Mystery Bet Terminal

Made by Amalgamated Wireless (A'asia) Limited in Sydney, 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.


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.


540 mm
870 mm
220 mm


The Mystery Bet terminal were manufactured at AWA's Homebush factory.
Amalgamated Wireless (A'asia) Limited 1994


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

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Mystery Bet Terminal 2017, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 23 March 2017, <>
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