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Casinos offering lots of treats for Halloween

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A lot of ghoulish fun will be taking place Saturday and on Halloween night at several area casinos.


The Stage at Santa Ana Star Casino welcomes partygoers to “The Gates” Halloween Party with DJ Icey. The “heavenly sinful” Halloween party kicks off at 9 p.m. Saturday.

DJ Icey and DJ Kique will heat up the dance floor. DJ Icey is known for his broken beat, bass-heavy sound and has been credited for kick-starting the American progressive house and trance scene, according to a Santa Ana Star Casino news release. DJ Kique started his electronic dance music career in Albuquerque and now performs in Las Vegas, Nev.

“The Gates” event will feature signature cocktails, a candy bar featuring adult sweets and treats as well as a tarot card reader and more.

Costumes are required for this event. Partygoers can compete in a costume contest with a top prize of $1,000.

General admission is $35 per person or $60 per couple. VIP tickets also are available for $100 each and include access to the Sky Level VIP lounge and VIP bar. Buy tickets at Call 771-5681 for information.


Head over to Route 66 Hotel Casino for some sexy Halloween fun.

Envy Nightlife inside Route 66 presents Playboy’s Forbidden Fantasy Halloween Celebration that kicks off at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Playboy hosts Jessica Hinton and Iryna Ivanova will be on hand to meet and greet guests. DJ Kiss will keep things jumping.


Come dressed in your sexiest Halloween costumes. Top prize takes home $1,000, second place wins $500 and third place earns $100.

There is a $10 cover for the event. For more information, visit


On Thursday, Halloween night, have some scary fun at The Downs Racetrack & Casino’s Halloween Boo Bash.

The event, which will be held in The First Turn Lounge, will be held from 8 p.m. to midnight Thursday.

A costume contest will feature $1,250 in prize money with $250 going to each winner of the five categories: funniest, scariest, most creative, best couple costume as well as a surprise category. Halloween-themed food and drink specials also will be part of the fun. The event is free. For more information, call 767-7171 or visit


Also, on Thursday, have a devil of a time at “Devil’s Delight” at Sandia Resort & Casino.

Dress up, paint your face and get your scare on, the casino encourages. The top three costumes will share in $2,500. There will be “intense” decor, dancing, and drink specials all night long. The fun begins at 9 p.m. and lasts until 1 a.m.

Advance tickets are $20 at the Sandia Resort & Casino box office or at Ticketmaster locations or visit

For more information, call 796-7500 or visit


For more cash prizes and costume contest fun, head over to Isleta Resort & Casino and Sky City Casino Hotel.

Isleta is hosting a Customer Halloween Costume Contest in its Bingo Hall. Participants will have a chance to win a total cash prize of $1,800. First place takes home $1,000, second place wins $500 and third place gets $300. Also enjoy a Halloween Bingo session from 6-10 p.m.

Thursday. It’s just $19 for all you can play for a chance at $1,199 or play a $2 Halloween game that pays $500.


Sky City will host its third annual Halloween Costume Contest on Thursday inside Club 102. Participants will be judged based on scariest, funniest, most creative, judge’s choice and best overall. There will be a total cash giveaway of $4,000.

For event time and information, call 888-759-2489.