Marina Bay Sands


    Marina Bay Sands Pte Ltd. operates a business, leisure, and entertainment destination in Singapore. It features hotel rooms and suites, a shopping mall, a lotus-inspired museum, a rooftop pool, spa services, retail stores featuring labels and international luxury brands, celebrity chef restaurants, an outdoor event plaza, theatres, night clubs, and a Las Vegas-style casino. The company also offers meetings, incentives, conventions, and exhibitions facilities for business visitors. Marina Bay Sands Pte Ltd. was formerly known as Sands Garden City Pte. Ltd. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Singapore. Marina Bay Sands Pte Ltd. operates as a subsidiary of Las Vegas Sands Corp.


    Andrew MacDonald

    Mr. Andrew MacDonald serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Casino Officer of Las Vegas Sands. Prior to Las Vegas Sands, he served as Managing Director and Co-Global head of Macquarie Capital of Australia’s leading investment bank. He has held senior and management executive positions in leading gaming companies including Genting Berhad, PBL Gaming Operations, Crown Casino and Conrad Jupiters Casino. He has progressed through almost every facet of the gaming industry. He started his career in 1978 as a dealer at Wrest Point Casino in Hobart - Australia’s first casino. By 1985, he swiftly rose through the ranks having held positions as a dealer, inspector, trainer and pit boss. He then left Hobart and joined the State Casino Control Division in Queensland.

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    Singapore’s two gaming operators reported an improvement in Q2 results, helped by cost controls, lower bad debts and higher premium play, though analysts see few catalysts for significant expansion of the market. In 2007, Singapore granted Las Vegas Sands and Genting Singapore a license for one resort each, with exclusivity until 2017. Those licenses were renewed in 2016 for a further three years, but the government is not expected to allow any new entrants, therefore keeping a lid on the size of the island-state’s gaming market.  

    Squeezing liquidity from fixed assets

    The dramatic slump in Asia’s VIP revenue over the past two years has forced operators to trim costs and diversify income sources to plug the gap. While much of the focus has been on boosting non-gaming and tapping into the mass market, companies have also been looking at ways of unlocking shareholder value through monetizing extensive fixed assets. From real estate spinoffs, to timeshares and outright sales, many options are being considered.  

    Mass market turns south in Singapore

    Singapore’s two operators are seeking to add more non-gaming attractions to boost growth as income from their casinos continues to drag, with results released this week showing an unexpected drop in mass revenue at Marina Bay Sands.  Casino revenue for the quarter fell 1.6 percent to $556.7 million, with adjusted property EBITDA dropping 1.7 percent to $357 million. The property reported a drop of 29 percent in its rolling chip volume, but more unexpected was the almost 11 percent drop in mass market volume year-on-year. Slot handle gained 6 percent.

    Headwinds still strong for Genting Singapore

    Genting Singapore, whose 2015 profit plunged by 70 percent to S$193.1 million ($138 million), is expected to suffer more pain ahead as it struggles to reposition the brand and recover from prior lending policies.  Singapore’s two casinos have both been at pains to find catalysts for growth, with the highly regulated market offering little room for further expansion. However, Resorts World Sentosa appears to be slipping further behind its rival Marina Bay Sands. We take a look at views for its prospects.
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    IRs not a one size fits all model for Asia

    Integrated resorts have become a buzzword in the gaming industry, with investors and governments around Asia looking to the model as they prepare plans for new markets and properties. However, as gambling revenue in Asia's biggest resorts declines is the IR model the right formula for success?

    Are big budget ads money well spent or sledgehammer cracking a nut?

    With Macau gambling revenue falling for the 12th straight month in June and new multi-billion dollar casinos set to double capacity in the territory, it has become more important than ever for operators to find a way to stand out from the crowd -- but does it have to break the budget? Kevin Clayton, chief marketing officer for Galaxy Entertainment Group, cites the old saying “differentiate or die,” to describe the need for the companies to carve out their market niche and shape their brands through the best use of all available marketing tools.