- Employees: 845
- Iowa Employees: 405
- Annual Payroll & Benefits: $23.8 million
- Taxes: $47.2 million
- Charitable Contributions: $8.2 million
- Buy Iowa First Reinvestment Dollars: $19.4 million
- Hotel has earned a AAA Four Diamond rating for the 17th consecutive year
- Riverboat with slots and table gaming test
Nonprofit Sponsor of the License
The Iowa West Foundation is the recipient of funds from the Iowa West Racing Association (IWRA). The IWRA is license holder and sponsor for Ameristar Casino & Hotel, Horseshoe Casino Council Bluffs and Harrah’s Council Bluffs Casino & Hotel.
Ameristar continues its tradition of excellency by securing its 17th consecutive AAA Four Diamond Award. Its hotel was noted as a 2015 Best Hotel in Iowa by U.S. News & World Report.