Card handling devices and related assemblies and components

  • US 10,632,363 B2
  • Filed: 05/01/2018
  • Issued: 04/28/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/04/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A card handling device having a substantially flat card output area, the card handling device comprising:

  • an interface portion having an at least substantially flat draw surface; and

    a cover disposed over the interface portion, the interface portion and the cover defining an outlet between the interface portion and the cover, the interface portion and the cover defining the outlet to comprise at least one lateral opening and a front opening, the front opening intersecting a card path exiting the card handling device, the at least one lateral opening defined between the interface portion, the cover, and at least one sidewall extending between the interface portion and the cover, the at least one sidewall recessed along the card path upstream from at least a portion of the front opening, wherein the substantially flat card output area is configured to permit playing cards to be drawn from the front opening and the at least one lateral opening of the outlet of the substantially flat card output area on the draw surface of the interface portion in a plurality of different directions substantially within a plane defined by the draw surface without first being completely drawn from the outlet in a direction parallel to a center longitudinal axis of the substantially flat card output area.

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