Ameristar Casinos strives to help improve the quality of life in the communities in which our properties are located. We generously support charitable giving opportunities.


At Ameristar, we proudly support the communities where we live and work through our charitable giving program entitled Ameristar Cares. Approximately 67 percent of our Team Members participated in our 2012 Workplace Giving Campaign where they generously supported the local United Way and Community Health Charities in each of our markets. They also donated to designated rehabilitation facilities in each community and local charities chosen by the Team Members. Finally, remembering the adage that charity starts at home, the Team Members generously supported the Sunshine Fund at each property which was established to help our own Team Members in a time of unexpected need.

In 2012, the Team Members and the Company donated nearly $7 million to community organizations where the eight properties are located.

Our charitable giving focuses primarily on:

  • Health and Medical Research
  • Human Services
  • Seniors
  • Responsible Gaming

For additional information, please review Ameristar's 2013 Charitable Giving Guidelines below.

Our Team Members are active volunteers in their home towns, each year donating hundreds of hours of their time to such worthy causes as Habitat for Humanity, March of Dimes, MDA Telethon, Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation's Over-the-River-Run, to name just a few.

Our Company is also committed to being socially responsible, with comprehensive and long-standing programs to address underage and compulsive gambling, as well as responsible alcohol consumption.


Ameristar Casinos' charitable giving program supports non-profits that are designated as a 501(c)(3) organization by the Internal Revenue Service. Ameristar Casinos' giving program does not provide support to:

  • Organizations that practice discrimination based on race, creed, color, sex, age or national origin;
  • Organizations that primarily serve their own membership;
  • Political parties, candidates or individuals (these groups and individuals may be supported through Ameristar's Government Affairs department).
  • Private events and third party solicitations;
  • Minors, including youth sports leagues and high school prom or "grad" nights.


Non-profit organizations that meet Ameristar Casinos' giving guidelines and are located in the same communities as our properties or corporate headquarters should submit their requests in writing, on the organization's letterhead, to:

Ameristar Casino Resort Spa Black Hawk
Contributions Selection Committee
P.O. Box 45
Black Hawk, CO 80422
Phone: (720) 946-4000

Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs

Contributions Selection Committee
2200 River Road
Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501
Phone: (712) 326-2708

Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City
Contributions Selection Committee
P.O. Box 33480
Kansas City, MO 64120
Phone: (816) 414-7188

Ameristar Casino Hotel Vicksburg
Contributions Selection Committee
4116 Washington Street
Vicksburg, MS 39180
Phone: (601) 630-4915

Cactus Petes Resort Casino
Horseshu Hotel and Casino

Contributions Selection Committee
P.O. Box 508
Jackpot, NV 89825
Phone: (775) 755-6070

Ameristar Casino Hotel East Chicago
Contributions Selection Committee
777 Ameristar Boulevard
East Chicago, IN 46312
Phone: (219) 378-3476

Ameristar Casino Resort Spa St. Charles
Contributions Selection Committee
P.O. Box 720
St. Charles, MO 63301
Phone: (636) 940-3700

Ameristar Casinos, Inc. Corporate Office
Corporate Contributions Selection Committee
3773 Howard Hughes Parkway #490S
Las Vegas, NV 89169
Phone: (702) 567-7103


The Contributions Selection Committees require at least 60 days notice to process requests for financial contributions, sponsorships and in-kind donations. Your request should include:

  • Your organization's informational brochure, if available, and the geographic area it covers;
  • Your organization's mission statement and the percentage of the budget used for administrative costs;
  • A description of the specific program, project or event for which your organization is seeking support, along with its budget;
  • The donation amount or in-kind gift requested* and the financial goal of the event (if known);
  • An explanation of how the donation will be used, who will benefit from the program or project (including the approximate number of people served), and exactly how they will benefit;
  • A copy of the organization's 501(c)(3) designation letter from the IRS;
  • An explanation of why Ameristar should support the event and the ways in which its contribution will be acknowledged.

*All requests exceeding $5,000 should also include the organization's most recent audited financial statement, 990 tax return and annual report.

Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received. You will receive notification as to whether or not we can honor your request. Thank you for your interest in Ameristar Casinos.

To submit a request for consideration, please click here.