One of the brightest and most analytical minds in gaming, Andrew MacDonald, has stepped down as the chief casino officer for Las Vegas Sands and Sands China. MacDonald has been with LVS for more than a decade, and is considered one of the most analytical minds in the gaming business.
Just last year, MacDonald was given responsibility for running Marina Bay Sands, as Managing Director George Tanasijevich turned his attention to local and international expansion.
After starting as a dealer at Wrest Point Casino in Hobart, Tasmania, he advanced quickly until being appointed a regulator in Queensland. Later, he worked for Genting, Crown and Jupiter’s Gold Coast, now the Star Gold Coast. He later joined investment banking firm Macquarie Capital as managing director and co-global head before joining Marina Bay Sands in 2010 and then the corporate role at Las Vegas Sands two years later.
As corporate senior vice president and chief casino officer for LVS, he was responsible for analyzing the gaming performance at all company properties, and his love of teaching spread the word about effective casino operations to thousands of LVS employees and executives. As a young executive, he helped legendary University of Nevada Reno Professor Bill Eadington develop the Executive Development Program, still the most rigorous and intense educational program in gaming today. His Urbino.net website was one of the earliest casino management portals in the industry, launched around 2000, gathering together some of the brightest minds in gaming to offer their views and assessments.
MacDonald is relocating to Glasgow, Scotland to be closer to his extended family.