AGEM/AGA Golf Classic raises over $2m

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The 21st annual AGEM/AGA Golf Classic, presented by JCM Global, eclipsed a major milestone last week as it raised more than $2m for the NCRG.

The Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) and American Gaming Association (AGA) Golf Classic raised more than $2m in support of the National Centre for Responsible Gaming (NCRG).

“The NCRG is deeply grateful to JCM, AGA and AGEM for their unwavering support of research designed to address gambling disorder. We thank all involved in the golf classic,” said NCRG executive director Russell Sanna, PhD.

The 21st Golf Classic took place 7 May at the award-winning Cascata Golf Club in Boulder City, Nevada. A total of 144 players from across the gaming industry and the wider nation participated.

The global gaming industry also supported the NCRG as event sponsors. Major sponsors included the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers, the American Gaming Association, JCM Global, Konami, Las Vegas Sands Corporation and Scientific Games. Other sponsors included Caesars Entertainment, Aristocrat, ICE Totally Gaming, Global Gaming Expo, Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention, GGB Magazine, South Point Hotel Casino Spa, Interblock, HK, IGT, Catapult Global, Patriot Gaming and Gary Platt.

The event was punctuated by a surprise additional donation from the Caesars Foundation, made directly to the NCRG for $150,000.

During the awards ceremony, JCM Global President Takatomo Imai pledged JCM’s continued support for the event. The 22nd annual Golf Classic is slated for Spring 2020.