Card Bonus card and combining it with the player's five cards to form the highest ranking Poker hand as provided with § 641a.6(e). If the player's hand:

(i) Does not contain a three-of-a-kind or better, the dealer shall collect the player's losing Six Card Bonus Wager.

(ii) Contains a three-of-a-kind or better, the dealer shall pay the winning Six Card Bonus Wager in accordance with § 641a.12(h).

 (d) After all wagers of the player 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.

§ 641a.12. Payout odds; Envy Bonus; rate of progression.

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 (d) If a certificate holder offers a Four-Card Progressive Payout Wager:

 (1) [A player placing a Four-Card Progressive Payout Wager shall be paid] The certificate holder shall pay out winning Four-Card Progressive Payout Wagers 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
Four aces 100% of meter 100% of meter
Four-of-a-kind 300 for 1 300 for 1
Straight flush 100 for 1 100 for 1
Three-of-a-kind 9 for 1 15 for 1

 (2) A player shall receive the payout for only the highest ranking Four Card Poker hand formed.

 (3) The rate of progression (incrementation rate) and the seed and reseed amounts for the meter used for the progressive payout in paragraph (1) must be [in the certificate holder's Rules Submission filed in accordance with § 601a.2. The initial and reset amount must also be in the certificate holder's Rules Submission and be at least $5,000 for paytable A and $1,000 for paytable B.] based upon the amount of the Progressive Payout Wager being offered and must be as follows:

Paytable A Paytable B
Seed/reseed $5,000 for 1 $1,000 for 1
Incrementation rate
Primary 29% 25%
Reserve N/A 5%

 (4) Winning Four-Card Progressive Payout Hands shall be paid the amount on the meter when it is the player's turn to be paid in accordance with § 641a.11(c)(5) (relating to procedures for completion of each round of play).

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

 (1) [A player placing a Five-Card Progressive Payout Wager shall be paid at the following odds:] The certificate holder shall pay out winning Five-Card Progressive Payout Wagers at the odds in one of the following payout tables 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 100% of meter 100% mega jackpot 100% mega jackpot 100% mega jackpot
Straight flush 10% of meter 100% major jackpot 100% major jackpot 100% major jackpot
Four-of-a-kind 300 for 1 300 for 1 100% minor jackpot 100% minor jackpot
Full house 50 for 1 50 for 1 50 for 1 50 for 1
Flush 40 for 1 40 for 1 40 for 1 40 for 1
Straight 30 for 1 30 for 1 30 for 1 30 for 1
Three-of-a-kind 9 for 1 9 for 1 10 for 1 9 for 1

 (2) A player shall receive the payout for only the highest ranking five-card Poker hand formed.

 (3) The rate of progression (incrementation rate) and the seed and reseed amounts for the meter used for the progressive payout in paragraph (1) must be [in the certificate holder's Rules Submission filed in accordance with § 601a.2. The initial and reset amount must also be in the certificate holder's Rules Submission and be at least $10,000.] based upon the amount of the Progressive Payout Wager being offered and must be as follows:

Paytable A
Seed/reseed $10,000 for 1
Incrementation rate
Primary 21%
Reserve N/A
Paytable B Paytable C Paytable D
Seed/reseed
 Mega $10,000 for 1 $10,000 for 1 $10,000 for 1
 Major $1,000 for 1 $1,000 for 1 $1,000 for 1
 Minor N/A $250 for 1 $250 for 1
Incrementation rate
 Mega 11% 9% 10%
 Major 10% 7% 8%
 Minor N/A 3% 3%

 (4) Winning Five-Card 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 § 641a.11(c)(5).

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 (f) If a certificate holder offers the Bad Beat Bonus Wager, the certificate holder shall pay out winning Bad Beat Wagers at the [amounts] odds in one of the following paytables selected by the certificate holder in its Rules Submission filed in accordance with § 601a.2:

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 (g) If a certificate holder offers the Five Card Hand Bonus Wager:

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 (4) The rate of progression (incrementation rate) and the seed and reseed amounts for the meter used for the progressive payout in paragraph (1) must be [in the certificate holder's Rules Submission filed in accordance with § 601a.2. The initial and reset amount must also be in the certificate holder's Rules Submission and must be at least $10,000.] based upon the amount of the Progressive Payout Wager being offered and must be as follows:

Seed $10,000 for 1
Reseed $0
Incrementation rate
 Primary 13%
 Reserve 8%

(h) A certificate holder shall pay out winning Six Card Bonus Wagers at the odds in one of the following payout tables selected by the certificate holder in its Rules Submission filed in accordance with § 601a.2:

