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Casinos offer fireworks displays, cash drawings to celebrate Fourth of July

Take a quick day trip west to Acoma Pueblo’s Sky City Casino Hotel this month for a star-spangled good time.

It all starts Saturday, July 2, and Sunday, July 3, with Sky City’s “Shootin’ Stars” promotion. There will be $12,100 total cash drawings. Three players will be selected every half-hour from 7 to 9 p.m. to win between $150 and $1,000 cash. Guests will receive an entry for every 20 points accrued while playing their preferred Sky City game.

Sky City will continue the Independence Day celebration by giving away more than $5,000 cash during “Star Spangled Cash” drawings on Monday, July 4. Drawings will be held each half-hour between 7 and 8 p.m. with one $1,000 cash winner. Stick around for bigger bucks between 10 and 10:30 p.m., when one $1,200 cash winner will be chosen.

Sky City Casino Hotel will host its “Skyworks 2016” fireworks display after dark on Monday, July 4. (Courtesy of Sky City Hotel Casino)

Sky City Casino Hotel will host its “Skyworks 2016” fireworks display after dark on Monday, July 4. (Courtesy of Sky City Hotel Casino)

When the sun goes down Monday, look toward the sky above Sky City for “Skyworks 2016.” The fireworks display is free and open to all ages.

Bingo players, rejoice. Sky City Bingo is now open seven days a week. To celebrate, Sky City Bingo will hold “Welcome Back Wednesdays Tee-Shirt Frenzy.” The first 100 bingo players who buy a Planet Bingo PhD card worth $50 or more using their Players Club card will receive a free Sky City Bingo logo shirt.

On July 11 and 18, be part of “Bingo’s Cash Explosion” for $3,000 total cash drawings. All you have to do is buy a Planet Bingo PhD card using your Player’s Club card to be eligible to win up to $500 cash.

For more information, call 888-759-2489 or visit skycity.com.

ISLETA RESORT & CASINO: Start your holiday weekend today with “Quick Cash Drawings” at Isleta Resort & Casino. Cash drawings will be held every 15 minutes from 9 a.m. to midnight for your chance at $500 in cash. Visit any promotional kiosk beginning at 8 a.m. Winners have until 12:30 a.m. to collect their prizes.

Celebrate Fourth of July with a free slot tournament at Isleta Resort & Casino. Insert your Isleta Eagle Player’s Club card into any power play-enabled slot machine between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday for your chance at up to $500 in free slot play. Tournaments will run every two hours.

Play “Fourth of July” Bingo on Monday. Admission sales start at noon. Buy-in is $4 all-you-can-play, which is 10 regular games, and pays $400. There will be $2 warm-ups, with each game paying $100. The $2 “Red, White and Blue” game pays $400. The $2 “Firecracker Cash Cube” game pays up to $500. There will be four drawings for $100 throughout the session.

INN OF THE MOUNTAIN GODS: A fun Independence Day celebration awaits at Inn of the Mountain Gods, near Mescalero. Festivities run from 3 to 10 p.m. Monday.

The event will feature barbecue, live music, inflatable slides, bounce houses and obstacle courses. When the sun goes down, eventgoers will be treated to a display of more than 10,000 fireworks. The Star Spangled Celebration is free to attend.

Eventgoers can purchase a wristband for $10 for unlimited access to the inflatable attractions. Free shuttles will run between the event and three designated parking areas. For more information on shuttles and concessions, visit innofthemountaingods.com.

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