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Monty Terhune
General Manager

West of I-29, Nebraska Avenue exit

Council Bluffs, IA 51501

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Reinvesting in the Community


Marketing Paul Czak
Marketing Manager

Press Christie Scott
Internal Communications & Community Relations Manager

Purchasing Ed Faurot
Food & Beverage Buyer

Quick Facts

  • 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.

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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

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