Card-handling device and method of operation

  • US 10,092,821 B2
  • Filed: 07/10/2017
  • Issued: 10/09/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/08/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A card-handling device, comprising:

  • a randomizer configured to randomize ordering of playing cards in a set of playing cards;

    an output configured to present a group of cards at a time from the randomizer for removal from the card-handling device;

    an image capturer positioned and configured to capture image data of at least a portion of each playing card handled by the randomizer, the image data comprising at least a suit and a rank of each playing card;

    a nontransitory memory device operatively connected to the randomizer and to the image capturer, the nontransitory memory device configured to store at least the image data and group assignment data of each playing card in each group of cards presented for removal by the output; and

    a display operatively connected to the nontransitory memory, the display configured to display a history of the image data and group assignment data of each playing card in each group of cards presented for removal by the output upon request.

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