Position: Director of Table Games and Player Development
Currently with more than 40 years in the casino industry, Hector Morales joined Prairie Meadows in November 2006 as director of table games. During his youth, the native of New York State moved with his family to Puerto Rico where he graduated from high school and received an associate degree in accounting in 1973 from the University of Puerto Rico. His first employer was the El San Juan Hotel in Puerto Rico where he was a junior accountant, cage supervisor, and table games dealer. Through 1989, Hector’s employment as a gaming consultant and member of upper management in the gaming industry led him across the Southern Hemisphere to The Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Uruguay, and Argentina. In 1989, Hector became vice president of marketing for Carnival Cruise Line’s Crystal Palace in Nassau, Bahamas. From 1992-2003, he was executive vice president of Latin America Operations at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and was at MGM’s New York, New York from 2004 to 2006 immediately before coming to Prairie Meadows. He is a graduate of PSI Life Success programs and he has completed numerous men’s leadership studies. Together, Hector and Lisa Morales have two daughters, Michelle and Betty; two sons, Hector Luis and Stefan; and six grandchildren. His hobbies include golfing and playing the guitar.