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Get fit in ’14: Try your hand at winning an exercise machine

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — We’re almost a month into the new year, but the January promotions are not over yet at local and surrounding area casinos.

Inn of the Mountain Gods in Mescalero is helping you keep those healthy New Year’s resolutions, as well as giving you a chance at your share of $10,000.

Inn of the Mountain Gods is helping its patrons keep those healthy New Year’s resolutions with its Fit 14 promotion.

Inn of the Mountain Gods is helping its patrons keep those healthy New Year’s resolutions with its Fit 14 promotion.

Be part of the $10,000 Blackjack Blitz Tournament on Saturday and Sunday. Back by popular demand, the tournament has a $100 buy-in. First place takes home $5,000, second place receives $2,000, third place gets $1,200, fourth place takes $1,000, fifth place takes $500 and sixth places earns $300.

Register now through Sunday and receive $25 in free Apache Spirit Bet. To register, call 575-464-7793.

Inn of the Mountain Gods wants to help you lose weight and get healthy with its Fit 14 promotion. Every Wednesday and Friday through January, play with your Apache Spirit Club card from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and earn chances to win a treadmill, elliptical or stepper exercise machine or a gym membership. The final drawing takes place at 7 p.m. Jan. 31.

Happy and healthy is a good way to kick off 2014.

Sky City Casino Hotel: In recognition of the upcoming Chinese New Year, Sky City is celebrating the “Year of the Horse” with a $5,050 total cash giveaway on Jan. 31. Seven lucky guests can enter to win $400-$1,000 cash. Drawings will be held from 5 to 11 p.m. Jan. 31. Earn 20 points on your Sky City Players Club members card to be part of the drawings.

In addition to the festivities, Sky City will have a dancing dragon performance throughout the casino floor.

Every day in January, guests have a chance to win $100 to $1,000 cash. Sky City Players Club card members who play selected table games from 2 to 10 p.m. will have a chance to spin and win.

Ever wonder how to be part of the fun at the craps, roulette or blackjack tables? Let Sky City teach you how to play like a high-roller. Stop by the Players Club for a Win Card packet and redeem it at the cashier’s cage along with $20 and you’re on your way to learn how to play table games like the pros. Visit the table game area for details.

Hope the upcoming Year of the Horse is a lucky one.

Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino: Buffalo Thunder is keeping January enticing with its Ford Escape Giveaway through Saturday. Earn entries through Saturday for your chance to be drawn as a winner. Five winners will be chosen every hour between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. Saturday to win a Ford Escape.

Starting the new year with a new car is a good way to kick off 2014.

This month, patrons also can be part of The Big Game every Friday in January. All guests need to do is earn 50 points on their Lightning Rewards Club card to receive a football. Every football has a prize inside. Prizes include a free buffet, free play or cash.

Not a Lightning Rewards Club member? Sign up and be eligible to play the “Flip a Chip” game at the kiosk to win $5 to $500.

Take on the tables and be part of the Progressive Ultimate Texas Hold ‘Em. The jackpot continues to grow. Be part of the action at 10 a.m. daily for your chance to win big.

On Saturday, be part of the Texas Hold ‘Em Deep Stack Tournament at 1 p.m. There is a $150 buy-in for this potentially lucrative tournament.

January fun at Buffalo Thunder is only the beginning of good things to come.