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Take a chance: Cash in on holiday promos at Isleta Resort & Casino

Isleta Resort & Casino is trying to make your holiday wishes come true this season with several promotions that will help take the pressure off Santa.

Start earning entries for your way into the mega drawings that are part of Isleta’s “Mega-Wish” promotion through Dec. 26. Drawings are held at 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. each Saturday through December. There will be five winners selected during each drawing for a chance at mega prizes.

Snow might have already fallen in Albuquerque and surrounding areas, but Isleta’s warming up your chances to win some extra cash now through Christmas. Find your holiday stocking surprise from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. every Friday during Isleta’s “Stocking Stuffer” hot-seat drawings.

All you have to do is insert your Isleta Eagle Players Club card in your favorite slot machine or present your card at any table game for your chance to win up to $500.

An evening view of Isleta Resort & Casino’s main entrance. (Courtesy of Isleta Resort & Casino)

An evening view of Isleta Resort & Casino’s main entrance. (Courtesy of Isleta Resort & Casino)

Players who prefer a nonsmoking environment can enjoy the same perks at Isleta’s sister location, Palace West. Take part in “Santa Bucks” hot-seat drawings from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 24. Just remember to insert your Isleta Eagle Players Club card into your favorite slot machine for your chance to win up to $500.

There’s still time to be part of some fun offerings at Isleta this month.

Today be part of the “Deuces Never Lose” promotion. Play your pocket deuces to the end of the showdown and get $50 in chips. It’s that easy.

On Saturday, “Rack Attack is Back” as you can earn entries for each hour of live play for drawings held from 3 to 9 p.m. and qualify for the final drawing. You can rack up to $1,000 in winnings during the final drawing at 9 p.m.

Poker players continue to get rewarded at Isleta just by playing their favorite game. Earn an entry for every hour of live play completed and you’re in. Drawings are held from 5 to 11 p.m. every Thursday for a chance at $200. If a poker player is not present, the unclaimed amount will roll over to the next hourly drawing.

Fans of the pigskin kind will enjoy “Football Fortunes” at Isleta and Palace West. Celebrate football season from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday with hot-seat drawings each hour. One lucky winner will be chosen each hour for his or her chance to select a mini football helmet stuffed with cash prizes.

At Palace West, win up to $250 and at Isleta win up to $1,000. Earn 25 points in the hour prior to each drawing to be eligible.

Isleta Resort & Casino is located at 11000 Broadway SE off Interstate 25, exit 215. For information, call 724-3800 or visit isleta.com.

SAN FELIPE CASINO: The season of giving is upon us, and San Felipe Casino is doing its part to give back to the community. San Felipe is donating $5,000 to support 15 New Mexico charities as part of its “Season of Giving, Pay It Forward” promotion.

Some of the charities that will benefit are: All Faiths Receiving Home, Casa Esperanza, New Mexico Parkinson’s Disease Coalition, Placitas Animal Rescue and The Storehouse.

San Felipe is getting its patrons involved in lending a helping hand during this promotion. Now through Dec. 20, Players Club members can accumulate points for their chance at the “Season of Giving, Pay it Forward” drawing. When they have earned 100 base points, they will be eligible to participate in the promotion.

Drawings will take place at noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. each Sunday. Five winners will be chosen during drawing times and they will select an envelope from a holiday prize board. Each envelope will contain a prize ranging from $100 in free play to $5,000 in cash.

After all participants have selected an envelope, they will each pick a ticket from the community partner drawing bin. The bin will contain 10 names of individuals who were chosen by casino guests who were present at the time of the promotion. The individuals who are selected from the bin will receive a gift basket that includes various prizes from San Felipe.

Each gift basket will have a name of a local nonprofit or community organization. San Felipe will donate $50 to that charity. Every charity will be eligible more than once throughout the promotion for its opportunity to receive multiple chances at donations.

For more information on this promotion and other events at San Felipe, call 867-6700 or visit sanfelipecasino.com. The casino is located at 25 Hagen Road in Algodones.

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