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Ameristar completes purchase of planned Louisiana gaming development18 July 2012
By Howard Stutz
In a statement, Las Vegas-based Ameristar said it hoped to complete the 700-room Ameristar Lake Charles by the fall of 2014.
The project was originally known as Mojito Pointe and was being developed by Creative Casinos, a company controlled by Las Vegas gaming executive Dan Lee. The project, which will include a golf course and other amenities, is adjacent to the L'Auberge du Lac Casino, which is owned by Pinnacle Entertainment.
"We're excited about the growth this opportunity will bring to our company, and for the thousands of construction and permanent jobs we will create in Lake Charles," Ameristar Chief Executive Officer Gordon Kanofsky said in a statement.
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