J&J Celebrates 95 Years of Service, Partnerships and Community Support!

The family of J&J companies (“J&J” or the “Company”) is proud to announce the celebration of its 95th year of operation. Since its inception in 1929, J&J has been committed to acting with integrity, providing service excellence, fostering partnerships, and supporting its communities. This year marks an important milestone and transformational time in the history of the Company.

Join us in celebrating 95 years of route operations, service, partnership, and excellence!

Founded in 1929 as J&J Music by Lawrence Jansen whose brother Harold “Jack” Jansen joined soon after its beginning, the Company was primarily a jukebox operator. The Company expanded its offerings to partner businesses including adding vending services in the 1960’s, pinball and video games in the 1970’s, and dart machines, pool tables, and ATMs since then.

In 2010, J&J Gaming was started by Jim Jansen, Kay Jansen, Jack Jansen and Bob Willenborg to expand into the distributed gaming market. J&J Gaming became one of the first licensed Terminal Operators in Illinois under the Illinois Video Gaming Act in 2012. Since that time, the Company has grown its distributed gaming business organically and through acquisition. The video gaming business was a perfect match with J&J’s jukebox, vending and amusement roots.

In 2019, J&J partnered with Oaktree Capital Management, a leading investment manager with $170 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2022. Oaktree, through key strategic and tactical initiatives, accelerated the Company’s momentum allowing it to make 13 acquisitions, grow revenue 3.5 times, and expand into new jurisdictions.

Recently, affiliates of J&J completed the acquisition of distributed gaming operations in Montana and Nevada. With these acquisitions, J&J has grown its footprint to operations in 29 regional offices across 9 states, in more than 4,400 partner locations, with more than 32,000 machines, and 1,400 employees throughout the United States.

“We are grateful to our business partners and dedicated employees who have been integral to our success since 1929” said CEO, Bob Willenborg. “As we expand into new states and become the national leader in distributed gaming, this 95th year signifies the tremendous potential that lies ahead.”

We wouldn’t be where we are today without you!

Continue to follow along with J&J as we celebrate 95 years of service throughout the year!

About J&J

Since its inception in 1929, J&J has been committed to acting with integrity, providing service excellence, fostering partnerships, and supporting its communities by creating jobs and producing revenue for our partners.

J&J Gaming, including its subsidiaries and affiliates, is the largest distributed gaming operator in the United States providing gaming machines and services to non-casino locations such as restaurants, bars, taverns, convenience stores, truck stops and grocery stores in various regulated jurisdictions.

J&J Amusements is a leading operator of non-gaming devices like dart machines, pool tables, jukeboxes, ATMs, and other amusement devices across the United States.

J&J is headquartered in Effingham, Illinois.

To learn more about J&J, click here to contact us or call us at (855) 921-1030.

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