Ameristar to Hold Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Its Newest Restaurant, Big Tony's Pizza

ADVISORY, April 13, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --



WHAT: Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, in front of its newest restaurant, Big Tony's Pizza.

WHEN: 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 14

WHERE: Big Tony's Pizza, in the food court, Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City, 3200 N. Ameristar Drive, 64161.

WHO: Members of the media and the community are welcome to attend the ceremony and sample pizza from Kansas City's newest pizza restaurant, Big Tony's Pizza. Bruce Cramer, chair of the Northland Chamber; Marc DeLeo, Ameristar's Director of Marketing and Ameristar's Executive Chef Jerrold Brooks will have the honor of cutting the ribbon to announce Big Tony's official opening.

OVERVIEW: Big Tony's Pizza features fresh-made-from-scratch New York-style dough and sauce in Ameristar Kansas City's Streetscape. Big Tony's features four pizza flavors in three sizes; 6-inch personal, 12-inch large and the 26-inch by 18-inch Big Tony. Salad, bread sticks, soft drinks and beer are also on the menu.

Big Tony learned at a very young age that terrific pizza starts with terrific dough. Using a secret recipe passed down from his Nana, the pies always rise to the occasion because Big Tony tops them with the freshest ingredients from Kansas City's top farmers markets. But what is it about Big Tony's sauce that's so mouthwatering? According to Big Tony, that may go down in history as a mystery!

The opening of Big Tony's created 10 jobs including one lead cook and one management position.

For more information, visit our website at www.ameristar.com.

About Ameristar Kansas City

Located just east of downtown Kansas City, Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City offers an exceptional gaming and entertainment experience. The property features the largest casino and the most games in the Kansas City area, as well as one of the largest poker rooms in the Midwest. The property includes a 140,000 square-foot casino; a AAA Three Diamond full-service hotel with 184 well-appointed rooms and suites; seven dining venues, live entertainment in several venues featuring local and regional acts; an 18-screen movie theater; a supervised children's entertainment complex; a video arcade and 15,000 square-feet of meeting and event space.

About Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc.

Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:PNK) owns and operates 15 gaming entertainment properties, located in Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, and Ohio. The Company also 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 www.pnkinc.com.

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CONTACT: Media Contact: Roxann M. Kinkade, APR 816-719-9494 Roxann.kinkade@pnkmail.com

Source:Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc.