S.D. Admin. R. 20:18:16:15.08 - The play - Texas Shootout poker, a variation of Texas Hold 'em poker

Texas Shootout poker is played at a blackjack-style table designated by the licensee for the play of Texas Shootout poker. Texas Shootout poker shall be played according to the following rules:

(1) Six standard decks of 52 cards each, dealt from a dealing shoe, shall be used;
(2) Each player plays against the dealer. Players do not play against other players;
(3) The dealer begins by shuffling the cards. New decks shall be inspected in accordance with standard inspection procedures. A player is selected to insert a blank "cut card" into the shuffled decks and the dealer cuts the decks. The dealer then inserts the cut card approximately one deck from the last card and places the cards into the shoe. The dealer deals the first card out of the shoe face-down and places it directly into the discard receptacle. This is known as "burning a card";
(4) Players place the required primary wager within the designated wagering area in front of the player's position. At the discretion of the retail licensee, players may play more than one hand during a round of play;
(5) Players may place an additional, optional "Shootout Bonus" wager by placing their wager in the designated wagering area labeled "Shootout Bonus" immediately to the right of each primary wagering area. The Shootout Bonus wager entitles the player to receive the payouts listed on the Shootout Bonus paytable;
(6) In the event a player's Shootout Bonus wager is at least five dollars, their hand qualifies for the "Envy Bonus" paytable. For any Shootout Bonus wager that is at least five dollars, the dealer places an "Envy Bonus" lammer to the player's immediate right of their Shootout Bonus wager signifying that the player's hand qualifies for the Envy Bonus paytable;
(7) After all wagers have been placed, the dealer deals four cards, face down, sequentially to each player's position and to himself or herself in a clockwise rotation beginning with the player on the dealer's immediate left;
(8) Each player determines which two cards to play. The two cards selected for play are placed face-up on the table layout directly in back of, (the player's side), the player's primary wager. The two discarded cards are placed face-down in front of, (the dealer's side), the player's primary wager;
(9) In the event a player receives "two-pair" or "four-of-a kind" on the first four cards, the player may optionally "split" the initial four cards into two, two-card hands. A player who is desirous of splitting the player's hand, places all four cards face-up into two distinct two-card hands in front of the player's primary wager. The player matches the original primary wager. If the player originally placed the Shootout Bonus wager, the player may optionally place an additional Shootout Bonus wager for the second hand up to an amount equal to the original Shootout Bonus wager;
(10) After all players have placed their discarded cards on the table, the dealer confirms that each player has discarded two cards, (unless the player's initial hand was split), and beginning with the player on the dealer's immediate right, collects each of the discarded cards in a counterclockwise rotation. As cards are collected by the dealer, the cards are deemed "mucked" and considered "dead." Mucked cards may not be replayed or retrieved. The dealer places the discarded cards face-down into the discard receptacle;
(11) The dealer exposes dealer's four-card hand face-up on the table layout directly in front of the dealer. The dealer selects two cards to play and two cards to discard according to a predetermined "house-way" strategy. The dealer must play by the "house-ways" which are available for inspection by any player. In the event a player determines the dealer's hand is not set according to "house-ways," the player may challenge the dealer's selection. Either the dealer or a table game supervisor must reset the house hand to conform to the "house-way" strategy;
(12) Next the dealer deals five cards face-down in the center of the table. These five cards are known as the "flop" and are used as common cards to form both the dealer's and each player's hand. The five cards are to be placed in a horizontal row with spacing between the cards. After the dealer confirms that exactly five cards have been dealt, the dealer scoops up the five cards and flips the cards over face-up, also in a horizontal row. The dealer reconfigures the order of the five cards so that the highest value combination is displayed on the dealer's left and descending in value to the right;
(13) The dealer and each player will use any combination of a player's two cards and the five cards on the flop to make the best possible five-card poker hand;
(14) The ranking of hands from best to worst is as follows:
(a) Five-of-a-kind, Suited;
(b) Straight Flush, (A-K-Q-J-10 is the highest and A- 2-3-4 -5 is the lowest straight flush);
(c) Five-of-a-Kind;
(d) Four-of-a-Kind;
(e) Full House;
(f) Flush;
(g) Straight, (A-K-Q-J-10 is the highest and A- 2-3-4 -5 is the lowest straight);
(h) Three-of-a-Kind;
(i) Two Pair;
(j) One Pair; and
(k) High Card;
(15) If a player has a higher ranking than the dealer, that player's hand is declared a winner. If a player has a lower hand, or one that is equal to the dealer, it is declared a loser. Beginning with the player on the dealer's immediate right and continuing in a counterclockwise rotation, the dealer shall determine whether each player's hand is a winner or loser and takes or pays each player's wager. Winning wagers are paid one-to-one odds, also referred to as "even money";
(16) If a player originally made the optional Shootout Bonus wager, the dealer also determines whether or not the player's hand qualifies to receive the bonus payment. If it does, the dealer pays the player according to the odds posted at the table as shown below. If a player's hand does not qualify, the dealer collects the Shootout Bonus wager. The Shootout Bonus wager has no bearing on the primary wager and vice-versa. A player can win on one and lose on the other. The dealer takes or pays the player's primary wager first, then the player's Shootout Bonus wager, if applicable:

Ranking

Paytable A

Paytable B

5 of a Kind, Suited

5,000 to 1

1,000 to 1

Royal Flush

500 to 1

200 to 1

Straight Flush

100 to 1

75 to 1

5 of a Kind

50 to 1

40 to 1

4 of a Kind

5 to 1

7 to 1

Full House

3 to 1

3 to 1

Flush

2 to 1

2 to 1

Straight

1 to 1

1 to 1

(17) In the event a player's Shootout Bonus wager is at least five dollars, the player also qualifies for the Envy Bonus. The Envy Bonus is paid to a player if any hand, other than the hand corresponding to the player's Shootout Bonus wager or the dealer's hand, contains one of the following predetermined arrangement of cards:

Ranking

Pays

5 of a Kind, Suited

$1,000

Royal Flush

$250

Straight Flush

$50

5 of a Kind

$10

(18) After all wagers have been settled, the dealer collects all of the player's cards in order beginning on the dealer's immediate left and continuing in a counterclockwise rotation and places the cards face-down into the discard receptacle. Then the dealer collects the flop and each player's two cards and places the cards face-down into the discard receptacle so that the player's two cards are on top of the flopped cards; and
(19) The next round of play then begins. Play continues in this fashion until the cut card is reached, at which time the dealer shall only use the remaining cards to complete the round.

The provisions of § 20:18:16:21 do not apply to Texas Shootout Poker, a variation of Texas Hold 'em poker.

Notes

S.D. Admin. R. 20:18:16:15.08
29 SDR 147, effective May 6, 2003; 32 SDR 128, effective January 30, 2006.

General Authority: SDCL 42-7B-7.

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

Maximum amount of bets, SDCL 42-7B-4; Table stakes, § 20:18:16:21.

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