US – AGEM/AGA Golf Classic raises more than $2mBy Phil - 31 May 2019
The AGEM/AGA Golf Classic Presented by JCM Global eclipsed a major milestone at its 21st annual event last week. Thanks to a generous push by event sponsors and players, the Golf Classic has raised more than $2m in support of the National Center 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 May 7 at the award-winning Cascata Golf Club in Boulder City, NV. A total of 144 players from across the gaming industry spectrum and from across the U.S. participated.
The global gaming industry also supported the NCRG as event sponsors. Major sponsors included the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM), the American Gaming Association (AGA), 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.