MacDonald Back in the Game

Highly respected gaming executive Andrew MacDonald was hired by Resorts World Sentosa last week just a year after he “retired” from his previous employer Las Vegas Sands where he worked at Marina Bay Sands, the only competitor to Resorts World in Singapore.

MacDonald Back in the Game

Andrew MacDonald, a table game guru who helped lead Las Vegas Sands to the top of the revenue charts in Macau and Singapore, has been hired by Genting’s Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore to run the property’s gaming operations and casino marketing. Resorts World CEO Tan Hee Tek announced the appointment at an employee meeting last week.

The hiring comes a year after MacDonald stepped down as the chief casino officer at Las Vegas Sands, where he was based at the company’s Marina Bay Sands, the only other casino in Singapore.

MacDonald has a 40-year career in gaming, starting as a dealer in Tasmania. He later became a regulator in Queensland, followed by positions with Genting, Crown and Jupiters Gold Coast (now the Star Gold Coast). He then became managing director and co-global head at Macquarie Capital.

He joined Las Vegas Sands at Sands China in 2010, becoming CCO for the corporate office in 2012, responsible for the gaming at all LVS properties. At Sands China, MacDonald developed several iterations of baccarat that allowed the company’s Macau casinos to increase the number of seats at its capped number of table games.

MacDonald is recognized as one of the brightest minds in the business, and launched an academic website on the gaming industry, with dissertations for gaming executives and academics from around the world.

He’s also known for his motivational meetings, educating line employees and junior executives on the important things to consider at various stages of their careers.

Ironically, Genting and Las Vegas Sands now employ two of the most knowledgeable table game experts in the world. LVS recently hired Roger Snow, an expert at developing new games and focusing on the revenue production of existing games. Snow previously worked for Scientific Games and Shuffle Master for more than 20 years.