20:18:16:15.04. The play -- Phil 'em up poker. Phil 'em up
poker is a casino table game. The game uses a standard deck of fifty-two cards
plus one joker and may be played by up to seven players on a blackjack-size
table. The players do not compete against the dealer; each player bets that the
player will be dealt a hand that qualifies for a payoff. Phil 'em up poker must be played according to the following
player may only play one hand per game;
joker may only be used as an ace or to complete a straight flush;
player places a wager before the game begins. The dealer then deals two cards
face down to each player and three cards to the dealer which are community
cards, two of which are exposed. After looking at the player's hand and the two
up cards, the player may either stay in with the original wager or double up by
putting up a second wager equal to the player's original wager. After each
player has made a decision, the dealer turns over the down card, which is also
a community card shared by each player.
player now has a five-card poker hand, which is comprised of the two cards
dealt to the player and the three cards in front of the dealer. The dealer then
checks each player's hand to see if it qualifies for a payoff in accordance
with the following payment schedule:
(a) Five aces pays 500 to 1;
(b) Royal flush without the joker pays 250 to 1;
(c) Royal flush with joker pays 100 to 1;
(d) Straight flush without the joker pays 50 to
(e) Straight flush with joker pays 25 to 1;
(f) Four of a kind pays 20 to 1;
(g) Full house pays 15 to 1;
(h) Flush pays 9 to 1;
(i) Straight pays 7 to 1;
(j) Three of a kind pays 3 to 1;
(k) Two pair pays 2 to 1; and
(l) Pair of 10's or better pays 1 to 1 (even
player's wager is collected by the dealer if the player does not have at least
a pair of 10's. If a player doubles up, both bets are paid at the same odds.
For example, a player who initially bets $5 and then doubles up would be paid
($5 + $5) x 25 = $250 when dealt a joker, and jack, nine, eight, and seven of
spades for a straight flush with joker;
dealer shall riffle the deck five times or use the standard house shuffle for
poker. The standard house shuffle consists of riffle, riffle, strip four times,
and riffle. The cards must then be cut by the dealer, with the top half being
placed on the cut card;
dealer places the first card into the discard rack. This is the first burn
dealer starts from the dealers left side and continues around to the last
player. The cards are to be dealt in the following manner:
(a) The dealer places one card in front of each
player who has placed a bet in the betting spot. This card is placed face down;
(b) The dealer deals the dealer two cards face up
which are community cards;
(c) The dealer then places another card in the
discard rack. This is the second burn card;
(d) Then the dealer gives each player a second
card. After each player receives a second card, the dealer deals the dealer a
third community card face down. After all cards have been dealt, the dealer
places the remaining cards into the discard rack without exposing the cards;
(e) The dealer starts from the dealer's left and
continues to the right and asks each player if the player would like to double
(f) If a player does double down, the dealer
shall ask the player to place the player's cards face down tucked under or to
the right of each player's bet;
(g) The dealer then exposes the dealer's third
(h) The dealer starts from the dealer's far right
and exposes each player's two cards. The dealer then reads each player's hand
to determine if the hand is a winning hand of 10's or better; and
(i) After reading each player's hand to see if
the hand is a winning hand, the dealer either takes the losing bet or pays the
winning hand according to the payout schedule listed above. Then the dealer
shall place the player's cards in the discard rack. The dealer continues to do
so until each hand is read.
provisions of §§ 20:18:16:21 and 20:18:16:31.01 do not apply to Phil 'em
25 SDR 172, effective July 11, 1999; 29 SDR 147, effective May 6, 2003.
Authority: SDCL 42-7B-7.
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.
hand, § 20:18:16:31.01.