Photo Release -- River City Casino Unveils 200-Room Hotel; Completes $82 Million Expansion

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ST. LOUIS, Sept. 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- River City Casino & Hotel in South St. Louis County today announced the completion of an $82-million expansion and held a grand opening ceremony for its new hotel. The unveiling of the elegant 200-room hotel completes an extensive two-year investment commitment to St. Louis County and the state of Missouri which also includes a 1,600-space parking garage and a 14,000 square foot Event Center. River City Casino & Hotel's expansion created 350 construction jobs and 100 new permanent jobs.

River City Casino & Hotel is welcoming guests to its new 200-room, 7-story hotel offering upscale amenities, stunning views, suites and first-floor garden patios.

Double queen room featuring inviting views of the Midwest landscape, plush bedding, rain showers and artwork by Missouri's best local artists.

All new luxury bathrooms at River City's 200-room hotel include rain showers, plush robes and upscale amenities designed with your relaxation in mind.

Live like a king! Luxury suites include our signature Pinnacle bed, stunning views, luxury bathroom, floor-to-ceiling windows, 42" televisions and complimentary Wi-Fi.

River City suites are richly designed with a large parlor room, work/dining table and separate sleeping room. Soak up the views of the Mississippi River as you relax and rejuvenate with luxury amenities.

After an exciting night of gaming, soak up some relaxation in a luxurious claw-foot tub in our richly designed hotel suites.

Pinnacle Entertainment Executive VP of Operations Neil Walkoff chooses charitable organizations to win big prizes for fundraising as part of Grand Opening ceremonies at River City's new 200-room hotel. More than 125 non-profit's registered for the prize giveaways.

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"The addition of this beautiful 200-room hotel, coupled with our Event Center and parking garage, has transformed River City Casino & Hotel into a true regional destination with world class gaming, dining and entertainment," said Neil Walkoff, Executive Vice President of Operations, Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. "We are confident our outstanding amenities and entertainment offerings will elevate our guests' experience while significantly growing our customer base in the market."

Nestled along the banks of the mighty Mississippi River, River City Casino & Hotel is a stunning 7-story hotel offering 193 elegant and comfortable guest rooms, six spacious 2-bay suites and a luxurious Presidential suite---all just steps away from the casino's award-winning restaurants, Event Center featuring top-name entertainment and an expansive casino with non-stop gaming action. All first-floor guest rooms feature relaxing garden patios with plush outdoor furniture. Other first-class amenities include LED TVs, iPod docking stations, televisions in the bathroom mirrors, 'rain' showers, high-speed wireless internet, Keurig brand coffee machines, a state-of-the-art fitness room and designer decor that showcases artwork by Missouri's best local artists.

"This investment reflects the importance of the St. Louis market to Pinnacle Entertainment and demonstrates our ongoing commitment to meet the long-term needs of current and potential guests," said Anthony M. Sanfilippo, Chief Executive Officer, Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. "This significant property expansion will boost regional tourism while providing strong economic benefits to local residents and businesses and substantive career growth opportunities for our team members."

"Since opening in 2010, Pinnacle Entertainment and River City Casino & Hotel have invested hundreds of millions of dollars into South St. Louis County, far exceeding their initial commitment to the project. With the addition of this beautiful hotel, Pinnacle Entertainment and River City are once again demonstrating they are outstanding partners to the City of Lemay and the region, providing jobs, continued economic development and community outreach," said the Honorable Charlie A. Dooley, County Executive.

To learn more about River City Casino & Hotel, call reservations at (888) 578-729; visit; find us on Facebook at; or follow us on Twitter: @rivercitycasino.

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About River City Casino & Hotel

River City Casino & Hotel, which opened in March 2010, is St. Louis' gateway to an exciting entertainment experience. Located approximately 10 miles south of downtown St. Louis, in the community of Lemay, the multi-use complex includes a 90,000-square-foot casino with the best slot machines and table games, including poker, several restaurants and other amenities.

An $82-million expansion, completed in August 2013, includes a 200-room hotel, a 14,000 square-foot multi-purpose event center and a 1,600-space covered parking structure. River City Casino & Hotel is located at 777 River City Casino Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63125. Call 888-578-7289 or visit for more information.

A River City Casino & Hotel Fact Sheet accompanying this release is available at

About Pinnacle Entertainment

Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:PNK) owns and operates 14 casinos, located in Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Nevada. In addition, Pinnacle is redeveloping River Downs in Cincinnati, Ohio, into a gaming entertainment facility, owns a minority interest in Asian Coast Development (Canada) Ltd., an international development and real estate company currently operating Vietnam's first large-scale integrated resort on the Ho Tram Strip, and holds a majority interest in the racing license owner, as well as a management contract, for Retama Park Racetrack outside of San Antonio, Texas.

Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol PNK. To learn more about Pinnacle Entertainment, please visit

CONTACT: Media: Candice S. Coleman Public Relations Manager River City Casino & Hotel (314) 606-1167 / Kerry Andersen Director of Media Relations and Public Affairs Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (337) 395-7631 /

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