Ameristar Casino East Chicago

Casino infobox
casino=Ameristar Casino East Chicagotheme=
address=777 Ameristar Blvd East Chicago, Indiana 46312
restaurants= TJ's Steakhouse The Buffet at Resorts Double Down Diner All Sports Cafe
owner=Ameristar Casinos
names_pre= Showboat East Chicago
Harrah's East Chicago
Resorts East Chicago
website= []

Ameristar Casino East Chicago is a casino located in East Chicago, Indiana. It is currently owned by Ameristar Casinos.


The casino was originally founded by Showboat Casinos as Showboat East Chicago. In 1998, Harrah's Entertainment bought Showboats Casinos, renamed Showboat East Chicago to Harrah's East Chicago, and later sold it to Resorts International Holdings. The casino's name was changed along with the street name to 777 Resort Blvd. (like some Harrah’s branded casinos 777 Harrah’s Blvd). It was later sold in 2007 to Ameristar Casinos and changed its name to Ameristar before the September 2008 deadline. [cite news |author=John Grochowski |title=Showboat changes course |work=Chicago Sun-Times |date=June 21 1998 |pages=] [cite news |title=Harrah's East Chicago casino is sold to Colony Capital. |url= |work=Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News |date=September 2004 |accessdate=2008-06-22] [cite press release |title=AMERISTAR CASINOS’ ACQUISITION OF RESORTS EAST CHICAGO |publisher=Ameristar Casinos |date=September 13 2007 |url= |accessdate=2008-06-22]


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