SOURCE: Ameristar Casinos, Inc.

Ameristar Casinos, Inc.

February 16, 2010 11:30 ET

Ameristar Casinos Declares Cash Dividend

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - February 16, 2010) - Ameristar Casinos, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASCA) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.105 per share, payable on March 15, 2010 to stockholders of record as of March 1, 2010.

About Ameristar

Ameristar Casinos, Inc. is a leading Las Vegas-based gaming and entertainment company known for its premier properties characterized by innovative architecture, state-of-the-art casino floors and superior dining, lodging and entertainment offerings. Ameristar's focus on the total entertainment experience and the highest quality guest service has earned it leading positions in the markets in which it operates. Founded in 1954 in Jackpot, Nev., Ameristar has been a public company since November 1993. The Company has a portfolio of eight casinos in seven markets: Ameristar Casino Resort Spa St. Charles (greater St. Louis); Ameristar Casino Hotel East Chicago (Chicagoland area); Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City; Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs (Omaha, Neb. and southwestern Iowa); Ameristar Casino Hotel Vicksburg (Jackson, Miss. and Monroe, La.); Ameristar Casino Resort Spa Black Hawk (Denver metropolitan area); and Cactus Petes and The Horseshu in Jackpot, Nev. (Idaho and the Pacific Northwest).

Visit Ameristar Casinos' web site at (which shall not be deemed to be incorporated in or a part of this news release).