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$25,000 CASH AND SLOT PLAY DRAWINGS Saturdays, February 9 & 23 | 6pm - 10pm

Flurries of Cash & Slot Play EVERY THURSDAY IN February 6pm – 10pm

$10,000 DRAWINGS

Earn 60 points for an entry.

Earn 60 points for an entry.

Every FRIDAY in February 1pm – 9pm | 10pm payouts

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SLOT TOURNAMENT Earn 25 points for the first entry.

See Player’s Club for complete details on all promotions.

LATIN LADIES LIVE A TRIBUTE TO

Two Divas & a piano

A Tribute To

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slots & table games players, play your favorite game and earn tickets into the truckloads of cash drawings! DRAWINGS EVERY 30 MINUTES THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY IN FEBRUARY FROM 6PM – 10PM earn drawing tickets february 1 – 28, 2019 for every 25 points, you earn one (1) drawing ticket

TUESDAY BONUS DAY: FEBRUARY 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2019

swipe at any promotional kiosk for your bonus entries base card members receive one (1) entry crest card members receive five (5) entries summit card members receive ten (10) entries pinnacle card members receive fifteen (15) entries peak card members receive twenty (20) entries

CASH & FREE PLAY DRAWING DAYS: thursdays – february 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2019 fridays – february 1, 8, 15, 22, 2019 saturdays – february 2 & 16, 2019 sundays – february 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2019

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Promotions and Events for February ENTERTAINMENT ISLETA RESORT & CASINO Sweetheart Swirl of Cash Join us at Palace West Casino starting February 14 through the 28th for your shot at up to $500 in cash in our Sweetheart Swirl Cash Cube! Hot seat drawings will be held every hour from 2pm to 10pm.

Tickets are on sale now at the Box Office or www. Isleta.com. Must be 21 years or older to attend unless otherwise noted.

TABLE GAMES Table Games Lunar NYE

Brawl on the Bosque

Join the Brawl as it comes to the Isleta Casino Showroom on Saturday, February 9th! Doors open at 5:30 pm and the show begins at 7pm. Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased at the Isleta Casino Box Office or at www.isleta.com.

Los Tucanes De Tijuana Isleta Resort & Casino is proud to welcome Los Tucanes De Tijuana live in the Isleta Casino Showroom Saturday, February 23rd. Doors open at 7pm and show begins at 8pm. General Admission is $35 and are on sale at the Isleta Resort & Casino Box Office or at www.isleta.com. For more information on these and other great shows, visit www.isleta.com

XOXO Sweet Jeep Giveaway

Stop on in at Isleta Resort and Casino for a chance to win a brand new Jeep! Between February 10th and March 30th, a brand-new 2019 Jeep Wrangler will be given away every Friday and Saturday! Guests may receive one (1) free entry daily and can earn additional entries with every 25 points earned on slots, table games, poker, and bingo. They are also eligible to swipe at the kiosk on Tuesdays for a chance to win up to 1,000 additional tickets.

Cupid Cash Hot Seats

Join the fun every Sunday in February! Come see Cupid and join our hot seat drawings! Drawings will be held every half hour from 12pm to 9:30pm on Sundays.

5X Points

Earn 5X Points every Tuesday now through February 26th from 5pm to 2am and earn 5X points playing your favorite Slot Machine, Table Game, Poker, and Bingo!

PALACE WEST Earn & Get Gift Day

Join Palace West Casino now through February 26th every Tuesday and Sunday and simply earn 250 points playing your favorite slot machine! With these points you can pick up some of the still redeemable Gift Day Gifts!

Every Day, February 3-28 guests who play table games during the promotional time frames have the chance to win prizes which include TV’s on Tuesdays, Echo Dots on Wednesdays, and Purses on Thursdays. On Fridays, guests have the opportunity to earn 5X point multipliers for table games. Table games hot seats will be on Saturdays. Guests will receive 2X tickets on Sundays and Mondays for the featured weekly promotion.

POKER Poker Football Fundays Now through February 3

Come enjoy Football Funday on Super Bowl Sunday. For every touchdown, $25 will be added the next hand of each poker table player and for every field goal, $10 will be added to the next hand of each player at that poker table.

Poker Hot Seats

Isleta Poker room will conduct hot seat drawings on Thursdays, every hour from 11am until 11pm. Fifty dollars ($50) in chips will be given away at each drawing.

