Take a short day trip to Mescalero for your chance at a new ride and cash as part of the “Big Trucks, Big Bucks Giveaway” at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino and its sister location, Casino Apache. Each will be giving away a new Chevy Silverado 1500. Guests who earn 75 slot points will get an entry into the contest Fridays through Mondays in October and November. The first drawing will take place at 2 p.m. Oct. 28 at Casino Apache. It is Inn of the Mountain Gods’ turn next month, when it holds its drawing at 8 p.m. Nov. 25.
At Inn of the Mountain Gods, head to Club 49 for some bingo while you eat a bite and enjoy your favorite beer, cocktail or soft drink. Paper and electronic packages are available, and daubers may be purchased. Play from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays and at 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Fridays through Sundays. Bingo buy-in sales open 30 minutes before each session. There are 11 games each session for plenty of chances to win.
Football fans will enjoy the “Tailgatin’ Sundays Earn and Get” promotion, starting at 1 p.m. on Sundays in October. Players who earn 40 points will receive a new gift each week. Gifts include an outdoor folding chair, a stand-up cooler, a round outdoor table with cup holders and an 11-piece barbecue set.
Guests can predict the winning NFL teams for Monday Night Football and Saturday college games for a chance to win a share of more than $19,000 cash and free play. Entries will be printed from 8 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. Drawing times are at 5 p.m. Fridays for college football and 5:30 p.m. for NFL football.
Inn of the Mountain Gods and Casino Apache are ready for Halloween with a few themed promotions for players ages 55 and older.
The “High 5’s for 55’s Trick or Treat Drawings” will be held on Wednesdays this month. Players can win up to $250 cash in the drawings. Guests will receive an entry into the weekly drawing with every 10 points earned between 2 p.m. and 5:50 p.m. Five winners will be chosen at random at 6 p.m. each Wednesday. Each winner will choose one of 15 jack-o’-lanterns to reveal their cash or free play prize.
On Mondays, players ages 55 and older receive five times the points when they play their favorite machines from 8 a.m. to midnight. Patrons can also print out a 50 percent off dining voucher, which is valid Mondays or Wednesdays at Apache Tee, Gathering of Nations Buffet, Big Game Sports Bar and Smokey B’s.
Patrons can help raise awareness for breast cancer while they play during “Think Pink Tuesdays” from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays in October. One winner will be selected each hour. Winners who are wearing pink will walk away with $100 cash. Winners who are not wearing pink will win $50 in free Spirit play.
Poker players have something to be excited about this month with the “Drawing Dead Poker Tournament.” The Texas Hold ’em-style tournament happens from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the White Mountain Room at Inn of the Mountain Gods. Players who dress up in their best Halloween costumes will receive extra tournament chips. No heavy face makeup will be allowed. Blackjack players can win big as part of the “$10,000 Bare Bones Blackjack Tournament.” The tournament takes place on Oct. 27 and Oct. 28. The buy-in is $125 and the first place winner is guaranteed $10,000.
For more information on Inn of the Mountain Gods and Casino Apache, call 575-464-7059 or visit innofthemountaingods.com.