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Monday, August 31, 2009


Santa Fe, N.M. - In recognition of their one year anniversary, Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino is offering a series of events, from Native dances, parties and fireworks to concerts and tournaments. A free health fair open to everyone in the community will be offered as well.

Anyone who has caught a concert, enjoyed a gourmet meal at Red Sage, or won in the casino knows this year has been a winner for Buffalo Thunder. Sold out headline acts including Jay Leno, Don Rickles and Three Dog Night, plus upcoming shows including Foreigner, the Edwards Twins and Englebert Humperdinck, have added to Buffalo Thunder's successful operations in its first year.  

"We are inviting everyone up to Buffalo Thunder throughout the month of September to celebrate our anniversary," says David Oakeley, Director of Marketing at Buffalo Thunder. "We kick everything off this Thursday with champagne and cake, and have lined up a spectacular and dazzling fireworks show Sunday evening that is sure to generate many oohs and aahs from the crowd."


September 2009

Thursday, Sept. 3
2-10 p.m. Casino Guest Celebration  
A celebration station will be set up near the players club with champagne, cake for all casino guests to commemorate the one year anniversary of Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino. The casino staff will also be distributing a special anniversary gift to both Lightening Rewards members and Tribal membership through this area.

4-7 p.m. Resort Guest Celebration with performance by a Native Flute player, champagne and cake
6 p.m. Buffalo Dance            

Sunday, Sept. 6
9 p.m. Fireworks by SkyFire Productions and Gemini Fireworks  The event is completely free and sure to appeal to spectators of all ages.-
Kids Center open

Friday, Sept. 11
Invitational Poker Tournament

Saturday, Sept. 12 and Sunday, Sept. 13
Invitational Anniversary Blackjack Tournament

Tuesday, Sept. 15, 9 a.m-3 p.m
Community Health Fair, Tewa Ballroom, Buffalo Thunder. Medical professionals from both Christus St. Vincent's Hospital and United Blood Services. Info: Ralph Lundberg, 505-455-5555.

Wednesday, Sept. 16
Diamond Party

Saturday, Sept. 19, 8 p.m Tewa Grand Ballroom
Foreigner with Think Concert
TICKETS: www.tickets.com or 800.905.3315
Mayweather/Marquez PPV Boxing

Friday, Sept. 25 and Saturday, Sept. 26
Invitational Anniversary Golf Tournament
Welcome Party in Blue Tower Lounge on Friday night (drinks, snacks, gifts)
Tournament on Saturday

Break the Bank Anniversary Promotion throughout the month
Daily qualifier wins chance to come back to "Break the Bank" and a mini-safe
Mini-safe contains flash cash, cash or merchandise prize
Break the Bank on Wednesday, Sept. 30 for chance to win $10,000 cash

Buffalo Thunder not only offers Las Vegas-style gaming, a luxurious spa, fine dining and premier golf, it also is the official sponsor of Indian Market, and a sponsor of the Santa Fe Opera and the Buckaroo Ball. The resort and casino incorporate Native American art into every design aspect, and is the permanent new home of the Santa Fe Indian Market Gallery - a year-round venue for artists who participate in the annual Indian Market.   

This property is the Hilton's first Native American partnership and is owned and operated by the Pueblo of Pojoaque. The Hilton Santa Fe Golf Resort & Spa at Buffalo Thunder is one of the premier destination resorts in New Mexico. The 395-room luxury resort features the renowned amenities of Hilton Hotels coupled with the traditional design elements of pueblo décor.


Jennifer Marshall