Andrew W. Scott
Born in Australia, Andrew is a gaming industry expert and media publisher, commentator and journalist who moved to Hong Kong in 2005 and then Macau in 2009, when he founded O MEDIA, one of Macau’s largest media companies.
O MEDIA publishes “Inside Asian Gaming” and “IAG Breakfast Briefing” (Asia’s premier B2B Asian gaming industry print publication and daily email newsletter), “IAG Japan” and “IAG Japan Daily Briefing” (Japan’s premier Japanese-language B2B Asian gaming industry print publication and daily email newsletter), “WGM” (Asia’s premier B2C gaming magazine focusing on Asian gaming lifestyle), “High Life” (a high-end luxury lifestyle, tourism, leisure, arts and culture magazine showcasing the very best of Macau), “South China Elite” (showcasing fascinating and extraordinary personalities from across the Greater Bay area) and “Hengqin Record” (covering the ongoing development of Zhuhai’s Hengqin Island). O MEDIA also has significant digital media assets across its brands in websites, social media platforms, cloud readers, eDMs, mobile phone apps and more.
Andrew is very active in the local Macau community and was the 2014 Macau Person of the Year.
He has been a high stakes poker player, professional blackjack player and educator, and a poker tournament television commentator. This afforded him vast casino experience in Macau and across Asia, Las Vegas and across North America, Australia and worldwide, visiting over 200 casinos over 32 years. He changed his main focus to media in 2005 and is an expert casino and gaming industry commentator, regularly appearing on national television in Macau and Australia to discuss the gaming industry.
He is Vice Chairman of the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Macau, a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors, a permanent member of the Macau Gaming Management Association and President of the Macau Taxi Passengers Association. He is also a member of the International Federation of Journalists, the Portuguese and English Press Association of Macau and the Poker Tournament Directors Association.
Andrew completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Australia in 1993 and will complete a Master of Science (International Integrated Resort Management) at the Faculty of Business Administration at the University of Macau in 2019.