Promos help you score: Sandia, Santa Ana casinos are offering lots of extras this month

Sandia Resort & Casino is offering several special promotions this month.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Turn the winter blahs into winter winning this month at Sandia Resort & Casino.

There will be 3,000 winners this month during the $300,000 “Winter Winning” promotion that runs through Jan. 31. All drawings are hot-seat drawings. During the week, be part of the free slot play drawings held every half-hour from noon-9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. On weekends, take part in cash drawings held every half hour from noon-9 p.m. Fridays through Sundays.

If you love slots, then you’ll love Monday, Jan. 20. Beginning at noon on Monday and ending at 3:59 a.m. Tuesday all Peak Rewards Club members will receive six times the points for their slot play.

Want to earn even more points on your Peak Rewards Club card? All members get 10 times the points for every dollar spent in a cash or credit transaction for food and beverage purchases, excluding alcohol. Guests must present their player’s card during the transaction to earn points.

Might I suggest the $2 hamburgers or the $2 spicy chicken sandwich at the Kowira Grill and P’a Shur Deli? They are this month’s food specials and are pretty tasty.

Not a Peak Rewards Club member? All new members receive $25 in free slot play or $25 in table game free play as well as three times the points on the day they sign up.

Sandia will host an “MLK Deepstack Tournament” at noon on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. There is a $165 buy-in and $1,000 added prize money.

If you can’t be a part of that tournament, pick up a game during poker Sunday and Tuesday tournaments. The tournaments are held at noon Sundays and at 7 p.m. Tuesdays. There is a $40 buy-in and $300 added prize money to every tournament. Or try your hand during poker’s $65 Thursday Night Bounty held at 7 p.m. Thursdays. Registration starts at 8 a.m. and there is a $55 buy-in as well as a $20 bounty on every player.

Take a break from the gaming floor on Sunday and watch the NFL championship games on Sandia’s 25-foot video wall in the Tlur Pa Lounge with great drink specials and giveaways.

Warm up and win big this winter at Sandia Resort & Casino.

SANTA ANA STAR CASINO: Cold, hard cash is flowing at Santa Ana Star Casino during its “Avalanche of Cash” promotion this month. Someone could win $100,000.

Earn entries through Feb. 22. Drawings will be held beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18 and continue each Saturday through late February.

Star Rewards Club members receive one entry for every 1,000 points they earn in slot play or one hour of table play. Each week, 10 winners will be selected and one will have the opportunity to win $100,000.

Table players also can have some fun this month at Santa Ana Star Casino during its “Blizzard Blackjack Tournament.” There is a $7,000 guaranteed prize pool. The tournament begins at noon on Sunday, Jan. 19. Registration begins at 11 a.m. There is a $60 buy-in and a $30 re-buy.

Thursdays are the day of the week to be at Santa Ana Star Casino when you’re a Star Rewards Club member. On Thursdays, earn four times the points on your card and play $4 blackjack. Also, get two games of bowling for $4 until 4 p.m. on Thursdays.

Satisfy your appetite on Thursdays with $4 off a hearty meal at the Feast Buffet, a $4 appetizer special that includes complimentary chips, salsa and guacamole with the purchase of a draft beer or visit Sadie’s at The Star and get four entrees for the price of three.

Cold cash and great Thursday deals await you at Santa Ana Star Casino.