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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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Blue is the Funniest Color: Comic Josh Blue Talks Disability, Denver, and Radical Honesty

Genevieve Mueller, Weekly Alibi
Aug. 21, 2014

There’s a belief in comedy that goes a little something like, “Comics are tragic people who are sad and lonely and probably on drugs or booze because of their sad loneliness.” Sometimes that’s true, and sometimes it’s not…

Enter Josh Blue. The comedian, who won “Last Comic Standing” in 2006, headlines at Santa Ana Star Casino (54 Jemez Dam Rd., Bernalillo) on Thursday, Aug. 21.

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Crazy Legs Heads to Burque

Genevieve Mueller, Weekly Alibi
Aug. 14, 2014

It was the '90s, and comedian Chris “Crazy Legs” Fonseca was at the height of his career. Diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a youth, he uses a wheelchair—hence the nickname “Crazy Legs,” which is often the starting point of his comedy. With his dry humor and well-crafted one-liners, Fonseca “was on every sitcom in that decade,” he says… 

Now touring much more frequently, Fonseca brings his wit to The Stage Aug. 14 at Santa Ana Star Casino (54 Jemez Dam, Bernalillo). The 21+ show gets underway at 7:30pm. Cost is $10. Opening for Fonseca are John Mark Gard and Albuquerque’s own Keith Breckenridge. 

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Romero Awards for casino marketing announced

Charles Anderer, Casino Journal
Aug. 7, 2014

The Casino Marketing Conference, which was held in late July in Las Vegas, is among the fastest growing trade events in gaming. Its centerpiece is the Romero Awards, named after the famed industry author, John Romero, who started out at Del Webb’s Sahara in 1960 and has since distinguished himself as the world’s foremost authority on casino marketing and promotions.

This year’s winners were chosen from among 134 entries, which were submitted by casinos from the U.S. and Canada. 

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ABQ Gobs of Jobs Career Fair Aug. 5

Albuquerque Journal
July 23, 2014

The next Gobs of Jobs career fair will be Aug. 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Marriott Pyramid, 5151 San Francisco Road NE in Albuquerque.

Career openings range from entry level to highly skilled. Companies signed up for the event include: AAA New Mexico, Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center Alliance Data, Home Care Assistance, Lowe’s Customer Service Center, New Mexico Gas Company, Rio Grande Credit Union, Santa Ana Star Casino, Sprint, State of New Mexico Corrections Department, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless.

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Lots of Slots: Promotions, That is; Also Car Giveaways and a Powwow

Rozanna Martinez, Albuquerque Journal 
July 18, 2014

The casino will host “Bernalillo Day at The Star” on July 29 in appreciation of the town of Bernalillo. During the event, there will be hot-seat drawings from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Four winners will be drawn each hour. Winners will receive $25, but winners who show a valid ID showing they live in Bernalillo’s 87004 zip code, will double his or her prize.

Bernalillo residents in that zip code area also will receive a free burrito from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Mesa Grille, a commemorative water bottle and 15 percent off at Sadie’s at the Star. It’s just the casino’s way of saying thank you to all of its Bernalillo patrons.

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Fresh Air Gambling is Now Available

Rosalie Rayburn, Albuquerque Journal

July 5, 2014

Non-smokers who want to play the slots at the Santa Ana Star Casino no longer risk coming home smelling of cigarettes.

The casino on Santa Ana Pueblo land just west of the town of Bernalillo has created an enclosed smoke-free zone within the gaming facility that is equipped with its own air filtration system.

The 11,000-square-foot zone takes the place of the casino’s former non-smoking slot machine area. It is closed by a floor-to-ceiling glass paneling that completely separates it from the main gaming area, where smoking is allowed.

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Smoke-free Zones: Find Them at Area Casinos, Including Santa Ana Star

Rozanna Martinez, Albuquerque Journal

July 4, 2014

Heading out to the casino most of the time means I will come home smelling like an ashtray even though I’m not a smoker. But, I have come to accept that smoking and gambling usually go hand-in-hand....

Now Santa Ana Star Casino is offering its own version, which caters to patrons who want to enjoy the gaming floor without the smoke.

The new area at Santa Ana Star Casino has its own independent air filtration system, which uses fresh air. The new smoke-free gaming area replaces the nonsmoking slot area. The new area is enclosed by modern floor-to-ceiling glass paneling.

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Santa Ana Pueblo Unveils Changes to Casino’s Non-smoking Area

Indian Gaming Magazine

July 2, 2014

Santa Ana Pueblo in New Mexico has revamped the non-smoking area at its casino.

The 11,000 square-foot area at the Santa Ana Star Casino is now completely closed off from the smoking areas via floor-to-ceiling glass panels. There's also a new ventilation system, a separate entrance and a separate eatery.

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Star Casino Closes Off Non-Smoking Area

Gary Gerew, Albuquerque Business First

July 1, 2014

Santa Ana Star Casino has taken new steps to prevent smoke from bothering some patrons by installing floor-to-ceiling glass panels around its non-smoking gaming area.

The area covers an 11,000-square-foot space containing 250 slot machines, which the casino says is the most machines within a nonsmoking area at area casinos.

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All In: Santa Ana Star Casino

Rozanna Martinez, Albuquerque Journal

June 27, 2014

Santa Ana Star Casino wants you to have a Coke and a smile during its “Play and Say Ahhh!” promotion that runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today through Sunday, June 29. Patrons who earn 100 points on their Star Rewards card will receive an eight-pack of either Coke or Diet Coke. 

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Birthday Bash: Santa Ana Star Casino Celebrates 21 Years in Business

Rozanna Martinez, Albuquerque Journal

June 13, 2014

Santa Ana Star Casino is all grown up and is celebrating its 21st birthday on June 21 with free cupcakes and some big birthday promotions…

Santa Ana Star Casino will giveaway more than $40,000 in birthday drawings. Twenty lucky guests will win $1,000 and one even luckier guest will win $21,000. Drawings will be held at 8 p.m. June 21. Earn birthday drawing entries for every 500 points earned playing your preferred slot machine or for a half-hour of table play.

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PNM Lauds Casino Energy Savings

Bill Diven, Sandoval Signpost

June 1, 2014

Upgraded lighting and high-tech controls have won Santa Ana Star Casino a PNM Energy Efficiency Star award. The recognition credits the casino with installing energy-efficient LED lighting in the main casino and then adding sophisticated dimming controls that save more energy. That added the title Most Innovative Project to the award.

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Santa Ana Star Casino is No. 1 in 2014 "Top Work Places"

Indian Gaming Magazine

June 1, 2014

Santa Ana Star Casino, New Mexico’s Best Bet, was recognized as the No. 1 “Top Work Place” in New Mexico by Albuquerque Journal for 2014. The award recognizes the company’s achievements in creating a positive work environment that attracts and retains employees.

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Hot Rods, Cool Cash: Area Casinos Hold Gambling Promos This Holiday Weekend

Rozanna Martinez, Albuquerque Journal

May 23, 2014

Memorial Day weekend means tons of gaming promotions, concerts and fun at area casinos. But, don’t forget the true meaning behind Memorial Day, and remember to honor our military men and women who lost their lives serving our great country.

That said, area casinos are recognizing the holiday with so many promotions and events that it will be hard to choose just one to participate in. 

SANTA ANA STAR CASINO: Earn five times the points all day Monday and be part of $100 hot-seat drawings from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wear a flag pin and double your hot-seat winnings.

Don’t miss the ultimate fighting action of UFC 143 at Lounge 54. Drawings will be held for UFC gear. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the viewing party is $10 per person. Guests must be age 21 and older to attend.

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