This article first appeared in the Jan/Feb 2011 issue of World Gaming magazine.
First birthdays are always special. It signifies having made it through the first year of life and a readiness to really start taking on the world. World Gaming magazine is proud to have reached this milestone in December and it is onwards and upwards from here.
When we began this venture it was an easy decision to choose Macau and China as our home. If you’re talking about world gaming the first word that springs to mind is Macau. Some still think of Las Vegas or Monte Carlo but those in the know have long since realised that Macau is where the future lies. Just as we believe China will become the world’s dominant superpower later this century, Macau will
further cement its place as the world centre of live gaming. The numbers don’t lie.
At World Gaming magazine our top six people have 136 years gaming experience between them – an average of 23 years each! We have many long term winning casino players, sports bettors and poker players amongst our team that have the gaming expertise to create a world-class magazine on gaming. Even though we have a strong Chinese presence in our organisation we were still faced with setting up a new business in a new and growing market.
We have learnt a lot over the last 12 months and we are excited about where the next 12 months will take us.
We continue to learn about what the Asian gaming public want and we will continue to deliver the very best gaming content to our readers. We want our magazine to actually be read, instead of a magazine that looks good on a coffee table gathering dust and is chock-full of pointless articles and fashion label advertising. There’s nothing wrong with fashion label advertising (we especially love men’s fashion ourselves) but our magazine is about so much more.
We print far more copies than any of our competitors and we continue to remain true to our objective: to be a magazine that caters to anyone interested in placing a bet. World Gaming is independent of any gaming group or company, and is an accurate and impartial source of information that can help you win, avoid the gambling pitfalls, and get the most fun out of your experience along the way. Our invaluable reader feedback supports this. On the subject of reader feedback we encourage you to email us (in Chinese or English) at [email protected] if you have something to say about an article or there is a story you think we might be interested in.
So what is in store for the future? We hope to see the magazine continue to grow from strength to strength and our new website www.wgm8.com will feature some huge changes in early 2011. Our aim is to become one of the biggest online gaming portals in the world. If you enjoy reading World Gaming, we know you’ll make the most of wgm8.com, which will feature:
New articles uploaded almost every day from Macau and the rest of the world of gaming
Regular sports, poker and lifestyle updates
Regular reader polls
Reviews of gaming operators and how to get the most bang for your buck
A membership newsletter and information service
A huge range of promotions and competitions
On behalf of the World Gaming team we would like to thank our readership and those companies that have chosen to support us and we look forward to many more birthdays in the future. See you at our second birthday party in December 2011 in Macau!
Good luck at the tables and remember to Follow the Dragon!