S.D. Admin. R. 20:18:16:11 - The play - Texas hold'em

Texas hold'em must be played according to the following rules:

(1) The dealer must deal two cards to each player, face downward and one at a time. The first player to receive a card is the player to the left of the player who has the button. The last player to receive cards is the player assigned the button. After each player has received two cards, there is a betting round and the players may bet an amount not more than the posted table limit. The player to the left of the button opens and each following player may call, raise, or fold;
(2) The dealer deals three community cards from the deck and turns the cards face upward, in the center of the table. Community cards are common to the hand of every active player in the pot;
(3) After the flop, the betting continues for another round. The player sitting left of the player assigned the button opens. After the opening, a player may call, raise, or fold;
(4) The dealer deals another community card face upward in the center of the table. Another betting round occurs. The dealer deals another community card face upward in the center of the table for the final betting round. If there are two or more players remaining in the game after all bets are made, there is a showdown;
(5) In high Texas hold'em, the highest hand wins the pot. In high-low split Texas hold'em, the highest hand and the lowest hand split the pot. A player who wins in one direction (high or low) and ties a player for the other direction, receives three-quarters of the pot. A player who wins in both directions without a tie receives all of the pot. Aces may be used for either high or low; and
(6) In Texas holdem, players may elect to play the remaining cards in their hands twice for half the pot each time if the following conditions exist:
(a) The opportunity must be allowed in the current game,
(b) Only two players are remaining in the pot,
(c) One player must be all in and called,
(d) Both players agree,
(e) The players must notify the dealer prior to the remaining cards being dealt, and
(f) Both players remaining hands must be turned face up.

This option is not allowed in tournament play and only the first board is eligible for any bad beat or other promotional jackpots.

Notes

S.D. Admin. R. 20:18:16:11
16 SDR 57, effective October 1, 1989; 40 SDR 101, effective December 2, 2013; 44 SDR 65, effective 10/16/2017

General Authority: SDCL 42-7B-7.

Law Implemented: SDCL 42-7B-4(18), 42-7B-7, 42-7B-15.

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