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Just 15 minutes from Santa Fe's plaza.
Just 15 minutes from Santa Fe's plaza.

Santa Fe, New Mexico isn’t all about the historic plaza, creative arts, or tasty New Mexican food. Some travelers go to The City Different for the casinos, specifically for the newest one along Santa Fe’s outskirts, Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino.

Win big!

The resort complex comes complete with gaming and golfing, spa-going and lodging, to dining and entertaining. Entertainment ranges from the likes of comedian Jay Leno to the tunes of Steppenwolf.

Gamblers have 1,200 slot and video machines to choose from whether you wager in pennies or hundred dollar bills. Table gamers can take their chance at roulette or even a poker tournament.

Be sure to sign up for the Player’s Club in the casino for chances to win free play. Ask about deals and chances to win gifts from blankets to cars, plus use your reward card when you play to accumulate points for bonuses, cash, and rewards.

Make lodging reservations on site for easy access to the resort’s amenities. As a Hilton property, the resort comes with style and beautifully appointed rooms. Resort rooms are designed in Native American Pueblo style and all have great views of the mountains. But if you’re coming over from Albuquerque catch the Casino Express for only $10 and earn $20 of free slot play.

Buffalo Thunder is just 15 minutes from Santa Fe’s Plaza, 20 Buffalo Thunder Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87506, (505) 455-5555.

Take time to enjoy a little something out of the norm in The City Different.