While the AGEM/AGA Golf Classic Presented by JCM Global celebrated its 20th anniversary, it was the National Center for Responsible Gaming that received the gift – an astounding $228,000 was raised at the event in support of the NCRG’s research efforts. To date, the Golf Classic has raised more than $2 million in support of the NCRG.
NCRG Executive Director Dr. Russell Sanna said, “The NCRG is overwhelmed by the record-breaking support for the 20th AGEM/AGA Golf Classic. Our heartfelt thanks to JCM Global, AGA, AGEM and all of the sponsors. Your support means we are one step closer to helping people affected by gambling disorder.”
The event was held May 1 at MGM Resorts International’s legendary Shadow Creek Golf Course in Las Vegas and drew more than 148 players from across the gaming industry spectrum and from across the U.S. This year’s success is reflected in the record-breaking donation of $228,000.
The gaming industry also supported the NCRG as event sponsors. Premiere sponsors included the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM), the American Gaming Association (AGA), JCM Global, and GGB Magazine. Other sponsors included Aristocrat, Caesars Entertainment, CPI, Global Gaming Expo, HK, ICE Totally Gaming, IGT, Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention, Interblock, Konami, Las Vegas Sands Corp., Patriot Gaming, and Scientific Games.
The event was punctuated by a surprise side donation from the Caesars Foundation, made directly to the NCRG for $50,000, making the day an even more successful for this worthy cause.
Next year’s event is slated for Spring 2019. For more information or to become a sponsor, contact Teri Abou at [email protected].
The National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) is the only national organization exclusively devoted to funding scientific research on gambling disorder and youth gambling, and supporting science-based education for the public and professionals. Founded in 1996 as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, the NCRG is the only national private funder of this line of research in the US. For more information, visit the NCRG website: www.ncrg.org.