S.D. Admin. R. 20:18:15:25 - Splitting pairs

If the first two cards dealt to a player are identical in value, the player may split the hand into two separate hands by making a wager on the second hand equal to the original wager. If a player splits pairs, the dealer must deal a second card to the first hand so formed and must complete the player's decisions on that hand before dealing cards to the second hand. After a second card is dealt to a split pair, the player must stand, surrender, draw, or double down. A player may not split pairs more than three times in a round of play on any one hand. A player splitting aces may have only one card dealt to each ace. If the dealer obtains blackjack after a player splits pairs, the dealer may only collect the amount of the original wager of the player and may not collect the additional amount wagered in splitting pairs.


S.D. Admin. R. 20:18:15:25
16 SDR 57, effective October 1, 1989.

General Authority: SDCL 42-7B-7.

Law Implemented: SDCL 42-7B-1, 42-7B-2, 42-7B-3, 42-7B-4, 42-7B-7, 42-7B-14, 42-7B-15.

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