ST. CHARLES, Mo., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- A slot player at Ameristar
Casino St. Charles hit the jackpot Monday, July 22, 2002, with a whopping
The winner, who elected to remain anonymous, was playing a 25-cent,
three-coin Triple Diamond Wheel of Gold machine at 3:15 p.m. on the first
level of the casino when all the right symbols lined up perfectly.
The win comes less than a month before Ameristar Casino St. Charles is
scheduled to officially unveil its all-new $360 million gaming and
entertainment facility. Ceremonies, including a world-class fireworks display
produced by the Grucci Fireworks Family of New York, are scheduled for the
evening of Aug. 6.
When the Nevada-based Ameristar bought the property in December 2000, the
company pledged to stimulate the St. Charles and greater St. Louis economy by
bringing guests a dynamic entertainment experience complete with seven dining
and entertainment venues, as well as a state-of-the-art casino boasting the
The new, 130,000-square-foot gaming area will offer more than 3,300 slot
and video machines, and 95 table games, including a 12-table live poker area.
With a VIP players lounge conveniently located near the high-limit slots, the
gaming operation will be the largest in St. Charles County and the newest in
"Through the extension of Ameristar's high standards and distinctive
approach, we have created a premier gaming and entertainment facility which
complements the strong heritage of St. Charles," says Ameristar's Chairman,
President and CEO Craig H. Neilsen. "This property further extends our brand
in one of the most dynamic gaming markets in the country and strengthens
Ameristar's abilities to serve local St. Louis residents and Midwestern
tourists with an array of amenities that provide excitement, comfort and the
quality for which our organization is known."
Ameristar Casino St. Charles offers state-of-the-art slot and video poker
machines with denominations ranging from $.01 to $100 and a wide selection of
the most popular new games like Winning for Dummies, PacMan and Survivor.
Ameristar boasts one of the largest selections of progressive machines in the
Midwest, including in-house and wide-area games with million dollar jackpots
on Wheel of Fortune, Video Megabucks and Regis. Ameristar's investment in the
latest slot technology includes Quickets, a cash-out ticket system that
finally ends the wait for hopper fills and manual payouts.
Ameristar Casinos, Inc. is an innovative Las Vegas-based gaming and
entertainment company known for its distinctive, quality conscious
hotel-casinos and value orientation. Led by President and Chief Executive
Officer Craig H. Neilsen, the organization's roots go back nearly five decades
to a tiny roadside casino in the high plateau country that borders Idaho and
Nevada. Publicly held since November 1993, the corporation owns and operates
six properties in Nevada, Missouri, Iowa and Mississippi, two of which carry
the prestigious American Automobile Association's Four Diamond designation.
Ameristar's Common Stock is traded on the Nasdaq National Market System under
the symbol: ASCA.
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