S.D. Admin. R. 20:18:16:15.05 - The play - Caribbean stud poker

Caribbean stud poker must be played according to the following rules:

(1) Caribbean stud poker may be played only on tables equipped with the necessary electronic equipment and signage, and are designated by the licensee for the play of Caribbean stud poker. A single deck of cards shall be used. player's do not play against other player's. Each player may play only one hand following each shuffle of the deck;
(2) Each player must make an ante wager by placing the wager in the designated ante wagering area in front of the player's position;
(3) Each player may place an additional, optional wager by placing a wager in the designated coin sensor in front of the player's ante;
(4) The optional wager allows the player to participate in play for a progressive jackpot. A player wins a progressive jackpot award if the player has made the optional wager and holds a hand having a value of flush or better. Multiple Caribbean stud poker games may be linked together with a common progressive jackpot;
(5) Once all player's place their bets, the dealer will press the appropriate button on the keypad. The sensors will then light up, indicating a progressive wager. The dealer then follows house procedures for dealing the regular game;
(6) The terms jackpot, jackpot award, and progressive jackpot as used in this section shall apply to Caribbean stud poker only;
(7) A licensee may not discontinue offering a Caribbean stud poker jackpot until the highest progressive jackpot award has been won by a qualified player or player's. If a licensee wishes to discontinue offering a progressive jackpot award, the licensee may petition the executive secretary for permission to either reduce the qualifications or criteria for winning the award, allowing the award to be paid more quickly, or to transfer the award liability to the jackpot offered by a different game. If a retail licensee intends to close its business while having a progressive jackpot award liability, the licensee may petition the executive secretary for permission to transfer the award liability, together with the award fund, to another retail licensee offering a comparable jackpot award;
(8) Any dealer tip delivered as a wager shall be placed on the ante only, and may not exceed the value of the player's ante. The dealer may not accept a tip wager on the bet area;
(9) Immediately prior to the commencement of play and after each round of play has been completed, the dealer shall shuffle the cards. Following shuffle and cut, the dealer deals five cards to each player and to the dealer, either face downward and one at a time in clockwise rotation among the player's and the dealer, or in a five-card group dispensed by a mechanical shuffling device. The first player to receive a card, or cards, is the player to the left of the dealer; the dealer receives cards last. The fifth card dealt to the dealer , which shall be the bottom card of the group of cards dispensed by the shuffling device, shall be dealt or turned face up. After all cards have been dealt, the dealer shall place the remaining cards into the discard rack without exposing the cards;
(10) An incorrect number of cards dealt to any player constitutes a dead hand for that player only. The player receiving the misdealt cards retains the player's ante and any bet. An incorrect number of cards dealt to the dealer constitutes a misdeal to the table and the player's may play their hands for the purposes of the progressive jackpot only. If there are no progressive jackpot hands, all hands at the table are dead and the player's retain their antes and bets;
(11) The player now picks up the player's cards and must decide either to fold (surrender ante) or to bet (bet equals two times ante). If the player:
(a) Folds, the ante wager is lost. In any player order, the dealer collects first the ante and then the cards from each player who has folded. As the cards are collected, the dealer shall spread the cards, count the cards, and then place the cards in the discard rack; or
(b) Plays the hand, the player must make an additional wager, equal to exactly twice the amount of the ante, by placing the wager in the bet area, behind the ante, in front of the player's position;
(12) The dealer turns over the dealer's remaining cards and creates the best possible poker hand. The dealer must have a hand consisting of an ace and a king, or better, to have a qualifying hand. If the hand is qualifying, the dealer moves the poker hand forward allowing the player's to see the hand;
(13) If the dealer does not have a qualifying hand, the dealer shall announce no hand and immediately pay all the ante wagers at the rate of 1 to 1 (even money). At this point the dealer shall spread, count, and collect each player's cards individually. The cards of player's who have a hand qualifying for a progressive jackpot payment shall be left on the table face up;
(14) When all player wagers have been made, the dealer shall compare the dealer's hand to the hand of each player who has made both ante and bet wagers. The higher poker hand between each player and the dealer wins;
(15) Tied hands result in a push and no action;
(16) The antes of winning hands are paid at the rate of 1 to 1 (even money);
(17) The bets of winning player's hands are paid according to the following payment schedule, which shall be displayed by table signage or on the table layout:
(a) Royal flush pays 100 to 1;
(b) Straight flush pays 50 to 1;
(c) Four of a kind pays 20 to 1;
(d) Full house pays 7 to 1;
(e) Flush pays 5 to 1;
(f) Straight pays 4 to 1;
(g) Three of a kind pays 3 to 1;
(h) Two pairs pays 2 to 1; and
(i) One pair or less pays 1 to 1 (even money);
(18) The dealer compares hands, pays winning wagers, and takes losing wagers, beginning with the player to the dealer's right and moving counterclockwise around the table;
(19) After paying or taking each wager, the dealer must spread the player's cards, count the cards, and place the cards in the discard rack before the dealer moves on to the next player. The cards of player's who have a hand qualifying for a progressive jackpot payment shall be left on the table face up;
(20) Progressive winners:
(a) The percentage pays are paid from the progressive jackpot shown on the progressive meter;
(b) Other hands are paid from the tray, these payments do not come off the meter;
(c) If a player has a progressive winner, the dealer shall press the appropriate button on the keypad. If the button is pressed by accident, the dealer shall press the button again to turn it off;
(d) If there is a progressive winner, the dealer shall contact a supervisor;
(e) In the event that more than one progressive hand payable from the progressive meter hits at the same table during the same time, house procedures are then followed for paying the prize;
(f) After keying in the progressive winner, the meter may be reduced, depending on the winning hand. Keying in a 100% award will reset the meter to the seed amount, plus any reserve amount. The dealer will continue handling progressive awards in a counterclockwise fashion;
(21) Player hands qualifying for progressive jackpot payments shall be paid according to the following payment schedule, which shall be displayed by table signage or on the table layout:
(a) Royal flush pays 100 percent of the displayed progressive jackpot;
(b) Straight flush pays either 10 percent of the displayed progressive jackpot or pays $5,000 (licensee shall choose the payout option at the time the game is put into play);
(c) Four of a kind pays $500;
(d) Full house pays $100; and
(e) Flush pays $50; and
(f) Progressive payment schedule:

