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Grover Gaming has detailed that it has reached an agreement to acquire the assets of electronic instant bingo gaming manufacturer NexLevel Gaming.

Greenville, North Carolina-based Grover is already licensed by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office as a bingo supply manufacturer, and has applied for the separate distributor approvals.

“We are very excited about the NexLevel team joining our Grover Gaming family,” stated Garrett Blackwelder, President and Owner of Grover Gaming, 

“We have known the principals and most of the employees for quite some time and are thrilled to bring onboard such experienced sales, marketing, and customer service professionals. We believe that, when licensed, we will have a truly spectacular team to service the charities of Ohio.”

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 and other nonprofit organisations that will use the devices in Ohio. Under state law, these cannot be issued until April 1.

“We are in the process of onboarding these new team members right now and I really look forward to seeing this newly constituted team in action,” said Jimmy Forrest, Vice President of Sales for Grover.

“Ohio is a very important market for us and we are planning to duplicate the success we have had in other states such as Virginia and North Dakota.”

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. 

“We will not be asking the charities to sign contracts,” added Forrest, “We want to continue to earn their business by providing the best performing games in charitable gaming and giving world-class service.”

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, Louisiana, and Virginia, as well as Ontario, Canada.

The company boasts 360 employees across nine states, including a design studio in Wilmington, North Carolina and a software development centre in Chicago, Illinois.