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Ameristar CEO Boushy resigns

Ameristar Casinos CEO and President John Boushy has resigned both his executive position and his seat on the board of directors.

Boushy, formerly a 27-year executive with Harrah?s Entertainment, took on added responsibilities with Ameristar following the death of its founder, Craig Neilsen, in late 2006.

During his tenure, the company engaged in expansion opportunities, spending $675 million to buy the Resorts East Chicago riverboat casino in Indiana. The company also undertook expansion programs at its casinos near Denver, St. Charles, Missouri, and Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Gordon Kanofsky, who has been an executive with the company since 1999, replaced Boushy as CEO. Larry Hodges, a member of Ameristar?s board of directors since 1994, was named president and COO.

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