Adam MacIntyre has been at the helm of Emnotweni Casino (https://www.tsogosun.com/emnotweni-casino) since 2017. During his tenure as Director of Operations and Complex General Manager, he has led his team by example; immersing himself in the local community who have grown to know and love him through his hands-on approach not only in work-related activities, but community activities too.
Where it all began…
Born in the south west UK city of Bristol, MacIntrye made his start in the casino industry straight out of school in 1989 with some ‘gentle encouragement’ from his sister who arranged an interview at a casino on his behalf. A move to South Africa in 1992 to take up a job at Wild Coast Sun was the pre-cursor to a long and very successful career with Tsogo Sun. 1998 saw him join the inaugural team at the very first premises of a Tsogo Sun casino which opened at The Dome in Johannesburg. Since then MacIntyre has moved through the ranks to become Tables Manager at Montecasino then Gold Reef City, before making the Mpumalanga Lowveld town of Nelspruit home with his wife Olivia and daughter Lily-Rose.
Looking back, on what he describes as “amazing whirlwind journey here in the Lowveld”, Adam has nothing but praise for the tight knit community which made him feel most welcome while becoming part of the Emnotweni team. In fact, had he not been so well-suited to making a career in the casino industry, he would have tried his hand at being a Game Ranger – which is why the Lowveld was such a good fit for him. The peace and tranquillity of being close to nature are a complete contrast to the fast pace of life in the casino industry, providing an opportunity to create that elusive work-life balance.
Swapping bushveld sunsets for ocean sunrises
And now, Emnotweni will bid a fond farewell to their genial and well-liked chief at the end of September 2020, as he makes the move to KwaZulu-Natal to take up his new role as Director of Operations and Complex General Manager at another Tsogo Sun Gaming property, Suncoast. Adam will be handing the baton on to Tobie van Schalkwyk who will take up the Emnotweni reins from 1 October 2020.
Ahead of the move to Durban, despite some sadness at leaving Emnotweni, Adam is excited to take on the challenge of heading up another Tsogo Sun Gaming property. He does offer some advice to anyone considering a career in gaming is: “Never forget that this is a people industry - don’t lose focus or hope, put in the hard yards and commit, and the opportunities will arise.”
We wish Adam, his wife Olivia and little Lily-Rose well as they embark this next chapter.
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