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Mystery Bet Terminal, 1994
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Object statement
Totalisator terminal, Mystery Bet J5200, metal / plastic / glass / electronic components, made by AWA Ltd, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1992-1993
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.
The Mystery Bet terminal were manufactured at AWA's Homebush factory.
The Mysterry Bet Terminal was developed and manufactured in the early 1990s by AWA after they had bought Automatic Totalisator Ltd (ATL) from Smorgans. It was an adaption of an earlier ATL development, the Self Tote which was developed in late 1970s and had made a brief appearances at Flemington Racecourse for the Melbourne Cup. They were also installed at Harold Park in Sydney.

250 Mystery Bet terminals were created from the Self Tote technology the TAB and installed in TAB branches in 1992/3.

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Totalisator terminal, Mystery Bet J5200, metal / plastic / glass / electronic components, made by AWA Ltd, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1992-1993

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.

Made: Amalgamated Wireless (A'asia) Limited; Sydney; 1994
Marked "AWA" in orange lettering LRHS. Marked "MYSTERY FLUTTER" across top in yellow block lettering
Production date
870 mm
540 mm
220 mm

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Acquisition credit line
Gift of Jupiters Technology, a subsidiary of Tabcorp Holdings Limited, 2007
+ Gambling
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