“Since River City’s opening 18 months ago, we have continued to garner very favorable guest responses for the gaming, dining, entertainment and other guest amenities featured at the property.  The addition of a hotel, multi-purpose event center and covered parking highlights our commitment to distinguishing the property, will further elevate the level of leading guest amenities offered at River City, and benefits our efforts to grow our customer base in the market.” said Neil Walkoff, Pinnacle’s Senior Vice President responsible for River City Casino and its sister property, Lumiere Place Casino & Hotels.

Construction works are scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2012 with an expected completion in the second half of 2013. The new expansion at the Missouri casino will add a 200-room hotel, a 10,000 square-foot multi-purpose event center and a covered parking structure with capacity for  approximately 1,700 vehicles. Additionally, the $82 million project will create nearly 100 permanent jobs and 350 construction-related jobs.

“Our River City and Lumiere Place facilities each offer distinct entertainment options in the greater St. Louis market and appeal to a broad base of consumers in the region that are increasingly choosing Pinnacle’s properties as their destination of choice for gaming, dining and entertainment. This investment in River City reflects the importance of this market to Pinnacle and demonstrates our ongoing commitment to ensure we can continue to meet the long-term needs of current and potential new guests” said Pinnacle Entertainment President and CEO Anthony Sanfilippo.

Opened in March 2010, River City Casino, is located approximately 10 miles south of downtown St. Louis, in the community of Lemay. The multi-use complex includes a 90,000-square-foot casino with more than 2,100 slot machines and 55 table games, including poker, several restaurants, and other amenities.

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