Hand Paytable A Paytable B Paytable C
Royal flush 1,000 to 1 1,000 to 1 1,000 to 1
Straight flush 200 to 1 200 to 1 200 to 1
Four-of-a-kind 50 to 1 50 to 1 100 to 1
Full house 25 to 1 25 to 1 20 to 1
Flush 20 to 1 15 to 1 15 to 1
Straight 10 to 1 10 to 1 9 to 1
Three-of-a-kind 5 to 1 5 to 1 8 to 1
Hand Paytable D Paytable E
Six-card royal flush—diamonds 200,000 to 1
Six-card royal flush—hearts, spades or clubs 20,000 to 1
Royal flush 1,000 to 1 1,000 to 1
Straight flush 200 to 1 200 to 1
Four-of-a-kind 100 to 1 50 to 1
Full house 20 to 1 20 to 1
Flush 15 to 1 15 to 1
Straight 10 to 1 10 to 1
Three-of-a-kind 7 to 1 5 to 1

CHAPTER 643a. LET IT RIDE POKER

§ 643a.2. Let It Ride Poker table physical characteristics.

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 (b) The layout for a Let It Ride 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:

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 (8) If a certificate holder offers the Five Card Hand Bonus Wager authorized under § 643a.7(i), each betting position must contain an electronic wagering system for the placement of the Five Card Hand Bonus Wager.

(9) If the certificate holder offers the Six Card Bonus Wager authorized under § 643a.7(j), the layout must contain:

(i) A separate area designated for the placement of the Six Card Bonus Wager for each player.

(ii) A designated area on the layout for the Six Card Bonus card.

[(9)] (10) Inscriptions that advise patrons of the payout odds or amounts for all permissible wagers offered by the certificate holder. If 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 Let It Ride Poker table.

[(10)] (11) An inscription indicating the payout limit per hand established by the certificate holder under [§ 643a.12(e)] § 643a.12(h) (relating to payout odds; payout limitation) or a generic inscription indicating the game is subject to the posted payout limit. If the payout limit is not inscribed on the layout, a sign which sets forth the required information shall be posted at each Let It Ride Poker table.

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§ 643a.6. Let It Ride Poker rankings.

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 (d) If the certificate holder offers the Three-Card Progressive Payout Wager under § 643a.7(g), the following hands eligible for a payout are:

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

 (2) A straight flush, which is a hand, other than a mini-royal, consisting of three cards of the same suit in consecutive rank.

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

 (4) A straight, which is a hand consisting of three cards of consecutive rank, including an ace, 2 and 3.

(e) If the certificate holder offers the optional Six Card Bonus Wager, the Poker hands eligible for a payout are:

(1) A six-card royal flush, which is a hand consisting of an ace, king, queen, jack, 10 and 9 of the same suit.

(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.

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

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

(6) A flush, which is a hand consisting of five cards of the same suit.

(7) A straight, which is a hand consisting of five cards of consecutive rank, regardless of suit.

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

§ 643a.7. Wagers.

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 (i) If specified in its Rules Submission under § 601a.2, a certificate holder may offer to each player at a Let It Ride Poker table the option to make an additional Five Card Hand Bonus Wager that the player's five-card Poker hand will contain a flush or better as defined in § 643a.6(b) (relating to Let It Ride Poker rankings). After placing an Ante Wager, a player may make the additional Five Card Hand Bonus Wager by using the electronic wagering device designated for that player. Each player shall be responsible for verifying that the player's Five Card Hand Bonus Wager has been accepted.

(j) If specified in its Rules Submission under § 601a.2, a certificate holder may offer to each player who placed Let it Ride Wagers the option of placing a Six Card Bonus Wager which shall win if the player's three cards and the three additional Six Card Bonus cards form a three-of-a-kind or better as described in § 643a.6(e). A Six Card Bonus Wager does not have bearing on any other wagers made by the player.

[(j)] (k) A Five Card Bonus Wager, Three Card Bonus Wager, [a] Five Card Hand Bonus Wager [and], Progressive Payout Wager and Six Card Bonus Wager do not have a bearing on any other wagers made by the player.

[(k)] (l) 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.

§ 643a.8. Procedure for dealing the cards from a manual dealing shoe.

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 (d) If any player placed a Six Card Bonus Wager, the dealer shall deal three cards, face down, to the area on the layout designated for the placement of the Six Card Bonus cards. The dealer shall then, starting with the player farthest to the dealer's left and continuing around the table in a clockwise manner, deal the cards as follows:

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§ 643a.9. Procedure for dealing the cards from the hand.