Winning Hand Wheel Spin with Cracked Aces

Isleta Poker room will conduct a drawing for one table number for the Spin and Win, the winner of the hand will get the chance to spin the wheel for up to $100 in chips or a T-shirt!

Snacks with Buy-in

The Isleta Poker room is giving out free snacks to any guest who buys a poker game on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Snacks will be provided from 11am until supplies last.


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BINGO

TRIPLE SEVENS

Super Senior Wednesdays

LATIN NIGHT

For matinee sessions, the buyin is $5 all-you-can-play, and regular games pay $300. For evening sessions, the buy-in is $5 or $10 all-you-can-play and pays $300 or $500. Free game to all seniors 50+ with paid admission; pays $250.

Nightly Drink Specials

Matinee Session at noon • Evening Session at 6:30pm

February Bingo

All guests who buy-in for a regular game for the matinee and/or evening session will receive a free bingo card for $500! The free bingo will be available for the following dates: Superbowl-Feb 3rd, Lunar NYE- Feb 5th, Valentine’s Day- Feb 14th, President’s Day- Feb 18th

Every Tuesday from 8pm to Midnight

KARAOKE

Valentine Massage

Cover me in chocolate deliciousness! Enjoy a full body massage of Whipped Shea Butter and Strawberry fruit, plus a food scrub of sweet salt to exfoliate and smooth dry skin. Next, we’ll paint a chocolate softening mask to bring in deep hydration. A perfect ending to a lovely day!

Every Wednesday from 9:30pm – 1:30am Nightly whiskey & draft beer specials.

LADIES NIGHT

Every Thursday from 9:30p – 1:30a Nightly Drink Specials

Champagne and Chocolate Strawberries

Be Romantic. Add chocolate strawberries and champagne to any of our February specials. $10.00 per person.

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ISLETA GOLF CLUB

Red Velvet French Toast

Valentine’s Day Golf

Enjoy our new Red Velvet French Toast! It comes with battered red velvet cake slices and cream cheese icing for $7.99

Join the fun here at Isleta Golf Club here on Thursday February 14th and get a free entry for stopping on in. Receive additional entries when you purchase a round of golf. Prizes include a $250 resort gift card! Drawing will be held from 10am to 2pm!

ISLETA LAKES Trout Derby

Pistachio Crusted Salmon

Come and visit us at the Tiwa and try our PistachioCrusted Salmon! It comes with roasted salmon with pistachio butter and is served with mixed greens with balsamic vinaigrette for $11.99.

CHILI RISTRA Biscuits and Gravy

Head on over to the Chile Ristra and enjoy our Biscuits and Gravy for only $4.99!

Bacon Queso Burger

Try our new Bacon Queso Burger! It comes with a side of fries for only $7.25

FOOTBALL FRENZY

Join us at 777’s on February 3rd and watch the Big Game. Drawings held after each quarter of the game! Enjoy the game and win a new NFL jersey along with other prizes!

777 VALENTINE’S DAY

Join us at 777’s on Thursday February 14th from 8pm to Midnight and get a free ticket for coming in. Be entered for a chance win one of three $250 Resort Gift Cards! Earn additional entries by ordering your favorite foods!

ISLETA RESORT Rates as low as $99 per night, based on availability. THE SPA AT ISLETA

Come on down to Isleta Lakes from now until February 24th for our Trout Derby! Have a chance to pull a Trout with a tag worth up to $1,000! Stop in Monday through Thursday and multiply your catch up 3X!

ISLETA FUN CONNECTION Winter fun family package

Enjoy one-hour bowling, 1-topping pizza, one pitcher of soda, free shoe rentals for up to 5 people and a $10 arcade card for $34.99, From Tuesdays throughThursdays, 11am-9pm

Lucky Strike Lounge

Happy Hour every day from 4-7pm Free billiards $12 domestic pitchers and daily beer with special cocktails Must be 21 years or older


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Los Tucanes de Tijuana Saturday, February 23 at 8pm

