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Playing Cards, Card Shoes and Automatic Shufflers

 

15.1 Decks of playing cards used in a game shall consist of 52 cards each, each card being identical in size and shape to every other card in the deck. Each deck shall comprise 4 suits (diamonds, spades, clubs and hearts) of 13 cards each, consisting of ace, king, queen, jack, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, and 2.

15.1A Notwithstanding rule 15.1, when:

(a) the game of poker is played in accordance with the rules contained in Rules of Poker and Rules of Tournament Poker, the decks of playing cards used in the games of poker shall contain the number of cards as prescribed in the rules contained in Rules of Poker and Rules of Tournament Poker; and

(b) the game of pontoon is played in accordance with the rules contained in Rules of Pontoon, the decks of playing cards used in the games of pontoon shall contain the number of cards as prescribed in the rules contained in Rules of Pontoon.

15.2 Except as otherwise approved by the Authority, the backs of all playing cards in the deck or decks used in a game shall:

(a) be identical;

(b) bear the casino logo;

(c) be designed so as to diminish as far as possible the ability of any Slot Gacor person to place concealed markings thereon; and

(d) not contain any marking, symbol or design that will enable a person to know the identity of any element printed on the face of the card or that will in any way differentiate the back of that card from that of any other card used in the game (other than the cutting card or cards).

15.3 Cutting cards used in games shall be colored plastic or plastic-coated cards similar in size to the playing cards.

15.4 Subject to these rules, in any game in which playing cards are used such cards shall at all times be dealt from gaming equipment specifically designed, and approved by the Authority, for that purpose, being either:

(a) a card shoe; or

(b) an automatic shuffler from which cards can be dealt. An automatic shuffler shall be designed, constructed and operated so that, when activated, the cards being shuffled within it, whether within separate decks or otherwise, are randomly and thoroughly intermixed.

15.4A Notwithstanding rule 15.4, when the game of poker is played in accordance with the rules contained in Rules of Poker and Rules of Tournament Poker, the cards may be dealt by hand to each player as prescribed in the rules contained in Rules of Poker and Rules of Tournament Poker.

 

 

  1. Dice

 

All dice used in a game shall comply with the following specifications:

(a) where more than 1 die is in use in the game, all of the dice in use shall be identical;

(b) each die shall be precision-made and have 6 faces of the same dimensions;

(c) the faces of each die shall be flat, clearly marked with values from 1 to 6 (so arranged that the sum of the values of any pair of opposite faces is 7), and have a finish and texture identical to that of all of the other faces;

(d) the weight of each die shall be distributed equally throughout it, and no face shall be lighter or heavier than any other face; and

(e) the dice shall operate as a random number generator, in that their use in the game shall result in the production of a game result or a game outcome which is:

(i) statistically independent,

(ii) uniformly distributed over its range, and

(iii) unpredictable.

 

 

  1. Use of Calculators and Other Devices Prohibited

 

17.1 No person shall, either alone or in concert with any other person, use or have in his/her possession or control, at or near a gaming table or location related to the playing of a game, a calculator, computer or any other electronic, electrical or mechanical apparatus or device that is capable, with respect to a game or a part of a game, of recording, projecting or analyzing an outcome or the changing probabilities or the playing strategies to be used.

17.2 Where the casino operator is satisfied that a player has contravened rule 17.1 it may:

(a) declare that any wager made by the player shall be void; and

(b) direct that the player be excluded from further participation in the game.

17.3 Rule 17.1 shall not apply to possession, use or control by an agent or employee of the casino operator, a Government inspector or a member of the Police, where such person is acting in the course of his/her duty.

 

 

  1. Invalidation of Games

 

18.1 The casino operator may invalidate the outcome of a game if:

(a) the game is disrupted by civil commotion, fire, riot, brawl, robbery, building evacuation or an act of God; or

(b) any fraudulent act is perpetrated by any player or dealer that, in the opinion of the casino operator, affects the outcome of the game.

18.2 Where the outcome of a game is invalidated pursuant to rule 18.1, all wagers made by the players in that particular hand or round shall be refunded, provided that the casino operator may direct that the wager of any player referred to in subparagraph (b) of rule 18.1 be forfeited.

 

 

  1. Disputes/Complaints

 

19.1 Complainants in all unresolved disputes shall be advised of the presence of, and their right to consult, a Government inspector.

19.2 The casino operator shall make a copy of the applicable rules available for examination upon request.

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