Inside Asian Gaming is Asia’s leading B2B digital and print media brand for the gaming, resort and entertainment industry. It has the highest website traffic, social media following, digital newsletter distribution and print magazine distribution of any such brand.
Founded in 2005, IAG has a broad business editorial focus on the Asian gaming and integrated resort industry. It is widely distributed to industry executives throughout Macau and the rest of Asia in two formats: a monthly English and traditional Chinese fully bilingual digital and print magazine and a daily English language e-newsletter titled IAG Breakfast Briefing, delivered at 8am Macau time in English and 11am in traditional Chinese each weekday. IAG also publishes special magazine editions for G2E Asia each May and the Asian Gaming Power 50 each November.
IAG produces all original content. As well as almost always being the first media outlet to publish breaking industry news, the deep domain knowledge our journalists have accumulated from as far back as the 1980s allows IAG to offer highly insightful opinion pieces and analysis of industry news. We do not aggregate media content or copy from other media outlets. Conversely, IAG is often the original source (sometimes credited, more often not!) of many stories published around the world covering the Asian IR and gaming industry.
In January 2019, Inside Asian Gaming launched IAG Japan to cover the then-burgeoning Integrated Resort industry in Japan. For just over three years from January 2019 to January 2022, at the height of international interest in operating a Japanese integrated resort, IAG Japan had two formats: a monthly Japanese and English fully bilingual digital magazine and a daily Japanese language e-newsletter titled IAG Daily Briefing. International industry interest in operating in Japan has since waned considerably, so after the January 2022 issue of IAG Japan was released we discontinued the Japanese language version of the monthly magazine, but we still issue our Japanese language IAG Daily Briefing when major Japan-related news breaks.
Since 2008 IAG has been renowned for publishing “The Asian Gaming Power 50”. Anxiously awaited each year, The Asian Gaming Power 50 is an annual ranking of the 50 most influential and prominent Asian gaming industry leaders and executives. The Asian Gaming Power 50 is celebrated on the first Friday of each November with IAG organizing a glamorous Black Tie Gala Dinner in an Asia-Pacific Integrated Resort ballroom. From the inception of the event to 2021 the Gala Dinner ballroom location rotated annually amongst Macau’s six Integrated Resort concessionaires. It was held at City of Dreams Manila in 2022 due to the pandemic, and returns to Macau at the MGM MACAU Grand Ballroom in 2023. From 2024 onwards, it is planned that the Gala Dinner will alternate between Macau in odd numbered years and outside Macau in even numbered years. The events outside Macau will be held in the Philippines until each Integrated Resort in the Philippines has been offered at least one Gala Dinner, after which the event will travel to other countries in the Asia-Pacific Region in even numbered years.
IAG produces Macau After Dark and Manila After Dark (both known as “MAD”), a series of casual industry networking social event held in both Macau and Manila every quarter. MAD brings together key industry decision-makers, including operators, suppliers and other industry executives.
IAG launched the IAG Academy – then known as the Integrated Resorts Academy Asia (IRAA) – in November 2021, as its educational arm. It was rebranded and relaunched as the IAG Academy in July 2023. The goal of the IAG Academy is to advance professionalism within the industry through education, training and other gold collar knowledge work. As its first major initiative after the relaunch, the IAG Academy held the inaugural IAG Academy Summit on 13 and 14 September 2023 at the Hilton Manila, Newport World Resorts. The Academy also held the 2nd IAG Academy IR Awards, a glamorous black tie event celebrating the best of the best of the integrated resort industry in the Asia-Pacific region, on the evening of 13 September 2023. The Awards recognize the contributions of the people, companies and offerings which make up the Asia-Pacific IR industry. The first such event, then known as the IR Academy Asia Awards, was held by the Academy in November 2021 at the Londoner Macao. Due to the global pandemic, no Awards event was held in 2022. Both the IAG Academy Summit and the IAG Academy IR Awards are planned to be held in 2024 and annually thereafter. As well as producing these in-person events, the IAG Academy plans to launch online learning through its website in 2024.
