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Cheer up!: Isleta Resort & Casino offers ‘Classic Christmas’ promotions

Isleta Resort & Casino is stepping up the holiday cheer with some jolly promotions this December.

Celebrate the giving season with the “Classic Christmas” promotion now through Dec. 30. Five winners will be chosen every two hours on Fridays and Saturdays for chance at up to $1,000 in cash and an opportunity to win one of six new Challengers from Brad Francis Chrysler Jeep Dodge in Los Lunas each Saturday night.

Now through Dec. 24, be part of the “Santa’s Goody Bag Giveaway” happening every hour. Do not miss your chance to receive a goodie bag stuffed with gift cards, including some valued at $1,000.

Thursdays became more exciting at Isleta, with Thursday cash drawings held every 15 minutes between 1 and 10 p.m. Swipe your Isleta Eagle Players Club card at the kiosk for an entry into the drawing. Lucky winners will score up to $500. All cash winners will have until midnight to claim their prize.

Bling in the new year with “Diamond & Stud New Year’s Drawings” at Isleta. Celebrate the start of 2018 with drawings for various prizes, including diamond stud earrings. Also, cash drawings will be held every hour from 10 a.m. Dec. 29 through Jan. 1. Stay until the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve for drawings every 30 minutes for a chance at $2,018 until 2 a.m.

The bingo room has some special promotions to commemorate the holiday season.

A Christmas bingo session will be held on Dec. 25. The evening session will offer a $5 all-you-can-play buy-in paying $500 in cash and a 10 all-you-can-play buy-in paying $1,000 in cash. A “$2 Christmas Tree Game” pays up to $1,000 in cash. All players will be eligible for 25 gift drawings throughout the bingo session.

The year wraps up with “Diamonds & Studs New Year’s Eve Bingo” on Dec. 31. There will be $10 all-you-can-play “Roulette Bingo” buy-in paying $500 to $1,000 for all regular games. A “$3 Diamonds & Stud” game will pay $1,800 if won in 35 numbers or less, with a consolation prize of $300. If a “Diamonds & Studs” game jackpot is not won, it will be given away as a must-go prize on New Year’s Day. Jackpot games will be played as normal and will offer a $500 consolation prize. Bingo patrons will receive party favors and will be eligible, with paid admission, for 18 $50 cash drawings throughout the night.

Welcome in 2018 with “New Year’s Day Bingo” on Jan. 1 at Isleta. Regular admission buy-ins are $5 all-you-can-play that pay out $500. The $10 all-you-can-play pays out $1,000. There will be a “Studs” package for $50 that includes six regular $5 buy-ins and one of each special. The “Diamonds” package for $75 includes six $10 buy-ins and one of each special. If the $1,800 cash prize for the “Diamonds & Studs” special is not given away during the New Year’s Eve session, the $3 special will be sold again for a must go prize of $1,800. As a reminder the Bingo room will be closed today and Dec. 8 and 14.

Bring the family for a tasty Christmas buffet on Dec. 25 at from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Tiwa Restaurant. The buffet will include red chile posole, green chile pork stew, Southwestern corn chowder and cream of asparagus soups, a carving station with roasted prime rib of beef au jus, pineapple-Dijon glazed ham, roasted turkey, crab-stuffed sole Florentine as well as green chile chicken enchilada casserole, tamales, and more. Desserts include ginger bread pudding, pecan pie, pumpkin pie, apple pie, biscochitos and other cookies. The buffet is $22.99 for adults and $14.99 for children ages 10 and younger.

Enjoy gaming promotions in a smoke-free environment at Isleta’s nonsmoking sister location, Palace West.

“Frosty’s Free Play” is helping you win a chance at your share of Frosty’s free play every Tuesday and Thursday in December. One hot seat drawing winner will be chosen each hour from noon to 8 p.m. to win a portion of Frosty’s free play. Palace West is bringing in the New Year with “NYE Hot Seats” on Dec. 31. There will be $218 given away every half-hour between 5 p.m. and midnight.

For more information on Isleta Resort & Casino and Palace West, call 724-3800 or visit