Card handling devices and systems

  • US 10,456,659 B2
  • Filed: 09/04/2015
  • Issued: 10/29/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/12/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An automatic card shuffler, comprising:

  • a card infeed area;

    a card shuffling mechanism positioned to receive cards from the card infeed area;

    a card unloader configured to remove cards from the card shuffling mechanism;

    a bottom support member having a first portion supporting the card shuffling mechanism;

    a card imaging system configured to detect at least one indicia on the cards, the card imaging system supported by the bottom support member;

    a shoe coupled to the bottom support member and positioned to receive cards from the card unloader;

    a processor programmed to convert signals from the card imaging system into at least one of rank or suit information of the cards; and

    a quick disconnect structure configured to removably couple the card shuffling mechanism to the shoe.

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