In July 2023 IAG launched “The Industry Party” (TIP), a major networking event designed to be held alongside and with the blessing of all Macau-based industry trade shows. With the convening authority of IAG, TIP is designed to be a party held on behalf of all sponsoring industry participants, whether they be suppliers, operators or from other industry sectors. With its distinctive bright orange branding (a colour rarely found in industry participant branding), TIP is not aligned with any one company, but represents a coming together of the entire industry, aiming to provide guests with an opportunity to mingle in a relaxed and friendly environment while many senior industry figures are in Macau. TIP provides an excellent opportunity for supporting sponsors to promote their brands and products in a low pressure and enjoyable environment, with key decision makers in attendance. Unlike IAG’s regular networking social Macau After Dark, TIP presents as a larger gathering for the entire Asia-Pacific region with bigger production, more entertainment and a much larger attendance, given its attachment to a major Asian gaming trade show.
Since March 2019, IAG has maintained a strategic partnership agreement with CDC Gaming Reports, which was founded in 2002 and is the leading US-based gaming media company covering the casino and IR industry in the Americas. The agreement offers significant benefits to both IAG and CDC including collaboration in business development, editorial development, product development and strategy development as well as content sharing, cooperation at trade shows throughout the world and mutual assistance in broadening the audience and network of both media brands. A renewed strategic partnership agreement with deeper levels of cooperation was signed by IAG and CDC at G2E in Las Vegas in October 2023, and extends the term of the strategic partnership until at least 31 December 2024.
IAG is the Lead Media and Production Partner for G2E Asia, including G2E Asia Special Edition: Singapore, G2E Asia @ the Philippines and the G2E Asia Online Conferences. This role includes managing the entire conference at G2E Asia events.
In addition to being the Lead Media Partner for various major industry trade shows throughout Asia, IAG is an official media partner of dozens of leisure and gaming industry events held across every continent of the world.
IAG attends numerous industry trade shows and international conferences and seminars across Asia and throughout the world, including ICE in London in February, G2E Asia in Macau in May, G2E Asia Special Edition: Singapore, AGE in Sydney in August, G2E in Las Vegas in October, MGS in Macau in November and various developing shows covering the Japanese IR industry in Tokyo, Yokohama and Osaka. Our Vice Chairman and CEO Andrew W Scott and our Managing Editor Ben Blaschke variously chair, moderate and speak at such conferences and seminars.
IAG has produced a range of industry conferences and seminars such as the Cambodia International Gaming Conference on behalf of the Ministry of Economy and Finance and the Ministry of Interior of the Kingdom of Cambodia, sessions for the G2E Asia conference and the MGS Entertainment Show conference, and the highly acclaimed “Strategy and Leadership for Personal and Business Success” seminar series.
IAG Consulting is IAG’s consulting business unit, which offers consulting and revenue support services for businesses exploring or operating in the Asian gaming and Integrated Resort industry. IAG Consulting also produces tailor-made training and education programs (and has been commissioned by Philippines regulator PAGCOR to do so) and organizes events on behalf of our clients, such as product launches, seminars and social events.
For our main Macau office please phone +853 2883 6497.
For advertising enquiries, please contact Jadeson Ho on +853 2875 2959 or [email protected].
For editorial enquiries, please contact Ben Blaschke (in English) on [email protected], Oscar Guijarro (in English or Spanish) on [email protected], Pierce Chan (in Chinese) on [email protected] or Reina Nishimura (in Japanese or English) on [email protected].
For anything relating to Corporate Social Responsibility in Macau, please contact Rita Pun on [email protected].
For IAG Japan enquiries, please contact Reina Nishimura on [email protected].
For finance enquiries, please contact Sue Liang on [email protected].
For client account, subscription and all other enquires, please contact Caroline Iau on +853 2875 2959 or [email protected].
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