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Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs

2200 River Road, Council Bluffs, Iowa  [view mapview map]  Book your room now.

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Table games:23
Gaming machines:1588
Minimum Bet:$0.01
Maximum Bet:$5,000
Open 24/7:Yes
Self parking:Yes
Casino sq/ft:38,500 sq/ft
Convention sq/ft:15,895 sq/ft


Hotels: Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs
Rates: $170.00 - $171.00
Attractions: Kids Quest


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Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs Review

Ameristar Casino & Hotel Council Bluffs, Iowa is open 24 hours a day. The property has a 38,500 square foot casino gambling floor with 1,588 slots, 23 table games, five restaurants and a 160 room hotel with 40 suites. There is an indoor pool, fitness center and sauna with a glass wall overlooking the Missouri River. In decent weather the walls open up to an outdoor sunbathing patio. There are five dining venues and four entertainment areas including three bars and a children's center with daycare. The riverboat casino and attached pavilion opened in January 1996. Visitors to this page can book a room from here and visit other Council Bluff casino reviews or visit our Iowa Casinos page to learn about other gambling opportunities in the state.

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Gaming at Ameristar Casino

If you have wished you could have gambled on a riverboat back in the 1800's, Ameristar Casino & Hotel in Council Bluffs has the next best thing. The riverboat casino here is located right on the Missouri River and is modeled after the  venues from two centuries ago, but includes all of the modern amenities. There is over 38,000 square feet of gaming space with 1588 of the latest slots, video poker and video keno machines along with 23 gaming tables. There is a high limit area for players who want to bet up to $5,000 per hand on games of Blackjack, Craps, Roulette and Pai Gow Poker.

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Dining & Restaurants

Amerisports Bar at Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs

  • Serving: Bar/Pub

The Amerisports Bar is located across from Bourbon's BBQ & Steaks at Ameristar Casino & Hotel. More than just a great place to listen to free live music, watch 35 HDTV's with a sports ticker, and a place to meet new friends - Amerisports has a full menu of pub classics and American fare. Click the link here to see the great food and decent prices.

Menus: Amerisports Bar Menu
  • Price range: Average
  • Part of the Amerisports chain
  • Reservations: (712) 328-8888
  • Music: Live Bands Friday & Saturday Nights
  • Alcohol: Yes


Sunday3:00pm / 11:00pm
Monday3:00pm / 11:00pm
Tuesday3:00pm / 11:00pm
Wednesday3:00pm / 11:00pm
Thursday3:00pm / 11:00pm
Friday3:00pm / 2:00am
Saturday3:00pm / 2:00am

Bella’s Bakery & Café at Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs

  • Serving: Breakfast, American, Small Plate Appetizers, Cafe/Variety

The bakery at Bella's is open extended hours but dining from the extensive menu is limited to Monday – Thursday, 7am – 3pm, Friday & Saturday, 7am – 3am, and Sunday, 7am – 11pm. During these hours you can count on a quick and delicious meal like chicken fried steak and country gravy or pot roast. Of course breakfast is a real draw here and lunch specials like wraps and sandwiches are served daily.

Menus: Bella’s Bakery & Café Menu
  • Price range: Average
  • Part of the Bella’s Bakery & Café chain
  • Reservations: (712) 328-8888


Sunday6:00am / 11:00pm
Monday6:00am / 11:00pm
Tuesday6:00am / 11:00pm
Wednesday6:00am / 11:00pm
Thursday6:00am / 11:00pm
Friday6:00am / 3:00am
Saturday6:00am / 3:00am

Bourbon's BBQ & Steaks

  • Serving: Steak, Seafood, Barbecue

Meat eaters rejoice! Bourbon's BBQ & Steaks at the Ameristar Casino & Hotel Council Bluffs has our ticket. Whether you crave a fresh seafood dinner, Iowa chops, USDA Prime steaks, or a whole or half slab of dry rubbed (Memphis style),  ‘mopped’ (St. Louis style),  or spice rubbed and slathered in  Bourbon’s BBQ sauce - you are going to get one heck of a plate of smoked baby back pork ribs at Bourbon's BBQ & Steaks.

Menus: Bourbon's BBQ & Steaks Menu
  • Price range: Average
  • Part of the Bella’s Bakery & Café chain
  • Reservations: (712) 328-8888


Tuesday5:00pm / 9:00pm
Wednesday5:00pm / 9:00pm
Thursday5:00pm / 9:00pm
Friday5:00pm / 10:00pm
Saturday5:00pm / 10:00pm

Double Down Dogs at Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs

  • Serving: Deli, Desserts, Snacks / Hotdogs

Double Down Dogs is open until 6am to satisfy those late night cravings for an all-beef Chicago hot dog, bratwurst, deli sandwich, turkey wrap, or just a dessert or cold beer.. They are located on the first level of the casino floor so you will only be steps away from a quick and yummy bite to eat.

Menus: Double Down Dogs Menu
  • Price range: Budget
  • Part of the Double Down Dogs chain
  • Music: Domestic & Imported Beer
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Sunday10:00am / 6:00am
Monday10:00am / 6:00am
Tuesday10:00am / 6:00am
Wednesday10:00am / 6:00am
Thursday10:00am / 6:00am
Friday10:00am / 6:00am
Saturday10:00am / 6:00am

Heritage Buffet at Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs

  • Serving: Italian, Asian, American, Global

There are seven dining stations at Ameristar's Heritage Buffet in Council Bluffs. Choose from among cuisines originating all over the world. Enjoy watching the chefs prepare for you right before your eyes at the stations featuring interactive display cooking. Of course you can find all of your American favorites at that station but be sure to save room for a healthy salad and a decadent dessert... or two.

  • Price range: Average
  • Part of the Heritage Buffet chain
  • Reservations: (712) 328-8888
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Sunday10:00am / 9:00pm
Monday11:00am / 9:00pm
Tuesday11:00am / 9:00pm
Wednesday11:00am / 9:00pm
Thursday11:00am / 9:00pm
Friday11:00am / 9:00pm
Saturday10:00am / 10:00pm

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Kids Quest


Kids Quest is an activity center at Ameristar Casino & Hotel in Council Bluffs. Go ahead and enjoy some mommy and daddy time in the casino - Kids Quest provides  infant and toddler care by the hour. Older kids 6-12 can take advantage of all the excitement in the Quest computer and video games area, be a star on the karaoke stage, play in Barbieland and a lot more at this indoor playground with qualified supervision.


Sunday11:00am / 12:00am
Monday11:00am / 12:00am
Tuesday11:00am / 12:00am
Wednesday11:00am / 12:00am
Thursday11:00am / 12:00am
Friday11:00am / 2:00am
Saturday11:00am / 2:00am


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Phone: (712) 328-8888

Toll-free: (877) 462-7827


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