LAS VEGAS, Nevada AND CINCINNATI — (PRESS RELEASE) — Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (PNK) announced the official opening of the Company’s newest entertainment destination, Belterra Park Gaming & Entertainment Center, featuring 1,500 games, at 7 p.m. this evening, following a VIP reception that started at 5 p.m. Anthony M. Sanfilippo, Pinnacle’s Chief Executive Officer, and Kevin Kaufman, Belterra Park’s Vice President & General Manager, welcomed the sizeable crowd to the gaming and entertainment center during a grand opening celebration that included a complimentary sampling of Belterra’s Park’s six diverse restaurants, and live entertainment in Stadium, the company’s newest sports and entertainment restaurant. «Big Red Machine» favorite and National Baseball Hall of Famer Johnny Bench greeted and welcomed guests to Cincinnati’s first gaming and integrated Thoroughbred racing entertainment facility.
«My heartfelt thanks goes to all of our dedicated team members and the hundreds of Cincinnati-area tradesmen who contributed their time and talent to our project to create this amazingly beautiful property,» stated Sanfilippo. «Team members from Pinnacle affiliates across the country have been working collaboratively with the newest team members here at Belterra Park to create an outstanding integrated gaming and racing destination. We welcome our guests to come and enjoy the newest member of Pinnacle Entertainment’s family of terrific properties.»
Belterra Park represents a significant investment for Pinnacle Entertainment into the Cincinnati region. Belterra Park created more than 800 permanent jobs.
About Belterra Park Gaming & Entertainment Center
Belterra Park Gaming & Entertainment Center, owned by PNK (Ohio), LLC, will provide a best-in-market entertainment destination featuring 1,500 games and six dynamic restaurants that include relaxed dining options, River Downs Club where simulcast wagering takes place, a VIP Lounge called Club 38, live racing on a 1 mile dirt track and the only turf track in Ohio (will open in 2015), pari-mutuel wagering and complimentary self and valet parking.
About Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc.
Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. owns and operates 15 gaming entertainment properties, located in Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, and Ohio. The Company also holds a majority interest in the racing license owner, as well as a management contract, for Retama Park Racetrack outside of San Antonio, Texas.