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 (b) The dealer shall deal each card by holding 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 any player placed a Six Card Bonus Wager, the dealer shall deal three cards, face down, to the area on the layout designated for the placement of the Six Card Bonus cards. The dealer shall then, starting with the player farthest to the dealer's left and continuing around the table in a clockwise manner, deal the cards as follows:

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§ 643a.10. Procedure for dealing the cards from an automated dealing shoe.

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 (b) The dealer shall deliver the first stack of cards dispensed by the automated dealing shoe face down to the player farthest to the dealer's left who has placed the three required Let It Ride Poker Wagers in accordance with § 643a.7(d) (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 the three required wagers in accordance with § 643a.7(d). The dealer shall then deliver a stack of three cards face down to the area designated for the placement of the community cards and spread the stack within the designated area so that the top card is to the dealer's right and the bottom card is to the dealer's left. The dealer shall then remove the [community] card that is to his left and place that card in the discard rack without exposing the card. If any player placed a Six Card Bonus Wager, the dealer shall then remove the next stack of three cards dispensed by the automated dealing shoe and place the cards face down on the area of the layout designated for the placement of the Six Card Bonus cards.

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§ 643a.11. Procedures for completion of each round of play.

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 (f) After the second community card is turned face up, [the dealer shall,] beginning with the player farthest to the dealer's right and continuing around the table in a counterclockwise direction, [complete the following applicable procedures in succession for each player:] the dealer shall turn the three cards of the player face up on the layout and combine the two community cards and the three cards dealt to the player shall form the highest ranking five-card Poker hand of that player. If the player's hand:

 (1) [The dealer shall turn the three cards of the player face up on the layout. The two community cards and the three cards dealt to the player shall form the five-card Poker hand of that player.] Contains a pair of 9s or lower, the dealer shall collect the player's losing Let It Ride Poker Wagers.

 (2) [The dealer shall examine the cards of the player and form the highest ranking five-card Poker hand for each player.] Contains a pair of 10s or better, the dealer shall pay the player's winning Let it Ride Poker Wagers in accordance with § 643a.12(a) (relating to payout odds; payout limitation).

[(3) The dealer shall first settle all Let It Ride Poker Wagers of that player by collecting losing wagers and paying winning wagers in accordance with § 643a.12(a) (relating to payout odds; payout limitation).]

(g) After settling the player's Let It Ride Poker Wagers, the dealer shall settle any Five Card Bonus Wagers, Three Card Bonus Wagers, Progressive Payout Wagers or Five Card Hand Bonus Wagers as follows:

[(i)] (1) If a player placed a Five Card Bonus Wager and the two community cards and the three cards dealt to the player [form]:

(i) Form a five-card Poker hand of two pair or better, or [if included in the paytable selected by the certificate holder, a pair of tens, jacks, queens, kings or aces or better] a pair of 10s or better, depending on the payout table selected by the certificate holder, the dealer shall pay the winning Five Card Bonus Wager in accordance with § 643a.12(b).

(ii) Does not form a five-card Poker hand of two pair or better, or a pair of 10s or better, depending on the payout table selected by the certificate holder, the dealer shall collect the losing Five Card Bonus Wager.

[(ii)] (2) If a player placed a Three Card Bonus Wager and the three cards dealt to the player [form]:

(i) Form a three-card Poker hand of a pair or better as defined in § 643a.6(c) (relating to Let It Ride Poker rankings), the dealer shall pay the winning Three Card Bonus Wager in accordance with § 643a.12(c).

(ii) Does not form a three-card Poker hand of a pair or better as defined in § 643a.6(c), the dealer shall collect the player's losing Three Card Bonus Wager.

[(iii)] (3) If a player placed a Three-Card Progressive Payout Wager and the three cards dealt to the player form a three-of-a-kind or better, as defined in § 643a.6(d), or a straight or better, depending on the paytable selected by the certificate holder, the dealer shall:

[(A)] (i) Verify that the hand is a winning hand.

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

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

[(D)] (iii) Pay the winning Three-Card Progressive Payout Wager in accordance with the payout odds in § 643a.12(d)(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 must remain on the table until the necessary documentation has been completed.

[(E)] (iv) Pay any Three-Card Envy Bonus won in accordance with § 643a.12(d)(5). Players making a Three-Card Progressive Payout Wager shall receive a Three-Card Envy Bonus when another player at the same Let It Ride Poker table is the holder of a Three-Card Envy Bonus Qualifying Hand. Players are entitled to multiple Envy Bonuses if more than one player is the holder of a Three-Card Envy Bonus Qualifying Hand. A player is not entitled to a Three-Card Envy Bonus for his own hand.

[(iv)] (4) If a player placed a Five-Card Progressive Payout Wager and the player's three cards and the two community cards form a three-of-a-kind or better, as defined in § 643a.6(b), the dealer shall:

[(A)] (i) Verify that the hand is a winning hand.

