Missouri Gaming Commission approves Pinnacle buy of Ameristar

1:10 PM, Jul 24, 2013   |    comments
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ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - The Missouri Gaming Commission greenlights Pinnacle Entertainment's plan to buy Ameristar Casinos.

Wednesday's vote was 4-0 to approve Pinnacle's acquisition of the Ameristar casinos in St. Charles and Kansas City. 

Pinnacle currently owns Lumiere Place and River City Casino. Ameristar owns a casino in St. Charles. Pinnacle says it will sell Lumiere Place and its two hotels to appease federal regulators.

Pinnacle hopes to find a Lumiere buyer within a couple of weeks.


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