CARD HANDLING DEVICES AND SYSTEMS

  • US 20150375094A1
  • Filed: 09/04/2015
  • Published: 12/31/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/12/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An automatic card shuffler, comprising:

  • a card infeed area;

    a card shuffling mechanism positioned to receive cards from the card infeed area;

    a card unloader configured to remove cards from the card shuffling mechanism;

    a base at least partially supporting the card shuffling mechanism;

    a card imaging system configured to detect at least one indicia on the cards, the card imaging system being at least partially disposed within the base;

    a shoe positioned to receive cards from the card unloader; and

    at least one processor programmed to convert signals from the card imaging system into at least one of rank or suit information of the cards and for controlling transfer of cards from the card shuffling mechanism to the shoe with the card unloader.

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