Mystery Bet Terminal

Made by Amalgamated Wireless Australasia Pty Ltd (AWA) in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1994.

The Mystery Bet machine is an adapted Totatisor Terminal. Instead of allowing the punter to choose the horse (dog) combination for a given race it only allows a choice of betting combination trifecta, boxed trifecta or superfeca. They were placed primarily TAB branches and demonstrate that people don’t necessarilty want to spend time studing the form guide before they outlay their money and that there is a strong element of chance in the outcome of a horse( dog) race.

Summary

2007/27/1
Mystery Bet Machine, single self contained case plus wall mount bracket. Olive green rectangular metal casing with central multichrome image of horserace. Includes 3 yellow levers for securing $1 Trifecta tickets, $3 Box Trifecta tickets, $1 Superfecta tickets. Instructional text & coin slot above picture. Ticket receiving aperture at bottom. The machine has a key located to hb1.d2.key/179

Dimensions

870 mm
540 mm
220 mm

Production

The Mystery Bet terminal were manufactured at AWA's Homebush factory.
Amalgamated Wireless Australasia Pty Ltd (AWA) 1994

Source

Gift of Jupiters Technology, a subsidiary of Tabcorp Holdings Limited, 2007
13 March, 2007

Cite this Object

Mystery Bet Terminal 2017, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 19 November 2017, <https://ma.as/362150>
{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/362150 |title=Mystery Bet Terminal |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=19 November 2017 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}
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