Card handling devices comprising angled support surfaces

  • US 10,549,177 B2
  • Filed: 03/24/2015
  • Issued: 02/04/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/28/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A card shuffling apparatus, comprising:

  • a top surface;

    a card receiving area for receiving a group of playing cards;

    a randomizing system for randomizing an order of at least a portion of the group of playing cards;

    a collection surface within a card collection area for receiving randomized playing cards, the collection surface positioned for receiving all cards below the top surface of the card shuffling apparatus;

    a support structure comprising a base and at least one side structure perpendicular to the base, the at least one side structure being oriented at an acute angle offset with respect to the vertical for supporting cards received on the collection surface; and

    an elevator for raising the collection surface to elevate at least some randomized cards thereon at least to an elevation accessible from the top surface of the card shuffling apparatus, wherein the elevator is positioned to move the collection surface along a path aligned with the at least one side structure of the support structure.

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