Nation | Tribe: Pueblo of Santa Ana
54 Jemez Canyon Dam Road
Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico 87004
Santa Ana Star Casino became New Mexico's first Indian casino when it opened in 1993. The casino is an Indian gaming casino owned by the Pueblo of Santa Ana and located north of Rio Rancho off NM 550 at the Jemez Dam Road.
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Thursday, Friday and Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday through Wednesday: 8am - 4am
1,600 slot and video poker machines
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Juniper Steakhouse - Hours 11 AM - 9 PM
Choices Food Court - Includes The Blue Plate, Perks Coffee, Lucky Dragon Asian, Billy's BBQ and Simon's Deli. Hours 9 AM - 10 PM
The Santa Ana Star Center (SASC) is a $47 million, multi-functional arena that can seatapproximately 6,000 for hockey and rodeos and up to 7,500 for concerts. It has 500 club seats, 26 private luxury suites, and 1,400 parking spaces.
204 guest rooms, 7 floors
In August 2016 Santa Ana began construction on this $50 million hotel. It opened in July 2018.
The Santa Ana Star Casino Conference Center three ballrooms and a Bowling Center.
Twin Warriors Golf
Course - Phone 505-771-6155
Ranked one of the top 75 golf courses in the United States.
Santa Ana Golf Course - Phone 505-867-9464.
27-hole championship links-style golf course
March 27, 2021
Santa Ana Star Casino and Hotel will reopen at 9 AM on April 1 after shutting down for most of the past year to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Both the casino and the hotel will resume operations with some restrictions.
The casino will operate 9 AM to 3 AM to allow for 6 hours of cleaning and sanitizing each night. Temperature scans will be taken at entry and masks will be required. Guest capacity will be limited to provide for social distancing, and smoking will remain prohibited except for a designated outdoor smoking area.
A spokesperson for the casino said "We now feel confident that we have met the difficult challenge of creating a safe business environment while safeguarding the public trust we have worked hard to earn over the last three decades."
October 10, 2018
In just a few days sports betting will begin being offered in New Mexico. The first legal sports book will open on October 16. This will take place at the Santa Ana Star Casino & Hotel.
On Tuesday the announcement was made about the opening of sports betting operations. The casino has chosen to partner with Las Vegas based USBookmaking. Guests to the Santa Ana Star Casino & Hotel will be able to place bets on all types of sporting games. This includes NFL, college sports, NASCAR, and major and minor league baseball games. High school sporting events will be off limits.
With the legalization of sports betting across the country, New Mexico becomes one of the first states to begin offering the game.
June 29, 2018
On Wednesday the new hotel at Santa Ana Casino is scheduled to open. When the hotel officially opens, 200 new employment positions will be created.
The Santa Ana Casino Hotel is owned by the Santa Ana Pueblo.
The new hotel will offer 204 guest rooms. There are seven floors. In addition to guest rooms, there is also space for meetings and events. Retail shopping space. As well as steakhouse. The price to complete the project was $85 million. It will be offered as a new amenity to visitors of the casino.
Of the project cost, a large percentage was spent on the labor for the construction process. While the hotel was being built there were 320 construction workers employed. $45 million was spent on construction. The remainder of the money was budgeted for road and utility infrastructure, areas for maintenance and a warehouse.
Revenue from the new hotel will go to fund important programs for the Santa Ana Pueblo. Also, it will be a new source of employment for the tribe. All of this is a way to add to the economic sustainability for the tribe.
In an effort to retain employees, the new hotel will be higher wages then other nearby hotels. Staff will receive $2 to $3 more an hour than what is offered elsewhere. They will also have healthcare benefits and a free meal during each shift.
Until the new hotel was complete there were four metro area casinos owned by tribes that did not offer a hotel.
The Santa Ana Casino Hotel is estimated that the hotel will be full on the weekends. Mid week it is expected that will have 65 percent to 70 percent occupancy. Officials for the casino hotel believe that local residents will make up about 70 percent of the hotel guests.
The creation of the 230 new jobs will have a positive effect economically not only on the tribe but on residents and businesses in Sandoval County.
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