Betson Milestones over the past 90 years


The company is founded by Humbert Betti Sr. when the Greenwich Village restaurateur and tavern owner starts operating jukeboxes in his own business and other nearby taverns.

The company branches out into the billiards market, importing slate and cloth to lay the groundwork for what would become Imperial.


Early 1960s

H. Betti Industries, Inc. (HBI) renamed its new distribution business Betson Enterprises and starts a vending route called Betson Vending.

A third generation of Betti men join the company, including Bert’s son Peter and Hugh’s son Joe.

Early 1970s


Current HBI President Bob Geschine joins the company.

Betson establishes new offices in various locales around the U.S., including the West, Northeast, and Southwest.



H. Betti Industries, Inc. celebrates 50th anniversary.

HBI moves its headquarters to Carlstadt, NJ.

Late 1990s


Imperial becomes one of the largest distributors of billiard equipment in the United States, offering a full line of billiard tables, parts, and accessories to the at-home billiard, game room, and billiard hall industries.

HBI launches a new division, Betson Imperial Parts & Service, to support the parts fulfillment demands of the billiards, amusement, vending, office coffee, and gaming industries.



Betson launches distribution and marketing partnership with leading arcade game manufacturer Raw Thrills.

Imperial becomes the exclusive distributor for Cuetec Cues in the United States and has seen the brand grow and produce the highest and most professional quality cues available today.



Betson establishes a longstanding and profitable partnership with Light & Wonder, one of the largest gaming manufacturers in the industry.

Betson Imperial Parts & Service becomes the official parts distributor for Cafection Office Coffee products. Cafection is the leading manufacturer of bean-to-cup machines for the OCS market in North America.



Betson launches its first e-commerce platform – betsonparts.com, offering access to thousands of products. Through the website, Betson Imperial Parts & Service provides real-time service and on-time shipping of parts and accessories for arcade games, vending, office coffee service, monitors, and more.

Betson partners with Bally, introducing an exciting range of profitable games to the gaming market alongside their existing WMS offerings.



Betson Enterprises achieves the milestone of selling its 1,000th unattended virtual reality arcade game. This includes games such as Raw Thrills’ King Kong of Skull Island VR, LAI Game’s Virtual Rabbids, Triotech’s Storm, and titles from other suppliers.

Betson opens new 75,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility in Las Vegas, NV. The location serves as a multi-purpose distribution center to support customers on the West Coast.



Humbert Betti Jr. inducted to the American Amusement Machine Association (AAMA) Amusement Industry Hall of Fame.

H. Betti Industries, Inc. celebrates 90th anniversary.