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Hot winnings: Santa Ana Star Casino offers green chile giveaways

Santa Ana Star Casino is spicing things up this August with chile-themed promotions and giveaways.

Stock up on chile during the “Chile Chile Bang Bang Green Chile Giveaway” from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. today, Saturday, Aug. 19, and Sunday, Aug. 20. Star Rewards Club members who earn 250 points will receive a free 1-pound bag of roasted chile. Patrons can earn a maximum of four bags each day.

Earn some chile and free play during the “Bring the Heat Hot Seats” promotion today through Sunday. Two winners will be chosen every hour between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. each day. Winners will receive a 40-pound sack of freshly roasted green chile and $20 in free play.

The Fruit Basket ABQ will supply the chile. This family-owned business has provided green chile direct from the farm for more than 30 years. The Fruit Basket ABQ sources its chile from several locations throughout New Mexico, including Hatch, Lemitar and Artesia, according to a Santa Ana Star Casino news release.

The “Roasted Riches” promotion gives lucky guests a chance at free play, roasted chile as well as big cash. Five guests will be chosen every week. Four will win free play prizes worth up to $250, and one person will win a year’s supply of roasted green chile and play the “Roasted Riches” game for a chance to win up to $150,000 cash. Playing is simple. Patrons start at Level 1 and get two choices: red or green. One envelope will have a cash prize, and the other will advance the patron to the next level of play for a bigger cash prize. Star Rewards Club members earn an entry for every 500 points accrued playing their favorite Santa Ana Star Casino game. Drawings will be held at 8 p.m. every Saturday. Guests can earn entries now through Sept. 16.

Are all these hot promotions making you hungry? Head over to Cantina Rio for a “fiesta of flavor” with its daily specials. Enjoy steak and enchiladas for $9. The plate consists of a 6-ounce sirloin steak, two cheese enchiladas, rice and beans. If chicken is more to your liking, Cantina Rio offers its Santa Fe Chicken plate, which includes a marinated chicken breast smothered in shredded cheese and red or green chile served with fries and rice for $7. Wash it down with a tasty hand-shaken margarita.

Satisfy your big appetite with the New Mexican food served at The Feast Buffet all day, every Saturday. Chow down on green chile chicken enchiladas, carne adovada, chicharrones, carne asada fajitas, street tacos, a burrito bar and more. Change things up with some surf and turf every Friday at The Feast Buffet. Enjoy the seafood and prime rib buffet offered every Friday from 4 to 10 p.m. Get your fill of crab legs, prime rib, shrimp, oysters and more for $29.95 per person.

For more information on Santa Ana Star Casino, call 867-0000 or visit