For Immediate Release
Leading Gaming Guide Coming to the Midwest in 2016
Great Lakes region will be center of distribution zone for Jackpot! Magazine
GULFPORT, MISSISSIPPI — November 5, 2015 — M2 Media Corp. of Gulfport, Mississippi, publisher of Jackpot! Magazine, has agreed to issue a license to publish Jackpot! Magazine in the Midwest region to R & B Publishing, located in Indiana.
Under the terms of the licensing agreement, R & B will have use of the Jackpot! trademark and publishing rights throughout Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin and western Ohio.
Plans call for the first issue of the Midwest version to hit stands in the spring of 2016, with an annual circulation of 1.68 million readers. The monthly glossy magazine will be distributed at more than 500 high-traffic locations in the major cities of the Great Lakes region, with distribution stretching from Davenport, Iowa, east to Detroit, Michigan. The Midwest version of the magazine joins two existing readership zones for Jackpot! in the Southeast. The three zoned editions will allow industry vendors the opportunity to reach more than 6 million casino guests each year in printed form.
The Midwest edition will also be featured in digital format along with Jackpot!’s two other zoned editions on the World Wide Web. All digital editions will be accessible at jackpotmagazine.com and will feature hot links to advertiser websites.
Robin Reese, with more than 15 years experience serving major accounts in sales and marketing, will act as general manager of the Midwest operation. Don Brooks will head up the creative department and Dennis Jordan will be responsible for Midwest sales. “Our Midwest team is anxious to get started and be a part of this great opportunity,” said Reese. “We’re excited about showcasing casinos in this region in a gaming magazine that targets consumers. Jackpot! has been such a valuable asset to casinos in the South.”
David Grisham, who has been covering the casino scene for almost 15 years, will serve as editor. “This is a great development for the Midwest, a region that has an abundance of casinos offering 24/7 fun and excitement," said Grisham. "People need one place to turn to discover all they can about Midwest gaming and Jackpot! is an ideal fit. Jackpot! is already a trusted information source for gaming options in the southeastern United States, providing advance news on casino promotions, tournaments, entertainment, dining and more. Starting in January, it will be the best collective information source for people interested in Midwest gaming, too.”
About Jackpot! Magazine
Jackpot! Magazine is the Leading Guide to Gaming & Fun. Published by M2Media Corp. in two zones—one in the Mid-South and the other on the Mississippi Gulf Coast—the magazine is expanding to three zones to include the Midwest in 2016. All three magazines will be available in digital form at www.jackpotmagazine.com.
Jackpot! Midwest Contacts:
Advertising Sales: Dennis Jordan +1 309-532-1212
Editor: David Grisham +1 901-496-5670