Progressive Payment Schedule

PMG-01

PMG-02

$1 Wager amount

$5 Wager amount

Hand

Pays

Envy

Pays

Envy

Royal Flush

100%

$1,000

100%

$5,000

Straight Flush

10%

$300

10%

$1,500

4 of a Kind

300 for 1

300 for 1

Full House

50 for 1

50 for 1

Flush

40 for 1

40 for 1

Straight

30 for 1

30 for 1

3 of a kind

9 for 1

9 for 1

The original wager shall not be returned to the player. The envy and seed amounts adjust up or down accordingly with changes made to the wager amount; and

(g) An envy bonus shall be paid as follows:
i. A player making the progressive side wager also qualifies to win an envy payout. If another player at the table has a royal or straight flush, each player who made the progressive side bet wins the envy payout. A player that has a royal or straight flush and has not made the progressive side bet only receives the normal prize pay and does not receive any envy pay;
ii. If a player's hand triggers an envy payout, the dealer shall leave that player's hand face-up on the table until all payments are made; and
iii. The dealer shall pay any envy payout at the end of the round. If more than one player is involved in a qualifying envy payout, each player wins a multiple envy payout.
(22) After the dealer reconciles all action, the dealer shall press the appropriate button on the keypad. This action shall reset the system to begin the next hand and be logged into the progressive system.

The provisions of § 20:18:16:21 do not apply to Caribbean stud poker. The player's wager, when combined with the bonus wager, may not exceed the $100 maximum bet limit.

Notes

S.D. Admin. R. 20:18:16:15.05
28 SDR 24, effective August 28, 2001; 29 SDR 107, effective February 2, 2003; 32 SDR 128, effective January 30, 2006; 37 SDR 131, effective January 10, 2011; 41 SDR187, effective 5/13/2015.

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

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

Maximum amount of bets, SDCL 42-7B-14; Table stakes, § 20:18:16:21.

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