Pinnacle Entertainment Announces Conference Call for 2012 Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Results

Pinnacle Entertainment Announces Conference Call for 2012 Fourth Quarter and
Full-Year Results

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc.
(NYSE:PNK) announced today that it will release its 2012 fourth quarter and
full-year financial results on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 prior to the
market opening, followed by a conference call on the same day at 10:00 a.m. ET
(7:00 a.m. PT).

To participate in the conference call, please dial (706) 679-7241
approximately five to ten minutes prior to the scheduled conference call time.
The code to access the conference call is 91178855.

This conference call will also be broadcast live over the Internet and can be
accessed at To listen to the live call, please go to
the website at least fifteen minutes early to register, download, and install
any necessary audio software.

A replay of the conference call will be available through February 27, 2013 by
dialing (404) 537-3406. The code to access the replay is 91178855.

About Pinnacle Entertainment

Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. owns and operates seven casinos, located in
Louisiana, Missouri, and Indiana, and a racetrack in Ohio. In addition,
Pinnacle is redeveloping River Downs in Cincinnati, Ohio into a gaming
entertainment facility and holds a 23% ownership stake in Asian Coast
Development (Canada) Ltd. (ACDL), an international development and real estate
company currently developing Vietnam's first large-scale integrated resort on
the Ho Tram Strip.

On December 20, 2012, the Company agreed to acquire Ameristar Casinos, Inc. in
an all cash transaction valued at $26.50 per Ameristar share or total
consideration of $2.8 billion including assumed debt. Ameristar owns and
operates casino facilities in St. Charles near St. Louis, Missouri; Kansas
City, Missouri; Council Bluffs, Iowa; Black Hawk, Colorado; Vicksburg,
Mississippi; East Chicago, Indiana; and the Jackpot properties in Jackpot,

The Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. logo is available at

CONTACT: Investor Relations
         Vincent J. Zahn, CFA
         Vice President, Finance and Investor Relations
         702/541-7777 or
         Media Relations
         Kerry Andersen
         Director, Public Relations
         337/395-7631 or

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