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Dishing Up Fun: Area Casinos Offer Holiday-themed Promotions, Turkey, and All the Trimmings

Rozanna Martinez, Albuquerque Journal
Nov. 21, 2014

Santa Ana Star Casino is making sure you have something to be thankful for this Thanksgiving with special promotions and holiday food offerings.

Celebrate all things turkey on Tuesday, Nov. 25, when Star Rewards Club members will receive two times the points during “2X Turkey Tuesdays” from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Hot-seat drawings also will be taking place within that time frame. Two winners will be drawn each hour and will receive $50 and a special gift just in time for Thanksgiving

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“Last Comic Standing” Rod Man Set to Perform at Casino

Gary Herron, Rio Rancho Observer
Nov. 19, 2014

“Comedy can take you anywhere and you don’t know where it’s gonna end,” says Rod Man, winner of this summer’s 13-week “Last Comic Standing” show on NBC-TV.

Yeah, he may not know where it’s gonna end, but he knows he’ll have a stopover at The Stage at Santa Ana Star Casino on Thursday, Dec. 11. He’ll do shows at 7 and 9:30 that evening.

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Giving Back – November 2014

Albuquerque Business First
Nov. 16, 2014

Santa Ana Star Casino teamed up with Albuquerque Recycling Inc. and the town of Bernalillo to host an electronics recycling event to help keep electronics out of landfills and protect the environment.

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Comedic Heckler: Don't be Late to JR Redwater's Show

Adrian Gomez, Albuquerque Journal
Oct. 31, 2014

Don’t be late or heckle JR Redwater at one of his shows. If you do, the comedian will call you out.

“I like to interact with my audience,” he says during a phone interview from his Huntington Beach, Calif., home. “Especially if you heckle me, I’ll do it right back.”

Redwater is on his “Chicken, Rice & Beans Tour,” which will make a stop at The Stage at Santa Ana Star Casino in Bernalillo.

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Santa Ana Star Casino is Hosting a Big-Top Party Full of Frightful Fun

Rozanna Martinez, Albuquerque Journal
Oct. 31, 2014

Halloween falling on a Friday night is awesome enough, but tonight many area casinos are aiming to outdo each other with their macabre celebrations.

Santa Ana Star Casino’s The Stage is turning things upside down with a circus freak show theme. “Cirque – New Mexico’s Ultimate Halloween Party” is featuring “strange and fantastic frights” of circus freak shows, according to a Santa Ana Star Casino news release.

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Cirque - New Mexico's Ultimate Halloween Party

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Oct. 28, 2014

All In: Dillard’s Comes to Santa Ana Star Casino

Rozanna Martinez, Albuquerque Journal
Oct. 24, 2014

Attention Dillard’s shoppers from Bernalillo, Rio Rancho and surrounding areas: The popular retail store is bringing some of its best goods to you today. Dillard’s at Cottonwood Mall is teaming up with Santa Ana Star Casino and is offering an exclusive shopping event between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. today in the Cheenah Lounge at the casino.

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Santa Ana Star Casino Offers Balloon Fiesta Shirts and a Truck Giveaway

Rozanna Martinez, Albuquerque Journal
Oct. 3, 2014

It’s that time of year again where the Albuquerque sky will be decorated with colorful hot-air balloons and thousands of out-of-town visitors from around the nation and the globe will congregate for the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

To keep in the spirit of things Santa Ana Star Casino is giving away free balloon sweatshirts to Star Rewards Club members who earn 500 points in one visit now through Oct. 12. Star Rewards Club members can earn a sweatshirt per day with a maximum of five sweatshirts per person.

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Recycling Drive Helps You Get Rid of Electronics Around Your House


Sept. 26, 2014

The Santa Ana Star Casino, Albuquerque Recycling Inc., and the town of Bernalillo are teaming up to help you get rid of junk around your house. They’re hosting an electronics recycling drive Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the casino’s southeast parking lot.

It’s an effort to make sure old cell phones and computers don’t end up in landfills.  According to the Environmental Protection Agency, nearly 385 million computer products, cell phones, and other electronics were thrown out in 2010. Only 19 percent of those items were recycled.

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All In: Poker Tournaments at Santa Ana Star Casino

Rozanna Martinez, Albuquerque Journal

Sept. 19, 2014

The Star has not forgotten poker players and has some stellar promotions ahead including its “Heads-Up No Limit Hold Em” tournament with a $55 buy in on Sept. 27. Santa Ana also hosts weekly tournaments beginning at 11 a.m. Monday through Saturday with a $30 buy-in.

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All In: Santa Ana Star Casino Offers Cash Back on Table Play

Rozanna Martinez, Albuquerque Journal
Sept. 12, 2014

Recognizing its table game players with some extra perks is what Santa Ana is kicking off this month. Star Rewards Club card members can now earn points on top of the earned rewards that they already have been accruing. For the first time, patrons can now get cash back on table play.

Santa Ana offers 27 table games, which include Pai Gow, Ultimate Texas Hold Em’, Single Deck Blackjack, Double Deck Blackjack, Blackjack, Roulette, Craps and Three-Card Poker.

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Switch to LED Lights is a Trend

Rosalie Rayburn, Albuquerque Journal
Sept. 6, 2014

Santa Ana Star Casino has retrofitted indoor and outdoor lighting systems with new technology that is being widely adopted for business and residential use.

The casino on Santa Ana Pueblo land just west of Bernalillo recently completed an 18-month project, switching from fluorescent lighting to LED – light emitting diode – technology that provides a brighter light using less energy, casino spokeswoman Shannon Guess said.

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Pigskin Promos: Yes, it's Time Once Again for Football and Casinos have Deals for You

Rozanna Martinez, Albuquerque Journal
Sept. 5, 2014

Once again, my favorite time of the year has arrived.

It’s not only because I love the fall season, but mainly because the regular NFL football season begins.

Fortunately, Santa Ana Star Casino is sweetening the football experience with its “Pigskin Picks” promotion. Make your weekly picks and you could win your share of the weekly $1,000 prize pool or a trip to Super Bowl XLIX to be held in February at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.

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Santa Ana Switches to LED to Save Money

Gary Gerew, Albuquerque Business First
Sept. 5, 2014

Santa Ana Star Casino is completely changing lighting fixtures inside and outside at its facility to use LED technology.

“Santa Ana Star Casino’s adoption of LED technology represents a leap forward in our commitment to using the latest technologies to meet our business needs while protecting the environment and strengthening our community through energy conservation,” said Santa Ana Star Casino General Manager John Cirrincione in a statement. “With an eye toward the future, we are creating a strong, efficient energy infrastructure that will benefit our company and the community both now and many years to come.”

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All In

Rozanna Martinez, Albuquerque Journal
Aug. 22, 2014

This August has had its share of rainy days in New Mexico, but enjoy “Fun in the Sun” every Saturday this month at Santa Ana Star Casino.

Ten guests will be selected each week during the “Fun in the Sun” promotion. Nine will win free play prizes and one lucky patron will have the chance to win up to $250,000. Earn your entries now through Aug. 30 with every 1,000 points earned in slot play or one hour of table game play.

Every Monday it’s “Club 50+” at The Star. Guests ages 50 and older earn five times the points, get $5 off at the Feast Buffet and 50 guests will win $50 in free play. The promotion is valid all day on Mondays this month.

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