07510194 is referenced by 81 patents and cites 264 patents.

The present discussion generally describes separable playing cards that can be reassembled, methods of separating and reassembling the playing cards, and methods of using the playing cards in a gaming environment. The playing cards are combined from constituent components, which are a face and a back. The face can have a suit marking, a rank marking, or both. The combination of any given face and back represents a pairing. This pairing can be changed or reconfigured by separating the face from the back and reordering at least the faces or the backs. The reordered faces and backs can be assembled back into respective playing cards and used in a subsequent card game. The reordering can be done manually, mechanically, or computationally generated. The playing cards can include unique identifiers that can be read by a machine and used to verify that a sufficient number of the original pairings have been altered.

Title
Playing cards with separable components
Application Number
11/170761
Publication Number
7510194 (B2)
Application Date
June 28, 2005
Publication Date
March 31, 2009
Inventor
Allen Fleckenstein
Bellevue
WA, US
Richard Huizinga
Mercer Island
WA, US
Richard Soltys
Mercer Island
WA, US
Agent
Marvin A Hein
Ronald Stern
Richard C Vershave
Assignee
Bally Gaming
NV, US
IPC
A63F 1/12
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