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Sandia Resort and Casino nets 13 Journal Readers’ awards

Albuquerque Journal readers love Sandia Resort and Casino.

The casino cleaned house with 13 awards in the recent Albuquerque Journal’s 2018 Readers’ Choice poll. Sandia won in a number of categories, including Best Casino, Best Casino Customer Service, Best Casino Entertainment, Best Casino Pool, Best Casino Spa, Best Rewards Program, Best Slot Machines and Best Variety of Games.

Rozanna M. MartinezThe casino, with a breathtaking view of the Sandia Mountains, has a lot to boast about, and this September it continues its impressive promotions with the “$275,000 Gridiron Glory Giveaway.” This is your month if you love football and love winning money. All you have to do is pick your favorite teams to win.

Pick your teams weekly at any promotional kiosk for NFL games happening on Sundays and Mondays. Weekly prizes will be given to the 20 Peak Rewards Club members with the best picks and the three members with the worst picks. If you are not a weekly winner, you can deposit your weekly pick voucher into the “Second Chance” drawing barrel and possibly be one of five winners to receive $1,000 in cash each Sunday.

Be savvy when selecting your teams, because if you choose teams correctly each week and are in the lead you could win $20,000 in cash at the end of football season.

You must be a Peak Rewards Club member to participate. Members will receive one entry into each weekly game session.

Head to the Bingo Room and be part of the “Far From Ordinary Punch Card” promotion. The new punch cards are valid now through Dec. 30. Earn free halftime “Enchilada Bingo” packages with purchase. Later in the month, participate in the “Fall of Colors” special during the evening session on Sept. 23. You could win a trip to Big Sur, Calif.

“Rake Up the Discounts” playing bingo Tuesdays through Fridays in September. Get $5 off “Half Time” and “Red Enchilada Games. Also take $10 off “Green Enchilada,” $15 off “Christmas,” and $20 off “Whole Enchilada” during the promotion.

Patrons who prefer cards can be part of the “Monday Night Hot Seat Drawings” playing poker. The promotion begins Monday, Sept. 10, and runs through Dec. 24. Drawings will be held at 7:30 p.m., 9 p.m., and 10:30 p.m. Two winners will be selected during each drawing for a chance to win $150 or $75 in cash. Make sure you play using your Peak Rewards card to be eligible for the drawings.

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

Sandia’s concert season is not over yet. Latin superstar Pitbull closes out the season on Oct. 16. Tickets go on sale on Thursday, Sept. 13. Country fans will not want to miss Trace Adkins with special guest A Thousand Horses at 8 p.m. Sept. 15. The Australian Pink Floyd Show visits the amphitheater on Sept. 21 and ’80s icons Boy George and Culture Club with special guest Tom Bailey of the Thompson Twins perform on Sept. 27. For tickets, visit

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