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Spinning for dollars

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Isleta Resort & Casino is keeping up the momentum of its recent grand opening last month with enticing promotions and summer concerts in August.

“The Thrill of the Wheel” runs through the end of August. Visit the casino and swipe your Eagles Players Club card at a promotional kiosk for a chance to spin the wheel and win up to $1,000.

Drawings are held every 30 minutes from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. everyday. Plus, earn 50 points on your Eagles Players Club card for a chance to win instantly. It’s that simple.

Mondays are for active military and veterans at Isleta Resort & Casino. Every Monday, enjoy military specials in the casino, the retail outlets, Isleta Eagle Golf Club, Isleta Lakes & RV Park and the Fun Connection bowling alley located next door to Isleta Resort & Casino.

Wednesday is the day for seniors who are 50 years and older. Every Wednesday from 10 a.m.-8 p.m., senior Eagles Players Club card members get $5 of free play, a free senior bingo game and food specials. Also, while using your Eagles Players Club card you qualify for two $50 hourly cash drawings.

Make your reservations today for Isleta’s upcoming Poker Championship to be held Sept. 6-8. There’s a $400 buy-in and $20,000 will be added to the prize pool. The top 20 places will be paid and first place will walk away with a championship bracelet. Visit the Poker Room for more details.

Embers Steakhouse located high above Isleta Resort & Casino invites you to its Sunset Happy Hour from 5-10 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. Enjoy live music, a great view and casual dining. Grilled steaks and Southwestern style entrees are on the menu. Also, enjoy savory appetizers and signature cocktails.

Embers has two great outdoor patios that have a spectacular view of the sunset, starry nights and the skyline of Isleta Pueblo and Albuquerque in the distance.

Catch a live performance by Desert Soul beginning at 6 tonight. On Wednesday, enjoy the music of Acoustic Essence at 6 p.m. and on Thursday listen to the smooth sounds of Shane Wallin at 6 p.m.

Sizzling food and music always makes for a good evening.

Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino and Cities of Gold Casino: Ending the summer with the top down on your cool ride is a good way to say goodbye to the season.

Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino and its sister Cities of Gold Casino are giving you the chance to do just that on Saturday. Guests receive one entry for every 30 points they earn on their Lighting Rewards card. Qualifying drawings will be held at 6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m., 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. Saturday. Five names will be drawn each hour.

Drawings will be simulcast at Cities of Gold. Guests must be present to win and can only be selected once per drawing. Guests need to check in at a kiosk beginning at 5 p.m.

On Thursday, earn a chance at the “Jackpot Spin Off.” At Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino and Cities of Gold, lucky guests can earn the chance to play a promotional slot machine with a jackpot amount of more than $500,000.

Guests who earn 50 points on their Lightning Rewards card can visit a kiosk and receive a voucher to spin the prize wheel. Guests then spin the wheel at the designated machine location and land on a number between one and 10. This is the number of free spins the guest will have on a promotional slot machine. After their spins, whatever they win, the guest can print out his or her ticket voucher and cash it at a cage cashier or kiosk.

Best of luck and spin away!

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