Pinnacle Entertainment Announces Conference Call for 2013 First Quarter Results

Pinnacle Entertainment Announces Conference Call for 2013 First Quarter
Results

LAS VEGAS, April 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc.
(NYSE:PNK) announced today that it will release its 2013 first quarter
financial results on Wednesday, May 1^st, 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 35887651.

This conference call will also be broadcast live over the Internet and can be
accessed by all interested parties at http://www.pnkinc.com. 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 May 15^th, 2013 by
dialing (404) 537-3406. The code to access the replay is 35887651.

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, owns a minority equity 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, and holds a majority interest in the racing license owner,
as well as a management contract, for Retama Park Racetrack outside of San
Antonio, Texas.

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, Mo.; Kansas City,
Mo.; Council Bluffs, Iowa; Black Hawk, Colo.; Vicksburg, Miss.; East Chicago,
Ind.; and the Jackpot properties in Jackpot, Nev.

CONTACT: Investor Relations
         Vincent J. Zahn, CFA
         VP, Finance and Investor Relations
         702/541-7777 or investors@pnkmail.com
        
         Media Relations
         Kerry Andersen
         Director, Public Relations
         337/395-7631 or kandersen@pnkmail.com

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