Betson and Main Event Enter Into Exclusive Agreement

by Bob Johnson 0

Betson Enterprises, a division of H. Betti Industries Inc., and Main Event Entertainment LP have entered into an exclusive partnership agreement for the upcoming year.

Betson will provide an array of services to Main Event, including game design, installation, set-up, distribution and training. Bob Boals, Executive Vice President of Betson, said, “Betson is proud to partner with one of the fastest growing bowling-anchored entertainment centers in America. We look forward to continuing to work with Main Event CEO Charlie Keegan and his management team to meet their exciting expansion plans in North America.”

Headquartered in Carlstadt, N.J., Betson Enterprises has 13 distribution offices nationwide, and is a leading distributor of coin-operated amusement and vending equipment, coin-operated parts, and service provider in the United States.

Bob Johnson

Bob Johnson has received more national writing awards than any other bowling writer — close to 70 over the course of his 40-year career. He began at age 16 as a staff writer and then assistant editor for the weekly Pacific Bowler newspaper in his native California, and within three years was writing feature stories for Bowlers Journal. He has written for the magazine ever since, except for a five-year span when he was hired as the founding editor of another magazine. He moved to Chicago in 2000 and spent 13 years in the Windy City, including five as Bowlers Journal’s Editor. In 1975, Johnson received the Robert E. Kennedy Award as California’s top undergraduate high school journalist. Five years earlier, on the lanes, he had shared the Bantam Division Doubles championship in the Orange County Junior Bowling Association Championships. Today, he continues to work full-time for Bowlers Journal as its Senior Editor, to write his popular “Strikes Me” column, and to edit Luby Publishing Inc.’s weekly business-to-business Cyber Report.