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

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

[(D)] (iv) Pay the winning Five-Card Progressive Payout Wager in accordance with the payout odds in § 643a.12(e)(1). If a player has won a progressive payout that is a percentage 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 must remain on the table until the necessary documentation has been completed.

[(E)] (v) Pay any Five-Card Envy Bonus won in accordance with § 643a.12(e)(5). Players making a Progressive Payout Wager shall receive a Five-Card Envy Bonus when another player at the same Let It Ride Poker table is the holder of a Five-Card Envy Bonus Qualifying Hand. Players are entitled to multiple Envy Bonuses if more than one player is the holder of a Five-Card Envy Bonus Qualifying Hand. A player is not entitled to a Five-Card Envy Bonus for his own hand.

[(v)] (5) If a player placed a Five Card Hand Bonus Wager, the dealer shall settle any Magic Card or Lucky Bonus payouts and any winning Five Card Hand Bonus wagers as follows:

[(A)] (i) Verify that the hand is a winning hand.

[(B)] (ii) Have a floorperson or above verify any Five Card Hand Bonus payout with odds of 500 for 1 or a payout that is a percentage of the jackpot amount on the progressive meter in accordance with approved internal control procedures submitted under § 465a.2 (relating to internal control systems and audit protocols).

[(C)] (iii) Credit the player's game account for the winning Five Card Hand Bonus Wager or the Magic Card or Lucky Bonus payout in accordance with § 643a.12(f). If a player has won a Five Card Hand Bonus payout that is a percentage of the jackpot amount on the progressive meter, the payout may not be paid to the player's game account. If a player has won a payout that is not being paid to the player's game account, the winning hand must remain on the table until the necessary documentation has been completed.

(6) If a player placed a Six Card Bonus Wager, the dealer shall reveal the three Six Card Bonus cards and combine them with the player's three cards to form the highest ranking Poker hand as provided in § 643a.6(e). If the player's hand:

(i) Does not contain a three-of-a-kind or better, the dealer shall collect the player's losing Six Card Bonus Wager.

(ii) Contains a three-of-a-kind or better, the dealer shall pay the winning Six Card Bonus Wager in accordance with § 643a.12(g).

[(g)] (h) After all wagers of the player 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.

§ 643a.12. Payout odds; payout limitation.

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 (b) If a certificate holder offers the Five Card Bonus Wager, the certificate holder shall pay out winning Five Card Bonus Wagers at the [amounts] 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
Royal flush [$20,000] 20,000 to 1 [$20,000] 20,000 to 1 [$20,000] 20,000 to 1
Straight flush [$2,000] 2,000 to 1 [$2,000] 2,000 to 1 [$2,000] 2,000 to 1
Four-of-a-kind [$150] 150 to 1 [$200] 200 to 1 [$100] 100 to 1
Full house [$75] 75 to 1 [$75] 75 to 1 [$75] 75 to 1
Flush [$50] 50 to 1 [$50] 50 to 1 [$50] 50 to 1
Straight [$25] 25 to 1 [$25] 25 to 1 [$25] 25 to 1
Three-of-a-kind [$4] 4 to 1 [$5] 5 to 1 [$9] 9 to 1
Two pair [$3] 3 to 1 [$4] 4 to 1 [$6] 6 to 1
Pair of tens, jacks, queens,
 kings or aces
[$2] 2 to 1 [$1] 1 to 1 [$0]
Hand Paytable D Paytable E Paytable F Paytable G
Royal flush [$10,000] 10,000 to 1 [$10,000] 10,000 to 1 [$10,000] 10,000 to 1 [$25,000] 25,000 to 1
Straight flush [$2,000] 2,000 to 1 [$2,000] 2,000 to 1 [$2,000] 2,000 to 1 [$2,500] 2,500 to 1
Four-of-a-kind [$200] 200 to 1 [$200] 200 to 1 [$100] 100 to 1 [$400] 400 to 1
Full house [$75] 75 to 1 [$100] 100 to 1 [$75] 75 to 1 [$200] 200 to 1
Flush [$50] 50 to 1 [$50] 50 to 1 [$50] 50 to 1 [$50] 50 to 1
Straight [$25] 25 to 1 [$25] 25 to 1 [$25] 25 to 1 [$25] 25 to 1
Three-of-a-kind [$5] 5 to 1 [$10] 10 to 1 [$9] 9 to 1 [$5] 5 to 1
Two pair [$4] 4 to 1 [$6] 6 to 1 [$6] 6 to 1
Pair of tens, jacks,
 queens, kings or
 aces
[$1] 1 to 1 [$0] [$0]

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 (d) If a certificate holder offers the Three-Card Progressive Payout Wager:

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 (3) The rate of progression (incrementation rate) and the seed and reseed amounts 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. The initial and reset amounts must also be in the certificate holder's Rules Submission and may not be less than $1,000.] based upon the amount of the Progressive Payout Wager being offered and must be as follows:

Paytable A Paytable B
Seed/reseed $1,000 for 1 $1,000 for 1
Incrementation rate
Primary 14% 20%

 (4) Winning Three-Card Progressive Payout Wagers shall be paid the amount on the meter when it is the player's turn to be paid in accordance with [§ 643a.11(f)(3)(iii)] § 643a.11(g)(3) (relating to procedures for completion of each round of play).

