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Ameristar Casinos Annual Report Singled Out as Superior Entry in Mead Competition

18 July 2000

LAS VEGAS,Nevada--(Press Release)-- July 18,2000-- The Ameristar Casinos' 1999 Annual Report has received an award from the Mead Annual Report Show.

Ameristar's premier shareholder document was selected from hundreds of entries submitted, based on design excellence in summarizing the company's fiscal vitality through appropriate typography, photography, illustration, copywriting, printing and paper selection.

This year marked the first time in the competition's 44-year history that three professionals from the corporate community were integrated into the judging process.

The distinguished judges were: Kathleen A. Lawler, vice president of communications for Harley Davidson Motor Company, Kaniel Sroka, creative director for Yahoo! Inc., and Magnes Welsh, director of public relations for Chiquita Brands International.

``I'm immensely pleased that we communicated our values and financial achievements in a way that translates across industry lines and leaves a lasting impression,'' explains Chief Executive Officer for Ameristar Casinos, Inc., Craig Neilsen.

``This Annual Report emphasizes the strategies employed in the past year through a vibrant display of color and cutting edge design which expresses Ameristar's philosophy of investing in ourselves for the future.''

Also included as design judges for the show were: Chris Campbell representing Interbrand Tudhope, Wendy Pressley-Jacobs from Pressley Jacobs Design, Kerry Leimer from Leimer Cross Design, David Salanitro from Oh Boy, A Design Company, and Jack Summerford of Summerford Design, Inc.

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