Ameristar Casinos, an innovative casino gaming company, strives to increase the loyalty of our guests through the quality of our slot machines, table games, hotel, dining and other leisure offerings. Our 7,500 dedicated Team Members across eight casino properties pride themselves on delivering consistently friendly and appreciative service to our guests. With more than $1 billion in net revenues annually, we have been a public company since 1993, and our stock is traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market.
Welcome to Lake Charles
New to Lake Charles? Learn why America’s Cleanest City will become your new home.
Low Cost of Living
Compared to the rest of the country, Lake Charles has a cost of living 16.40% lower than the US average.
If you are looking for something to tickle your taste buds, there are many Cajun restaurants in Southwest Louisiana. Cajun food features flavorful dishes such as jambalaya, crawfish étouffée and boudin.
Lake Charles boasts the only white-sand inland beach on the Gulf Coast. Hunting and fishing are also popular with both residents and visitors to the Lake Charles Area.
Raising a Family
The area is an ideal location for families with children of all ages offering 31 parks, many of which include playground equipment, athletic facilities and walking paths.
The tropical climate in Lake Charles averages 68 degrees.
With seven public courses, golfing is a year-round attraction in Lake Charles. Accolades include Gray Plantation ranking on Golf Digest’s list of “Top 100 Public Golf Courses”. The area is also home to the McNeese State University Cowboys and the Louisiana Swashbucklers.
Lake Charles is home to McNeese State University, a four-year public university in the University of Louisiana System as well as Sowela Technical Community College.
Ameristar has properties spread across the United States. Interested in working at our various locations? Not a problem. Ameristar frequently offers Team Members the opportunity to move to new locations when openings arise. Our other locations include:
- Black Hawk, Colorado
- Council Bluffs, Iowa
- East Chicago, Illinois
- Jackpot, Nevada
- Kansas City, Missouri
- St. Charles. Missouri
- Vicksburg, Mississippi
History & Founder
Founded by Craig Hart Neilsen, Ameristar first started out its well-established history as Cactus Petes, Inc. in 1956. Ameristar Casinos, Inc. was established in 1993 and has been a publicly traded company since. Today, Ameristar owns eight properties across the United States.
Over the last five years, Ameristar has been honored to receive some of the highest awards in our industry. Our recognition is directly attributable to the work that our dedicated Team Members do every day. We’re the best. And we’re proud of it.
Ameristar Casinos is dedicated to generating economic development in the cities in which we operate. We offer our team members rewarding careers and the chance to be good corporate citizens through charitable giving and volunteerism.