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Lots of slots: Promotions, that is; also, car giveaways and a powwow

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Visit Isleta Resort & Casino and you might be driving away in a brand new car at the end of the month.

Guests have their chance to win a vehicle, as well as a number of cash prizes during the “Anniversary Cars N’ Cash” promotion. Patrons will earn entries daily by playing their favorite slot machines, table games, bingo or poker.

(Courtesy of Isleta Resort & Casino)

(Courtesy of Isleta Resort & Casino)

Five winners will be selected every hour from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Fridays through July 31. Each winner will receive $100 in cash. At 10 p.m., there will be two other winners drawn to receive $250 in cash.

On Saturdays and Sundays, drawings will be held each hour from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. One winner will select an envelope from the prize board to reveal a prize ranging from cash to a brand-new vehicle. Winners will have seven minutes to claim their prizes at the Isleta Player’s Club.

Also, on Saturdays and Sundays, slot players can be part of the “Prospectors Plunge” slot tournament in the Isleta Power Playroom. The tournament will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Isleta Eagle Players Club members are eligible to participate in the automatic slot tournament when they qualify by earning 100 points. The top 10 winners will win free slot play after each tournament.

Isleta’s sister nonsmoking location, Palace West, also is giving away some goodies during its “Splash Into Cash” promotion. There will be hourly drawings between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through July 27. Patrons can win $250 hourly just by playing their favorite slot machines.

Make plans to enjoy a full day of culture during the Dancing Under The Stars Powwow & Trade Fair on July 26. Drummers, dancers and royalty are invited to the grand event that will be held from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom at Isleta Resort & Casino.

For more information about the event, call Ron Martinez Looking Elk at 250-5996.

SANDIA RESORT & CASINO: Get out of the hot sun and into Sandia for some cool fun during the “$300,000 Beat the Heat Giveaway” through July 31. More than 1,500 winners will win their share of free slot play or cash.

Free slot play drawings will be held every half-hour from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Cash drawings will be held every half hour from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. All drawings are hot-seat drawings.

Double your points every Tuesday in July when you play your favorite slot machine or table game. There will be double bonus free play for those who qualify.

Also, enjoy a Two-for-One buffet for all Peak Reward Club members of all levels during breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Every Wednesday is Senior Day in July. Seniors ages 55 and older receive a $5 lunch buffet and three times the points for their slot play from 8 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Seniors also are eligible for $50 hot-seat drawings each half-hour from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bingo players can win a trip to Jamaica during Bingo’s R&R Vacation event on July 26. Earn cards through the matinee session. Bring back one card to the evening session and the winner of that game receives a trip to Jamaica.

For more information on Sandia Casino & Resort, visit

SANTA ANA STAR CASINO: The casino will host “Bernalillo Day at The Star” on July 29 in appreciation of the town of Bernalillo. During the event, there will be hot-seat drawings from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Four winners will be drawn each hour. Winners will receive $25, but winners who show a valid ID showing they live in Bernalillo’s 87004 zip code, will double his or her prize.

Bernalillo residents in that zip code area also will receive a free burrito from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Mesa Grille, a commemorative water bottle and 15 percent off at Sadie’s at the Star. It’s just the casino’s way of saying thank you to all of its Bernalillo patrons.

Also, at The Star, try your luck during the casino’s free slot tournament held from noon to 8 p.m. every Thursday in July. Each Star Rewards Club member will receive one free entry per month. Earn an additional entry each week for every 500 points in slot play or a half-hour of table play.

For more information on Santa Ana Star promotions, visit