Ameristar Casino is a hotel situated at Washington Street in Vicksburg and is the largest dockside casino in central Mississippi. It is approximately 55 miles from Jackson-Evers International Airport where cars can be hired, and the property has a garage with 1,000 parking spaces free for guests. Check in time is 3pm with check out at 11am but guests cannot bring pets with them.
This property originally opened in 1994 and underwent quite extensive expansion and refurbishment in 2008 now containing 149 rooms including four executive suites and 14 spa suites. The guest rooms contain one king bed or two queen beds and also feature TV, complimentary high speed internet access and smoking/non smoking and wheel chair accessible rooms are available on request. The spa suites also contain a Jacuzzi, whilst the Executive Suites have a spacious living area, a spa bath and two bathrooms.
There are three restaurants on site here including Heritage Buffet, which is open all week for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as Sunday brunch from 11am to 2pm and offers guests cuisine from all over the world. Another option for dinner is Bourbon's BBQ & Steak, which opens 5pm to 10pm Wednesday to Sunday, whilst staying closed the other two days. Bella's Bakery and Cafy offers quick meals such as sandwiches or pizza and is open 2pm to 11.30pm Sunday to Thursday and 2pm to 1.30am Friday and Saturday.
The three story casino is over 70,000 square feet and has over 1,700 slot and video machines, 29 table games and a separate poker room with 10 tables. The table games feature all the familiar favorites such as Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Let It Ride and Three Card Poker as well as some the latest specialty games. The Poker Room on the first floor is the only one in Vicksburg and features Texas Hold 'Em (Three, Six and Four -Eight Limit, One-Two No Limit and Two-Five No Limit) and Omaha.
The hotel has many other amenities including an outdoor pool and hot tub, which opens seasonally between 7am and 11pm. Next to the front desk in the lobby is a market area where guests can purchase snacks, drinks, health and beauty aids and various medicines. For the guests' entertainment there is also a cabaret lounge offering free live entertainment and the Bottleneck Blues Bar, which also has live entertainment as well as large TV screens for guests to watch sporting events.
The hotel can cater for meetings, weddings and other events in a couple of rooms accommodating a maximum of 150 guests for a private dinner or banquet. The Delta Point Room is located within Heritage Buffet and has 96 seats as well as built in audio/visual equipment ideal for meetings and presentations. The Magnolia Room has a total of 1,792 square feet of space, which can be divided in to three smaller rooms each seating up to 30 people and again this room has audio/visual equipment as well as staff to help with the smooth running of the event.