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Ameristar Casino & Hotel East Chicago

777 Ameristar Boulevard, East Chicago, Indiana  [view mapview map]  Book your room now.

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Casino opened:April 18, 1997
Table games:72
Gaming machines:1700
Minimum Bet:$0.01
Maximum Bet:$5,000
Open 24/7:Yes
Self parking:Yes
Casino sq/ft:56,000 sq/ft
Convention sq/ft:5,400 sq/ft


Hotels: Ameristar Casino Hotel East Chicago
Rates: $74.00 - $90.00
Venues: Ballroom, Ameristar Pavilion


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Ameristar Casino & Hotel East Chicago Review

The Ameristar Casino & Hotel in East Chicago, Indiana has a 56,000 square foot casino with 1,700 gaming machines and 72 table games. There is a newly renovated hotel with 288 well-appointed rooms including 5 junior suites and 7 super suites with over 1,000 square feet of space each. All rooms are over 500 square feet. The casino and hotel are open 24/7 and there are 7 eateries on the property.

Currently, a dockside pavilion is used to house Ameristar's six restaurants, each with its own offerings ranging from deli sandwiches to juicy steaks and seafood. However, Ameristar plans to renovate the space and upon completion, estimated to be in mid-April, it will reportedly offer 95 high-limit slots, 14 high-limit table games and dedicated high-limit amenities, including a casino cage, rewards center, food, beverages and restrooms.

Casino boat operations will continue, with about 100 extra gaming positions on the main level, for those who prefer to wager less on the slots and tables.

The casino is on a ship permanently moored on Lake Michigan with gambling on 4 spacious decks. Valet parking is available at the casino entrance. Land lovers may want to check out other gambling opportunities in the nearby Illinois area. But if you fancy gambling on a ship in a newly renovated venue, you'll find plenty of excitement at the Ameristar Casino & Hotel  East Chicago.

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The Ameristar Casino in East Chicago, Indiana is spread out over 4 levels with a total of 56,000 square feet of gaming space. Strategically placed for convenient play throughout the area players will find 1,700 state-of-the-art slot and video poker machines ranging in denomination from .01 to $100. Look for about 100 slots on the main level and video poker machines in the bars on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd levels. There is also a new Video Poker Room located on the first level where you can play the latest multi-game/denomination themes.

Visitors can choose from 72 gaming tables which offer blackjack, roulette, Mississippi Stud, EZ Pai Gow, Three-Card Poker, Blazing 7’s Blackjack Progressive, Craps and more. Ameristar features a dedicated high limit table games area and high states action is offered on several of the most popular table games. If your pockets are deep, you can now bet $25,000 on baccarat and $10,000 on select craps, blackjack, roulette and EZ Pai Gow games.

Located on the casino's 4th floor, guests will find the new expanded Baccarat Room. There you'll choose from 21 games, 19 baccarat tables and two new Pai Gow Tile tables. The tables offer minimum bets of $10 and up to $25,000. Included in the games are Dragon bonus Bet and 3 EZ Baccarat. Feeling a bit peckish whilst gaming in the heavy hitter's room? Not to worry, Ameristar conveniently situated the Authentic Noodle and Smoothie Bar in the Baccarat Room.

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Stadium Sports Bar & Grill

  • Serving: Bar/Pub, American, Soup, Steak, Pizza, Salads, Sandwiches, Appetizers, Burgers, Entrée, Wings, Nachos

You will only find Amerisports in Ameristar casinos and the East Chicago bar and grill is up to par with the rest of them. It's more than a sports bar with 30 HDTVS to catch your favorite game on - it's a great place to just hang out and have a good time. All of your favorite fare is on the full menu and the late night menu including burgers, wings, BBQ ribs, cold beers on tap and more.

Check out the To Go menu as well.



Mon – Fri
7am – 11am



Sun – Thurs
11am – 11pm

Fri & Sat
11am – 1am

Menus: Amerisports Menu
  • Price range: Average
  • Part of the Amerisports chain
  • Reservations: (219) 378-3049
  • Alcohol: Full Bar
  • Ambience: Casual
  • Attire: Casual


Sunday7:00am / 1:00am
Monday7:00am / 1:00am
Tuesday7:00am / 1:00am
Wednesday7:00am / 1:00am
Thursday7:00am / 1:00am
Friday7:00am / 1:00am
Saturday7:00am / 1:00am

Bugatti's Steak & Pasta

  • Serving: Italian, Steakhouse

Bugatti's Steak & Pasta in the Ameristar Casino & Hotel brings to mind the ambiance of legendary Chicago steakhouses along with a true Italian influence. Whether you long for well-aged USDA Prime or a fine and simple Italian dinner, you will find the fare of your desires here. It is a very popular place so we do suggest reservations.

