AGA AIMS TO RAISE FUNDS FOR RESPONSIBLE GAMBLING
JCM Global and casino owners' association to combine in fund raising game of golf
The American Gaming Association and JCM Global are set to celebrate their decade-long partnership for responsible gaming at the 10th annual JCM/AGA Golf Classic held at Cascata in Boulder City, Nevada on April 28. The Golf Classic is a fundraiser for the National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG).
Since its inception, the event has raised more than $500 000 for the NCRG, including $75 000 last year.
The event draws a virtual who's who of the gaming industry, including top executives from a broad spectrum of the industry's leading land gambling companies, operators, manufacturers and test labs. Participants this year will begin their day with an exhibition by master coach Butch Harmon, then move on to the rolling fairways.
"We have made tremendous strides in our research at the NCRG, and we continue to shed light on problem gambling," said Phil Satre, chairman of the National Center for Responsible Gaming. "We are very grateful to our partners at JCM and the AGA, to bring the industry together to raise money, and raise the level of awareness on problem gambling."
"Ever since we conceived this event ten years ago, we have advocated the important work of the NCRG, and we are very happy to continue our relationship with the AGA in benefiting the NCRG," said JCM Global President Aki Isoi. "We are also very grateful to the industry for their continual support of this event."
"Responsible gaming is something that the gaming industry focuses on 365 days a year, and the industry's support of this event and the NCRG is proof of its commitment to fighting problem gambling," said AGA President and CEO Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr. "We are grateful for our decade-long partnership with JCM Global and look forward to many more years of this top-notch event."
Several levels of sponsorship are available, including hole and prize sponsorships, and packages starting at $1 500. Raffle prize donations are also being accepted.