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

 (1) [A player placing a Five-Card Progressive Payout Wager shall be paid at the following odds:] The certificate holder shall pay out winning Five-Card Progressive Payout Wagers at the odds in one of the following payout tables 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 100% of meter 100% mega jackpot 100% mega jackpot 100% mega jackpot
Straight flush 10% of meter 100% major jackpot 100% major jackpot 100% major jackpot
Four-of-a-kind 300 for 1 300 for 1 100% minor jackpot 100% minor jackpot
Full house 50 for 1 50 for 1 50 for 1 50 for 1
Flush 40 for 1 40 for 1 40 for 1 40 for 1
Straight 30 for 1 30 for 1 30 for 1 30 for 1
Three-of-a-kind 9 for 1 9 for 1 10 for 1 9 for 1

 (2) A player shall receive the payout for only the highest ranking five-card Poker hand formed.

 (3) The rate of progression (incrementation rate) and the seed and reseed amounts for the meter used for the progressive payout in paragraph (1) must be [in the certificate holder's Rules Submission filed in accordance with § 601a.2. The initial and reset amount must also be in the certificate holder's Rules Submission and be at least $10,000.] based upon the amount of the Progressive Payout Wager being offered and must be as follows:

Paytable A
Seed/reseed $10,000 for 1
Incrementation rate
Primary 21%
Reserve N/A
Paytable B Paytable C Paytable D
Seed/reseed
 Mega $10,000 for 1 $10,000 for 1 $10,000 for 1
 Major $1,000 for 1 $1,000 for 1 $1,000 for 1
 Minor N/A $250 for 1 $250 for 1
Incrementation rate
 Mega 11% 9% 10%
 Major 10% 7% 8%
 Minor N/A 3% 3%

 (4) Winning Five-Card 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 [§ 643a.11(f)(3)(iv)] § 643a.11(g)(4).

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 (f) If a certificate holder offers the Five Card Hand Bonus Wager:

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 (4) The rate of progression (incrementation rate) and the seed and reseed amounts for the meter used for the progressive payout in paragraph (1) must be [in the certificate holder's Rules Submission filed in accordance with § 601a.2. The initial and reset amount must also be in the certificate holder's Rules Submission and must be at least $10,000.] based upon the amount of the Progressive Payout Wager being offered and must be as follows:

Seed $10,000 for 1
Reseed $0
Incrementation rate
Primary 13%
Reserve 8%

(g) A certificate holder shall pay out winning Six Card Bonus Wagers at the odds in one of the following payout tables selected by the certificate holder in its Rules Submission filed in accordance with § 601a.2:

Hand Paytable A Paytable B Paytable C
Royal flush 1,000 to 1 1,000 to 1 1,000 to 1
Straight flush 200 to 1 200 to 1 200 to 1
Four-of-a-kind 50 to 1 50 to 1 100 to 1
Full house 25 to 1 25 to 1 20 to 1
Flush 20 to 1 15 to 1 15 to 1
Straight 10 to 1 10 to 1 9 to 1
Three-of-a-kind 5 to 1 5 to 1 8 to 1
Hand Paytable D Paytable E
Six-card royal flush—diamonds 200,000 to 1
Six-card royal flush—hearts, spades or clubs 20,000 to 1
Royal flush 1,000 to 1 1,000 to 1
Straight flush 200 to 1 200 to 1
Four-of-a-kind 100 to 1 50 to 1
Full house 20 to 1 20 to 1
Flush 15 to 1 15 to 1
Straight 10 to 1 10 to 1
Three-of-a-kind 7 to 1 5 to 1

[(g)] (h) Notwithstanding the payout odds in subsection (a), a certificate holder may establish in its Rules Submission under § 601a.2 a maximum amount that is payable to a player on a single hand. The maximum amount shall be at least $50,000 or the maximum amount that one patron could win per round when betting the minimum permissible wager, whichever is greater. Any maximum payout limit established by a certificate holder [shall] must apply only to payouts of Let It Ride Poker Wagers [placed under § 643a.7(d) (relating to wagers)] under subsection (a) but may not apply to payouts of Five Card Bonus Wagers [placed under § 643a.7(e)], Three Card Bonus Wagers [placed under § 643a.7(f)], Progressive Payout Wagers [placed under § 643a.7(g) or (h) or], Five Card Hand Bonus Wagers [under § 643a.7(i)] or Six Card Hand Bonus Wagers as provided in subsections (b)—(g).

