Playing card handling devices and related methods

  • US 10,926,164 B2
  • Filed: 02/09/2018
  • Issued: 02/23/2021
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/31/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A playing card handling device, comprising:

  • a card storing area configured to support a stack of playing cards;

    a card moving system configured to move cards individually from a bottom of the stack of playing cards in the card storing area;

    a retractable arm mounted to a support structure of the playing card handling device, the retractable arm configured to selectively apply a force to the stack of playing cards in the card storing area against the card moving system in a contact position; and

    a processor configured to direct movement of the retractable arm from a retracted position to the contact position responsive to at least one predetermined parameter being met, wherein the retractable arm is located entirely outside the card storing area when the retractable arm is in the retracted position.

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