Below is a summary of ASCA versus all of the casinos you have mentioned plus a few more -- BYD, ISLE, MGG, HET, AGY
Two-year period of stock performance: ASCA is the #1 (just under 400% return on investment!)
Five-year period: ASCA is #2 just below ISLE
Over One-year period: ASCA has returned additional 45%. This is compared to the S&P500 and Nasdaq which has destroyed many portfolios.
I cannot imagine that you could have possibly picked a better stock to add to your portfolio since 2000. Put $10k in Microsoft or IBM or AOL and you would have anywhere from $4-8k right now. Put it in Ameristar and you would have $38k!!