Ameristar Casinos Announces Earnings Release

Ameristar Casinos, Inc. (NASDAQ-ASCA) plans to release its fourth quarter and year-end 2002 earnings report on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 6 p.m. Eastern Time. A conference call discussing the company’s quarterly earnings is scheduled to follow the news release distribution on Feb. 6 at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time.

Conference call participants are requested to dial in at least five minutes early to ensure a prompt start. The telephone number is (800) 967-7185.

Ameristar’s quarterly earnings conference call will be recorded, and can be replayed until Feb. 14, 2003 at 8 p.m. Eastern Time. To listen to the replay, call (888) 203-1112. The replay access code number is 116472.

Ameristar Casinos, Inc. is an innovative, Las Vegas-based gaming entertainment company known for its distinctive, quality conscious hotel casinos, and value orientation. Led by President and Chief Executive Officer Craig H. Neilsen, the organization’s roots go back nearly five decades to a tiny roadside casino in the high plateau country that borders Idaho and Nevada. Publicly held since November 1993, the corporation owns and operates six properties in Nevada, Missouri, Iowa and Mississippi, two of which carry the prestigious American Automobile Association’s Four Diamond designation. Ameristar’s Common Stock is traded on the NASDAQ National Market System under the symbol: ASCA.