Plan New Admissions System for Delaware Park Meeting, Daily Racing Form, 1952-05-26


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Plan New Admissions System For Delaware Park Meeting DELAWARE PARK, Stanton, Del., May 24. A new admission system will be in j effect when Delaware Park opens for 33 days next Thursday. The innovation will enable customers to "pay the admission fee, pass through a turnstile and. receive a receipt all in one, quick operation. Heretofore, racegoers paid at a booth, collected the ticket, walked to a turnstile, presented the ticket, were handed a stub, then walked through the turnstile. The new system was conceived by Ted Noss, head of the tracks admissions department, arid a veteran in his field. Motor driven ticket vending machines, synchronized with the turnstiles,, are electrically operated by a push-button keyboard. It issues receipts to patrons for whatever payment is made. The unit operates in a manner similar to that of the totalisator machines in that electrical impulses regulate the number of admissions sold, just as the tote issuing apparatus records the number of pari-mutuel tickets sold. If a party of five purchases admission receipts, the turnstile itself automatically admits that number of persons.

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