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Gambling: Electronic Betting Terminal vs Counter Terminal

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by ssar, Aug 24, 2016.

Do Touchscreen Electronic Betting Terminal machines lead to increased betting?

  1. The Touchscreen EBT Machines lead to lots more betting, compared to the counter terminal.

  2. The Touchscreen EBT Machines lead to a little more betting, compared to the counter terminal.

  3. There's little difference between them in terms of general venue gambling trends.

  4. The Touchscreen EBT Machines lead to a bit less betting, compared to the counter terminal.

  5. The Touchscreen EBT Machines lead to far less betting, compared to the counter terminal.

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  1. ssar

    ssar Well-Known Member

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    The modern Touchscreen TAB Electronic Betting Terminal (EBT) machines, which require no staff human contact to insert cash and place bets in many NSW pubs, clubs & TAB centres seem pretty handy.

    The traditional staffed bar/counter TAB Betting Terminal using the hardcopy paper betting slips which punters fill out & insert into the terminal, processed by the staff operator who handles the cash transaction also seem easy to use.

    Many venues have both types of these betting terminals these days, some other states would have similar setups.

    And of course, online betting via PC, smart device, tablet etc. is growing in popularity and also easy.

    Disregarding online/device betting, as well as the venue installation & running costs of the different terminals, if a venue several years ago added either 1 Touchscreen Electronic Betting Terminal (EBT) machine, OR instead 1 staffed counter Betting Terminal, which would have been more likely to attract more betting by more punters?

    Question: Do the Touchscreen Electronic Betting Terminal (EBT) machines, compared to the traditional counter terminal, lead to significantly more punters betting?
     
  2. Harvies elbow

    Harvies elbow Well-Known Member

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    The only thing I know is that since Zorba has been haunting the local pub's TAB in the warmer months I ,when I have a infrequent bet, use my sons sports bet account in order that I don't get locked up for punching a hole in my manners...
     
  3. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Consumers like to talk to the experts. I'd say phone betting leafs to more betting.
     
  4. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Do Australians lose $30 billion per year betting?
    If so, I expect EBT will make that easier.
    If not less painful.
     
  5. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Account betting allows a disassociation from the amount being spent. When not handing over cash ( whatever your spending it on) we are less aware of the value of the monies.
     
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