HPT Adds Ameristar St. Charles to 2014 Schedule
St. Louis-area Stop is the Newest on the Season X Calendar

ST CHARLES, Mo. (June 12, 2014) - The newest addition to Heartland Poker Tour's milestone year is a 10-day nationally-televised series at Ameristar Casino Resort Spa St. Charles, Missouri. Play at the St. Louis-area property will begin on October 17, 2014. Satellites and tournaments will run daily with cards hitting the air for the first flight of the Main Event on October 24.  The Final Table will play out in front of HPT's cameras and a national audience on October 27.

The fall stop will mark the seventh time HPT has visited the St. Louis area since 2009. At the tour's last visit to Ameristar St. Charles, champion Shawn Brown walked away with $130,708 after investing just $185.  Satellite opportunities for the upcoming stop start at $50.

"We are especially excited to welcome the Heartland Poker Tour back to Ameristar St. Charles where we are celebrating the 20th Anniversary of our wonderful property this year," said Ward Shaw, Vice President and General Manager at Ameristar Casino Resort Spa St. Charles.  "Special tournament player room rates at our 400 room all-suite hotel, food and beverage specials for the tournament area, and a wide variety of dining and entertainment options for all participants at our resort facility will allow players to experience the very best tournament atmosphere in the Midwest.  Our team members are extremely excited to welcome this highly regarded tournament back to Ameristar on our 20th Anniversary and show them why we’re the most visited casino and tourism site in the state of Missouri!" 

Located in the heart of the Midwest,Ameristar Casino Resort Spa St. Charles boasts a 130,000-square foot facilitywith premiere gaming and dining.  On the casino floor, more than 2,500 slot machines and the most popular table games await visitors.The variety continues into the poker room where nine different games are offered, including Limit, No Limit, and Omaha. 

The entertainment destination features eight dining options, ranging from the signature Chicken Fried Steak at Falcon Diner to the Creole and Cajun cuisine at Pearl's Oyster Bar. Guests at the AAA Four Diamond full-service luxury suite hotel will enjoy floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the nearby Missouri River. The full-service Ara day spa gives visitors the opportunity to treat themselves to a refreshing escape during their stay.

The nationally-televised Main Event from Ameristar St. Charles will be syndicated on television across the globe.  Heartland Poker Tour is available to more than 110 million homes throughout the United States, with international distribution reaching Europe, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. 

For more information on the event at Ameristar Casino Resort Spa St. Charles, and for a full look at the remaining 2014 schedule, visit www.hptpoker.com.