Delivery alert

There may be an issue with the delivery of your newspaper. This alert will expire at NaN. Click here for more info.

Recover password

Christmas cash: Sky City, Santa Ana Star Casino offer holiday promotions

Sky City Casino Hotel has plenty of jolly promotions this December. (Courtesy of Sky City Casino Hotel)

Sky City Casino Hotel is spreading holiday cheer with plenty of joyous promotions this December.

Mosey on over to Sky City Bingo for its “Snowflakes of Cash” on Monday, Dec. 23. There will be $1,500 in total cash given away during the promotion. Get your chance to win extra cash with an additional $3-3 on paper card game. The bingo room will hold a “Bingo’s Christmas Eve Matinee” on Tuesday, Dec. 24. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. and warm-ups begin at 12:30 p.m. and the regular session starts at 12:45 p.m.

Sky City is pepping things up with its “Peppermint Twist Cash Giveaway” on Dec. 27 and 28. Enter for a chance to win your share of $11,000 cash during the giveaway. One winner will be chosen every half-hour between 5 and 10 p.m. on the selected drawing dates to win between $150 and $500 cash. Guests will receive one entry with every 30 points they accrue playing their preferred Sky City games beginning Saturday, Dec. 21.

Things are warming up at Sky City with the “Holiday Hot Seats” free-play giveaway on Dec. 30. The drawings will be held from 5 to 9:30 p.m. One will be selected every half-hour between the promotional period to win $100 in free play.

Sky City is celebrating the coming of the new year with its “Countdown to 2020” promotion. There will be $10,000 total cash drawings on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. Two winners will be selected each hour from 7:20 to 11:20 p.m. on Dec. 31. Winners will win between $565 to $1,020 in cash. One winner will be drawn at 12:20 a.m. on Jan. 1 to win $2,020 in cash. Patrons will receive one entry into the drawings with every 40 points they earn beginning Dec. 25.

SANTA ANA STAR CASINO HOTEL: It’s your last chance to spend with Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel’s “$100,000 Holiday Shopping Cash Giveaway.” Star Rewards members earn an entry with every 500 points they accrue playing their preferred games now through Saturday, Dec. 21. The final drawing of the promotion will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21. Three guests will be chosen, and all three will have a chance to win $100,000.

Santa Ana Star Casino is celebrating Christmas Day with a holiday promotion on Wednesday, Dec. 25. There will be $100 free-play drawings. Star Rewards members will receive four times the points and can earn entries for every 50 points they accrue. Drawings will be held every hour between 4 and 10 p.m. on the promotion day.

Guests can earn their way to free play during “Festivus Free Play Drawings” on Dec. 28 and 29. Star Rewards members earn an entry with every 50 points they accrue. The $75 free-play drawings will be held every hour between noon to 7 p.m.

Ring in 2020 with “Noon Year’s” and midnight countdowns. There will be $100 free-play drawings held hourly between 2 p.m. and midnight on New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31. Star Rewards members earn an entry with every 50 points they accrue. On New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, the $100 free-play drawings continue hourly from noon to 6 p.m. Star Rewards members receive an entry with every 50 points they earn. The casino will hold a “New Year’s Day Slot Tournament” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Jan. 1 for a chance to win up to $500 in cash.

One lucky Star Rewards member will drive away in a new 2019 GMC Acadia Denali as part of the “New Year’s Day Car Giveaway.” Earn entries now through Jan. 1 with every 500 points earned. The drawing will be held at 8 p.m. Jan. 1. Ten winners will be selected, with nine winning cash prizes and one winning the GMC Acadia Denali.

The Feast Buffet and Juniper Steakhouse will be closed on Dec. 24. Both will reopen on Dec. 25 with special Christmas offerings. The Feast Buffet will have an array of selections, including roasted turkey, ham, prime rib, classic stuffing, carne adovada tamales, and red and green enchiladas. The special buffet will be offered from noon to 8 p.m on Dec. 25 for $24.95 per person.

Juniper Steakhouse will feature a Christmas special of bacon-wrapped filet mignon served with roasted Parmesan potato, grilled tricolored baby carrots and sauteed broccolini and a dessert of housemade German apple crumble pie a la mode. The dinner will be served from 4 to 9 p.m. and is $38 per person.

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

Rozanna M. Martinez


Got a tip on your favorite casino? Contact Rozanna R. Martinez at or follow her on Twitter @RozannaABQ.

Subscribe now! Albuquerque Journal limited-time offer

Albuquerque Journal and its reporters are committed to telling the stories of our community.

• Do you have a question you want someone to try to answer for you? Do you have a bright spot you want to share?
   We want to hear from you. Please email or Contact the writer.