Arrow International, Inc. Becomes Only Ohio Manufacturer to Receive State Approval for Electronic Instant Bingo | News

Arrow’s support will help make Ohio the nation’s largest marketplace for electronic instant bingo at local veterans clubs and fraternal organizations

CLEVELAND, March 28, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Clevelandbased in Arrow International, Inc. (Arrow), the world’s largest manufacturer of charitable and social gaming products, including paper and electronic draw cards, is proud to announce that it is the only Ohioa based business to receive electronic instant bingo approval from the Attorney General of the Ohio State to make charity electronic instant bingo machines – also known as E-bingo or electronic drawbars. Arrow has invested over $100 million leading up to the initial statewide rollout, making it the largest charitable gaming expansion for fraternal and veterans organizations nationwide.

“Today, Arrow is raising the standard for charity gaming in Ohioinvesting more in this expansion than any of our competitors”, Arrow COO John Gallagher III noted. “Our unparalleled commitment and investment in people, products and processes allow us to remain the leader in this market and in our home country. We appreciate the responsibility and honor we have to work with these organizations and we run our business with integrity to ensure we live by our founding principles.”

Over the past six months, Arrow has acquired OhioLancaster Bingo Company, based in Lancaster, the largest charity games distributor in United Stateswith the second largest Ohio-charity distributor of games, to support the deployment. Additionally, Arrow has acquired Tab Wizard, the world’s most popular tabbed paper point-of-sale system. Ohio for veteran and fraternal clubs to integrate with their instant electronic bingo technology. Arrow and its subsidiaries have more than 40 dedicated sales representatives and more than 30 service technicians in Ohio, many of whom served in the armed forces. In total, Arrow employs 600 people in Ohio and 1,200 worldwide.

Electronic bingo was enacted on June 30, 2021. About 600 organizations have applied to have E-bingo at their locations. Arrow’s charitable gaming products earn on average $70 million every year in Ohio to support local veterans, fraternal and social organizations as well as many other vital community charities. Globally, Arrow products earn more than $1.5 billion into charitable funds each year.

“Today marks a major step forward in the charitable sector of the gaming industry that directly benefits veterans clubs and fraternal organizations and their respective communities within Ohio. E-bingo in Ohio is going to be one of the biggest charity game expansions in recent years,” said Chris Strano, Arrow COO, eGaming division. “We have expanded our team to support this expansion with many experienced gaming professionals, best-in-class hardware, and exciting gaming content. The impact Arrow will bring to Ohio clubs will continue to benefit charities for many years to come. Arrow will break the mold by offering charities better pricing allowing Ohio veterans clubs and fraternal organizations to remain financially viable. The success created in Ohio will serve as a model for other states to follow. »

Arrow’s proposed model allows veterans and fraternal organizations to realize higher margins, pricing their products 30% below competitor levels so more dollars can be infused into clubs. Of the revenue generated from charitable gaming for each line item, at least 25% is intended to support other charities, including youth programs, emergency shelters, fire departments, centers for seniors and many other charitable programs in their local communities. Ohio has the potential to be the largest club market for electronic drawbars in the country and Arrow is committed to making a significant impact in their home country.

“Like a Cleveland, Arrow employs many people in my district and has helped local charities raise millions of dollars. Their participation in the program will help build from Cleveland the economy and retain and grow jobs close to home,” the state representative said. Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) noted.

Rep. Sweeney was one of many lawmakers who supported a bipartisan effort to secure passage of this bill to support economic development and jobs across the country. Ohio. The legislation was championed by the President of the Senate Matt Huffman (R-Lima), Senate Majority Leader Kirk Schuring (R-Canton), senator Nathan Manning (R-North Ridgeville), senator Niraj Antani (R-Miamisburg), Representing Jeff LaRe (R-Township of Violette), and Representative adam holmes (R-Nashport).

Ohio is the eighth state to adopt electronic bingo as a fundraising tool for charities. In addition to working with hundreds of organizations across Ohio, Arrow owns more than 130 game licenses worldwide. The company also serves a wide variety of regulated gaming institutions, including lotteries, casinos, tribal gaming businesses and cruise ships.

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About Arrow:

Arrow International, Inc. is the world’s largest manufacturer of charitable and social game products, specializing in the design, manufacture and marketing of the best games for charity. Arrow was founded in 1967 in Ohio, the first bingo paper developer that revolutionized the charity gaming market. Nearly six decades later, the family business has expanded its product line to include pull tabs, bingo paper and equipment, ink and a robust line of electronic gaming products. Each year, Arrow’s products bring in more than $1.5 billion for nonprofits and charities around the world.

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