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Thanksgiving cash: Harvest season winnings abound at Sandia Resort & Casino

There is plenty to play, see and do at Sandia Resort & Casino this November.

Fall into some cool cash during the “Harvest of Cash” promotion every Sunday this month. Five winners will be drawn every 15 minutes between 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sundays for a chance at a share of $60,000 in cash. The promotion is open to slots and table games players.

Also on Sundays, as well as Monday and Wednesday, it is time for “Gizmos and Gadgets” table games hot seats now through Nov. 27. Hot seat drawings will be held from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on the designated days. Prizes include cash, Playstations, Bose headphones and more.

Sandia has added a few new slot machines to their gaming floor in the new “Lightning Link Lounge.” For those who want to rev up their game, Sandia has also added Harley-Davidson Motorcycles slots.

Planet Bingo is holding its “Handbags of Cash” special on Sunday, Nov. 19, and Nov. 26. Collect drawing tickets when buying Planet Bingo’s MP Bingo (multiprogressive) jackpots for a chance to win a designer handbag and cash. Celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday, Nov. 23, during the evening session at Planet Bingo. Get in on some good specials and discounts this month at Planet Bingo. “Cornucopia Bonus Packs” will be offered Mondays through Wednesdays. Buy “Red Enchilada” or “Green Enchilada” games and get a free “Half Time” pack. Buy “Christmas” or “Whole Enchilada” games and receive a free “Red Enchilada” pack. The “Cornucopia of Discounts” is offered Thursdays through Sundays, with “Half Time” and “Red Enchilada” games each $5 off, “Green Enchilada” $10 off, “Christmas” $15 off and “Whole Enchilada” $20 off.

Poker players can enjoy more than just turkey this Thanksgiving Day. The Poker Room will hold its “Turkey Mystery Bounty Tournament” beginning at 4 p.m. Thursday. There is a $120 buy-in plus a $15 entry fee. There is a $50 bounty per player and $900 in cash added in mystery bounties. There will be one $500 mystery bounty and four $100 mystery bounties. First place wins a 50-inch TV.

Enjoy Black Friday hot seat drawings between Nov. 23 and Nov. 26. Drawings will be held at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday for a chance at $100 cash, $200 cash and $300 cash. There also will be drawings at noon, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. for a chance at 30,000 Peak Rewards points and 60,000 Peak Points. At 10 p.m. there will be a drawing for one 50-inch TV. Players can earn tickets now through Thursday. Guests who are playing Texas Hold ‘Em or Omaha during the odd hours will receive one ticket. Rack up the points during the “Ace’s Crack Bonus Points” Sundays and Mondays through Nov. 27. “Cracked Aces” win 20,000 in Peak Rewards points.

Step off the gaming floor for some intriguing shows.

Psychic medium Deb Sheppard brings her “Forever Connected” tour to Sandia’s Grand Ballroom at 7 tonight. Sheppard’s motivation is to bring a message to those who might be seeking answers or provide peace of mind to those who may have lost a loved one. Tickets can be purchased at Sandia’s box office or through

Sandia will holding an Asian Show at 4 p.m. Thursday in its Grand Ballroom. The show will feature various entertainers including The Ocean Band, Lam Anh, Hoàng Nhung, Xuan Phú, Bang Kieu and others. The show is free and open to adults and children.

For more information on Sandia Resort & Casino, call 796-7500 or visit