Pinnacle Entertainment 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 Pinnacle To Donate More Than $11 Million For Downtown Projects http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/pinnacle-donate-more-11-million-downtown-projects <p>Pinnacle Entertainment, the company that operates the Lumiere casino on Laclede's Landing, has announced plans to invest more than $11 million in several non-profit projects in downtown St. Louis.</p><p>The donations help the company fulfill part of its <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/pinnacle-faces-penalty-for-falling-short-on-riverfront-investments/article_8e95548e-1917-5376-8482-b7a27b5e20d0.html">redevelopment agreement</a> with the city, which was first drafted in 2004 and called for $50 million in investments by this December. They include:</p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 03:48:18 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 7271 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Pinnacle To Donate More Than $11 Million For Downtown Projects