A Division of H. Betti Industries, Inc.

A Division of H. Betti Industries, Inc.

ABOUT H. BETTI INDUSTRIES


H. Betti Industries was founded by Humbert Betti, in 1934, when the Greenwich Village restaurateur and tavern owner started operating jukeboxes in both his own business as well as other nearby taverns. Humbert was already something of an international success; the South American native was raised in Italy and emigrated as a young man to England, where he launched a successful chain of ice cream parlors and raised a family (including two daughters and four sons who worked in the business, Bert, Hugh, Eddie, and Louis) with his wife Catherine.
Once launched, the jukebox operation also thrived, and the family moved away from running the Village restaurant and bar to running jukeboxes and amusement equipment in other locations, mainly in New York City and New Jersey. At its height, the Betti route had over 7,000 pieces of equipment on the street.
Humbert Betti founded Betti Industries in 1934 when the Greenwich Village restaurateur and tavern owner started operating jukeboxes in both his own business and other nearby taverns. Something of an international success; the South American native was raised in Italy and emigrated as a young man to England, where he launched a successful chain of ice cream parlors. His family included two daughters and four sons who worked in the business, Bert, Hugh, Eddie, and Louis) with his wife, Catherine.
By the late 1950s, the family had begun equipment distribution, handling the Fisher pool table line first and later games from Midway, Chicago Coin, and others. The newly christened Betson also took on Rock-Ola jukeboxes as a sub-distributor for another dealer.
For the next 60 years, Betson Distributing grew across the country, becoming the dominant distributor in the amusement industry. Betson has enjoyed steady growth mainly through the acquisition of other dealers, including Runyon Sales (New Jersey), Portale Automatic (California), Eastern Music (Pennsylvania), and Spirit Distributing (Texas). Betson has also grown by establishing new offices in various locales around the U.S., including New England, Georgia, Florida, Illinois, and Utah. Today, Betson covers most of the U.S. in one way or another.
Along the way, Betson has also forged partnerships to provide proprietary products from arcade game developers like ElautChicago GamingJennison Entertainment, and Raw Thrills/PlayMechanix. As a leading distributor of amusement and vending equipment in North America Betson has exclusive distribution partnerships with Goldfinger Monitors and Cafection office coffee parts. H. Betti Industries’ family of companies also includes HB Home.