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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 22-817




[58 PA. CODE CH. 623b]

Craps and Mini-Craps Side Wagers and Variations—Amended Temporary Regulations

[52 Pa.B. 3224]
[Saturday, June 4, 2022]

 The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (Board), under the general authority in 4 Pa.C.S. § 1202(b)(30) (relating to general and specific powers) and the specific authority in 4 Pa.C.S. § 13A02(1) and (2) (relating to regulatory authority) and § 13A03 (relating to temporary table game regulations), amends the temporary regulations in Chapter 623b (relating to Craps and Mini-Craps side wagers and variations—temporary regulations) to read as set forth in Annex A.

Purpose of this Amended Temporary Rulemaking

 This amended temporary rulemaking amends the Hot Shooter Jackpot side wager in the game of Craps.


 When the Board adopted the original temporary regulation # 125-241, there were typographical errors in the Annex A text, incorrectly identifying the side wager and listing one of the payouts incorrectly. This amendment fixes those errors.

Fiscal Impact

Commonwealth. This amended temporary rulemaking will not have a fiscal impact on the Commonwealth.

Political subdivisions. This amended temporary rulemaking will not have a fiscal impact on political subdivisions of this Commonwealth.

Private sector. This amended temporary rulemaking will not have a fiscal impact on the private sector.

General public. This amended temporary rulemaking will not have a fiscal impact on the general public.

Paperwork Requirements

 If a certificate holder seeks to offer any of the side wagers or variations contained in these amended temporary regulations the certificate holder will be required to submit a Rules Submission form reflecting the choices in how the game will be offered and with the selected side wagers and variations identified. These forms are available on the Board's public web site and submitted to Board staff electronically.

Effective Date

 These amendments will become effective upon publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

Public Comments

 While this amended temporary rulemaking will be effective upon publication, the Board is seeking comments from the public and affected parties as to how this amended temporary rulemaking might be improved. Interested persons are invited to submit written comments, suggestions or objections regarding this temporary rulemaking within 30 days after the date of publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin to Chad W. Zimmermann, Deputy Chief Counsel, Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, 303 Walnut Street, 5th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17106-9060, Attention: Public Comment on Regulation # 125-241.

Contact Person

 The contact person for questions about this amended temporary rulemaking is Chad W. Zimmermann, Deputy Chief Counsel at (717) 346-8300.

Regulatory Review

 Under 4 Pa.C.S. § 13A03, the Board is authorized to adopt temporary regulations which are not subject to the provisions of: sections 201—205 of the act of July 31, 1968 (P.L. 769, No. 240), referred to as the Commonwealth Documents Law; the Regulatory Review Act (71 P.S. §§ 745.1—745.14); and sections 204(b) and 301(10) of the Commonwealth Attorneys Act (71 P.S. §§ 732-204(b) and 732-301(10)). These temporary regulations expire 3 years after publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.


 The Board finds that:

 (1) Under 4 Pa.C.S. § 13A03, the temporary regulations are exempt from the requirements of the Regulatory Review Act, sections 201—205 of the Commonwealth Documents Law and sections 204(b) and 301(10) of the Commonwealth Attorney Act.

 (2) The adoption of the temporary regulations is necessary and appropriate for the administration and enforcement of 4 Pa.C.S. Part II (relating to gaming).


 The Board, acting under 4 Pa.C.S. Part II, orders that:

 (1) The regulations of the Board, 58 Pa. Code Chapter 623b are amended by amending § 623b.4 as set forth in Annex A, with ellipses referring to the existing text of the regulations.

 (2) The amended temporary regulations are effective June 4, 2022.

 (3) The amended temporary regulations will be posted on the Board's web site and published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

 (4) The amended temporary regulations shall be subject to amendment as deemed necessary by the Board.

 (5) The Chairperson of the Board shall certify this order and Annex A and deposit them with the Legislative Reference Bureau as required by law.


Fiscal Note: Fiscal Note 125-241 remains valid for the adoption of the subject regulations.

Annex A





§ 623b.4. Hot Shooter Jackpot wager.

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 (d) If after the come out roll the shooter:

 (1) Throws the dice 7 times or less before the next 7 out, the Hot [Roller] Shooter Jackpot wager shall lose.

(1.1) Throws the dice 8 times to 15 times before the next 7 out, the Hot Shooter Jackpot wager shall push.

 (2) Throws the dice [8] 16 times or more before the next 7 out, the Hot [Roller] Shooter Jackpot wager shall win and be paid in accordance with subsection (e).

 (e) The certificate holder shall pay out winning Hot Shooter Jackpot wagers at the odds in the following payout tables selected by the certificate holder in its Rules Submission form filed in accordance with § 601a.2:

8 to 15 rolls[1 to 1] PUSH
16 to 23 rolls2 to 1
24 to 31 rolls4 to 1
32 to 39 rolls6 to 1
40 to 44 rolls11 to 1
45 to 49 rolls29 to 1
50 or more rolls 99 to 1
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 22-817. Filed for public inspection June 3, 2022, 9:00 a.m.]

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