About The Santa Ana Star

About Us

About Us

At Santa Ana Star Casino, “New Mexico’s Best Bet,” we became the first Native-American casino to operate in New Mexico, opening our doors in 1993. Growing from only 64 slot machines, today we feature more than 1,500 machines independently certified as the “Loosest Slots in New Mexico” by Strictly Slots® Magazine. In addition, we feature over  20 table games, live poker, and offer the best odds and pay tables for Video Poker in New Mexico.

Dining & Family Entertainment

Our dining venues are made up of four full-scale restaurants and offer a great selection of dining. The Feast Buffet features fresh food and live-action food stations; Cantina Rio offers the fiesta of flavor you crave. Starlight Bar & Grill serves made-to-order American and New Mexican fare; and Mesa Grille is home of the $2 burger and other grill favorites. For a family experience, come and enjoy Starlight Bowling Center, a state-of-the-art bowling facility.

Nightlife

“The Party’s at The Stage” every weekend! The Stage is New Mexico’s premier nightclub and every Friday and Saturday night is an elevated nightclub experience complete with the hottest DJs, hand-crafted cocktails and Vegas-style amenities. The Stage also hosts “Standup Comedy Thursdays” every week showcasing the country's best comedians.

For those seeking a more casual entertainment experience, Cantina Rio offers a funky and relaxed atmosphere to enjoy a drink with friends or listen to live music on the weekends.

Lounge 54 features craft beers on draft, as well as wines and a full bar while cheering on your favorite sports teams.

Visiting

We are located just minutes north of Albuquerque and Rio Rancho. We offer a fun and friendly casino experience with an infusion of New Mexican charm. Reflecting the cultural authenticity and timelessness of the great Southwest, we are an easily accessible regional destination for entertainment, excitement and good, old fashioned value.

To enhance your visit, find out about our Pueblo Partners including Hyatt Tamaya, Santa Ana Golf Course, Twin Warriors Golf Course and Santa Ana Pueblo.

New Mexico's Best Bet

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2011 Best of the City

Best Slot Machines
Best Rewards Program
Best Bowling Alley
Best Valet


Albuquerque the Magazine
2012 Best of the City

Best Slot Machines
Best Rewards Program
Best Bowling Alley
Best Casino Snacks


Albuquerque the Magazine
2013 Best of the City

Best Slot Machines
Best Rewards Program
Best Dealers
Best Variety of Tables


Albuquerque the Magazine
2014 Best of the City

Best Rewards
Best Slots
Best Variety of Table Games


Albuquerque the Magazine
2015 Best of the City

Best Rewards Program
Best Slot Machines
Best Casino Entertainment
Best Casino Nightclub
Best Casino Late Night Snacks


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