4 Nights at Ameristar. Never been before. Got invited through our local Casino Junket company we started to use recently. We had been to Vegas for a few July 4ths and thought this would be a nice change especially weather wise. It was great. In the 60's to mid 70's. A wee bit of rain but that did not mess us up at all. Surprised we had never heard of this little gambling town of like 16 casinos. Of course some are only like 1200 to 4000 square feet but all fun to check out. There is a free shuttle between all of them and to a town about a mile away with about 6 more casinos that are a bit more 'historic'. We did not know till we arrived that somehow we were VIPs. We have only played at Ameristar props twice in the last two years and the last time was about a year ago. Someone told us as we were checking in that they are going after TR Diamond and above big time. Not sure if why but I'll take it. This whole junket was a VIP venture. Included a July 4th firework viewing party with food and drink. Usage of the Ameristar VIP lounge and a whole floor devoted to us (250 from around the country) with cocktails and food from about 11AM till 11pm every day. Very Cool. What a pleasant surprise indeed!! Drive from Denver airport to Casino on Bus. Just beautiful once we got in the Mountains. Was to be a 45 minute drive but was two hours with holiday traffic. See the line of cars heading to I bet the same place Ameristar from road. We were on the 31st Floor of 34. The 34th is a pool and outside hot tubs and fire pit. You can see the glass enclosure. Our room. Nice bathroom with double sinks, separate commode room and tub and shower. Plenty of drawers under TV. Also refrigerator and coffee maker. Had two nice comfy chairs (later faced to window to watch spectacular fire works.) Also a desk. Hope I don't mess this up. Editing to add the pool and hut tub photos. Our view from room. Fantastic! A couple random other casinos with some of the hole in the wall ones and shops. Hubby sitting at one of the smallest. I was truly standing in the corner to take the photo. That is it. Maybe 15 to 20 machines! AND we won! So surprised when we heard the coins actually drop in the bin like the old days. It sure does slow ya down. Hate the dirty fingers too. View of the Fourth of July event being set up. We ate at the event but went up to our room to watch the fireworks. The event was on the 10th floor. We were on the 31st. No brainer. We watched the crowds lining up for the elevators when all done. So glad we did what we did. They said the Blackhawk fireworks are the biggest and best in Colorado. It was quite spectacular. All in all a real good time. Great service. I came home with 75% of my bank. A true win in my world OH what the heck... sharing....My super straight lace never touched the stuff in his life 65 yr old hubby and I did go into a 'Dispensary shop' but that is another story. *Humming... Rocky Mountain High* lol After Dispensary? haha Feel free to ask if you have any questions. I'll do my best to answer.