LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - Jun 14, 2011) - It was a round well played! Representatives from across the gaming industry "gripped it and ripped it" to support research on gambling and responsible gaming education at the recent 13th annual AGEM/AGA Golf Classic presented by JCM Global. The event raised $100,000 for the National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG).

"We are thrilled and grateful to AGEM, the AGA, JCM Global and to everyone who participated in this event," said Glenn Christenson, chairman of the NCRG. "Our job at the NCRG is to fund groundbreaking research in the field of gambling disorders and advance awareness about the importance of responsible gaming. Without the support of these incredible organizations and people, we could not do this vital work."

With this year's fundraising total figured in, the event has raised nearly $950,000 in its 13-year history. That figure has prompted organizers to go on a "Drive for a Million," where they will focus their efforts on bringing the total raised for the NCRG to $1 million.

Sponsored by the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) and the American Gaming Association (AGA), the AGEM/AGA Golf Classic is a fundraiser for NCRG, the only national nonprofit organization dedicated to funding research on gambling disorders and increasing awareness about responsible gaming. This year's event was held May 10 at the award-winning Cascata in Boulder City, Nev.

The incomparable foursome of Joe Derbyshire, Sean Evans, Todd Frank and Sean Matson repeated this year as tournament low net champions, earning a free entry into next year's event. Low gross winners were the Dotty's team players Scott Eide, Mike Eide, Daniel Fischer and Adam Wrightson.

Top sponsors included AGEM, AGA, Aristocrat, Casino Enterprise Management magazine, JCM Global, Konami, MEI, PayCheck 4 Thermal Printer, and Patriot Gaming. Other sponsors included Caesars Entertainment, Corporate Concepts, G2E, Gaming Laboratories International, LG, Outdoor Solutions, Southwest Print Source, ViewSonic, and Waffletechnology.

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 American Gaming Association's (AGA) affiliated charity. For more information, visit www.ncrg.org.

About AGEM
AGEM is an international trade association representing manufacturers and suppliers of electronic gaming devices, systems, table games, key components and support products and services for the gaming industry. AGEM works to further the interests of gaming equipment suppliers throughout the world. AGEM has assisted regulatory commissions 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 information, visit www.agem.org.

About the American Gaming Association
The American Gaming Association represents the commercial casino-entertainment industry by addressing federal legislative and regulatory issues. The association also serves as a clearinghouse for information, develops educational and advocacy programs, and provides leadership on industry-related issues of public concern. For information, visit www.americangaming.org.

About JCM Global
JCM Global is the automated transactions solutions provider trusted by operators and manufacturers alike. Its global offices provide top-level sales, engineering and service for the world's best systems solutions for the banking, gaming, kiosk and retail industries. JCM Global sets standards with products such as the Universal Bill Acceptor (UBA®), Intelligent Cash Box (ICB®), the Vega™ bill validator and the new iVIZION™ bill validator. For more information, visit www.jcmglobal.com.

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