Magazine article The Alcoholism Report

High-Tech Beer Vending Machines Approved by 28 States

Magazine article The Alcoholism Report

High-Tech Beer Vending Machines Approved by 28 States

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Within the next year, specially designed vending machines will be pumping out beers as fast as you a credit card, with someone in a remote location checking the age and sobriety of the buyer. They wi on golf courses, clubhouses, and tennis clubs right after the first of the year.

It's all based on new technology developed by George J.R. Jensen, Jr., whose company, USA Entertai makes high-tech vending machines. His latest device includes a surveillance device that will enable remote location, such as a clubhouse, to communicate with the potential beer drinker by means of a v an intercom. If and when the person at the other ends is satisfied that the buyer is of appropriate the machine will be activated.

According to Jensen, the golf industry is especially interested in his machines, each of which is make more than $20,000 annually, based on $2.50 for a beer and $1.00 for a soft drink. The proprieto licensed, would keep 50 percent of the gross sales. …

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