Ameristar Casino Kansas City

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Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City
The casino in March 2009
Location Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
Address 3200 Ameristar Drive
Opening dateJanuary 16, 1997; 22 years ago (1997-01-16)
No. of rooms184
Total gaming space140,000 sq ft (13,000 m2)
Casino typeRiverboat
OwnerGaming and Leisure Properties
Operating license holderBoyd Gaming
Previous namesStation Casino Kansas City (1997–2000)

Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City (formerly Station Casino Kansas City) is a hotel and casino located on the Missouri River in Kansas City, Missouri. It is owned by Gaming and Leisure Properties and operated by Boyd Gaming.

The 15,000 sq ft (1,400 m2) casino has 2,800 slot and video poker machines, 57 table games, a live poker room with 15 poker tables, exclusive high-limit slot and table games areas, and a 184-room hotel that includes 36 mini and 12 king suites.[1]


The facility opened on January 16, 1997 as Station Casino. Ameristar Casinos acquired the property on December 19, 2000 and it was rebranded to its current name.

In August 2013, the property became part of Pinnacle Entertainment when that company acquired Ameristar Casinos.[2] In April 2016, the property was sold to Gaming and Leisure Properties along with almost all of Pinnacle's real estate assets, and leased back to Pinnacle.[3][4]

In October 2018, Pinnacle sold the casino's operating business to Boyd Gaming, along with three other casinos, in connection with Pinnacle's acquisition by Penn National Gaming.[5] The sale was required by antitrust regulators because Penn National already operated two casinos in the Kansas City area.[6] The sale included a perpetual license to use the Ameristar name.[7]


  1. ^ "Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City Fact Sheet" (PDF). Pinnacle Entertainment. Retrieved May 31, 2012.
  2. ^ Bryant, Tim (August 21, 2013). "Icahn to return to St. Louis business prominence with Lumiere deal". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved July 23, 2016.
  3. ^ "Missouri Gaming Commission approves transfer of casino properties". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. March 23, 2016. Retrieved July 23, 2016.
  4. ^ "Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. completes the previously announced acquisition of the real estate assets of Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc" (Press release). Pinnacle Entertainment. April 28, 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-08-22. Retrieved July 22, 2016.
  5. ^ "Boyd Gaming completes acquisition of four Pinnacle Entertainment assets" (Press release). Boyd Gaming. October 15, 2018. Retrieved 2018-10-16 – via PR Newswire.
  6. ^ Andrew Vaupel (October 2, 2018). "FTC orders sale of KC casino". Kansas City Business Journal. Retrieved 2018-10-16.
  7. ^ "FTC requires casino operators Penn National Gaming, Inc. and Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. to divest assets in three Midwestern cities as a condition of merger" (Press release). Federal Trade Commission. October 1, 2018. Retrieved 2018-10-16.

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