Menus: Bugatti's Menu
  • Price range: Upscale
  • Reservations: (219) 378-3330
  • Alcohol: Full Bar
  • Ambience: Classy
  • Attire: Dressy
  • Takes reservations
  • Good for groups
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Sunday5:00pm / 9:00pm
Wednesday5:00pm / 9:00pm
Thursday5:00pm / 9:00pm
Friday5:00pm / 10:00pm
Saturday5:00pm / 10:00pm

Heritage Buffet at Ameristar Casino & Hotel - East Chicago

  • Serving: Steak, Seafood, Buffet, International

Manifold cuisines of the world are on display for your dining please at the Heritage Buffet. CHoose your fare from distinct stations featuring the best in global fare and American favorites. Brunch begins at 7am on the weekends and the Friday and Saturday night buffet special are seafood, and prime rib and shrimp respectively. It's all you can eat, at a price that may surprise you.

  • Price range: Average
  • Part of the Heritage Buffet chain
  • Reservations: (219) 378-3000
  • Buffet


Sunday7:00am / 2:00pm
Monday7:00am / 9:00pm
Tuesday7:00am / 9:00pm
Wednesday7:00am / 9:00pm
Thursday7:00am / 9:00pm
Friday7:00am / 10:00pm
Saturday7:00am / 10:00pm

The Noodle Bar

  • Serving: Asian, Vietnamese, Dim Sum

Open daily from noon to 4am, the Noodle Bar at Ameristar Casino & Hotel in East Chicago is located in the baccarat room. Here you will find Asian specialties such as dim sum, rice dishes and congee among other authentic pacific rim cuisine. Make up your own masterpiece with your choice of meats, seafood, and vegetables.

  • Price range: Average
  • Part of the Heritage Buffet chain
  • Reservations: (219) 378-3000


Sunday12:00pm / 4:00am
Monday12:00pm / 4:00am
Tuesday12:00pm / 4:00am
Wednesday12:00pm / 4:00am
Thursday12:00pm / 4:00am
Friday12:00pm / 4:00am
Saturday12:00pm / 4:00am

Burger Brothers at Ameristar Casino & Hotel East Chicago

  • Serving: Snacks, Salads, Appetizers, Burgers

Enjoy your favoritre burgers at one of the popular food chains, Burger Brothers at Ameristar Casino & Hotel East Chicago.

  • Price range: Average
  • Part of the Burger Brothers chain
  • Reservations: (219) 378-3000 ext. 5301
  • Attire: Casual


Sunday12:00pm / 6:00am
Monday4:00pm / 6:00am
Tuesday4:00pm / 6:00am
Wednesday4:00pm / 6:00am
Thursday4:00pm / 6:00am
Friday4:00pm / 6:00am
Saturday12:00pm / 6:00am

Club 38

  • Serving: American, Lunch, Dinner

Guests who are Prefered, Elite or Owners Club members with the loyalty program, mychoice, have access to the exclusive VIP club, Club 38. Members and their guests receive complimentary food and drink and real VIP treatment.

  • Price range: Average
  • Reservations: (219) 378-3000
  • Attire: Business Casual


Sunday11:00am / 8:00pm
Monday11:00am / 8:00pm
Tuesday11:00am / 8:00pm
Wednesday11:00am / 8:00pm
Thursday11:00am / 8:00pm
Friday11:00am / 8:00pm
Saturday11:00am / 8:00pm

Ameristar Casino Venues & Hotspots


The Ballroom at Ameristar Casino & Hotel East Chicago covers a floor area of 5,400sq/ft that can be converted into two smaller rooms. Ameristar's team will assist and customize everything from audiovisual support to dining options. The venue is ideal for business meetings, social events, private dinners, training sessions, seminars, weddings and more.

Ameristar Pavilion

Not only are Ameristar East Chicago's five restaurants at home dockside, the Ameristar Pavilion is home to live entertainment including local and regional performing acts.

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Address: 777 Aldis Ave, East Chicago, IN 46312, USA

Phone: (219) 378-3000

Toll-free: (866) 667-3386


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Twitter: @AmeristarEC

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