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July 08, 2014 11:00 ET

16th Annual AGEM/AGA Golf Classic Presented by JCM Global Raises $131,000

Fundraiser Supports National Center for Responsible Gaming's Research Efforts

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Jul 8, 2014) - Players and sponsors of the 16th Annual AGEM/AGA Golf Classic Presented by JCM Global came from all facets of the gaming industry, united behind one cause: The National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG). The result was an incredible day of fun and fundraising, netting $131,000 to support the NCRG's important research.

With the incredibly generous support from 16 sponsors and a total of 136 players, the event was one of the most successful in the tournament's 16-year history. To date, the AGEM/AGA Golf Classic Presented by JCM Global has raised nearly $1.4 million in support of the National Center for Responsible Gaming.

"Year after year, this event showcases the dedication and commitment of the gaming industry to fund the highest quality research and education initiatives through the National Center for Responsible Gaming," said Alan Feldman, NCRG chairman and executive vice president of global government and industry affairs for MGM Resorts International. "We are grateful for the generosity of the players and companies who support this annual event."

"We are very grateful to all of the events sponsors, many of which are AGEM members, for stepping up their support for the NCRG. The research the NCRG conducts is critically important to our industry, and we thank each sponsor and player for the generous way they are aiding this cause," said AGEM Executive Director Marcus Prater.

Title sponsors were AGA, AGEM and JCM Global. Other sponsors included Ainsworth Game Technology, Bally Technologies, Caesars Entertainment, CEM Magazine, CPI, G2E/Reed Expositions, GPI, Gaming Laboratories International, HIKAM America, KIC Team, Konami Gaming, Nanoptix, Patriot Gaming and Samsung.

Next year's event returns to the award-winning greens of Cascata in Boulder City on Tuesday, April 28, 2105. Visit www.golf.jcmglobal.com for updates.

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.

About AGEM
AGEM is a non-profit international trade association representing manufacturers and suppliers of electronic gaming devices, systems, table games, 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 American Gaming Association
The American Gaming Association represents the commercial casino-entertainment industry by addressing federal legislative and regulatory issues. The association also serves as a clearinghouse for information, develops educational and advocacy programs, and provides leadership on industry-related issues of public concern. For information, visit www.americangaming.org.

About JCM Global
JCM Global is the world's leading transaction technologies supplier for the gaming, banking, retail and kiosk 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 products like the iVIZION®, Universal Bill Acceptor (UBA®) and Vega-RC™ bill validators, Intelligent Cash Box (ICB®) and PayCheck 4™ thermal printer. For more information, visit JCM Global's 24-hour tradeshow at www.jcmglobal.com.

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