S.D. Admin. R. 20:18:15:02 - Cards

The value of the cards contained in a deck of cards is as follows:

(1) A card from 2 to 10 has its face value;
(2) A jack, queen, or king has a value of 10; and
(3) An ace has a value of 11 unless that would give a player or the dealer a score in excess of 21, in which case it has a value of one.

A standard blackjack deck must contain 52 cards in four suits, hearts, diamonds, clubs, and spades, with each suit consisting of numerical cards from 2 to 10 and a jack, a queen, a king, and an ace.

The back of the cards must display a mirror image design approved by the executive secretary.

More than one deck of cards may be used for play at blackjack.

Any cards which have been opened and placed on house banked table games which are handled by players shall be removed from play and cancelled in twenty-four (24) hours or less.


S.D. Admin. R. 20:18:15:02
16 SDR 57, effective October 1, 1989; 23 SDR 126, effective February 13, 1997; 41 SDR 7, effective July 29, 2014.

General Authority: SDCL 42-7B-7, 42-7B-11.

Law Implemented: SDCL 42-7B-3, 42-7B-4, 42-7B-7, 42-7B-15.

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