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Win big, have fun: Santa Ana holds holiday inspired promotions this month

Earn your chance at some cool stocking stuffers by playing your favorite slots and table games at Santa Ana Star Casino. (Courtesy of Santa Ana Star Casino)

Earn your chance at some cool stocking stuffers by playing your favorite slots and table games at Santa Ana Star Casino. (Courtesy of Santa Ana Star Casino)

Santa Ana Star Casino is giving away some super stocking stuffers this December.

Earn entries now through Dec. 26 to be entered into weekly drawings held at 8 p.m. every Saturday this month as part of the “Santa Ana Saturdays Gift Giveaway.” Each week five winners will play to win cash, free play and deluxe gifts, which include home appliances, curved HDTVs, a four-wheeler, gift card, shopping sprees and more.

Star Rewards Club members get one entry for every 500 points they earn. Patrons earn twice the points on Saturdays this month.

Take a break from the holiday hustle and bustle with some fun entertainment at The Star. Head over to The Stage at 10 tonight for electro-pop performer and one-man-band Robert DeLong. The American electronic musician from Bothell, Wash., is best known for his song “Long Way Down,” which is the title track off his 2014 release. DeLong is currently promoting his follow-up album “In the Cards,” which was released in September.

Don’t miss out on the sweet ticket price of $10.41, plus fees. For tickets and more information on this show, visit

Still pumped about the Holly Holm victory and yearning for some more UFC action? Then Lounge 54 has the answer. See Conor McGregor take on defending champion Jose Aldo in the Featherweight Title Championship on Saturday, Dec. 12 at Lounge 54. You could also win some cool UFC gear during drawings taking place throughout the event. Doors open at 5 p.m. so get there early to grab a seat for UFC 194. The event is $10 per person and guests must be 21 or older to enter.

If you need more sports in your life then return to Lounge 54 on Sunday for NFL football. The lounge carries NFL Sunday Ticket as well as NFL RedZone so you don’t miss any of the exciting plays of each game. Quench your thirst with a supersized Bloody Mary Bar featuring more than 100 ingredients and garnishes. The Bloody Mary Bar opens at 11 a.m., just in time for kick-off.

If football Sundays are not enough, Lounge 54 also shows Thursday Night Football NFL games. Local radio station 94 Rock also will be there broadcasting live from 5:30-7:30 p.m. every Thursday. Enjoy prize giveaways and food and drink specials including $3 Bud Light pints, $4 seasonal draft beers, $5 cocktail specials and $5 food deals.

For more information on Santa Ana Star Casino, visit Santa Ana Star Casino is located at 54 Jemez Canyon Dam Road on Santa Ana Pueblo near Bernalillo.

SANDIA RESORT & CASINO: Time to break out that hideous sweater for a good cause this Thursday. Sandia’s Rooftop Bien Shur Lounge is hosting “The Unattractive Outerwear Gathering aka Ugly Sweater Party” from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17. Join in the revelry of atrocious sweaters worn in the name of charity. There will be great music and holiday inspired libations to let the good times roll. Some giveaways for cool prizes include a Samsung TV, New Mexico Bowl tickets and Bien Shur gift cards.

Bring a new toy or a $10 donation to enter the celebration. The toys will be donated to Toys for Tots and proceeds help benefit the Children’s Cancer Fund of New Mexico.

It’s time for some holiday fun for poker players on the gaming floor during Santa’s Qualifiers Satellite Tournament. The tournament begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The entry fee is $40. This is a qualifying tournament for the Santa’s Deep Stack tournament to be held on Dec. 19 and 20. The top six players will receive a $300 entry into Santa’s Deep Stack.

Poker players also can be part of Santa’s Sprint Tournaments to be held on Dec. 18 with a total of 12 tournaments. Tournaments will begin at 11 a.m. and a new tournament will repeat every hour until 10 p.m. This is a qualifying tournament for Santa’s Deep Stack Tournament on Dec. 19 and 20. One player will receive a $300 entry into Santa’s Deep Stack Tournament.

Poker fun continues during the week with Poker’s $45 Sunday tournaments at noon with a $45 buy-in, $55 Tuesday tournaments with a $55 buy-in and a $65 Thursday Night Bounty beginning at 7 p.m. with a $20 bounty on every player.

For more information on Sandia Resort & Casino, call 796-7500 or visit Sandia Resort & Casino is located at 30 Rainbow NE.