Ameristar Casino http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Missouri Gaming Commission Approves Pinnacle Purchase Of Ameristar http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-gaming-commission-approves-pinnacle-purchase-ameristar <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gaming regulators in Missouri have approved Pinnacle Entertainment's $2.8 billion purchase of </span>Ameristar<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Casinos, clearing one of the final hurdles in the acquisition.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Missouri Gaming Commission voted 4-0 in favor of the deal Wednesday. Missouri was the last state to approve. The Federal Trade Commission must still give the go-ahead. Pinnacle spokeswoman Kerry Andersen says the company hopes to complete the transaction in August.</span></p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 20:54:05 +0000 The Associated Press 28525 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Gaming Commission Approves Pinnacle Purchase Of Ameristar Lumiere Casino To Be Sold Under Tentative Anti-Trust Deal Between Pinnacle, Federal Government http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/lumiere-casino-be-sold-under-tentative-anti-trust-deal-between-pinnacle-federal-government <p>Pinnacle Entertainment and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission have reached a deal that could allow the gaming company to complete its <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/pinnacle-purchase-ameristar">planned merger </a>with Ameristar&nbsp;Casinos.</p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 14:52:38 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 27461 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Lumiere Casino To Be Sold Under Tentative Anti-Trust Deal Between Pinnacle, Federal Government Pinnacle To Purchase Ameristar http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/pinnacle-purchase-ameristar <p>Two gaming companies with properties in the St. Louis area are about to become one.</p><p>Pinnacle Entertainment, which owns the Lumiere and River City casinos, announced Friday morning that it’s purchasing Ameristar Casinos. Ameristar has eight properties across the United States, including in St. Charles and Kansas City.</p><p>The deal is worth about $3 billion, and has the approval of the boards of directors of both companies. It means that Pinnacle will own three of the six casinos in the bi-state region.</p> Fri, 21 Dec 2012 14:48:03 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 7582 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Pinnacle To Purchase Ameristar Morning Headlines: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-tuesday-september-11-2012 <p><em><span lang="EN">We recognize today as the anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001. Please see our resources for stories related to that commemoration <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sept-11-11-years">here</a>.</span></em></p><p><strong><span lang="EN">Mo. judge to hear case against worship disruption law</span></strong></p><p>A federal judge will hear arguments today in a lawsuit over Missouri's new law making it a crime to disturb a worship service.</p> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 14:23:22 +0000 Tina Eaton & The Associated Press 4561 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning Headlines: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 Ballot question to ban smoking in St. Charles County will face legal challenge http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ballot-question-ban-smoking-st-charles-county-will-face-legal-challenge <p></p><p>Representatives for Ameristar Casino say they will file a lawsuit Tuesday morning to block a November ballot question on whether or not to ban smoking in St Charles County.&nbsp;</p><p>According to casino representatives, if passed, the ban could put it at a disadvantage because patrons at other casinos in the state can light up when they gamble.</p> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 03:12:28 +0000 Tim Lloyd 4559 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ballot question to ban smoking in St. Charles County will face legal challenge