The AGEM/AGA Golf Classic presented by JCM Global eclipsed a major milestone at its 21st annual event in early May. Thanks to a generous push by event sponsors and players, the Golf Classic has raised more than $2 million in support of the National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG), an organization exclusively devoted to funding research that helps increase understanding of gambling disorder and youth gambling.
“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.