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Route 66 Hotel Casino is full of surprises in October

Route 66 is winding down its Party of the Decade celebration this month and has some nice surprises for lucky guests.

The Party of the Decade marked the casino’s 10-year anniversary. This month, everyone is a winner when you spin the Grand Funale Free Fun Wheel from noon-10 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. Everyone gets one free spin daily.

Take part in Grand Funale free slot tournaments every Wednesday. Patrons receive one entry daily and Ultimate Rewards card members receive additional entries with 100 points earned. Members can receive a maximum of five entries per day.

Day tournaments will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and evening tournaments from 5-9 p.m. every Wednesday this month.


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At Route 66 it’s good to be in the hot seat during the Grand Funale Free Money. Hot-seat drawings award $110 cash every 10 minutes 4-10 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays in October.

Hurry and visit the Route 66 Casino Hotel Facebook page by Sunday, Oct. 13, to take part in the Party of the Decade Grand Funale Tug-of-War Contest. You have a chance at winning one of two VIP experiences. VIP Experience No. 1 includes four tickets to the Foreigner concert on Oct. 25 at Route 66, a meet-and-greet with the band, an autographed poster and dinner for four, as well as 10 tickets to the University of New Mexico Lobos vs. Utah State football game.

VIP Experience No. 2 includes four tickets to see comedian Anjelah Johnson on Nov. 9 at Route 66, a meet-and-greet with Johnson, an autographed poster, dinner for four and 10 tickets to the UNM Lobos vs. Air Force football game.

Hungry? Stop in at Thunder Road Steakhouse and Cantina for some Party of the Decade Grand Funale featured specials throughout October. Enjoy a seafood feast platter with crab, fish and shrimp for just $17.99. For your sweet tooth, try a Decade of Decadence Dessert, which is a Cherry Vodka Apple Crisp for $4.99 or a Chocolate Anniversary Cake served with vanilla ice cream for $5.99.

These promotions are a great way to wrap up Route 66’s 10-year anniversary celebration.

INN OF THE MOUNTAIN GODS RESORT & CASINO: Play using your Apache Spirit Club card through Nov. 17 and earn a chance to win a brand new Ford F-150 truck. Every 100 points earned on your Apache Spirit Club card earns you an entry into the drawing.

On Wednesdays, earn five entries for every 100 points earned while playing on your Apache Spirit Club card.

Earn five times the points on your Apache Spirit Club card while doing something good for the community. Donate five nonperishable food items through Nov. 15 and earn five times the points on your Apache Spirit Club card when you play with your card from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. All donated food benefits Mescalero and Ruidoso food banks as they prepare for the holiday season.

Want to get away? Make an escape to Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino for its $119 Awesome Autumn package available Sunday through Thursday through Oct. 31. The package includes a one-night stay, breakfast buffet for two and two Inn margaritas. Enjoy relaxing at the luxury resort and playing the full casino. To reserve your stay, call 800-545-9011 and mention the offer code “Autumn.”

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