Ticket Issuing Machines: To Be Used at Arlington Park Capable of Printing and Delivering Ticket Every Second., Daily Racing Form, 1933-05-04


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« I t £ r j t t t . £ a j T j , , s j j , i | | . j : ; , TICKET - ISSUING MACHINES To Be Used at Arlington Park Capa- ble of Printing and Delivering Ticket Every Second. The ticket-issuing machine to be used in ; connection with the all-electric totalizer now being installed at Arlington Park for the thirty-day meeting, starting June 26, will be capable of printing and delivering a ticket every second, according to Roy Carruthers, • managing director of the Arlington Park Jockey Club. "Our contract with the American Totalizer Company calls for 150 of these ticket-issuers to be used during the Arlington meeting," the managing director announced. "They are the products of the Bell Punch and Printing Company of England, which has had wide experience in the manufacture of this . type of machine. • "Each machine will be equipped with key-board containing twelve keys, the keyi to be numbered one to twelve and representing the horses according to the post position number of each. In the event there are more than a dozen starters, which will be possible only in stake contests at Arlington Park, all horses from the twelfth post position on will be coupled in the betting and will be represented by a single key." Printed on every ticket issued by the machine, it was pointed out, will be the nam* of Arlington Park, the date, the number of the race and the number of the horse wagered on as well as the amount of money bet and whether it was straight, place or show. "The printing of all this information," Mr. Carruthers said, "required-only the pressing of the key representing the horse selected by the patron and the operation is practically instantaneous. In case more than one ticket on a horse is required by the patron, they can be printed and issued as quickly as the operator can repeat pressing the key. "Despite the speed of the ticket-issuing machines and the rather remote fact that all of the 150 machines may be operating at the same moment, all wagers will be recorded by the totalizer in less time than it takes for a watch to click," Mr. Carruthers added, "this being made possible by the use of electrical impulses, which represent the bets. These bets are addd by the same apparatus used in the operation of the dial telephone."

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