Photo Release -- Pinnacle Entertainment's Louisiana L'Auberge Properties Named Best of the South 2013 by AAA Southern Traveler

Photo Release -- Pinnacle Entertainment's Louisiana L'Auberge Properties Named
Best of the South 2013 by AAA Southern Traveler Magazine

 Prestigious Reader's Choice Award Honors L'Auberge Baton Rouge and L'Auberge
    Lake Charles in Best Casino Category for Games, Entertainment, Food &
                            Memorable Experiences

L'Auberge Lake Charles logo

L'Auberge Baton Rouge logo

LLC external
 L'Auberge Lake Charles is a premier
 resort casino conveniently located two
 hours from the Houston metropolitan
 area on beautiful Contraband Bayou.

LBR external
 L'Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge is
 a premier southern Louisiana
 destination property offering a fully
 integrated casino entertainment
 experience along the banks of the
 beautiful Mississippi River.

LBR hotel room standard king
 Experience southern hospitality at its
 finest in one of 205 gracious guest
 rooms with elegant decor and first
 class amenities.

LLC guest room
 L'Auberge Lake Charles is a premier
 property with 1,000 hotel rooms, top
 notch restaurants, gaming and resort
 amenities. Introducing our newly
 remodeled hotel rooms which offer
 elegant accommodations paired with
 modern conveniences.

LAKE CHARLES, La. and BATON ROUGE, La., July 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
L'Auberge Casino Resort in Lake Charles, La. and L'Auberge Casino Hotel in
Baton Rouge, La. have earned the prestigious Best of the South 2013 Reader's
Choice Award from AAA Southern Traveler Magazine. The annual readers' poll
ranks the South's best places to visit, dine, gamble, have fun and enjoy
memorable experiences.

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In describing the award, AAA Southern Traveler Managing Editor Deborah
Reinhardt said the publications readers are frequent, knowledgeable travelers
who 'recognized something special about L'Auberge casinos'. In the 'Best
Casino' category, the AAA readers weighed everything from games and
entertainment to food and hospitality.

"We are so appreciative of our loyal guests and the readers of AAA Traveler
Magazine for their support of L'Auberge," said L'Auberge Lake Charles Senior
Vice President and General Manager Keith W. Henson. "This recognition is a
testament to our talented and dedicated team members who spend every day
focused on delivering extraordinary guest service and solidifying L'Auberge as
a must-see resort for visitors to the region."

"We are thrilled to receive the Best of the South recognition within the first
year of opening our beautiful Baton Rouge property, said Vice President and
General Manager of L'Auberge Baton Rouge Mickey Parenton. "We strive to
provide the ultimate Southern hospitality experience and receiving this honor
acknowledges our team members' commitment to delivering legendary gaming and
dining experiences."

The awards are published in the July/August issue of AAA Traveler Magazine, on
newsstands now and online at
www.aaa.com/traveler/south/2013/07/best-of-the-south.html .

For more information on booking a stay at either award-winning L'Auberge
location, please visit www.mylauberge.com .

About L'Auberge Lake Charles

L'Auberge Casino Resort is located on 242 acres of land in Lake Charles, La.,
two hours from the Houston metropolitan area. This premier facility is ideal
for the business traveler or guest looking for the ultimate in hospitality and
dining experiences, plus non-stop gaming action. The property includes a
26-story hotel complex with approximately 1,000 spacious rooms and suites; an
18-hole golf course designed by Tom Fazio; 26,000 gross square feet of meeting
space, including a full-service business center and landscaped terrace space
plus outdoor poolside lawn; two resort swimming pools, lazy river and private
cabana courtyard; full-service barber shop, salon, spa and cardio fitness
center; retail stores; ten innovative dining outlets; beachside bar, grill and
marina; and top-name entertainment. The expansive 70,000 square foot casino
features Vegas-like gaming action with 70 table games and approximately 1,600
slot machines, including a luxurious 7-table Poker Room, VIP Lounge and
elegant High Limit Salon.

To learn more about L'Auberge, call reservations at (866) 580-7444; visit
www.mylauberge.com ; or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/laubergedulac;
or follow us on Twitter: @LAubergeLC .

A complete project fact sheet can be found at www.mylauberge.com ; information
on Pinnacle Entertainment's guest loyalty program is online at
www.pinnaclemychoice.com .

About L'Auberge Baton Rouge

L'Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge is a $368-million premier southern
facility located on 575 acres of land in Baton Rouge, La., off Nicholson Drive
in East Baton Rouge Parish. L'Auberge captures the feel of a Southern river
lodge and embraces Louisiana's rich cultural history, food, music and 'laissez
les bon temps rouler' way of life. L'Auberge includes an expansive
single-level, 74,000 square foot casino; nearly 1,500 slot machines; 50 table
games, including a poker room; a 12-story hotel with 205 guest rooms, unique
rooftop pool and state-of the-art fitness center overlooking the Mississippi
River; four dining outlets; a unique casino nightclub with breathtaking views
of the river; and 2,400 total parking spaces, including 800 in a covered
parking garage.

To learn more about L'Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge visit
www.mylauberge.com; find us on Facebook at
www.facebook.com/laubergebatonrouge; or follow us on Twitter: @LaubergeBR.

About Pinnacle Entertainment

Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:PNK) owns and operates seven casinos,
located in Louisiana, Missouri and Indiana. In addition, Pinnacle is
redeveloping River Downs in Cincinnati, Ohio into a gaming entertainment
facility and holds an approximate 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,
Nevada.

Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange
under the ticker symbol PNK. To learn more about Pinnacle Entertainment,
please visitwww.pnkinc.com .

CONTACT: Kerry Andersen
         Corporate Director of Community & Public Affairs
         Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc.
         kandersen@pnkmail.com
         (337) 395-7631 or 292-0725
        
         Or
        
         Julie Collins
         Regional Public Relations Specialist
         Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc.
         julie.collins@pnkmail.com
         (225) 224-4172 or (225) 397-6697

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