Andrew W. Scott is not only an Australian poker player, but a very accomplished man in many different areas. Born in Mackay, Queensland of Australia in the year 1969, Scott has been gambling since the year 1986. He moved to a couple different locations before finding his place in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia in 1979 only to move again in 1993 to Melbourne.
Scott’s very first profession was in the accounting industry. In 1986, he completed schooling and joined a firm. One year later, Andrew changed positions to a different firm until mid-1992. He then attended the University of Tasmania and graduated in 1994 with a Bachelor of Commerce.
Although he was heavily involved in his account career, he still has a true passion for gambling. Wrest Point Hotel Casino is where Scott first attended a casino in 1986 and was drawn the most to the game of Blackjack. Since it was early on, he was unaware of how and why he needed to hide his good playing abilities. He was then accused of advantage play, but he was still able to win over $15 million in the Blackjack game – so the numbers say.
Scott is very accomplished in poker, but is also very good at writing. During the late 1990s, Scott began writing articles and of course, mainly on gambling topics. He writes a column currently in the Bluff Australasia regularly. He has also written for other agencies and is a member of the Australian Journalists Association as well as the International Federation of Journalists.
Also in his accomplishments is that in 1993, Scott founded Blackjack Masters. This is a private school in Australia that teaches students different techniques in order to win at the game of Blackjack. At the beginning of 2006, Scott decided to hand over control of the school to a Blackjack protégé, Chris S. Martin.
Although Scott is no longer an accountant, he owns his own investment company, Austin Holdings, in which he even manages his very own investments. This company was founded in 1993 along with Blackjack Masters, previously mentioned.
It was not until 2007 that Scott started playing in high stakes pokers tournaments. Scott players during the 2007 and 2008 World Series of Poker tournaments as well as each and every main event in the 2007 and 2008 Asia Pacific Poker Tour. He has also been known to have appeared and played in the Aussie Millions. In the 2008 Asian Pacific Poker Tour Macau High Rollers event, Scott finished second to Nam Le and earned HKD $2.1 million. He is also currently third on the All Time Money List for China poker winnings.