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Ameristar Casino is one of the largest properties in Black Hawk. It offers about 1,250 slot and video poker machines, as well as 32 live table games on two floors. Video roulette and baccarat are available on both levels of the casino. There is also a sportsbook and poker room. 

There are 536 hotel rooms at Ameristar Casino in Black Hawk. This includes 64 suites. There are five restaurants and a bar. 


The Ameristar Casino floor is on two levels. All live table games are on the lower level. 

There are a total of 32 tables at Ameristar in Black Hawk. The following are the limits we found during our September visit. 

There are 16 $25 to $100 six-deck blackjack tables. Players may double down on any two cards and after splitting. Aces may be re-split into four hands. Blackjack pays 3:2. The dealer hits soft 17. 

Double zero roulette is available with $25 to $100 limits. Craps is $10 to $100. It has ten times odds. The field pays double on 12. These games have four tables each.

Other table games include Heads Up Hold’em, Flop Poker, High Card Flush and Bonus Craps. These games have $10 to $100 limits.

The downstairs level has a video baccarat and double zero roulette machine. The minimum for baccarat is $10. Roulette is $5. The second level is home to more video baccarat and double zero roulette. Baccarat has a $10 minimum there, too. One roulette machine is only $0.50 to play. The other is $5.

Ameristar Black Hawk video poker

The video poker at Ameristar is average for Black Hawk. Our top pick is 8/5 Bonus Poker. It is offered in quarter, half-dollar and dollar on machines along the wall by the pit. This machine also has 9/7/5 Double Bonus and 9/6 Double Double Bonus. There is a 9/6 Jacks or Better game on this machine. However, it only pays 500:1 on a royal flush, as opposed to the normal 800 for a full pay Jacks or Better game. 

There is some video poker in front of the cashier’s cage and in the high limit salon. The best game is on the machines in front of the cage. You will find 9/6 Double Double Bonus with progressives on $1, $2 and $5 denominations. These machines also have 9/5 Jacks or Better. 

High limit is home to some Game King machines with a large library of games. The denominations are half-dollar and dollar. The games include 3/5/10-play, Super Times Pay, Double Super Times Pay, Spin Poker, Ultimate X and Extra Draw. 

Most of the other video poker is located upstairs. It is behind the poker room in a special video poker area. You will find lower limits of the Game King library, as well as Super Triple and 100-play games. There are also some half-dollar 9/5 Double Double Bonus machines in this area.

Ameristar Black Hawk poker room

There are 22 poker tables at the Ameristar poker room in Black Hawk. Six players are seated per table due to social distancing. There are no tournaments dealt at Ameristar. All action is at cash games. 

The $100 bet limit prevents no limit Texas Hold’em from being played. Spread limit is used instead. Typical limits are $1 or $2 blinds up to the $100 max bet. There is also some fixed limit Omaha Hi/Lo with these blinds. A regular 30/60 fixed limit Hold’em game is also spread. Poker players earn $1 an hour in comps. 

Barstool Sportsbook at Ameristar

The Barstool Sportsbook at Ameristar opened in 2020. It offers a unique sports betting experience. The Barstool Sportsbook is next to the poker room on the second floor. There is a 24-foot video wall and 29 HDTVs. Wagers may be made at the counter, at one of the 13 kiosks, or on the Barstool Sports mobile betting app. 

Ameristar player club

Ameristar uses the mychoice players club. There are five tiers. Players start at Choice. It is nearly identical to the Advantage tier above it. 

Perks start at Preferred, which is 18,000 tier points per year. These players receive Las Vegas offers and VIP lounge access. Elite starts at 50,000 tier points annually. This adds a casino host, free check cashing services, waived resort fees and VIP line passes, among other perks. 

The top mychoice players club tier is Owners Club. This requires 200,000 tier points annually. It includes a $500 travel reimbursement, annual celebration dinner, a birthday dinner with your host and quarterly reception with the casino general manager. 

mychoice players club return

Players earn one tier point for every $5 in slot, $10 at video poker and $40 at electronic table games. Table games are rated based on the amount of wager, game played and length of session. Players receive at least $1 in mycash for every 400 tier points achieved. 

Ameristar promotions

Ameristar offers seasonal promotions. These include free play and luxury car giveaways, point multipliers and kiosk games. 


All rooms at Ameristar Casino include complimentary valet parking, safe, coffee maker, refrigerator, dual vanity and TV.  Rooms are subject to a $12.99 resort fee per room per night. Hotel amenities include a rooftop pool that becomes an indoor pool during the winter, hot tubs, Ara Spa, fitness center, gift shop and in-room dining.  Meeting facilities ranging from 450 to 5,000 square feet are available to accommodate groups and large events.

Ameristar Casino hotel offers 536 non-smoking rooms including 64 suites. The 400 square foot Deluxe rooms feature either a single king bed or two queen beds. Upgrading to a Luxury room offers the same bed options, but with a view of the city. The Spa and Mountain Pine Suites feature a living area, fireplace, two TVs, whirlpool bath, a wet bar, second bathroom and a panoramic Rocky Mountain view. 

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Room TypeStarting Weeknight RateStarting Weekend Rate
Deluxe Room$119$219
Luxury Room$159$259
Spa Suite$219$369
Mountain Pine Suite$319$469

Dining & Drinks

All dining options at Ameristar Casino Black Hawk are located within age-restricted areas. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to dine.

  • Bar 8024 is open 24 hours daily. Alcoholic beverages available daily from 7am until 10pm. Bar top gaming at the center of the casino serving drinks. Sports betting kiosks located at Bar 8024.
  • Centennial Buffet opens for dinner Friday and Saturday from 4pm until 10pm. The modified buffet offers rotating Asian menu items with Singapore Chili Crab legs available. 
  • Fireside Kitchen is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. The dining room opens at 7am and closes after lunch at 2pm. Dinner service resumes at 5pm until 10pm Sunday through Thursday and 11pm Friday and Saturday. Located upstairs with tables around a fireplace for a warm cabin feel. Breakfast features omelets and breakfast skillets. Lunch and dinner bring salad, sandwich and entrée options.
  • Timberline Grill is open for dinner Thursday through Sunday. Seating is available from 5pm until 9pm on Thursday and Sunday and until 10pm Friday and Saturday. The steakhouse is centered around a fireplace and features signature steak and seafood dishes.
  • Waypost Deli opens daily for lunch at 11am. Dinner is served until 11pm Sunday through Thursday and 1am Friday and Saturday. The deli counter offers quick bites like salads, burritos and sandwiches. 
  • Club 38 is open Thursday 4pm until 10pm, Friday and Saturday 2pm until 10pm and Sunday 11am until 10pm. Complimentary food and drink for Owners Club, Elite and Preferred Members. Members may bring one additional guest upon entry. 

Ameristar Casino FAQ

Is Ameristar Casino open 24 hours a day?

Yes. It is 24 hours.

Is there a poker room at Ameristar Casino in Black Hawk? 

Yes. It is open 24 hours a day.

How much do Ameristar poker players receive in comps?

Players receive $1 an hour in comps when clocked in at a table. 

What table games are available at Ameristar Casino?

Blackjack, craps, roulette, High card Flush, Three Card Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold’em, Bonus 6 and Mississippi Stud are all available.

What are the typical table game bet limits?

The minimum bet ranges from $10 to $25, depending on the game. The maximum bet is usually $100.

What is the best video poker game at Ameristar Casino?

Our top pick is 8/5 Bonus Poker. The machines are along the wall by the table game pit.

Is there a sportsbook at Ameristar Casino?

Yes. The Barstool Sportsbook is next to the poker room on the second floor.