Grover Gaming receives electronic instant bingo approval in Ohio
The company has received electronic instant bingo endorsement for its bingo manufacturer’s licence.
US.- Grover Gaming has announced that it has received the electronic instant bingo endorsement for its Ohio bingo manufacturer’s licence. The announcement comes after it acquired the assets of electronic instant bingo gaming manufacturer NexLevel Gaming earlier this month.
The company has applied for separate distributor approvals from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. It is now in process of licensing both manufacturers and distributors of electronic instant bingo devices along with the nonprofit organizations that will use the devices.
Dorwin Howard, compliance and licensing specialist at Grover, said: “We were already licensed as a bingo supply manufacturer in Ohio, but we had also applied for the separate distributor license and the electronic instant bingo endorsement to each of those licenses.”
Tyler LeMoine, electronic pull-tab product manager for Grover, added: “That is great to have that endorsement but the really exciting news to me is that we have received full lab certification of our electronic instant bingo system for Ohio and our initial 17 games from Gaming Laboratories International (GLI).
“We have been working on that certification for the past couple of months and I’m thrilled to have that stamp of approval from GLI so that we can get to work!
“The approved games are some of the best in the industry and we fully expect them to lead the pack in Ohio also. We are starting with Piggy’s Big Break, Great American Buffalo, Blue Ridge Buck Hunter, Red Hot Buffalo, King Kong, and a dozen more of our best performing games.”
Grover Gaming develops software and games for lotteries and charitable gaming jurisdictions. It is licensed in the US states of Ohio, New Hampshire, Kentucky, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Washington, Louisiana, and Virginia. In Canada, it is licenced in Ontario.
Ohio casinos and racinos take in $179m in February
The Ohio Casino Control Commission reported that the state’s eleven licensed casinos and racinos brought in more than $179m in February. The figure sets a new record for the month, surpassing the $171.4m reached in February 2020. Revenue for the year to date is $350m.
Revenue was up 12.7 per cent year-on-year as in February 2021 venues were under an overnight curfew due to Covid-19 countermeasures. Ohio’s four casinos pulled in $75.2m, up 11.3 per cent when compared to last year.
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