CHAPTER 647a. TEXAS HOLD 'EM BONUS POKER

§ 647a.2. Texas Hold 'Em Bonus Poker table physical characteristics.

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 (b) The layout for a Texas Hold 'Em Bonus 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:

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 (7) If a certificate holder offers the optional Five Card Hand Bonus Wager authorized under § 647a.7(d)(4), each betting position must contain an electronic wagering system for the placement of the Five Card Hand Bonus Wager.

(8) If the certificate holder offers the Six Card Bonus Wager authorized under § 647a.7(d)(5), the layout must contain:

(i) A separate area designated for the placement of the Six Card Bonus Wager for each player.

(ii) A designated area on the layout for the four Six Card Bonus cards.

[(8)] (9) Inscriptions that advise patrons of the payout odds for all permissible wagers offered by the certificate holder. If the payout odds are not inscribed on the layout, a sign identifying the payout odds for all permissible wagers shall be posted at each Texas Hold 'Em Bonus Poker table.

[(9)] (10) Inscriptions indicating the following:

 (i) The Ante Wager will be returned if the player's winning hand is not a straight or better or a flush or better as specified in the certificate holder's Rules Submission under § 601a.2 (relating to table games Rules Submissions).

 (ii) The payout limit per hand established by the certificate holder under § 647a.12(c) (relating to payout odds; payout limitation) or a generic inscription indicating that the game is subject to the posted payout limit.

[(10)] (11) If the information required under paragraph [(8)] (10) is not inscribed on the layout, a sign which sets forth the required information shall be posted at each Texas Hold 'Em Bonus Poker table.

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§ 647a.6. Texas Hold 'Em Bonus Poker rankings.

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 (c) When comparing two hands that are of identical rank under subsection (b), or that contain none of the hands listed in subsection (b), the hand that contains the highest ranking card under subsection (a), which is not contained in the other hand, shall be considered the higher ranking hand. If the hands are of identical rank after the application of this subsection, the hands shall be considered a tie.

(d) If the certificate holder is offering the optional Six Card Bonus Wager, the Poker hands eligible for a payout are:

(1) A six-card royal flush, which is a hand consisting of an ace, king, queen, jack, 10 and 9 of the same suit.

(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.

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

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

(6) A flush, which is a hand consisting of five cards of the same suit.

(7) A straight, which is a hand consisting of five cards of consecutive rank, regardless of suit.

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

§ 647a.7. Wagers.

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 (d) The following wagers may be placed in the game of Texas Hold 'Em Bonus Poker:

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 (4) A certificate holder may, if specified in its Rules Submission under § 601a.2, offer to each player at a Texas Hold 'Em Bonus Poker table the option to make an additional Five Card Hand Bonus Wager that the player's five-card Poker hand formed from the player's two cards and the three-card Flop, the dealer's five-card Poker hand formed from the dealer's two cards and the three-card Flop, or both, will contain a flush or better as defined in § 647a.6(b) (relating to Texas Hold 'Em Bonus Poker rankings). After placing an Ante Wager, a player may make the additional Five Card Hand Bonus Wager on the player's hand or the dealer's hand, or both, by using the electronic wagering device designated for that player. Each player shall be responsible for verifying that the player's Five Card Hand Bonus Wager has been accepted.

(5) If specified in its Rules Submission under § 601a.2, a certificate holder may offer to each player who placed an Ante Wager the option of placing a Six Card Bonus Wager which shall win if the player's two cards and the four additional Six Card Bonus cards form a three-of-a-kind or better as described in § 647a.6(d). A Six Card Bonus Wager does not have bearing on any other wagers made by the player.

 (e) [A player may not wager on more than one player position at a Texas Hold 'Em Bonus Poker table.] The 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.

§ 647a.8. Procedure for dealing the cards from a manual dealing shoe.

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 (d) If any player placed a Six Card Bonus Wager, the dealer shall deal four cards, face down, to the area on the layout designated for the placement of the Six Card Bonus cards. The dealer shall then, starting with the player farthest to the dealer's left and continuing around the table in a clockwise manner, deal one card at a time, face down, to each player who placed an Ante Wager in accordance with § 647a.7(d)(1) (relating to wagers) and to the dealer, [under a cover card,] until each player who placed an Ante Wager and the dealer have two cards.

