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October 04, 2011 17:30 ET

AGEM, AGA and JCM Global Present $100,000.00 Check to National Center for Responsible Gaming

Having Raised Nearly $950,000 to Date, Officially Launch "Drive for $1 Million"

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - Oct 4, 2011) - 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). 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.

About AGEM
AGEM is an 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. AGEM has assisted regulatory commissions 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 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 supplier of innovative automated transactions solutions for the banking, gaming and retail 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 virtual tradeshow at www.jcmglobal.com.

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