Andrew Klebanow is a co-founder and Senior Partner at C3 Gaming (Casino Consultants Consortium), and President and Sole Employee at Klebanow Consulting, L.L.C.. Andrew brings forty years’ experience in the casino industry with the past twenty-one years spent as a hospitality and gaming consultant.
In his role as a consultant, Andrew has completed assignments in jurisdictions throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Oceania and Asia. In the year prior to the pandemic he led consulting assignments in Uzbekistan, Cambodia, Vietnam, and the Philippines. He personally worked on engagements for over 50 U.S. Indian Tribes. Over the course of his career he has visited over 1,000 different casino properties in seventeen countries.
Klebanow Consulting was originally founded in 2001. In 2005, Mr. Klebanow co-founded Gaming Market Advisors. In 2019, he sold his interest in the firm and returned to private practice. In 2021, he formed C3 Gaming, a diverse network of domestic and international casino consultants.
In highly competitive and mature markets, player reinvestment rates can rise to 30%, while in monopoly environments they rarely reach 20%. Ultimately, each casino operator must determine their own optimal player reinvestment rate.
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Prior to his career as a gaming consultant, Mr. Klebanow served in a number of executive positions in the casino industry including Vice President of Marketing at Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall in Las Vegas, General Manager at the Santa Fe Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Vice President of Marketing for Santa Fe Gaming Corporation, Director of Marketing at Alliance Gaming Corporation, and Director of Marketing at the Hacienda Hotel and Casino. He also spent fourteen years in food & beverage operations, starting as a busboy at the Cal-Neva Lodge and Casino in Lake Tahoe and advancing to Executive Captain and Sommelier at the Peppermill Hotel & Casino in Reno, NV. In 1989, he took a two year hiatus to complete his graduate studies in hotel administration.
Andrew has authored over 170 articles in Indian Gaming Magazine, Global Gaming Business Magazine, Public Gaming International, Inside Asian Gaming, CDC Gaming Reports’ Focus on Asia, and other trade publications. He also contributed academic papers to the Cornell University Hotel and Restaurant Quarterly, the UNLV Hospitality Journal, and the Asia Pacific Association for Gambling Studies and Lottery Research Center of China at Beijing Normal University. He is a periodic guest lecturer at Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration and has taught classes at the University of Nevada Reno’s School of Continuing Education.
Andrew earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at New York University (1975) and a Master of Professional Studies from Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration (1991).