River City Casino

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River City Casino and Hotel
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Location Lemay, Missouri
Address 777 River City Casino Boulevard (Lemay)
Opening dateMarch 4, 2010
Theme1904 World’s Fair
Total gaming space90,000 sq ft (8,400 m2)
Casino typeLand
OwnerGaming and Leisure Properties
Operating license holderPenn National Gaming
ArchitectBergman Walls & Associates
Coordinates38°31′51″N 90°15′52″W / 38.5308°N 90.2645°W / 38.5308; -90.2645Coordinates: 38°31′51″N 90°15′52″W / 38.5308°N 90.2645°W / 38.5308; -90.2645

River City Casino is a casino in Lemay, Missouri, in the greater St. Louis area. It is owned by Gaming and Leisure Properties and operated by Penn National Gaming. It opened on March 4, 2010.[1]


Located in Lemay, Missouri, River City Casino is on the western bank of the Mississippi River.[2] The property's decor uses a 1904 World’s Fair theme. Built for an initial $380 million, the project's second phase requires an additional $75 million investment within the first three years for construction of a hotel.[3] In 2010, the Riverfront Times named River City Casino the Best St. Louis Casino in their annual awards.[4]

In April 2016, Pinnacle Entertainment sold the property to Gaming and Leisure Properties and leased it back, along with almost all of Pinnacle's real estate assets.[5][6] Penn National Gaming acquired River City's operations in October 2018 as part of the acquisition of Pinnacle.[7]


River City Casino is 56 acres (230,000 m2) with parking for 3,000 vehicles. A 90,000-square-foot (8,400 m2) gaming floor has approximately 2,000 slots and 55 gaming tables.[8] The casino includes the 75-seat Judy’s Velvet lounge, a sports bar by day and a music venue by night.[9]


There are six dining establishments in the casino including The Great Food Exposition (buffet), Burger Brothers, The 1904 Steakhouse, The Beerhouse, Asia, and Cibare.


  1. ^ Pinnacle to open River City Casino March 4
  2. ^ Officials: River City Casino Boulevard leads to jobs
  3. ^ River City Casino opens with questions, and a dollop of spectacle
  4. ^ St. Louis Best Casino
  5. ^ "Missouri Gaming Commission approves transfer of casino properties". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. March 23, 2016. Retrieved 2016-07-23.
  6. ^ "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 August 22, 2016. Retrieved 2016-07-22.
  7. ^ Diana Barr (October 16, 2018). "St. Louis casino operations, real estate change hands". St. Louis Business Journal. Retrieved 2018-10-16.
  8. ^ River City
  9. ^ River City Casino Unveils Classy Gaming Experience at VIP Preview

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