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Lucky charms: Area casinos serve up Irish foods, lots of promotions in honor of St. Patrick’s Day

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Area casinos have a lot more than just a few lucky charms to give away this month. There is a lot of money up for grabs during a plethora of promotions this March.

Look for St. Patrick’s Day fun in the First Turn Lounge at The Downs Racetrack and Casino. (Courtesy of The Downs Racetrack and Casino)

Look for St. Patrick’s Day fun in the First Turn Lounge at The Downs Racetrack and Casino. (Courtesy of The Downs Racetrack and Casino)

St. Patrick’s Day is almost here and The Downs Racetrack and Casino wants to help you celebrate with $4 green beer and $6.50 Irish bombs, Irish-themed food and beverage specials, giveaways and more at its First Turn Lounge. The event will take place from 11 a.m.-close Monday and there is no cover.

In addition, the traditional Irish meal of corned beef brisket and cabbage with potatoes will be served at The Downs food court all day Monday. After the Irish holiday, enjoy a new all-you-can-eat dining option in the food court every Friday through Sunday. The dining option includes home cooked style menu items prepared by the casino’s culinary team. Food items include fried chicken, fish, spaghetti and meatballs, salads and more.

Enjoy the all-you-can-eat menu from 4 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and from 2 to 8 p.m. Sundays. The cost is $11.99 per person or $8.99 for Triple Crown Player’s Club members.

For more information, call 767-7171 or visit abqdowns.com.

ROUTE 66 CASINO HOTEL: Ten lucky guests will get their chance to win $250,000 every week this March during the $250,000 “Punchout” promotion at Route 66. Slots and table game players will earn entries every day this month for a chance to qualify to play the “Punchout” game. Five names will be drawn between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Fridays and Sundays. Every qualifier is guaranteed to win a cash prize.

Want to earn more entries? Become an Ultimate Rewards Card member. New members receive two entries upon sign up. Ultimate Rewards Card members receive a free entry each day and can earn additional entries with every 100 points earned on their card. Earn two times the entries on Wednesdays.

For more information, visit rt66casino.com.

SANTA ANA STAR CASINO: Tap into the luck of the Irish during the Pot O’ Gold Blackjack tournament with a $7,000 prize pool. The fun kicks off at noon on Saturday at Santa Ana Star Casino. Registration begins at 11 a.m. and there is a $60 buy-in with a $30 re-buy.

Slot players can try their luck on Monday during the St. Patty’s Derby Day held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Earn five times the points all day and wear a derby hat to double your hot seat winnings. Derby hats can be obtained for free at the casino entrance.

The slot promotions continue during the free slot tournament held from noon to 8 p.m. every Thursday. Star Rewards Club members receive one entry per month. Earn an additional entry every week when you earn 500 points or with one half-hour of table play.

SKY CITY CASINO HOTEL: Be part of the Lucky Loot of the Leprechaun at Sky City Casino Hotel. Sky City is celebrating St. Patty’s Day with a $3,000 total cash giveaway every hour between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Monday. Two lucky winners will have a chance to win $100 to $500 cash.

During the month of March, get your chance to win a Jeep during the O’ER The Hill 2014 Jeep Giveaway. To qualify, earn 40 points by using your Sky City Players Club Card on any slot machine or while playing table games. Drawings to qualify will be held each night at 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Every qualifier wins $100 in free play. There will be 58 qualifiers. A 2014 Jeep Wrangler will be given away on March 29. For more information, visit skycity.com.

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