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The Ameristar Casinos Prepares for the Implementation of Amendment 50 Changes

On January 22nd, 2009, the Ameristar Casinos Incorporated will top off their thirty-three story, 536 luxury hotel and spa at the Ameristar Casino Black Hawk, making it the tallest building between Denver and Salt Lake City and heralding the arrival of Las Vegas type accommodations and entertainment to the Rockies when the hotel facility and other related establishments that will open later this year. Ameristar will commemorate its construction milestone with a ceremony at 10:00 a.m. MST. Guests, team members and community officials will place their signatures to a steel beam that will be place by a crane to the hotel's top level and place in its roof.

The "Topping off" ceremony is a vital construction milestone because it signals that a facility has reached its highest level. The topping-off ceremony follows the January 13th, 2009 approval by Black Hawk voters of a local vote to adopt the Amendment 50, a provision that will change several Colorado casinos restriction. The Ameristar Casino in Black Hawk will spend several months preparing for the Amendment 50's July 2nd implementation as well as the anticipated 3rd quarter 2009 debut of its hotel and spa. The hotel and spa should help Ameristar to fully adopt the Amendment 50 changes which will include increasing single-wager limits to one hundred dollars, operating for almost twenty-four hours and offer craps and roulette.

Ameristar Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman Gordon Kanofsky said that the Denver gaming market is already familiar with Ameristar's one-of-a kind guest service, gambling and food and drinks offering. They are now looking forward to launching their high quality accommodations to Colorado. Kanofsky added that the opening of their hotel and spa, together with the changes permitted under the Amendment 5, will allow Ameristar Casino Resort Spa Black Hawk to become one of the prime destination resorts in the Denver market and will allow them to attract regional customers who usually travel to Las Vegas and Atlantic City.

Reggie Fullwood, the Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Ameristar Casino Black Hawk said that they are very confident that Ameristar's luxury hotel, spa and other facilities, together with the changes under the Amendment 50 will help the market to grow. Most of the state's part of increased tax profit produce by the changes under the Amendment 50 will be allocated to the community colleges of Colorado. The customers of the Ameristar Casino Black Hawk already enjoy: 1st; a fifty-five thousand square foot, state-of-the-art casino facility with more than one thousand six hundred slot machines, including gaming reels and brand new video style games, utilizing ticket-in/ticket out coinless slot machine game technology.

The casino also offers a fourteen-table live poker room and twelve blackjack tables. As allowed by the Amendment 50, the games of craps and roulette will also be added after July 1st, 2009. 2nd; three restaurants: the Timberline Grill, offering traditional mountain dishes like filet medallions and cedar plank salmon; Centennial Buffet, with exhibition-style food stations that feature American, Italian, Chinese and fresh seafood options and the Waypost Deli, which serves hot and cold sandwiches, burgers and pizzas. The facility's entire food and beverage division benefits from the Ameristar Casino's emphasis on culinary excellence. 3rd; a fourth restaurant, the Fireside Kitchen, which offers a casual dinner style concept, will also be open when the hotel opens to the public.

When the hotel and spa opens in the 3rd quarter of 2009, the Ameristar Casino Black Hawk will undergo a thorough expansion, offering customers: 1st; a thirty-three story, full-service hotel with five hundred thirty-six rooms, including sixty-four suites. All rooms will offer one-of-a kind furnishings like plasma screen televisions, double vanities, separate showers and wi-fi Internet access. Each rooms will feature a King-sized bed or a pair of queen-sized beds and foyer entries made of marble. All of the hotel suites will feature hot tubs and some will even offer double-sided fireplaces. All hotel rooms will be furnished state-of-the art mattresses, linens and bath products.


02/23/2009 19:33 PM
Ann Pettersson