Hand-forming card shuffling apparatuses including multi-card storage compartments, and related methods

  • US 10,238,954 B2
  • Filed: 12/13/2016
  • Issued: 03/26/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/01/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A card shuffler, comprising:

  • a card input configured to input cards into the card shuffler;

    a card storage device positioned and configured to receive cards from the card input and temporarily store cards within the card shuffler, the card storage device comprising a movable wheel configured to rotate within the card shuffler, the movable wheel comprising a plurality of storage compartments, at least a majority of the storage compartments sized and configured to hold two or more cards therein; and

    a card output configured to output cards from the card shuffler;

    wherein the card output is configured to eject cards out from the storage compartments and into an output compartment such that the cards are oriented at a downward angle of between about 2° and

    about 15°

    relative to a horizontal plane at all times as the cards move from each storage compartment into the output compartment.

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