The rules contained in this division, together with the general rules contained in division 1, shall apply to the game of poker.
- Table Layout and Equipment
3.1 Poker shall be played at a table having on one side places for seated players and on the opposite side a place for the dealer. Each poker table shall have a drop box attached to it.
3.2 The layout cloth covering the poker table may display the name and/or logo of the casino.
3.3 The following equipment shall also be used in the game:
(a) 1 deck of playing cards; and
(b) 1 cutting card.
3.4 A drop-slide will be located to the right of the tray Togel bank. The drop-slide on the table shall be used by the dealer to place the rake. If a bonus is in operation for the game, a separate slot slightly in front and to the left of the tray bank will be used. Both the drop-slide and bonus slots go directly into drop boxes.
4.1 Poker shall be played with:
(a) a full deck of 52 cards without jokers, and one cutting card; or
(b) a 40 card deck consisting of ace, king, queen, jack, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6 and 5 in each of spades, hearts, diamonds and clubs and one cutting card; or
(c) a 36 card deck consisting of ace, king, queen, jack, 10, 9, 8, 7, and 6 in each of spades, hearts, diamonds and clubs and one cutting card; or
(d) a 32 card deck consisting of ace, king, queen, jack, 10, 9, 8 and 7 in each of spades, hearts, diamonds and clubs and one cutting card.
4.2 Cards may, at the discretion of a casino supervisor, be changed after any round of play, if for any reason a card or cards become unfit for further use. If all the cards are replaced, the new cards shall be checked, shuffled and cut in accordance with these rules.
4.3 A casino supervisor may, at any time, instruct the dealer to check and verify the proper amount of cards.
4.4 All suits have the same rank, subject to rule 11.4(d), 12.2(a), 12.3(b), 12.4(b), 12.4(e), 13.2(a), 13.3(b), 13.4(b), 13.4(e), 14.4(e), 15.4(e), 16.5(e), and 17.5(e).
- Maximum Players
5.1 The maximum number of players for a poker game shall be, in the case of:
(a) a 52 card game:
(i) Draw (Blind) eight,
(ii) Five Card Stud ten,
(iii) Seven Card Stud eight,
(iv) Hold-em ten,
(v) Omaha ten;
(b) a 40 card game:
(i) Draw (Blind) six,
(ii) Five Card Stud eight,
(iii) Seven Card Stud six;
(c) a 36 card game:
Three Card Manila ….nine;
(d) a 32 card game:
(i) Draw (Blind) five,
(ii) Five Card Stud six,
(iii) Seven Card Stud four,
(iv) Two Card Manila eleven,
(v) Three Card Manila seven.
- The Shuffle and Cut
6.1 The cards shall be shuffled so that they are randomly intermixed within the deck:
(a) immediately before the start of play; and
(b) at the end of each round.
6.2 After the cards have been shuffled, the dealer shall cut the cards (once only) and place them on the cutting card. No player ever cuts the cards.
6.3 The dealer may at any time check and verify that the deck of cards or any of the decks, as the case may be, contains the correct number of cards.
6.4 The casino operator may, after any round of play, direct that the cards be replaced, in which event the new cards shall be checked, shuffled and cut in accordance with this section.
- Table Stakes and Wagers
7.1 Wagers shall only be accepted in chips.
7.2 The type of game, minimum buy-in, betting limits and house commission or hourly time charge shall be displayed on a notice at the table.
7.3 A poker room supervisor may change any game, minimum buy-in, betting limit and betting type, provided prior notice of at least three hands has been given to the players. In the event that all of the players are in agreement, no notice need be given and changes shall become effective immediately. Changes shall only be made at the completion of a hand.
7.4 On commencement of play each player shall place on the table, in full view of the dealer and all players, at least the minimum buy-in required in chips or cash, which shall be immediately converted to chips.
7.5 A player shall not augment or reduce his/her table stake during any round of play. A player not in a hand may augment his/her stake, but shall not remove chips from the table.
7.6 No onlooker or any player wagering at any table may influence another player’s decisions of play.
7.7 Except as expressly permitted by these rules, players may not exchange cards, nor exchange, communicate, nor cause to be exchanged or communicated any information regarding their respective hands.
7.8 At any time while a game is in progress the casino operator may direct that:
(a) only English be spoken by the players at the table;
(b) there be silence while a hand is in progress;
(c) players suspected of collusion not play at the same table.