Method for shuffling and dealing cards

  • US 10,668,362 B2
  • Filed: 11/23/2016
  • Issued: 06/02/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/29/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A mechanical shuffler, comprising:

  • a dealing rack comprising a plurality of receptacles, wherein the shuffler is configured to remove and combine a group of cards from more than one of the plurality of receptacles of the dealing rack to define a complete set of the group of cards after the group of cards has been placed into the more than one of the plurality of receptacles;

    a programmable computer-controlled receiving rack, the receiving rack and the dealing rack being movable relative to each other to enable the receiving rack to place each card of the group of cards into a randomly selected one of the plurality of receptacles in the dealing rack, the dealing rack being configured to simultaneously eject the group of cards from the more than one of the plurality of receptacles of the dealing rack in order to combine the group of cards into the complete set of the group of cards; and

    a card presentation tray, wherein the shuffler is configured to present the group of cards removed from the plurality of receptacles of the dealing rack as the complete set in the card presentation tray by moving the card presentation tray relative to the dealing rack.

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