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Summer spin: Santa Ana Star Casino giving away Cadillac XT5

Drive around in luxury with help from Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel.

Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel is giving away a 2019 Cadillac XT5 to one lucky patron on Saturday, July 27. (Courtesy of Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel)

One lucky guest will win a 2019 Cadillac XT5 on Saturday, July 27. Prize packet drawings will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. One guest will win one of four outdoor-themed prizes. The car giveaway drawing will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday. Ten guests will be selected, with nine winning cash prizes and one winning the Cadillac. Star Rewards Club members receive an entry with every 500 points they accrue playing their preferred games.

Chile season is almost here, and Santa Ana Star Casino is giving you a fun way to celebrate with its “Roasted Riches” promotion. Drawings will be held on Saturdays beginning on Aug. 3. Three patrons will be chosen every week. Each guest will have a chance to play to win a top cash prize of $150,000. The person with the highest score from the game will win a year’s supply of roasted green chile. Players can earn entries beginning Sunday, July 28, through Sept. 14. Guests receive an entry with every 500 points they earn playing their favorite games.

Santa Ana Star Casino is heating things up with its “Green Chile Giveaway.” Star Rewards Club members who earn 250 points will get a free 1-pound bag of roasted green chile. Patrons can earn a maximum of four bags a day. The giveaway is valid from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 16-18.

The casino is giving you another way to spice things up with “Bring the Heat Hot Seats” promotion. It runs Aug. 16-18. Two winners will be selected every hour from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the promotion days. Each winner will receive a 40-pound sack of freshly roasted green chile and $20 in free play. Roasting will take place in front of the casino.

The Stage inside the casino keeps bringing in top comedians. Brian Posehn, known for his appearances on the popular TV shows “Seinfeld” and “The Big Bang Theory,” will perform at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Aug. 10. Former Albuquerque resident Steve-O, recognized for his crazy stunts on MTV’s hit show “Jackass,” will perform shows at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Aug. 23 and Aug. 24. Local comedians will keep up the laughs during “Stand-Up Comedy Thursdays.” Doors open at 6 p.m., with the comedy starting at 7:30 p.m. This August, chuckle it up with comedians Raul Sanchez and Liem Nguyen on Thursday, Aug. 1, Mick Lazinski and Mario Robinson on Aug. 8, Al Goodwin and Matt Lieb on Aug. 15, Sydney Adeniyi and Geoff Tice on Aug. 22, and Ben Hague and Roy Haber on Aug. 29.

The live entertainment continues at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights at Lounge 54. Enjoy the lively sounds of Power Drive USA on Aug. 2 and 3, Little Leroy on Aug. 9 and 10, Sister Mary Mayhem on Aug. 16 and 17, The Phunguys on Aug. 23 and 24, and David & Co. on Aug. 30 and 31.

Take a summer break and make your reservations at Santa Ana Star Hotel. Star Rewards Club members receive the best rates, so have your account number ready when you call and book a room. Guests can get out of the sun and enjoy a refreshing dip in the hotel’s indoor pool. The hotel also offers ample space for special events. The 15,000-square-foot event space is ideal for weddings, reunions, anniversaries and other celebrations. Call 337-2001 to book an event.

For information on Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel or to book a room, call 867-0000 or visit

Rozanna M. Martinez


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