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Responsible Gaming Research is Beneficiary of 18th Annual AGEM/AGA Golf Classic Presented by JCM Global

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Annual Golf Event Benefits NCRG; Tournament Takes Place Tuesday, April 26 at Cascata in Boulder City, Nevada

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Mar 14, 2016) - Research in the area of responsible gaming has made incredible strides over the past 20 years. Now the 18th annual AGEM/AGA Golf Classic Presented by JCM Global will further advance the cause by raising money to expand research conducted by the National Center for Responsible Gaming.

Over its history, the event has raised more than $1.5 million in support of the NCRG, including $140,000 at last year's tournament. This year's event challenges participants to "Go 18 for 18" when the Golf Classic returns to the award-winning greens of Cascata in Boulder City, Nev. on Tuesday, April 26, 2016.

"We are grateful for the support of the JCM, AGEM, AGA and the participating companies," said Alan Feldman, NCRG chairman and executive vice president of global government and industry affairs for MGM Resorts International. "The generosity of the golf tournament sponsors and players reflect the strong commitment of the gaming industry to finding effective prevention and treatment of gambling disorder through the National Center for Responsible Gaming."

Registration and sponsorship opportunities are available now. Registration is limited to the first 144 participants. Green fee is $700 per person, $1,400 for a twosome or $2,500 for a foursome. More information on registration and sponsorship is available by calling (702) 651-3472 or by visiting www.golf.jcmglobal.com.

Returning as title sponsors are the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) and the American Gaming Association (AGA). Other sponsors include JCM Global and Global Gaming Business magazine.

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 preferred charity of the American Gaming Association's (AGA). For more information, visit www.ncrg.org.

About AGEM
AGEM is a non-profit international trade association representing manufacturers and suppliers of electronic gaming devices, lotteries, systems, table games, online technology, key components and support products and services for the gaming industry. AGEM works to further the interests of gaming equipment suppliers throughout the world. Through political action, regulatory influence, trade show partnerships, educational alliances, information dissemination and good corporate citizenship, the members of AGEM work together to create benefits for every company within the organization. Together, AGEM has assisted regulatory agencies 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 more information, visit www.AGEM.org.

About the AGA
The American Gaming Association (AGA) is the premier national trade group representing the $240 billion U.S casino industry, which supports 1.7 million jobs in 40 states. AGA members include commercial and tribal casino operators, suppliers and other entities affiliated with the gaming industry. It is the mission of the AGA to be the single most effective champion of the industry, relentlessly protecting against harmful and often misinformed public policies, and paving a pathway for growth, innovation and reinvestment.

About JCM Global
JCM Global is the world's leading transaction technologies supplier for the banking, retail, kiosk and gaming 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 peripheral transaction components, innovate digital media hardware and the systems to tie them together. For more information, visit www.jcmglobal.com.

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