From the floor of the Global Gaming Expo this afternoon, representatives from the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM), the American Gaming Association (AGA) and JCM Global presented a $100,000.00 check to the National Center For Responsible Gaming (NCRG) (Pictured above: JCM Global President Aki Isoi, AGEM President Tom Jingoli, NCRG Chairman Glenn Christensen, AGA President and CEO Frank Fahrenkopf)
The money was raised at the 13th annual AGEM/AGA Golf Classic Presented by JCM Global held in May 2011, and will be used to advance problem gambling research conduct by the NCRG.
As part of the check presentation, the golf event organizers officially kicked off the “Drive for $1 Million,” which sets a goal to bring the total raised for the NCRG through the Golf Classic to $1 million. The “Drive for $1 Million” will culminate at the 14th Annual Golf Classic, slated for May 1, 2012, at Cascata in Boulder City, Nevada.
“We are thrilled with the continuing support we receive from across such a wide spectrum of the gaming industry,” said Glenn Christenson, chairman of the NCRG. “Our mission would be much more difficult without the support we receive from the Golf Classic, and its sponsors, and we invite everyone to join us on the drive for $1 million.”
Sponsored by the AGEM and the 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. Information is available by calling (702) 651-0000 or by visiting golf.jcmglobal.com.
Top 2011 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.