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Escape to Route 66: Win a Ford Escape or some cash; check out a car show

Route 66 Casino Hotel celebrates Memorial Day weekend with its 10th Annual Route 66 Hot Rod and Custom Car Show on May 23-24. (Courtesy of Route 66 Casino Hotel)

Route 66 Casino Hotel celebrates Memorial Day weekend with its 10th Annual Route 66 Hot Rod and Custom Car Show on May 23-24. (Courtesy of Route 66 Casino Hotel)

Zoom on over to Route 66 Casino Hotel and you might be heading back home in a brand-new ride this May.

Saturdays will be lucky this month for four casino guests who will win a new 2015 Ford Escape during Route 66’s “Great Escape” promotion. Drawings will be held at 7 p.m. each Saturday this month.

Use your Ultimate Rewards Players Club card while enjoying your favorite slot games to earn entries each week. Every week is a new chance to win.

Route 66 helps get you closer to the prize by doubling your chances of winning with two times the entries Sundays through Thursdays. As a way of revving things up, Route 66 is giving scratcher cards on Tuesdays through Thursdays to players who have earned an entry. Every scratcher is a guaranteed winner, according to a Route 66 news release.

Mondays might just become your favorite day of the week. Route 66 is giving you $66,000 reasons to love Mondays. The jackpot begins at $16,000. If no one wins it, then the jackpot increases by $2,000 until it is either won or it reaches $66,000.

Every week 36 guests are guaranteed to win a variety of cash prizes. Drawings are held at 8 p.m. every Monday this month. Learn more on how to earn a same-day entry to win this super-sized jackpot by stopping by the Route 66 Player’s Club.

The Ford Escape giveaway this month is exciting enough, but on May 23 and May 24 come and check out more than 300 amazing rides including hot rods, custom cars, restored classics, trucks, four-wheel drive vehicles and motorcycles. The display of unique and exhilarating vehicles are part of the Route 66 Hot Rod and Custom Car Show, which benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. This family-friendly event is free and runs from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

Route 66 Casino Hotel is located at 14500 W. Central. It’s about 10 minutes west of Albuquerque off Interstate 40, exit 140, according to its website. For information, call 352-7866 or visit

SKY CITY CASINO HOTEL: “Spin and Win” on Saturdays at Sky City. One lucky winner will be drawn every hour from 4 to 8 p.m. Each winner will get his or her chance to spin the cash prize wheel for a chance to win between $100 and $1,000 cash. Players earn an entry for every 20 points earned playing their favorite Sky City games.

On Monday, head over to Sky City Bingo during its “Bingo’s Hoist Your Flag” $3,000 total cash giveaway. The promotion also will be held on May 25. Three lucky winners will be selected for their chance to win $200 to $500 cash.

Rack up the points during “5X Points Thursdays.” Sky City is offering players five times the points from 8 a.m. to midnight every Thursday this month.

Fridays are for seniors at Sky City. Patrons who are age 50 and older receive $20 in free play when they earn 400 points. Seniors also can enter into the $100 cash drawings held from 1 to 4 p.m. Fridays. All that fun can get a senior hungry. Good thing seniors get $4 off the breakfast or lunch menu or buffet at the newly renovated Huwak’a Restaurant.

Make plans to spend your Memorial Day weekend at Sky City. The “$7,500 Memorial Weekend Cash Giveaway” will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. May 23 and May 24 and from 5 to 9 p.m. May 25. One winner will be selected each hour during the promotion times and will win $500 cash. Players will receive one entry for every 40 points they earn.

Sky City is located on Acoma Pueblo off Interstate 40 at exit 102. For more information, call 888-759-2489 or visit