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March 30, 2010 11:00 ET

Gaming Industry to "Chip In" for Research and Responsible Gaming at 12th Annual AGEM/AGA Golf Classic Presented by JCM Global

May 10 Event to Raise Funds for National Center for Responsible Gaming

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - March 30, 2010) -  The gaming industry's top executives will come together to "chip in" to support research on gambling and responsible gaming education at the 12th annual AGEM/AGA Golf Classic presented by JCM Global. Sponsored by the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) and the American Gaming Association (AGA), the AGEM/AGA Golf Classic is a fundraiser for the National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG), the only national nonprofit organization dedicated to funding research on gambling disorders and increasing awareness about responsible gaming.

The tournament takes place May 10 on the stunning fairways and impeccable greens of the award-winning Cascata in Boulder City, Nev. Since its inception, the event has raised nearly $800,000 for the NCRG, including $80,000 last year.

Player reservations and sponsorship options are now available. Sponsorships range from $75 to $50,000; raffle prize donations are also being accepted. For registration or sponsorship information, contact JCM Global at (702) 651-3472 or visit www.golf.jcmglobal.com.

"With the support of the gaming industry, the NCRG continues to fund critical research breakthroughs in the field of gambling disorders and advance awareness about the importance of responsible gaming," said Glenn Christenson, chairman of the NCRG. "Events such as the AGEM/AGA Golf Classic presented by JCM Global enable us to continue delivering on our mission of research and education while providing industry professionals with a unique and enjoyable opportunity to support this important cause."

"The gaming industry looks forward to this event every year and the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) is proud to once again serve as a title sponsor," said AGEM Executive Director Marcus Prater. "There's nothing like a round of golf at Cascata, and the fact that it provides such a strong financial boost in support of responsible gaming makes the day even more satisfying."

"Responsible gaming is something that everyone in our industry takes extremely seriously, and events like these give us the chance to put our money where our mouth is and support the important research and educational efforts of the NCRG," said AGA President and CEO Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr. "We at the AGA are proud to work with organizations like AGEM and JCM Global to put on this event and look forward to doing so for many years to come."

JCM Global President Akiyoshi Isoi said, "We are thrilled to help the industry come together for this important event. For 12 years now, JCM has dedicated financial and staff resources to bring attention and needed funding to the NCRG, and we are very grateful to the sponsors and to the players who continue to support this event."

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 automated transactions solutions provider trusted by operators and manufacturers alike. Its global offices provide top-level sales, engineering and service for the world's best systems solutions for the banking, gaming, kiosk and retail industries. JCM Global sets standards with products such as the Universal Bill Acceptor (UBA®), Intelligent Cash Box (ICB®), the Vega™ bill validator and the new iVIZION™ bill validator. For more information, visit www.jcmglobal.com.

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