Santa Ana Star Casino

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Santa Ana Star Casino
Santa Ana Star Casino, Santa Ana Pueblo NM.jpg
Santa Ana Star Casino
Location 54 Jemez Canyon Dam Road
Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico
Opening date 1993
Total gaming space 109,000 sq ft (10,100 m2)
Coordinates 35°19′43.7″N 106°33′56.0″W / 35.328806°N 106.565556°W / 35.328806; -106.565556Coordinates: 35°19′43.7″N 106°33′56.0″W / 35.328806°N 106.565556°W / 35.328806; -106.565556

Santa Ana Star Casino is a Native American casino on the Pueblo of Santa Ana in Bernalillo, New Mexico. The casino is located 10 miles (16 km) North of Albuquerque at 54 Jemez Canyon Dam Road, Santa Ana Pueblo, NM 87004 in Sandoval County, at 35°20'44" North, 106°31'24" West (35.345446, -106.523309).

History[edit]

Santa Ana Star Casino was founded by the Tamaya at the Pueblo of Santa Ana and opened in 1993 co-located with its retail smoke shop. The Pueblo, named Tamaya in the native language, is located on 73,000 acres (295 km²) of reservation land in the Rio Grande Valley.

Gaming[edit]

Santa Ana Star Casino has 109,000 square feet (10,100 m2) of gaming space devoted to both slot machines and table games. The casino has 1,460 slot machines, and 37 table games including blackjack, roulette, pai gow, 4-card poker, Let It Ride, craps and live poker.[1]

Santa Ana Star Casino’s loyalty program is The Star Rewards Players Club.

Restaurants[edit]

Santa Ana Star Casino has eight restaurants: The Feast Buffet, Sadie's of New Mexico, Midnight Star Express, Cosmic Bar & Grill, Midnight Star Express, Canyon River Bar, The Snack Shack, The Cheenah Lounge and The Plaza Bar.[2]

Entertainment[edit]

Santa Ana Star Casino hosts live events in its 3,000 seat Bosque Event Center and in The Cheenah Lounge.[3]

It also contains a bowling alley, the Starlight Bowling Center.

Santa Ana Star Center is a 7,000-seat multi-purpose arena. Santa Ana Star Casino purchased the naming rights to the arena in a five-year, $2.5 million deal signed in July 2006. [4]

Meeting and convention space[edit]

Santa Ana Star Casino hosts various private and business events and provides catering and banquet services.

Other offerings[edit]

The casino has a smoke and gift shop and a 1,200-space covered parking lot.

Recognition and awards[edit]

2008, 2009: New Mexico’s Top Ten Best Places to Work, New Mexico Business Weekly.[5][6]

Pueblo business partnerships[edit]

Santa Ana Star Casino has partnerships with other nearby businesses owned or located on the pueblo. These include the Twin Warriors Golf Club and Santa Ana Golf Club, Hyatt Regency Tamaya resort, Warrior 66 Fuel gas station and convenience store, and the Santa Ana Garden Center.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Santa Ana Star Casino by Casino City". Casino City. Retrieved 10 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Santa Ana Star Casino". 500Nations.com. Retrieved 23 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Santa Ana Star Casino". 500Nations.com. Retrieved 23 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Company’s Arenas Leave Cities With Big Problems". The New York Times. 2011-05-16. Retrieved 2011-05-17.
  5. ^ "'Best Places to Work' winners announced". New Mexico Business Weekly. 3 December 2009. 
  6. ^ "NMBW honors 'Best Places to Work'". New Mexico Business Weekly. 5 December 2008. 
  7. ^ "Santa Ana Pueblo Tribal Enterprises". santaana.org. Retrieved 23 August 2011.