Remotely serviceable card-handling devices and related systems and methods

  • US 10,286,291 B2
  • Filed: 04/26/2016
  • Issued: 05/14/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/10/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A card-handling device, comprising:

  • an input area configured to support cards;

    a shuffling mechanism configured to receive cards from the input area and to randomize an order of cards;

    an output area configured to receive randomized cards from the shuffling mechanism; and

    a computing device operably coupled with the shuffling mechanism, the computing device comprising a processing unit, nontransitory memory storing software configured at least to control operation of the card-handling device, the memory operably coupled to the processing unit, and a communication module operably coupled with the processing unit and memory, the communication module configured to communicate information with a remote server over a communication network, the communication module being configured to receive at least software updates from the remote server over the communication network and store the software updates in the memory, the processing unit being programmed to apply software updates stored in the memory to the software stored in the memory.

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