(1) The cards used in the game of poker must be one complete standard deck of 52 cards plus optional joker(s).

(2) The design on the backs of each card in the deck must be identical and no card may contain any marking, symbol, or design that will enable a player to know the identity of any element printed on the face of the card or that will in any way differentiate the back of that card from any other card in the deck. The backs of the cards may contain a logo.

(3) A blank card, commonly known as a cap card or cutting card, must be available and used by the dealer to indicate the location for a player's cut or to obstruct a player's view of the bottom card in the deck.

(4) No operator, card room contractor, or dealer may use cards that are taped, defaced, bent, crimped, or deformed in any manner.

History: 23-5-115, MCA; IMP, 23-5-311, 23-5-324, MCA; EMERG, NEW, 1990 MAR p. 286, Eff. 2/9/90; AMD, 1991 MAR p. 1942, Eff. 10/18/91.