|Posted: December 8, 2009, 8:21 am - IP Logged|
I think most of us who play with some kind of systems approach do not make quick-pick selections.
I noticed something last night while waiting to have a clerk run my play-slips that I found unusual. A customer wanted some quick-picks and they were flying out of the printer. When I had my play-slips processed, the scan-tron quickly read them, but the printer's output was slowed dramatically and for each ticket printed.
I used to think the WA printers were universally slow, but this is not the case. They are selectively slow when printing hand filled play-slip tickets. Another reason to suggest to go with a quick-pick, but the same information printed on both kinds of tickets is not conditional on the printer's ability. I can only wonder why the push to sell QP's is showing up at the points of sale. The terminal has to communicate on either type of selection and there is a minor lag before printing starts, but the rate of the printing is somehow conditional. The equipment can handle the task. The network is not slow, the software is made to slow the printer's rate.
The message is clear that if I am in some kind of haste my tickets purchased would be printed faster if I just make an oral Quick-Pick selection. I won't be holding up the line either! So I save face and time by going with a Quick-Pick! Sweet deal! I drool just at the thought of it...
Please join in the survey based on your own observations. For a successful survey you have to observe the printing speed of several quick picks and several hand-filled play-slip selections. The survey does not take into account play-slips marked with Quick-Pick. WA printers are thermal printers.
Survey: Ticket printing speed: Oral Quick-Pick V Hand-filled play-slips.
Do Oral Quick-Pick selections print faster for players versus hand-made play-slips?
Yes. Oral Quick-Pick selections the clerks sell print tickets faster than my hand-selected numbers on paper play-slips.
No. Oral Quick-Pick selections print at the same rate as my hand-filled play-slips.