Agolf fundraiser for the National Center for Responsible Gaming exceeded expectations this year, shattering all previous tournament records by making 3,000.
The tournament, themed “The Drive for $1 Million,” was sponsored by top gaming firms. In its 14th year, the AGEM/AGA Golf Classic by JCM Global exceeded its $1 million goal. AGEM also renewed sponsorship for two more years. The NCRG is the only nationwide nonprofit that funds research on disorders associated with gambling and raises awareness on responsible gaming.
The tournament was held May 1 at the Cascata in Boulder City, Nevada, a spectacular course owned by Caesars Entertainment. More than 130 golfers from the gaming industry participated.
“Hitting the $1 million mark is an incredible accomplishment,” NCRG Chairman Alan Feldman said. Feldman is also the public affairs senior vice president at MGM Resorts International. “The NCRG is grateful for its continued support of AGEM, the AGA, JCM Global and the tournament players and sponsors,” Feldman added.
AGEM President Thomas A. Jingoli said AGEM and its more than 115 member companies are extremely supportive of the golf fundraiser. Frank Fahrenkopf, Jr., CEO of the AGA, said the gaming industry steps up in the face of research and education on responsible gaming.
“Operators, suppliers, regulators, a test lab, gaming media—literally the entire industry was represented, and we are thrilled to be able to make such a large donation to the NCRG to help advance their incredibly vital work,” JCM Global President Aki Isoi said.