Ameristar Casinos Names Michelle Shriver Senior Vice President of Operations

LAS VEGAS , Jan. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ameristar Casinos, Inc. (Nasdaq: ASCA) announced that Michelle Shriver has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Operations. Shriver previously served as Senior Vice President and General Manager...

Shriver succeeds Angie Frost , who held the Senior Vice President of Operations role from January 2002 until mid-2006 and who continues to work with the Company in a consulting capacity. Boushy said, "Angie played a tremendously important role in making Ameristar what it is today and has provided me with irreplaceable assistance and perspective as I have transitioned into my current role. All of us at Ameristar appreciate her passion, dedication and hands-on approach to delivering results. We look forward to Angie's continued contributions to Ameristar's success."

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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 a leading market share position in each of the markets in which it operates. Founded in 1954 in Jackpot, Nevada, Ameristar has been a public company since November 1993 . The Company has a portfolio of eight casinos in seven markets: Ameristar St. Charles (greater St. Louis ); Ameristar Kansas City ; Ameristar Council Bluffs ( Omaha , Nebraska and southwestern Iowa); Ameristar Vicksburg ( Jackson , Mississippi and Monroe, Louisiana); Ameristar Black Hawk ( Denver metropolitan area); Cactus Petes and The Horseshu in Jackpot, Nevada (Idaho and the Pacific Northwest); and Resorts East Chicago (Chicagoland area), which was acquired on Sept. 18, 2007 .

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