S.D. Admin. R. 20:18:16:15.01 - The play - Hold 'em eighty-eight

Hold 'em eighty-eight must be played according to the following rules:

(1) Hold 'em eighty-eight may only be played on tables designated by the licensee for the play of Hold 'em eighty-eight. A single deck of cards and a dealer button must be used;
(2) Each player makes an initial bet in the amount specified at the table and places the bet in the first circle in front of the player's position;
(3) Following shuffle and cut, the dealer burns a card and deals 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;
(4) The dealer burns the top card of the deck and deals the three-card flop in the center of the table. The dealer then burns the top card of the deck and deals one final community card face down in the center of the table. Community cards are common to the hand of every active player in the pot;
(5) After the flop, a player may either fold or may raise the player's bet by an amount not more than the posted table limit. If a player folds, the player's wager is pulled to the middle and the hand is removed from play. If a player raises, the raise is placed in the second circle in front of each player's position;
(6) The dealer turns over the fourth community card, pulls the bets into the pot, and takes the rake; and
(7) All players remaining in the game show their cards and the player holding the highest hand wins the pot. Each player makes that player's best five-card hand, using either one card from the player's hand together with four community cards or both cards from the player's hand together with three community cards. If two or more players have a tying hand, the pot is split among them.


S.D. Admin. R. 20:18:16:15.01
23 SDR 227, effective July 1, 1997; 27 SDR 73, effective January 30, 2001; 32 SDR 128, effective January 30, 2006; 40 SDR 101, effective December 2, 2013.

General Authority: SDCL 42-7B-4(18), 42-7B-7, 42-7B-11(13).

Law Implemented: SDCL 42-7B-4(18), 42-7B-7, 42-7B-11(13), 42-7B-14, 42-7B-15.

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