March 31, 2023

Humbert “Bert” Betti inducted into AAMA’s Inaugural Amusement Industry Hall of Fame

The American Amusement Machine Association (AAMA) Amusement Industry Hall of Fame inducted its inaugural class on March 29th at Amusement Expo. There were 31 individuals given the honor, including Humbert “Bert” Betti, as part of the Legacy awards.

Humbert “Bert” Betti Hall of Fame Award

H. Betti Industries was initially started in 1934 by Humbert Betti Sr. when the Greenwich Village restaurateur and tavern owner started operating jukeboxes in his own business and other nearby taverns. Humbert “Bert” Betti took over the company when his father retired in the 1950s. Bert eventually expanded the equipment distribution of pool tables, arcade games, and vending machines, growing the company nationwide and becoming the dominant distributor in the amusement industry. 

AAMA established the Coin-Op Industry Hall of Fame to honor individuals and entities who have “made outstanding contributions to the coin-op industry.” AAMA is an international not-for-profit 501(c)6 trade organization representing the coin-operated amusement industry’s manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, professional service providers, and location owners/operators.

Legacy Inductees

  • Humbert “Bert” Betti
    Founder of H. Betti Industries
  • David Rockola
    Founder of Rockola Juke Boxes
  • Bill O’Donnell, Sr.
    President of Bally Manufacturing
  • Harry Williams
    Founder of Williams Manufacturing
  • Hank Ross
    Co-Founder of Midway Manufacturing
  • Marcine “Iggy” Wolverton
    Co-founder of Midway Manufacturing
  • JP Seeburg
    Founder of Seeburg Juke Boxes
  • Lynn Durant
    Founder of United Manufacturing
  • Michael Kogan
    Founder of Taito
  • Ray Maloney
    Founder of Lion Manufacturing, which became Bally Manufacturing
  • George Miller
    Founder of the AMOA
  • Marty Bromley
    Co-Founder of Sega
  • Ralph Coppola
    Founder of Innovative Concepts in Entertainment
  • Dave Corriveau
    Co-founder of Dave and Busters
  • Buster Corley
    Co-founder of Dave and Busters
  • Joe Robbins
    Executive with Empire Distributing, Atari, and a co-founder of the AAMA
  • David Gottlieb
    Founder of Gottlieb Pinball
  • Chuck Milhem
    President of Valley Manufacturing Co. and founder of the VNEA
  • Earl Feddick
    Founder of Valley Pool Tables
  • Masaya Nakamura
    Founder of NAMCO and the leader of the company when PAC-MAN was introduced
  • Sam Stern
    Co-owner of Williams Electronics and founder of Stern Electronics

About Betson Enterprises

Betson Enterprises, headquartered in Carlstadt, New Jersey, is a division of H. Betti Industries, Inc. and is the leading worldwide distributor of arcade and amusement equipment, parts, and service. A family-owned business offering revenue-generating solutions to its clients since 1934, Betson offers concept-to-completion solutions that maximize the profitability of our client’s investments. With sales offices throughout the U.S. and multiple distribution centers, Betson has the scale and infrastructure to meet needs large and small while keeping the personal touch that the company was built on.  

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