Batch card shuffling apparatuses including multi-card storage compartments, and related methods

  • US 10,668,361 B2
  • Filed: 12/18/2014
  • Issued: 06/02/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/27/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An automatic card shuffler, comprising:

  • a card input mechanism configured to input cards into the automatic card shuffler to randomize the cards;

    a card storage device positioned and configured to receive cards from the card input mechanism and temporarily store cards within the automatic card shuffler;

    a card output mechanism configured to transfer randomized cards from the card storage device and output the randomized cards from the automatic card shuffler; and

    a control system configured to receive input from a user of the automatic card shuffler, to output information to a user of the automatic card shuffler, and to control operation of components of the card input mechanism, the card storage device, and the card output mechanism, the control system comprising;

    a first control panel comprising a first touch-screen display configured to regulate operation of the automatic card shuffler, the first control panel located within the automatic card shuffler such that the first touch-screen display of the first control panel is inaccessible to a user of the automatic card shuffler from outside the automatic card shuffler during normal use; and

    a second control panel comprising a second touch-screen display configured to regulate operation of the automatic card shuffler, the second control panel located at least partially at an exterior of the automatic card shuffler such that the second touch-screen display of the second control panel is accessible to a user of the automatic card shuffler from outside the automatic card shuffler during normal use.

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