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Poker makes comeback at Ameristar

Poker makes comeback at Ameristar

Live poker returned to Ameristar Casino on Friday with a ceremonial ribbon cutting by East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland as employees toasted the event with champagne flutes.

July 25, 2014 2:30 pm Photos

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Ameristar Poker Room

Ameristar Poker Room

Some of the first poker players to enjoy Ameristar Casino's new live poker room begin the action at a table during the room's grand opening in July.

July 25, 2014 2:30 pm
Ameristar Poker Room

Ameristar Poker Room

Kerry Fontenot, left, vice president of casino operations, along with East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland and Bo Krebs, casino operations tech manager, cut the ribbon on the new poker room Friday at the Ameristar Casino.

July 25, 2014 2:23 pm
Ameristar Poker Room

Ameristar Poker Room

Ameristar Casino's $400,000 investment in the new 12-table poker room on the casino's 4th level is the latest investment in gaming upgrades made during the last six months, according to pit manager Jeff Treichel. Those investments come on the heels of $7 million in room and suite renovations…

July 25, 2014 2:23 pm

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
NWI casino revenues fall by 5.2 percent in August.

NWI casino revenues fall by 5.2 percent in August.

Helen Hernandez, of Calumet City plays slot machines at the Ameristar Casino in East Chicago. In August, Casino revenues fell at all Northwest Indiana casinos except Ameristar.

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

Related

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

Mike Rippey

Mike Rippey, president and CEO of ArcelorMittal

November 29, 2012 4:30 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
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