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.
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.