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Santa Ana Star Casino

www.santaanastar.com H Q : B e rnalillo, N.M . E m p l oye e s : 6 5 7
Joh n C irrinc io n e, gen era l m a n a ger : “It’s great when you hit the bull’s - eye.”

Celebrating its 20th anniversary in July, Santa Ana Star Casino is the oldest casino in New Mexico.

Going All In

New Mexico’s Santa Ana Star Casino bets on a $20 million renovation. BY JANICE HOPPE
The revamped Santa Ana Star Casino has

casino. But, just two years and $20 mil-

with true New Mexican charm. It’s great

taken the more than eight-hour road trip

lion in renovations changed all that.

when you hit the bull’s-eye.”

to Las Vegas off the to-do lists of New

“The one thing I’ve heard from cus-

Mexico’s gamblers and brought the feel of

tomers is ‘we don’t need to go to Vegas

casino in New Mexico, having celebrated

“Sin City” home.

anymore,” General Manager John Cirrin-

its 20th anniversary in July. The casino

cione says. “I’ve had this saying in my

began with only 64 slot machines but

Casino in Bernalillo, N.M., would not

head since I got here that we can create

has grown to feature more than 1,485

have been compared to a Las Vegas

a true Las Vegas-style experience but

machines, video poker games, 25 table

For the past 20 years, Santa Ana Star

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