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Pinnacle Entertainment Announces Changes to Segment Reporting Format and Conference Call for 2013 Third Quarter Results



Pinnacle Entertainment Announces Changes to Segment Reporting Format and
Conference Call for 2013 Third Quarter Results

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc.
(NYSE:PNK) announced today that it will release its 2013 third quarter
financial results on Wednesday, November 6^th, 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 80602681.

This conference call will also be broadcast live over the Internet and can be
accessed by all interested parties at http://investors.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 to all interested parties in
the Events & Presentations section of the Company's Investor Relations website
following its conclusion. The Company's Investor Relations website can be
accessed at http://investors.pnkinc.com.

Changes to Segment Reporting Format

As a result of the acquisition of Ameristar Casinos, Inc., and the integration
of its properties into Pinnacle Entertainment's operations and financial
reporting, the Company will make changes to its reportable segment disclosures
beginning with the 2013 third quarter. The new reportable segments will
generally align the Company's external financial reporting segments with its
new internal operating segments, which are based on its internal
organizational structure, operating decisions, and performance assessment. The
Company's three reportable segments will be comprised of the following:

The Company's South segment will consist of the financial results for the
following properties: L'Auberge Lake Charles, Boomtown New Orleans, L'Auberge
Baton Rouge, Boomtown Bossier City, and Ameristar Casino Hotel Vicksburg.

The Company's Midwest segment will consist of the financial results for the
following properties: River City, Belterra, Ameristar St. Charles, Ameristar
Council Bluffs, Ameristar Kansas City, Ameristar East Chicago, and River
Downs. Lumiere Place Casino and Hotels will be accounted for as a discontinued
operation beginning in the 2013 third quarter and will not be incorporated in
the Midwest segment's results.

The Company's West segment will consist of the financial results for the
following properties: Ameristar Casino Resort Spa Black Hawk, Cactus Pete's
and Horseshu Hotel & Casino.

Corporate expenses and Other operations, while not considered a reportable
segment for external financial reporting purposes, will continue to be
disclosed separately from the results of the South, Midwest, and West
reportable segments. Other operations consist of the management of Retama Park
and the Heartland Poker Tour.

Financial results related to Ameristar Casinos, Inc. will be reflected in
Pinnacle Entertainment's reported financial results for the portion of the
2013 third quarter that followed the completion of the transaction on August
13, 2013. The Company intends to provide supplemental financial disclosure for
the predecessor period of July 1, 2013 to August 12, 2013 for Ameristar
Casino's operations, as well as a comparison of that predecessor period to the
comparable prior year period, in order to provide investors with information
the Company believes is useful in considering the value this transaction
brings to Pinnacle Entertainment.

About Pinnacle Entertainment

Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. owns and operates 14 casinos, located in
Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Nevada, and a
racetrack in Ohio. In addition, Pinnacle is redeveloping River Downs in
Cincinnati, Ohio, into a gaming entertainment facility, owns a minority
interest in Asian Coast Development (Canada) Ltd., an international
development and real estate company currently operating 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.

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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