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Route 66 Casino Hotel celebrates the ‘The King’ this month

Elvis celebrated another birthday earlier this month. But just as his legacy lives on, so does the celebration at Route 66 Casino Hotel.

This month, Route 66 is hoping to get you “All Shook Up” with some cool promotions that pay homage to “The King.” Head over to Route 66 every Friday for your chance to win the “Ultimate Vegas Vacation” for two. The winner will receive paid airfare and hotel, $500 cash and VIP tickets to “All Shook Up: Tribute to the King” at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nev., according to a Route 66 news release.

Route 66 Casino Hotel is holding promotions that pay homage to Elvis this January. (Courtesy of Route 66 Casino Hotel)

Route 66 Casino Hotel is holding promotions that pay homage to Elvis this January. (Courtesy of Route 66 Casino Hotel)

Every Saturday in January, one guaranteed winner will walk away with $10,000 cash as part of the “King’s Cash Giveaway.” Drawings are held every Saturday this month at 10 p.m. Come early and earn five times the entries for every 100 points you accrue on your Ultimate Rewards Players Club card while playing your favorite Route 66 games from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Stick around for your chance at some free play. Ten $100 free play winners will be chosen at 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. every Saturday. Remember, Route 66 is open 24 hours, seven days a week for your gaming pleasure.

Buffet 66 is serving up a “feast fit for a king,” according to the news release. It is offering a 2-for-1 special Mondays through Wednesdays this month for $12.99 when you use your Ultimate Rewards Club card. Buffet 66 offers seven live-action cooking stations with more than 200 menu items for lunch and dinner.

Route 66 also will be hosting some rockin’ shows inside Legends Theater. On Saturday night, celebrate the music of the Eagles with Hotel California’s “A Salute to the Eagles” tribute show. The group will perform many of the Eagles’ greatest hits. The show starts at 8 p.m., and tickets are $20 general admission.

The Red Rocker himself, Sammy Hagar, will make a stop at Route 66 on Jan. 22. He will be playing many songs from his extensive music catalog with his band. Tickets are $50-$120. See Page 22 for the story on Sammy Hagar & The Circle.

For tickets and information on Legends Theater, visit rt66casino.com/#entertainment. For more information on Route 66, call 352-7866 or visit rt66casino.com. Route 66 is off Interstate 40 at exit 140.

NORTHERN EDGE NAVAJO CASINO: Celebrate Northern Edge Navajo Casino’s fourth anniversary with its $40,000 promotion. This month, the casino is celebrating the support it has received since its opening with cake and punch on Saturday, Jan. 16, and Sunday, Jan. 17.

The casino also will be debuting a new live $5 casino chip in honor of its anniversary, according to a Northern Edge Navajo Casino news release. The commemorative chips are limited edition collectables and can be used for the casino’s table games.

As part of the $40,000 Anniversary Celebration, there will be 20 winners each day. Players can earn entries during hourly drawings held every Friday and Saturday this month.

The casino, which opened in 2012, offers several dining options including its Cedar Bow restaurant. The gaming floor offers slots, table games and a poker room. There also is live entertainment every weekend.

It is the third Navajo casino that has opened in the past four years and employs about 300 employees. Eighty-six percent of those employees are Navajo. The casino sponsors and supports many community and cultural events and provides thousands of dollars to Navajo and community vendors such as local farmers, Navajo beef ranchers, artisans and musicians, according to a news release.

For more information on Northern Edge Navajo Casino, call 505-960-7000 or visit northernedgenavajocasino.com. The casino is at 2752 Indian Service Road 36 in Farmington.

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