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§ 647a.9. Procedure for dealing the cards from the hand.

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 (b) The dealer shall announce ''no more bets'' and, if the Progressive Payout Wager or Five Card Hand Bonus Wager is being offered, use the progressive table game system or electronic wagering system to prevent the placement of any additional Progressive Payout Wagers. If any Progressive Payout Wagers have been made, the dealer shall 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. [The dealer shall then deal each card by holding 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. The dealer shall, starting with the player farthest to the dealer's left and continuing around the table in a clockwise manner, deal one card at a time to each player who placed an Ante Wager in accordance with § 647a.7(d)(1) (relating to wagers) and to the dealer, under a cover card, until each player who placed an Ante Wager and the dealer have two cards.]

(c) The dealer shall then deal each card by holding 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.

(d) If any player placed a Six Card Bonus Wager, the dealer shall deal four cards, face down, to the area on the layout designated for the placement of the Six Card Bonus cards. The dealer shall then, starting with the player farthest to the dealer's left and continuing around the table in a clockwise manner, deal one card at a time to each player who placed an Ante Wager in accordance with § 647a.7(d)(1) (relating to wagers) and to the dealer until each player who placed an Ante Wager and the dealer have two cards.

[(c)] (e) After two cards have been dealt to each player and to the area designated for the placement of the dealer's hand, the dealer shall deal the five community cards in accordance with § 647a.11(c), (e) and (f) (relating to procedure for completion of each round of play). After all community cards have been dealt, the dealer shall, except as provided in subsection [(d)] (f), place the stub in the discard rack without exposing the cards.

[(d)] (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.

[(e)] (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.

[(f)] (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 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.

§ 647a.10. Procedure for dealing the cards from an automated dealing shoe.

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 (c) After each stack of two cards has been dispensed and delivered in accordance with subsection (b), the dealer shall remove the remaining cards from the automated dealing shoe [and, following]. If any player placed a Six Card Bonus Wager, the dealer shall, in accordance with the procedures in § 647a.9(a)(2) (relating to procedure for dealing the cards from the hand), deal face down from his hand the top four cards of the stack to the area of the layout designated for the placement of the Six Card Bonus cards then deal the five community cards in accordance with § 647a.11(c), (e) and (f) (relating to procedure for completion of each round of play). After all five community cards have been dealt, the dealer shall, except as provided in subsection (d), place the stub in the discard rack without exposing the cards.

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§ 647a.11. Procedure for completion of each round of play.

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 (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 if he wishes to place a Flop Wager prior to the dealing of the Flop. The player may either fold or place a Flop Wager equal to twice the amount of the player's Ante Wager. If a player:

 (1) Places a Flop Wager, the wager shall be placed in the area designated for the Flop Wager.

 (2) Folds, the player's Ante Wager shall be collected by the dealer and placed in the table inventory container. If the player:

 (i) Has also placed:

 (A) A Texas Hold 'Em Bonus or a Six Card Bonus Wager, the dealer shall place the cards of the player face down underneath the Texas Hold 'Em Bonus or a Six Card Bonus Wager pending its resolution at the conclusion of the round of play.

 (B) A Progressive Payout Wager, the player is not eligible to receive a Progressive Payout. The player's cards shall remain face down on the table pending resolution of the Envy Bonus in accordance with subsection (i)(5).

 (C) A Five Card Hand Bonus Wager, the dealer shall place the cards of the player face down on the table pending resolution of the Five Card Hand Bonus Wager in accordance with subsection (j).

 (ii) Has not placed a Texas Hold 'Em Bonus Wager, Six Card Hand Bonus Wager, Five Card Hand Bonus Wager or a Progressive Payout Wager, the dealer shall immediately collect the player's cards and place them in the discard rack provided that if another player at the table placed a Progressive Payout Wager, the player's cards shall remain on the table pending the resolution of the Progressive Payout Wager in accordance with subsection (i).

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 (j) The dealer shall settle the Five Card Hand Bonus Wager, if offered by the certificate holder, and any Magic Card or Lucky Bonus payouts. A winning Five Card Hand Bonus shall be paid irrespective of whether the player's hand outranks the dealer's hand and based on the rank of the player's or the dealer's two cards and the three-card Flop. If a player has won a Five Card Hand Bonus or any Magic Card or Lucky Bonus payout, the dealer shall:

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

 (2) Have a floorperson or above verify any Five Card Hand Bonus payout with odds of 500 for 1 or a payout that is a percentage of the jackpot amount on the progressive meter in accordance with approved internal control procedures submitted under § 465a.2 (relating to internal control systems and audit protocols).

