Annual AGEM/AGA Golf Classic presented by JCM Global has raised nearly $800,000 since its inception

The gaming industry’s top executives will come together to “chip in” to support research on gambling and responsible gaming education at the 12th annual AGEM/AGA Golf Classic presented by JCM Global. Sponsored by the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers and the American Gaming Association , the AGEM/AGA Golf Classic is a fundraiser for the National Center for Responsible Gaming, the only national nonprofit organization dedicated to funding research on gambling disorders and increasing awareness about responsible gaming.

The tournament takes place May 10 on the Cascata golf course in Boulder City, Nev. Since its inception, the event has raised nearly $800,000 for the center, including $80,000 last year.

Player reservations and sponsorship options are now available. Sponsorships range from $75 to $50,000; raffle prize donations are also being accepted. For registration or sponsorship information, contact JCM Global at (702) 651-3472 or

“With the support of the gaming industry, the NCRG continues to fund critical research breakthroughs in the field of gambling disorders and advance awareness about the importance of responsible gaming,” said Glenn Christenson, chairman of the NCRG. “Events such as the AGEM/AGA Golf Classic presented by JCM Global enable us to continue delivering on our mission of research and education while providing industry professionals with a unique and enjoyable opportunity to support this important cause.”

AGEM Executive Director Marcus Prater said the organization is proud to once again serve as a title sponsor. “There's nothing like a round of golf at Cascata, and the fact that it provides such a strong financial boost in support of responsible gaming makes the day even more satisfying,” Prater said.

“Responsible gaming is something that everyone in our industry takes extremely seriously, and events like these give us the chance to put our money where our mouth is and support the important research and educational efforts of the NCRG,” said AGA President and CEO Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr. “We at the AGA are proud to work with organizations like AGEM and JCM Global to put on this event and look forward to doing so for many years to come.”

“We are thrilled to help the industry come together for this important event,” said JCM Global President Akiyoshi Isoi said. “For 12 years now, JCM has dedicated financial and staff resources to bring attention and needed funding to the NCRG, and we are very grateful to the sponsors and to the players who continue to support this event.”