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Ring in the new year with winter-themed drawings at Isleta, Santa Ana Casino

Kick off 2016 with an “Avalanche of Cash” at Isleta Resort & Casino.

Start earning entries all week, every week beginning Saturday through Feb. 6. Drawings will be held from 2 until 10 p.m. every Friday and Saturday. Every 30 minutes, more and more winners will be called for more and more cash, according to an Isleta news release. Win up to $1,500 during this new promotion.

On Sundays, beginning this weekend and running through Jan. 31, be part of “Cash Flurries” at Isleta. Earn entries all week long for a chance to grab up to $5,000 in the “Cash Flurries” cube. One winner will be chosen every hour from 2 to 10 p.m. Sundays.

Isleta Resort & Casino is starting some winter-worthy promotions this month with its “Avalanche of Cash” and more. (Courtesy of Isleta Resort & Casino)

Isleta Resort & Casino is starting some winter-worthy promotions this month with its “Avalanche of Cash” and more. (Courtesy of Isleta Resort & Casino)

Isleta’s nonsmoking sister location, Palace West, will hold its “Frozen Explosion” promotion beginning Sunday, and it runs through Feb. 7. There will be hourly hot seat drawings from 2 to 10 p.m. Sundays. Winners will receive cash or free slot play prizes. Remember to insert your Isleta Eagle Players Club card into any slot machine to be eligible to win up to $500 in cash.

Also this Sunday, Jan. 3, earn three times the points on your Isleta Eagle Players Club card when you play your favorite slot machines from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sorry, bingo, table games and poker not included in this promotion.

Mondays are for military at Isleta. Guests with a valid military ID will receive $10 in free slot play and special discounts throughout Isleta Resort & Casino every Monday.

Wednesdays are for seniors. Every Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., seniors who are age 50 and older will receive a minimum of $5 in free slot play and will be eligible for hot seat drawings. One winner will be chosen every hour between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. and win $50 cash.

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

SANTA ANA STAR CASINO: New Year’s Day hot seat drawings will be held every hour from noon to 7 p.m. today at Santa Ana Star Casino. Two winners will be chosen during each drawing. They will each win $100 in free play.

Santa Ana Star Casino will be giving you another chance at the New Mexico Powerball today and Saturday. No one won the New Mexico Powerball on Wednesday, which was estimated at $334 million. Starting at 8 a.m. today, casino guests can earn a complimentary Powerball ticket for every 50 points earned on their Star Rewards Club card. Guests can earn a maximum of four Powerball tickets per day.

Don’t worry if you work up a hunger during all this New Year’s Day fun. The Feast Buffet has you covered from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. It will offer special dishes, including hand-carved pork loin, prime rib and seafood. It also will have its staple favorites: the Brazilian-style rotisserie grill, stone hearth pizza oven, Manchurian grill and more. The buffet costs $23.95 per person.

The “New Year’s Day Car Giveaway” will wrap up the New Year’s Day celebration. The giveaway will be held at 8 tonight. Nine guests will win cash and free play prizes, and one lucky winner will drive away in a new 2016 Dodge Challenger.

The New Year’s Day promotions might come to an end after 8 p.m., but that doesn’t mean the party is over. Lounge 54 will be rockin’ starting at 9 p.m. with the band Badd Fish making its lounge debut.

The Stage will be closed today but you won’t have to wait too long until it hosts an incredible DJ set by Jermaine Dupri on Jan. 15. The producer, songwriter and rapper is known for his work with Destiny’s Child, Mariah Carey, Usher and many other heavy hitters in the rap, hip hop, R&B realm. Tickets range from $19.99 to $60, plus fees at holdmyticket.com. Check out thestageatthestar.com for more information.

For more information on Santa Ana Star Casino, visit santaanastar.com. Santa Ana Star Casino is located at 54 Jemez Canyon Dam Road on Santa Ana Pueblo near Bernalillo.

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