Anthony F. Lucas, Ph.D. is a professor of casino management at UNLV. Prior to his 18-year stint in academia, he worked in the casino industry for 11 years, primarily in the areas of financial and operations analysis. Professor Lucas has received several awards for his research on casino operations. He has also authored widely adopted textbooks, including Introduction to Casino Management, Principles of Casino Marketing, and Casino Management & Marketing Case Studies. Drawing on his research and industry experience, Dr. Lucas remains an active consultant to casino companies across the globe.
Cornell Quarterly's Article of the Year (2002); W. Bradford Wiley Award for Best Original Research Paper in the hospitality field (2002); William F. Harrah College of Hospitality's Boyd Research Award (2009); Best Paper Award, Las Vegas International Hospitality & Convention Summit (2006).