 (3) Credit the player's game account for the winning Five Card Hand Bonus Wager or the Magic Card or Lucky Bonus payout in accordance with § 647a.12(e). If a player has won a Five Card Hand Bonus payout that is a percentage of the jackpot amount on the progressive meter, the payout may not be paid to the player's game account. If a player has won a payout that is not being paid to the player's game account, the winning hand must remain on the table until the necessary documentation has been completed.

(k) To settle the Six Card Bonus Wager, the dealer shall reveal the four additional Six Card Bonus cards and combine them with the player's two cards to form the highest ranking Poker hand as provided in § 647a.6(d) (relating to Texas Hold 'Em Bonus Poker rankings). If the player's hand:

(1) Does not contain a three-of-a-kind or better, the dealer shall collect the player's losing Six Card Bonus Wager.

(2) Contains a three-of-a-kind or better, the dealer shall pay the winning Six Card Bonus Wager in accordance with § 647a.12(f).

[(k)] (l) After all wagers of the player 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.

§ 647a.12. Payout odds; payout limitation.

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 (c) Notwithstanding the payout odds in [subsections (a) and (b)] subsection (a), the maximum aggregate payout limit on all winning Ante, Flop, Turn[, River and Texas Hold 'Em Bonus] and River Wagers for any hand shall be $50,000 or the maximum amount that one patron could win per round when betting the minimum wager, whichever is greater.

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

 (1) [A player placing a Progressive Payout Wager shall be paid at the following odds:] The certificate holder shall pay each winning Progressive Payout Wager at the odds in one of the following payout tables 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 100% of meter 100% mega jackpot 100% mega jackpot 100% mega jackpot
Straight flush 10% of meter 100% major jackpot 100% major jackpot 100% major jackpot
Four-of-a-kind 300 for 1 300 for 1 100% minor jackpot 100% minor jackpot
Full house 50 for 1 50 for 1 50 for 1 50 for 1
Flush 40 for 1 40 for 1 40 for 1 40 for 1
Straight 30 for 1 30 for 1 30 for 1 30 for 1
Three-of-a-kind 9 for 1 9 for 1 10 for 1 9 for 1

 (2) A player shall receive the payout for only the highest ranking five-card Poker hand formed.

 (3) The rate of progression (incrementation rate) and the seed and reseed amounts for the meter used for the progressive payout in paragraph (1) must be [in the certificate holder's Rules Submission filed in accordance with § 601a.2. The initial and reset amount must also be in the certificate holder's Rules Submission and be at least $10,000.] based upon the amount of the Progressive Payout Wager being offered and must be as follows:

Paytable A
Seed/reseed $10,000 for 1
Incrementation rate
Primary 21%
Reserve N/A
Paytable B Paytable C Paytable D
Seed/reseed
 Mega $10,000 for 1 $10,000 for 1 $10,000 for 1
 Major $1,000 for 1 $1,000 for 1 $1,000 for 1
 Minor N/A $250 for 1 $250 for 1
Incrementation rate
 Mega 11% 9% 10%
 Major 10% 7% 8%
 Minor N/A 3% 3%

 (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 § 647a.11(i) (relating to procedure for completion of each round of play).

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 (e) If a certificate holder offers the Five Card Hand Bonus Wager:

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 (4) The rate of progression (incrementation rate) and the seed and reseed amounts for the meter used for the progressive payout in paragraph (1) must be [in the certificate holder's Rules Submission filed in accordance with § 601a.2. The initial and reset amount must also be in the certificate holder's Rules Submission and must be at least $10,000.] based upon the amount of the Progressive Payout Wager being offered and must be as follows:

Seed $10,000 for 1
Reseed $0
Incrementation rate
 Primary 13%
 Reserve 8%

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

Hand Paytable A Paytable B Paytable C
Royal flush 1,000 to 1 1,000 to 1 1,000 to 1
Straight flush 200 to 1 200 to 1 200 to 1
Four-of-a-kind 50 to 1 50 to 1 100 to 1
Full house 25 to 1 25 to 1 20 to 1
Flush 20 to 1 15 to 1 15 to 1
Straight 10 to 1 10 to 1 9 to 1
Three-of-a-kind 5 to 1 5 to 1 8 to 1
Hand Paytable D Paytable E
Six-card royal flush—diamonds 200,000 to 1
Six-card royal flush—hearts, spades or clubs 20,000 to 1
Royal flush 1,000 to 1 1,000 to 1
Straight flush 200 to 1 200 to 1
Four-of-a-kind 100 to 1 50 to 1
Full house 20 to 1 20 to 1
Flush 15 to 1 15 to 1
Straight 10 to 1 10 to 1
Three-of-a-kind 7 to 1 5 to 1

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