Card handling devices and related assemblies and components

  • US 10,933,300 B2
  • Filed: 11/30/2016
  • Issued: 03/02/2021
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/26/2016
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A card handling device, comprising:

  • a card shuffling apparatus for shuffling playing cards;

    a card intake area;

    a card inspection area positioned between the card intake area and the card shuffling apparatus, the card inspection area configured to detect at least one defect relating to at least one card; and

    a card feed system configured for moving the playing cards between the card intake area and the card shuffling apparatus along a card path extending between the card intake area and the card shuffling apparatus, the card inspection area being spaced from the card intake area along the card path to inspect the playing cards at a location separate from the card intake area, wherein the card feed system of the card handling device is configured to return the at least one card of the playing cards to the card intake area by reversing a direction of travel of the at least one card along the card path with card transport rollers of the card feed system before the at least one card is placed in the card shuffling apparatus when the at least one defect relating to the at least one card is detected with the card handling device.

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