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Give summer a proper farewell by winning big at Sandia Resort & Casino

A view of the gaming floor at Sandia Resort & Casino.

A view of the gaming floor at Sandia Resort & Casino.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Celebrate the rest of summer at Sandia Resort & Casino.

Whether it’s passing the time relaxing at the Green Reed Spa, renting a cabana and enjoying a great poolside view of the Sandia Mountains or winning big on the casino floor, there is plenty to do at Sandia.

This month, Sandia is offering the “$500,000 King of Cash” giveaway. There will be more than 2,400 winners as part of the hot-seat drawing promotion that is awarding $500,000 in cash and free slot play. The free slot play drawings are held every hour from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.

Cash drawings are held every hour from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. The huge “King of Cash” drawings are held between 6 and 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and between 4 and 7 p.m. Sundays. One winner will be selected each time for a chance to win $10,000.

On Saturday, Aug. 16, earn six times the points on your Peak Rewards Club card for all slot play beginning at the stroke of midnight and ending at 11:59 p.m.

Not a member? Sign up for the Peaks Rewards Club and get $25 in free slot play or $25 in table games free play. In addition to becoming a Peaks Rewards Club member, you also get three times the points on the days you sign up.

Bingo players, Saturday, Aug. 16, is your day for your chance to get away to paradise. Be part of the “Bingo’s Hawaii Fly Away Vacation” promotion. Earn cards through the matinee session on Saturday and bring back the one-on card during the special evening session. The winner of the evening session will receive a trip to Hawaii valued at $4,000.

Ante up poker players, Sundays and Tuesdays are for you. Be part of poker tournaments every Sunday beginning at noon and at 7 p.m. Tuesdays. There is a $40 buy-in and $300 added prize money to every tournament.

Later in the week take part in Poker’s $65 Thursday Night Bounty Tournament held every Thursday beginning at 7 p.m. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and there is a $65 buy-in. Every play has a $20 bounty.

Get off the gaming floor and take in the rockin’ sounds of ZZ Top and Jeff Beck at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Sandia’s Amphitheater. These guitar legends are bound to provide a great time playing their huge range of hits that have wowed audiences at numerous shows and guitar music festivals around the globe.

SAN FELIPE CASINO: Summer might slowly be coming to an end and San Felipe wants to make sure guests end the season with a new car, big money prizes and other perks.

The “$200,000 Summer Surprises Giveaway” gives patrons a chance to win a new ride, $10,000 in cash and more. Players who earn 100 base points on their Players Club cards each week can be selected to spin the prize wheel for a chance to win. The promotion runs through Sept. 28.

Every Thursday in August, Players Club members will earn three times the points as part of the “3X Points Twisted” promotion. The top overall point earners each week will have a chance to be part of the “Summer Prizes Giveaway” being held at 3 p.m. on Sundays. Participants can redeem points for gasoline purchases or free play as well as purchases throughout the casino.

Every Tuesday this month, guests can take part in the “5K Tuesday Giveaway.” Players will have a chance to win $100 every hour between noon and 9 p.m. Patrons can pick up a drawing ticket at the Player’s Club every hour during the promotion.

On Wednesdays, guests can take part in the “Midweek Mayhem Slot Tournament.” Guests who earn 100 base points will automatically be entered in the tournament. Those chosen will have a chance to play in the “Employee Beatdown” rounds to earn free play prizes.

Get your dancing shoes on every weekend this month. Local entertainers perform at 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Enjoy Coyote Blue tonight, the Brahma Band Aug. 22, Blu Sol on Aug. 29 and the Hagan Boys on Aug. 30.

If you can’t wait until the weekend to unwind then head over to San Felipe for “Thirsty Thursdays” and party down to live music between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. Thursdays in the casino’s showroom.

This Thursday enjoy the Hagan Road Boys on Aug. 21 and Native Sun on Aug. 28. For more information on San Felipe Casino, visit