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2 Chicago casino options threaten NWI jobs, tax revenue

INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana casinos, communities and residents stand to lose big if a suburban Illinois state lawmaker wins approval for either of his plans to expand gaming in Chicago.

April 16, 2014 7:15 pm
NWI casino revenues get frosted in December

NWI casino revenues get frosted in December

Overall revenues at Northwest Indiana casinos declined last year for the third year in a row. Here is the slots scene at Ameristar Casino, which is one of the market share leaders in the greater Chicago region.

January 10, 2014 4:01 pm
Casino Scene: Some facts of slot machine life

Casino Scene: Some facts of slot machine life

Helen Hernandez, of Calumet City plays slot machines at the Ameristar Casino.

December 05, 2013 4:01 pm
Las Vegas-based Pinnacle acquires Ameristar

Las Vegas-based Pinnacle acquires Ameristar

Visitors and employees should not expect to see any immediate changes at Ameristar Casino Hotel East Chicago, even though it now has its fifth owner in 16 years.

August 14, 2013 8:52 am

Stockholders approve casino acquisition

Stockholders for Ameristar Casino on Thursday approved the casino's acquisition by rival Pinnacle Entertainment.

April 25, 2013 4:30 pm
NWI casino revenues fare better compared to 2012

NWI casino revenues fare better compared to 2012

The total take at the five Northwest Indiana casinos fared slightly better in March 2013 than in the year-ago-month,  according to revenue figures released Tuesday by the Indiana Gaming Commission.

April 09, 2013 2:58 pm
NWI casino revenues drop as competition revs up

NWI casino revenues drop as competition revs up

Revenues at Northwest Indiana casinos dropped 8.8 percent in February, the second steep monthly drop in a row for the five boats, according to the February revenue report from the Indiana Gaming Commission.

March 07, 2013 4:00 pm

EDITORIAL: Race money here for Cline Avenue

Nothing reinforces disparaging comments about the Hoosier Holy Land ignoring the far corners of the state quite like Senate Bill 91.

February 18, 2013 12:00 am

Region governments lose money under revised gaming proposal

INDIANAPOLIS | Casino tax revenue paid to Northwest Indiana communities would be cut under legislation amended and approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday.

February 14, 2013 6:30 pm

Casinos see dramatic declines year-to-year in January

In what has been termed “new normal” by gaming officials and observers, all five Northwest Indiana casinos saw a combined 9.2 percent decline in January revenues compared with one year ago, according to revenue figures released Friday by the Indiana Gaming Commission.

February 08, 2013 4:15 pm Related

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Ameristar Casino dealt to new owner in $869 million deal

LAS VEGAS | East Chicago's Ameristar Casino will be getting a new owner, with Pinnacle Entertainment announcing Friday it will buy buy rival Ameristar Casinos for $869 million, plus take on $1.9 billion in debt.

December 21, 2012 8:15 pm
Mike Rippey speaks to Lakeshore Chamber

Mike Rippey speaks to Lakeshore Chamber

Mike Rippey, President and CEO of ArcelorMittal, gives a presentation Thursday about trends in the economy affecting the steel industry during a Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Ameristar Casino in East Chicago.

November 29, 2012 1:43 pm
Mike Rippey speaks to Lakeshore Chamber

Mike Rippey speaks to Lakeshore Chamber

Mike Rippey, President and CEO of ArcelorMittal, gives a presentation Thursday about trends in the economy affecting the steel industry during a Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Ameristar Casino in East Chicago.

November 29, 2012 1:43 pm
ArcelorMittal USA exec named chairman of steel trade association

ArcelorMittal USA exec named chairman of steel trade association

ArcelorMittal USA president and CEO Mike Rippey, shown speaking to the Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce in 2012, will serve as chairman of the American Iron and Steel Institute. The association represents 22 member companies and about 125 associate members, who are either suppliers to or custom…

November 29, 2012 1:43 pm

Schuffert named to top spot at Ameristar East Chicago

EAST CHICAGO | Matt Schuffert has been promoted to general manager of Ameristar Casino Hotel East Chicago from his post of assistant general manager and vice president of finance.

June 13, 2012 1:00 pm

NWI casino revenues continue downward slide

Most Northwest Indiana casinos experienced another downward slide in revenues during May.

June 08, 2012 2:45 pm
Ameristar ups ante with hotel renovation

Ameristar ups ante with hotel renovation

EAST CHICAGO | Ameristar Casino Hotel has completed $7 million in room and suite renovations, keeping the four-star hotel overlooking Lake Michigan in the top tier of Chicagoland lodging.

April 10, 2012 1:00 pm Photos

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Ameristar hotel renovations

Ameristar hotel renovations

The Ameristar Casino hotel in East Chicago recently underwent $7 million in upgrades, the first one since the 288-bed facility opened in 2001. The rooms rent for anywhere from $109 to $199 a night.

April 10, 2012 11:55 am
Ameristar hotel renovations

Ameristar hotel renovations

The Ameristar Casino hotel has recently invested $7 million in upgrades improving rooms, sizes and amenities. The rooms rent for anywhere from $109 to $199 a night.

April 10, 2012 11:55 am
NWI casino revenues rev up in February

NWI casino revenues rev up in February

Northwest Indiana casino revenues had a nice pick-me-up of 8.8 percent in February, after starting the year on a down note in January, according to the Indiana Gaming Commission.

March 11, 2012 3:45 pm Related

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