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Spring getaway: Santa Ana Star Casino giving away vacation packages

Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel is giving away trips to some gorgeous spots as part of its “Passport to Paradise” giveaway through April 25. (Courtesy of Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel)

Get away to some of the world’s most beautiful destinations with the help of Santa Ana Casino Hotel on Santa Ana Pueblo.

Players will get a crack at winning some fabulous vacation packages to Paris, Ireland, Hawaii, the Caribbean and more. Guests can earn entries from Sunday, March 1, through April 25. Star Rewards Club members will receive one entry for every 500 points they accrue playing their preferred Santa Ana Star Casino games. Drawings will be held at 8 p.m. on Saturdays during the promotion period. Three people will be selected in each drawing every week.

Santa Ana Star Casino wraps up its “Slopes of Cash” promotion on Saturday, Feb. 29, with the final drawing at 8 p.m. Five guests will be chosen. Four will win free-play prizes, and one will play for a chance to win up to $100,000 in cash. Star Rewards Club members will receive one entry into the drawing with every 500 points they accrue now through the drawing time.

The luck of the Irish might be on the side of some patrons on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17. Hot seat drawings will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on that day. Two guests will be selected each hour to win $50 in free play. The $50 free-play prize will be doubled for hot seat winners wearing free St. Patrick’s Day necklaces or hats. The hats and necklaces will be handed out at the casino’s main entrance while supplies last.

Cantina Rio also will be getting in on the St. Patrick’s Day festivities by offering a corned beef and cabbage dish for $10 and $4 green beer. Its full dinner menu also will be available March 17. Cantina Rio will offer an American fish fry special every Friday in March. Guests can enjoy a fresh fish fillet served with seasoned fries and coleslaw for $9 and premium bottled beer for $4. Head over for a cold one or a glass of wine during happy hour from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at Cantina Rio, with $3 domestic bottled beer and $2 off all wine.

End the week right and indulge during the seafood and prime rib buffet from 4 to 10 p.m. Fridays and 2 to 10 p.m. Saturdays at the Feast Buffet. Guests can load up on Alaskan snow crab, slow-roasted prime rib, barbecued ribs, buttermilk fried chicken, hand-rolled sushi, Vietnamese-style pho, artisan desserts, hand-scooped ice cream and more for $32.90 per person.

Get ready to laugh until your face hurts with performances from several famous comedians at The Stage inside Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel. Josh Blue performs at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, and Saturday, Feb. 29. Jim Norton takes the stage at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. March 13. Brad Williams continues the comedy with four shows at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. March 20 and 21. Tickets and information on the shows are available at

SKY CITY CASINO HOTEL: March is full of fun promotions at Sky City Casino Hotel on Acoma Pueblo. Patrons have an opportunity to win $200 in free play during the “Saturday Springtime Hot Seats” promotion on March 7 and 21. One winner will be selected every half-hour from 5 to 9:30 p.m. on the promotion days for a chance to win $200 in free play. Guests’ Players Club cards must be in active play in the slot machine or presented at table games. Players can be picked only once per drawing night.

Get lucky during the “St. Patrick’s Day Pots of Gold” promotion on March 17. Players will get their chance at their share of $2,500 total cash giveaway. Two winners will be selected every half-hour between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. to win $100 to $400 in cash. Patrons will receive one entry with every 20 points accrued beginning on March 11.

Bingo lovers can take part in “Bingo’s Nothing But Net Special Game” on March 21. Players can enter to win a portion of $1,500 in total cash, with another exciting $3-3 on paper card game.

Rack up the points each week during “5X Points Thursdays.” Patrons can earn five times the points between 8 a.m. and midnight on Thursdays. Players can then redeem their points later in exchange for gasoline at the Sky City Travel Center of Sky Way Travel Center. Guests can redeem their points in increments of 1,000 to 10,000 points at Player Services, where they will receive a gasoline voucher.

Keep up to date with all the happenings at Sky City with “Sky High Messaging.” Text “sky” to 58855 to receive exclusive offers.

For more information on Sky City Casino Hotel, call 888-759-2489 or visit

Rozanna M. Martinez


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