A senior executive of Las Vegas Sands based in Singapore retired and left the company, Inside Asian Gaming media reports.
Marking the End of an Illustrious Career
Andrew MacDonald, corporate senior vice president, and chief casino officer at the Las Vegas gaming giant and its global subsidiaries, is already on leave until his official end date arrives in the coming weeks, having spent nearly a decade at the company.
The surprising development comes only a year after MacDonald was charged with oversight with gaming operations at Marina Bay Sands, as part of an internal reshuffle that shifted efforts of managing director George Tanasijevich to local and international expansion.
Andrew MacDonald joined Las Vegas Sands at Marina Bay Sands in January 2010, bringing industry experience from periods he spent at Genting, Crown and Jupiters Gold Coast, and Macquarie Capital where he served as managing director and co-global head.
In the casino industry alone, Andrew MacDonald started as a dealer of table games at Wrest Point Casino in Hobart, Tasmania, to climb up the corporate ladder and achieve a regulator position in Queensland.
Outstanding Analytical Mind
In 2012, Las Vegas Sands promoted MacDonald to a corporate role, appointing him as the company’s global chief casino officer, and tasking him with casino performance analysis and strategic recommendations for every property of Las Vegas Sands and its Sands China subsidiary.
Considered as one of the sharpest analytical minds in the gaming industry, the positive impact Andrew MacDonald had on the business can still be felt across gaming floors spanning from Australia to Macau, Las Vegas, and Singapore, through the numerous casino workers he trained during the years.
Marina Bay Sands, as well as the other casino integrated resort in Singapore, re-opened for gaming on July 1, after more than 3 months of closure, following the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The re-opening date was pushed back a month from the original June 1 date after a flare of new virus cases forced the Singapore Casino Regulatory Authority (CRA) to mandate both casino resorts to remain shut.