Delivery Shoe with Masking Capability for Card Backs



Invention Summary

Method of using a dealer shoe during table games that use playing cards to eliminate the players from observing the back of the cards and gaining an advantage during the game. Players can use the back of the cards and their imperfections to distinguish the suite of the card and gain an advantage against the house. To avoid this, the dealer shoe would mask the back of the cards by using an LED panel/bulbs overs the back of the first playing card. The Wavelength, patterns and intensity of the light will be sufficient to reduce the optical contract of colors and/or shapes on the back of the first playing card and subsequent cards to follow.


Market Opportunity

According to IBISWorld: Table and gaming machine gambling at licensed land-based casinos generate the bulk of revenue in the Global Casinos and Online Gambling industry. Gaming tables in land-based casinos (35.5% of industry revenue) and gambling machines, including slot machines at land-based casinos and other legal gaming venues (19.5% of industry revenue), combined account for nearly two-thirds of industry revenue.


In Las Vegas gaming table revenue account for over 50.0% of total gaming revenue at casinos


Features and Benefits

•       Can play more than one deck in the shoe

•       Dealer shoe configured to provide access to and removal of playing cards

•       Light producing element may be derived from but are not limited to: LED panels, LED bulbs, Fluorescent bulbs, incandescent bulbs, semiconductor light emitters



Intellectual Property

U.S. Utility Patent No.: US 9,895,599


Patent Information:
For Information, Contact:
Zachary Miles
Associate Vice President for Technology & Partnerships
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Brittney Martino
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