River City completes expansion with hotel

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River City Casino in St. Louis completed Phase 3 of its $83 million expansion in September by opening its new hotel. Other phases included an event center and parking garage. This greatly expands the possibilities for larger poker tournaments and series.

The addition of 1,600 covered parking spaces has been helpful in relieving parking congestion. The 14,000-square-foot event center has hosted many concerts and is becoming a major focus for the property.

“The hotel has 200 rooms, including six director suites and one Pinnacle suite,” director of hotel and development Gerad Hardy said.
Combined with five dining venues, a coffee shop and a full-service casino, River City truly covers all the bases. Poker-room discounts are available and special discounts will be made for the Heartland Poker Tour event in November. Check with the poker room for details.

The initial plans are to retain the casino nightly closing time of 4:59 a.m. on Monday through Thursday.

“We are not moving to 24-hour operations at first and will review based on player feedback,” Hardy said.

Fridays and Saturdays are already in 24-hour operation.

— Don Matusofsky is our Missouri Ambassador. Email him at anteupdonm@gmail.com.