For introductory courses in Hospitality, Casino/Gaming Operations, or Casino Operations/Management in two-year and four-year hospitality programs, and for workshop seminars. This text is the most comprehensive source available on the research and techniques involved in casino and gaming operations. Engaging, readable, and authoritative, it explores the function of casinos and their relationships to hotels, restaurants, resorts, and entertainment facilities. Its logical organization moves from principles to practices, from overviews to detailed descriptions, all in a chronological context. The authors trace the history of the gaming industry and look ahead to future areas of expansion.Lincoln H. Marshall is the author of 'Introduction to Casino and Gaming Operations (2nd Edition)', published 1999 under ISBN 9780139795688 and ISBN 0139795685.