Lucky Player Wins $679,000 at Ameristar Casino St. Charles
ST. CHARLES, Mo., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- A slot player at Ameristar Casino St. Charles hit the jackpot Monday, July 22, 2002, with a whopping $679,353 prize. 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 latest games. 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 Missouri. "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. Visit Ameristar Casinos' Web site at www.ameristarcasinos.com (which shall not be deemed to be incorporated in or a part of this news release). MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT - Click Here http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X38415187
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