LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Jun 13, 2013) - The 15th annual AGEM/AGA Golf Classic Presented by JCM Global continued to attract a high level of demand from players and sponsors, who came together to raise a generous $129,000 in support the research of the National Center for Responsible Gaming.

The event, held April 30 on the award-winning greens of Cascata in Boulder City, Nevada, drew 140 players from across all facets of the industry -- suppliers, operators and test labs. More than 30 companies participated as sponsors.

"We are incredibly grateful to the industry for this outpouring of support. Thanks to our generous sponsors and players, we can continue to fund a portion of the NCRG's important research. The fact is more work lies ahead, and we encourage everyone across the industry to continue to be involved and support the NCRG, not just at this event, but year-round," said event producer Tom Nieman of JCM Global.

The Golf Classic title sponsors are the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) and the American Gaming Association (AGA). The event is presented by JCM Global and benefits the NCRG, the only national nonprofit organization dedicated to funding research on gambling disorders and increasing awareness about responsible gaming.

Other sponsors included Ainsworth Game Technology, Aristocrat Technologies, Bally Technologies, Caesars Entertainment, Casino Enterprise Management Magazine, Gaming Partners International, Gaming Laboratories International, G2E/Reed Exhibitions, Hikam America Inc., KICTeam, Konami Gaming Inc., MEI Group, Nanoptix Inc., Patriot Gaming & Electronics Inc., Samsung and Suzo-Happ.

Over the past 15 years, the AGEM/AGA Golf Classic Presented by JCM Global has raised more than $1.2 million in support of the NCRG.

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

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

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

About JCM Global
JCM Global is the world's leading supplier of innovative automated transactions solutions for the banking, gaming and retail 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 ground-breaking products like the iVIZION®, Universal Bill Acceptor (UBA®) and Vega-RC™ bill validators, Intelligent Cash Box (ICB®) and PayCheck 4™ thermal printer. For more information, visit JCM Global's 24-hour virtual tradeshow at

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