Ameristar Casino Hotel East Chicago opens Northwest Indiana’s first landside gaming area

Ameristar opens a $6 million landside high limit gaming area.

Ameristar Casino Hotel East Chicago, opened a $6 million landside high limit slots and table games area inside 15,000 square feet of space in its pavilion.  Ameristar is the first Northwest Indiana casino to take advantage of a 2015 Indiana law allowing the state’s casinos to move a part of their gaming operations to land. The Indiana Gaming Commission approved Ameristar’s proposed gaming transition last November.

“This is the very first opportunity for our guests to experience land-based gaming at Ameristar East Chicago,” said Matt Schuffert, Ameristar’s Vice President and General Manager. “The area will provide the ultimate conveniences for our guests. This beautiful space is a prelude to what’s to come with our $15 million top-to-bottom renovation of our multi-level casino floor.”

The new high limit area, accessed by a private entrance, will feature 95 state-of-the-art slot and video poker machines with denominations ranging from $1 to $100; 14 table games, including 12 Blackjack and two Baccarat tables; select food offerings and a full bar; all new audio speakers and high definition televisions; personalized service 24/7 with a dedicated cage and mychoice window, and private restrooms.

Ameristar has already begun the $15 million complete renovation of its four-level casino gaming floor which is scheduled to be completed October 2018.

The renovation will include new flooring, ceilings, lighting and wall coverings; all new high definition televisions and audio speakers; new slot bases, chairs and slot signage with the addition of 100 of the most exciting new slot machines; new table games, pit stands with integrated televisions and new table games chairs; a redesigned cage, self-serve beverage stations, refreshed bars and remodeled restrooms. We’ll also be adding restrooms to the top deck and refurbishing all of the escalators.

“Every element will not only be new, but will be upgraded,” added Schuffert. “Guests will believe they have entered a brand new casino.”