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Birthday cash: Santa Ana Star Casino celebrates 25 years by giving away $250,000

Santa Ana Star Casino is celebrating its 25th birthday with a “$250,000 Birthday Giveaway” now through early July.

Guests can earn entries through July 7. Star Rewards Club members receive one entry with every 500 points they accrue playing their preferred games. Drawings will be held at 4, 6 and 8 p.m. July 7. Patrons will play to win their share of more than $250,000 in cash prizes. Three guests will be chosen in the 4 p.m. drawing, five in the 6 p.m. drawing and three in the 8 p.m. drawing.

Patrons can begin earning entries starting Sunday, June 17, for a chance to win a loaded 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee during the “Jeep in the Jungle” promotion. Star Rewards Club members earn an entry for every 500 points they accumulate playing Santa Ana Star Casino games.

The drawing will be held at 8 p.m. July 28. Ten winners will be chosen in the drawing. Nine will win cash prizes, and one will drive away in the Jeep.

Treat Dad to a meal on his big day at Cantina Rio on Sunday, June 17. The restaurant will be offering a green chile lime chicken special for $13. The meal includes a slow-roasted half-chicken with green chile and lime marinade served with grilled corn and baked beans.

The Stage inside Santa Ana Star Casino continues the laughs during Stand-up Comedy Thursday with comedians A.J Finney and Zac Maas on June 21 and Sid Davis and Gail Kroup on June 28. Doors open at 6 p.m., and shows begin at 7. Don’t miss Maria Bamford on June 29. Banford, who has been named one of Rolling Stone’s “50 Funniest People” will perform shows at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $15-$25, plus fees, at

The countdown has begun for Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel’s opening on July 4. The hotel has been two years in the making. It will feature 204 luxurious rooms, which include 28 suites and two pet-friendly rooms. Guests can enjoy a free continental breakfast and exclusive access to the indoor pool and fitness center. The hotel is accepting reservations for dates as early as July 5. Reservations can be made by calling 844-466-2378. Have your Star Rewards card number ready to receive your exclusive room rate.

Inside the hotel, visitors can experience the new elegant but affordable Juniper Steakhouse. It will feature hand-cut steaks, fresh seafood and more.

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

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