Grover Gaming announced that it has received the electronic instant bingo endorsement to its Ohio bingo manufacturer’s license.
“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,” said Dorwin (DL) Howard, compliance and licensing specialist at Grover. “We expect to receive the distributor license and endorsement for electronic instant bingo in the next couple days and that both will be effective on Friday (April 1).
The Ohio Attorney General’s Office is in the process of licensing both manufacturers and distributors of electronic instant bingo devices along with the charities, fraternals and other nonprofit organizations that will use the devices in Ohio.
“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,” according to Tyler LeMoine, electronic pull-tab product manager for Grover. “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. We also will add other new, custom designed games on a regular basis so we can continue to do good work for the charities in Ohio.”
While acting as both a manufacturer and distributor in Ohio, Grover has previously stated that they will not be requiring any long-term commitments from the charities and fraternals in Ohio. “We will not be asking the charities to sign contracts,” said Jimmy Forrest, vice president of sales for Grover Gaming “We want to continue to earn their business by providing the best-performing games in charitable gaming and giving world-class service.”
Greenville, North Carolina-based Grover Gaming develops software, game content and gaming systems for lotteries and charitable gaming jurisdictions, and is licensed in Ohio, New Hampshire, Kentucky, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Washington, Ontario Canada, Louisiana, and Virginia.