June 30, 2008
EAST CHICAGO, IN - Ameristar Casinos, Inc. announced it has renamed Resorts East as "Ameristar Casino Hotel" and remodeled the casino. The property was purchased last year from Resorts International.
To celebrate the rebranding Ameristar is hosting three free concerts this summer that features Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, and Reba McEntire.
The remodeled 53,000-square-foot casino features 1,800 slot machines and
76 table games, including a baccarat room and a live poker room.
Waterfront Grill steakhouse - upscale restaurant Double Down Diner All Sports Café - new decor, a larger bar and 20 plasma screen televisions.
Heritage Buffet - features new menu items and an expanded salad station and dessert bar.
Starbucks - opens later this summer
VIP Star Club - new
Star Club - refurbished, new food service
15-story, hotel tower with 290 rooms, 3 junior and 7 super suites (1,000 square feet)
1,975 parking spaces
Gordon Kanofsky, Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of Ameristar, said, "Metropolitan Chicago is the United States' third-largest commercial gaming market and one in which Ameristar is eager to excel. It's now the seventh market in which Ameristar operates and an important addition to our portfolio of eight properties across the United States. We look forward to providing to the Chicagoland area Ameristar's exceptional guest service in combination with our high-quality casino, dining and entertainment offerings."
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