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Santa Ana Star Casino Named No. 1 in Albuquerque Journal’s “Top New Mexico Workplaces of 2017”
The Pueblo of Santa Ana, N.M. – May 15, 2017

Santa Ana Star Casino, New Mexico's Best Bet, received the highest honor this year from Albuquerque Journal in its annual ranking of "Top New Mexico Workplaces." Sitting at the top of the list, Santa Ana Star Casino was ranked as the No. 1 large company in the state. This honor recognizes the casino's extraordinary achievements in fostering a dynamic company culture, a positive work environment and outstanding team member engagement.
"Our ranking as the top workplace in New Mexico is a humbling honor, but it's one that we work tirelessly to earn year after year," said Santa Ana Star Casino General Manager John Cirrincione.
In addition to its No. 1 ranking this year, Santa Ana Star Casino was ranked as the No. 1 large company in "Top New Mexico Workplaces" in 2014 and 2015 and runner-up in 2016.
"Being the best of the best requires so much more than offering the most pay or hosting the best company parties. In fact, it isn't attributable to any one person, benefit, policy or perk at all," continued Cirrincione. "It's the sum of every single member of our team working towards the same goal. When our team members feel supported and appreciated, they take ownership of their roles in our 'big picture' and their success becomes our success as a team and as a business."
This year, Santa Ana Star Casino was also awarded a special honor through "Top New Mexico Workplaces" for "Direction." This special recognition commends the casino's forward-thinking vision and pursuit of strategic goals that will advance the company's long-term sustainability and success.
This is the fifth year that Albuquerque Journal has published the "Top New Mexico Workplaces" list. With participants spanning all industries throughout the state, 75 companies participated in the 2017 survey with more than 16,000 employees completing anonymous evaluations of their work satisfaction, working conditions and company culture. The surveys were evaluated by Workplace Dynamics, an independent market research firm, and presented to the Albuquerque Journal. The complete list includes 30 small companies, 10 medium companies and five large companies. The results were published in a special section of Albuquerque Journal's Business Outlook on Monday, May 15.

About Santa Ana Star Casino

Santa Ana Star Casino, located off Highway 550 at the Jemez Dam Road, is just minutes north of Albuquerque and Rio Rancho. It was the first Indian casino to operate in New Mexico, opening its doors in 1993. Santa Ana Star Casino is “New Mexico’s Best Bet!” The Star offers a Vegas-style casino experience with an infusion of New Mexican charm. Reflecting the cultural authenticity and timelessness of the great southwest, it is an easily accessible regional destination for entertainment, excitement and good, old-fashioned value.

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