Ameristar Casinos Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2020

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3.7
77%
Recommend to a Friend
64%
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Ameristar Casinos Vice Chairman and CEO Gordon R. Kanofsky
Gordon R. Kanofsky
81 Ratings
Pros
  • "They love to develop their team members, so if you are willing to work hard there is no limit to how far you can go(in 20 reviews)

  • "Pay, opportunity for advancement,fun environment(in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "Career casino employees are the most toxic individuals on the face of the planet(in 19 reviews)

  • "Upper management can be hard to communicate with(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Great Team"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Serveillance Agent 
    Recommends

    I worked at Ameristar Casinos full-time

    Pros

    Management was always willing to help!

    Cons

    Some systems were older which occasionally made doing your job a little harder.

  2. "Part Time Poker Dealer at Ameristar"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Dual Rate Dealer in Black Hawk, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ameristar Casinos part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent pay for little to no education required, best poker room in town, lots of perks.

    Cons

    Every promotion comes with a return to graveyard shifts until a spot opens up in swing, then days, then promotion, then graves. Brutal cycle to advance. Additionally, most promotions come with a pay decrease and additional hours, responsibilities, etc.

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  3. "Beverage server"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Beverage Server in Saint Charles, MO

    I worked at Ameristar Casinos part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good money with regulars, can be cut if slow

    Cons

    Low hourly wage, in bad sections you barely make any money

  4. "Relaxed Atmosphere"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Housekeeping Manager Supervisor in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ameristar Casinos full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    relaxed atmosphere, good pay, decent benefits

    Cons

    some guests can be very unpleasant

  5. "Company became worse with every sale"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Food and Beverage 

    I worked at Ameristar Casinos part-time

    Pros

    they offer decent tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    bad management, bad executive leadership, bad ownership

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  6. "Falcon Diner Restaurant Hostess"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Restaurant Host in Saint Charles, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ameristar Casinos part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good pay, consistent hours, friendly staff

    Cons

    long hours, not enough breaks, poor management

  7. "Black Hawk is a cool place with people that I enjoyed working with"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Poker Dealer in Black Forest, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ameristar Casinos part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Game room, employee dining room, fair and understanding management

    Cons

    Difficult to get to and from work especially on inclement weather days. No real tolerance for this.

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  8. "Its okay"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Black Hawk, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ameristar Casinos full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Decent pay, great people to work with.

    Cons

    Hard to get the stuff you need sometimes. Hardly see your Director.

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  9. "Great"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Table Games Dealer 

    I worked at Ameristar Casinos part-time

    Pros

    could be decent money good days were great

    Cons

    smoking gambling addicts not the most flexible schedule

  10. "Accessible Team Environment"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Table Games Dealer in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ameristar Casinos full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great communication between team members and supervisors. Flexible schedule and room to grow based on monthly training openings

    Cons

    Difficult physical environment if you aren't used to it (long hours of standing, smoke-filled dealing area)

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