Card handling devices and related assemblies and components

  • US 10,668,363 B2
  • Filed: 06/14/2018
  • Issued: 06/02/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/04/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A card handling device, comprising:

  • a card input portion;

    a card shuffling apparatus for shuffling playing cards for receiving cards from the card input portion; and

    a card output portion comprising;

    a card output area; and

    a card buffer area comprising a card compartment for holding the playing cards from the card shuffling apparatus, the card buffer area positioned at an interface of the card shuffling apparatus and the card output area, the card handling device configured to transfer cards from the card shuffling apparatus, into the card buffer area, and to the card output area, the card output portion being configured to move relative to the card shuffling apparatus in order to alter an orientation of the card buffer area relative to the card shuffling apparatus, wherein the card handling device is configured to position the card output portion in a first orientation relative to the card shuffling apparatus such that the card shuffling apparatus is configured to insert the playing cards into the card compartment of the card buffer area at a top of and in contact with a group of cards in the card buffer area, and to position the card output portion in a second orientation relative to the card shuffling apparatus such that the card shuffling apparatus is configured to insert the playing cards into the card compartment of the card buffer area at a bottom of and in contact with the group of cards in the card buffer area.

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