GLOBE NEWSWIRE – Ameristar Casino Hotel East Chicago is pleased to announce the opening of a new 108-seat poker room on the fourth level of the casino. The new room opened July 24, and will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The newly-designed room holds 12 tables and will feature Texas Hold ‘Em and no limit style games with various stakes available. The poker room also includes a USB port at every seat, a self-service beverage station, and food service from various restaurants. Guests visiting the poker room can also utilize the BravoPokerLive™ app to stay updated on live games and to receive a text when seating is available. The poker room opening represents an investment of more than $400,000 for Ameristar East Chicago.

“We are excited to reintroduce live poker at Ameristar with the opening of our brand new poker room,” stated Matt Schuffert, Vice President and General Manager. “We look forward to offering great poker action daily in our new state-of-the art room and welcoming guests to the outstanding gaming experience at Ameristar East Chicago.”

The poker room opening comes just prior to the Heartland Poker Tour; an eleven day national tournament being held August 7 – 18, in the Discovery Ballroom at Ameristar. A special ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the opening of the poker room will be held at noon Friday, July 25.

About Ameristar East Chicago

With more than 56,000 square feet of casino space on four levels, Ameristar East Chicago offers more than 1,800 slots, 47 table games, a dedicated baccarat room and a live poker room. The facility offers a variety of dining choices including the Heritage Buffet and Bugatti’s restaurants. A 290-room upscale hotel, the Star Awards player’s lounge and a state-of-the-art promotions center known as Winners Square are additional amenities that guests can enjoy when visiting. Ameristar East Chicago is conveniently located minutes from I-80/94 off Cline Avenue, Exit 5. Coming from the Chicago Skyway, take Exit 10 for 912N and follow the signs to Ameristar.

Reginald Dotson
Public Relations Manager
Ameristar Casinos, Inc.
219-378-3277 (Office)