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$10K-A-Day: Sandia Resort & Casino offers drawings for cash, free play

Cash, cash and more cash – $10,000, to be exact – awaits you at Sandia Resort & Casino.

Its “$10K-a-Day” promotion is so big Sandia has pushed it into March. The promotion happens Thursdays through Sundays through March 4. It all begins weekly with $1,000 cash hot seat drawings every half-hour from 5:30 to 10 p.m. on Thursdays. Free play and cash drawings will be held on Fridays and Saturdays every half-hour from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Patrons have a chance to win from $1,000 in free play to $5,000 cash. Sunday drawings will be held every half-hour between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Players can win from $1,000 in free play to $2,000 cash.

Guests earn an entry with every 100 points they accrue playing their favorite slot or table games. Activate your drawing tickets Friday through Sunday by swiping your Peak Rewards card at any players kiosk or play your favorite slot or table game one hour before the first drawing. Earn additional entries when you play on Mondays, and earn 100 base points based on your Peak Rewards card tier.

“2 for Tuesday” returns to Sandia. Earn two times the points when you play slots and table games using your Peak Rewards card between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Tuesdays. Curb your hunger with a “2 for 1” buffet during breakfast, lunch or dinner service at the Thur Shan Buffet on Tuesdays. Buy one adult full price buffet and get the second buffet of equal or lesser value for free or get half off of one buffet. The offer can be redeemed more than once a day. The discount is applicable for Crest, Summit, Pinnacle and Peak rewards cardholders.

Sandia is celebrating the Lunar New Year. The Year of the Dog will be celebrated with traditional decorations in the main lobby of the hotel, as well as a ceremonial dragon dance immediately before a Lunar New Year concert and show on Feb. 25. Doors for the 6 p.m. free concert in Sandia’s ballroom open at 5 p.m. Another part of the Year of the Dog celebration is the Red Envelope hot seat promotion, from 6 p.m. to midnight today through Sunday, Feb. 18. There will be five randomly selected players picked every hour for prizes that range from $50 to $250 in table games free play.

Poker players can earn cash when they play now through Feb. 28 as part of the “You Play and We Pay” promotion. Poker players earn cash back after they reach 20 hours of play. Cash back grows the more you play. Also this month, poker enthusiasts can be part of the “High Hand Madness Bonus” through Feb. 25. There will be a new board each week, and the individual high hands each week will be paid three times. Players have a chance to win 10,000 Peak Rewards points or $50 or $100 cash. There is over $11,000 in cash and points to be won. Night owls can enjoy the “Late Night High Hand of the Hour” through Feb. 25. Poker players have a chance to win 4,500 Peak Reward points. There will be a new “High Hand” every hour from 1 a.m. to 8 a.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

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

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