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BuffaloThunder Casino, Sante Fe, US

Buffalo Thunder is the largest casino in northern New Mexico. It offers over 1,200 slots, nineteen Keno games, a high-limit slot area, a dedicated race and sportsbook, and one of the largest gaming pits around, which feature some interesting Black variations. Table games you’ll find at Buffalo Thunder Casino include Craps, Roulette, Double Deck Blackjack, and 8-Deck Blackjack, which feature tempting progressive jackpots.

The state-of-the-art race and sportsbook area is impressive. The dedicated space features a multitude of high-def screens and a full-service bar area, and the relaxed but vibrant atmosphere makes this a great place to enjoy and wager on your favorite sporting events.

To add to the excitement, the casino provides a regularly-changing roster of promotions. These include Gassin Up Tuesdays, which gives guests a chance to win a share of over $10,000 in gas and slot play, and Guest Appreciation Day, which runs on Wednesdays and offers the opportunity to win a plethora of points and free entries. The casino hosts frequent slot tournaments, too, where participants can win serious cash.

The Players Club loyalty program is a particularly generous one. Once signed up, members can use their cards to earn points every time they play. These points can be redeemed for discounts and rewards connected to the amenities on offer at the Buffalo Thunder resort. There are three tiers of members, Classic, Premier, and Elite, offering a sliding scale of perks.

As part of a larger resort, visitors will find many amenities at Buffalo Thunder, including accommodation, restaurants, entertainment venues, a spa, and a golf course.


Banking Options/Payment Methods

  • Visa debit card / Mastercard
  • Cash


ID Requirements

  • Photo ID for those who appear to be under the age of twenty-five.

Buffalo Thunder Casino – Getting There

The casino is located fifteen miles north of downtown Sante Fe. Santa Fe Municipal Airport (SAF) is just a twenty-minute drive away, where flights from Los Angeles and Dallas arrive daily.



  • Wide range of slots and a smoke-free slots area
  • Generous loyalty program
  • Regularly running promotions
  • Live entertainment



  • Not 24 hours
  • Alcohol is not allowed on the casino floor

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