Method and apparatus for handling cards

  • US 10,279,245 B2
  • Filed: 07/31/2017
  • Issued: 05/07/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/11/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A playing card handling apparatus, comprising:

  • a dealing rack comprising single-card receptacles adjacent one another in a fixed linear array, one or more of the single-card receptacles containing a playing card;

    a blocking wall alongside a card removal side of the dealing rack;

    a controller programmed to cause at least one of the dealing rack and the blocking wall to move relative to the other to expose a selected number of single-card receptacles beyond an extent of the blocking wall to create an open path for removal of one or more of the playing cards from the exposed single-card receptacles; and

    a card presentation pusher positionable, responsive to the controller, to move at least one of the playing cards within the selected number of exposed single-card receptacles to extend from the exposed single-card receptacles a distance beyond the blocking wall.

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