"We made a conscious plan to work hard to maintain the level of
service and amenities. We made a commitment to it," said a
spokeswoman for the casino.
To earn the Four Diamond designation, properties need to
"reflect an exceptional degree of hospitality, service and
attention to detail while offering upscale facilities and a variety
of amenities," according to AAA.
The casino has four restaurants ranging from the casual
Americasports Bar & Cabaret to the more elegant Waterfront
Grill specializing in steaks and seafood.
Ameristar Casino Council Bluffs opened in January 1996. It is
described by the spokeswoman as the state's largest riverboat
The facility recently added a third deck, with 350 slot machines
and eight gaming tables. It now has 1,446 slot machines and 51
tables in a 137,000-square-foot casino, the spokeswoman said. The
riverboat casino also features a 160-room hotel. The Ameristar
Casino Hotel offers 32 whirlpool suites and eight oversize
Friday and Saturday rates through April are $104 for standard
rooms, $145 for whirlpool suites and $225 for larger suites. Sunday
through Thursday rates start at $84.
The Iowa riverboat operation is a wholly owned subsidiary of
Ameristar Casinos Inc., a company known for its smaller scaled but
The firm's roots go back five decades to a roadside casino in
the high plateau country bordering Nevada and Idaho.
In other news, Anthony Taeubel was named senior vice president
and general manager in charge of day-to-day operations of the
Ameristar Casino Council Bluffs.
Ameristar Casino Council Bluffs
Phone: (877) IMASTAR or (712) 328-8888