LAS VEGAS (July 2017) – The gaming industry broke all previous fundraising records at the 19th annual AGEM/AGA Golf Classic Presented by JCM Global, bringing in an astounding $155,000. Proceeds directly benefit research conducted by the National Center for Responsible Gaming. To date, the Golf Classic has raised more than $1.7 million to advance the NCRG’s important research.
“We are thrilled that the golf classic broke all records this year. The money will help NCRG find effective treatment for gambling disorder,” said NCRG executive director Russell Sanna.
“We are honored and grateful to have the opportunity to produce the AGEM/AGA Golf Classic. The NCRG, its staff, and its mission play a vital role in the gaming industry, and we are humbled to play a small role in helping them achieve success. We are thankful to the many players and sponsors from across the industry who joined us in raising the bar and breaking all previous fundraising records for this event,” said JCM Vice President Tom Nieman.
A total of 144 players joined 21 sponsors in supporting the Golf Classic. Premier sponsors included the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM), the American Gaming Association (AGA), Crane Payment Innovations (CPI), Global Gaming Expo (G2E), GGB Magazine, JCM Global, Konami, and Scientific Games.
Other sponsors included Ainsworth Game Technology, Aristocrat, Caesars Entertainment, DiTRONICS, Gaming Laboratories International (GLI), HIKAM America, KIC Team, National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA), Patriot Gaming & Electronics, Sands Las Vegas, The US Playing Card Company, Topgolf, and Target Golf Association.
About the National Center for Responsible Gaming
The National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) is the only national organization exclusively devoted to funding scientific research on gambling disorders. Founded in 1996 as a 501(c)3 charitable organization, the NCRG is the preferred charity of the American Gaming Association’s (AGA). For more information, visit www.ncrg.org.
AGEM is a non-profit international trade association representing manufacturers and suppliers of electronic gaming devices, lotteries, systems, table games, online technology, key components and support products and services for the gaming industry. AGEM works to further the interests of gaming equipment suppliers throughout the world. Through political action, regulatory influence, trade show partnerships, educational alliances, information dissemination and good corporate citizenship, the members of AGEM work together to create benefits for every company within the organization. Together, AGEM has assisted regulatory agencies and participated in the legislative process to solve problems and create a business environment where AGEM members can prosper while providing a strong level of support to education and responsible gaming initiatives. For more information, visit www.AGEM.org.
The American Gaming Association is the premier national trade group representing the $240 billion U.S. casino industry, which supports 1.7 million jobs in 40 states. AGA members include commercial and tribal casino operators, suppliers and other entities affiliated with the gaming industry. It is the mission of the AGA to be the single most effective champion of the industry, relentlessly protecting against harmful and oftenmisinformed public policies, and paving a path for growth, innovation and reinvestment. www.americangaming.org
About JCM Global
JCM Global is the world’s leading transaction technologies supplier for the banking, retail, kiosk and gaming industries. With unsurpassed service and support, JCM Global is trusted by operators, manufacturers and integrators on six continents. Its extensive line of award-winning products set global standards with groundbreaking peripheral transaction components, innovate digital media hardware and the systems to tie them together. For more information, visit www.jcmglobal.com.
Paul Speirs-Hernandez, Steinbeck Communications
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