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World Gaming Group acquires Inside Asian Gaming

Written by Ben Blaschke

World Gaming Group (WGG) – the parent company of WGM Daily – and Asia’s leading B2B gaming industry publication Inside Asian Gaming (IAG) have announced the signing of an agreement for WGG to acquire Must Read Publications, publisher of IAG.

This historic agreement means that, alongside gaming consumer magazine WGM, the region’s two leading gaming industry publications will now come under the rapidly expanding WGG banner.

WGG CEO Andrew W Scott and IAG Founder and Editor Kareem Jalal

WGG CEO Andrew W Scott and IAG Founder and Editor Kareem Jalal

Mr Kareem Jalal, Founder and Editor of IAG, said “IAG has come a long way over the past 10 years, growing alongside the industry it has steadfastly covered. Now, as Asia’s gaming industry stands on the verge of its next phase of transformational change – from Cotai and Manila Bay to Incheon and Russia’s Primorye gambling zone – it’s time to take things up a notch. With its energy, resources and commitment to the region, WGG offers the ideal support to make that happen.

“It’s a natural and complementary fit. Bringing our companies together creates several opportunities for taking not just IAG, but also WGG’s various other brands even further.”

WGG CEO Andrew W Scott said “Since we founded World Gaming Magazine – since rebranded WGM – back in 2009, we wanted to establish Macau’s leading gaming consumer magazine. We’ve long admired the way Kareem has built IAG into Asia’s leading gaming B2B magazine. It only seemed natural to bring the two together under the same parent company. This will benefit the industry and the players and demonstrates WGG’s long term commitment to the Asian gaming industry.”

IAG was launched in 2005 and has become the must-read publication for industry professionals, investors, policymakers, analysts and players throughout the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.