games like 3-card poker and pai-gow poker
Designated-player games are a hybrid, where the bank is supposed to revolve among the players.
But in Jacksonville, each designated player is “required to bring a minimum of $30,000 to each table, and takes no active role in the game
card rooms were flouting state law by allowing third-party companies to buy their way into the games, using a worker to act as a virtual bank
If you actually read the judges order, the issues he had was with the games not being operated as described to the state. With that fixed and those specific issues addressed, there would be no reason to shut anything down. It's like a health inspector telling you to clean up under the fridge.
Quote: Recommended Order: Case 16-1009
“Jacksonville’s operation of designated-player games is no more than a systematic banking of games in the cardroom. The corporate application requirements, combined with the dual-rake structure, are disincentives to the rotation of the button and participation in the game by truly interested designated players. The result is game play in which employees from an outside corporate designated player sit either idly at racks of chips, or, alternately, organize the chips for the convenience of the dealer in taking the rake and place chips into the racks according to denomination.” [Paragraph 105]
I assume without deciding that, as suggested by these authorities, the Department's rule authorizing player-banked games ... is invalid.