Round One heads East with new opening

Round One USA, the American arm of Japanese-based bowling and video arcade specialist, is opening its first location in New York State in the Broadway Mall in Hicksville.

The firm operates six locations in California, two in Texas and one in Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and the state of Washington.

Typical locations are 50,000 square feet and include bowling, arcade games, billiards, darts, ping pong, food and drinks.

The company Launched in 1980 and has grown to 113 locations and $890 million in revenue, employing more than 1,800 workers and serving more than 25 million customers annually.

It started with a roller skating rink and arcade in Izumiotsu, Japan, in 1980, and in 1982 set up a bowling alley there, removing the roller skating rink and adding more bowling lanes in 1988.

The firm set up Round1 USA in 2003 and in 2009 created Round One USA Entertainment, opening its first US location in California in August of 2010.

In addition to bowling, karaoke, billiards and ping pong, Round One USA also offers a wide range of Japanese arcade games including beatmania IIDX 24: Sinobuz, Sound Voltex IV: Heaenly Haven, Groove Coaster` and Initial D Arcade Stage 8.

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