With their luggage filled with dreams, they left their homeland Sinaloa in northwestern Mexico over 30 years ago. These five men were not yet musicians, but they were eager to learn what they already had in their blood – the beautiful Norteño musical heritage of their parents, grandparents, and uncles. Since their start in 1987, Los Tucanes De Tijuana have earned and enjoyed many accolades and awards. They won a Latin Grammy award in 2012, have been nominated twelve times for Grammy awards, and have received numerous music awards in Mexico, the Americas and Europe. Los Tucanes De Tijuana have sold over 15,000,000 albums including several gold, platinum and multiplatinum records. They have filled iconic venues in the United States and Mexico such as Dodger Stadium, the Astrodome, Estadio Azteca, and Central Park in New York City, and have become the Latino artists with the most international influence. Come experience the creative, high-energy music of Los Tucanes De Tijuana at Isleta Resort & Casino on Saturday, February 23. For more information visit www.isleta.com

Jeff Foxworthy Saturday, February 9 at 8pm

Jeff Foxworthy is one of the most respected and successful comedians in the country. He is the largest selling comedy-recording artist in history, a multiple Grammy Award nominee and best selling author of 26 books. Widely known for his redneck jokes, his act goes well beyond that to explore the humor in everyday family interactions and human nature, a style that has been compared to Mark Twain’s. Come see comedian Jeff Foxworthy at Route 66 Casino Hotel on February 9. For more information, visit www.rt66casino.com A couple of Jeff Foxworthy’s “you might be a redneck” jokes:

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Drawings Every Friday in February at 8PM! Even More Chances to Win!

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Promotions and Events for February

CHINESE NEW YEAR - YEAR OF THE PIG FEBRUARY 1 & 15

PRESIDENT’S DAY 3X POINTS MULTIPLIER FEBRUARY 18

Sky City Casino, Bingo, Table Games and Sky City Travel Center Don’t break the piggy bank; instead win a portion of Sky City’s, Chinese New Year - Year of the Pig, $6,000 total cash drawings. One are celebrating President’s Day with a 3X Points Multiplier, 8am to winner is selected every half hour beginning 5pm to 9pm for a chance midnight. to win $100 to $1,000 cash! Patrons receive one entry for every 20 points earned starting January 26. NEW SIGN-UP OFFER

SCOREBOARD PLAYOFFS FEBRUARY 3

Sky City is offering perks to new members who sign up for a players card. Join for your chance to win $5 or up to $1,000 in free play, along with a free gift.

Kick off Sunday’s BIG Game with Sky City’s Scoreboard Playoffs 5X MULTIPLIER $5,000 total cash giveaway. Six winners are drawn during half time and 4 winners are drawn after the BIG Game for a chance to win $100 Play at Sky City Casino every Thursday in 2019 for your chance to to $1,000 cash! Patrons receive one entry for every 20 points earned earn 5X points between 8am and midnight. staring January 28.

BINGO’S CUPIDS HEART

YOUNG AT HEART SENIOR DRAWING

Every Wednesday in 2019, patrons 50 years or older can enter into the Young at Heart virtual drawing to win $100 in cash when they earn 10 FEBRUARY 9 points between 11am and 4pm. Senior patrons also receive $20 in free YOU + Sky City Bingo = Winner of Cupids Heart $1,400 total cash play when they earn 400 points before 4pm. Limit one $20 in free play giveaway. Win some extra cash playing the $3, 3-on card special game. per promotion day. *See Bingo for details.

CONGRATUALTIONS TO OUR WINNERS!

TANK TOPPER

Short on gas? Redeem your points and top off your tank. Patrons may redeem 1,000 points at Player Services for a $5 gas voucher to Sky City Travel Center or Sky Way Travel Center.

RIGS TO RICHES CASH Play at Sky City Casino for your chance to win big during the Rigs to Riches Cash giveaway. All CDL cardholders have the opportunity every Wednesday and Saturday from now through the end of December 2019 to win $500 cash if present and $250 cash if not present. Sky City CDL cardholders earn one free entry per day, and may earn additional entries with every 30 points earned in play per day.

$2 OFF FOOD VOUCHER Enjoy a discounted meal courtesy of Sky City Casino. Receive $2 off any lunch or dinner entrée or buffet (excludes soup and salad bar), redeemable at Huwak’a Restaurant.

CDL FUEL & FOOD

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Fuel up and sit down for a meal. CDL patrons who purchase 75 gallons or more of diesel receive a two-for-one buffet or half off a single buffet at Huwak’a Restaurant.


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THERE’S ALWAYS MORE WAYS TO WIN AT THE OHKAY

SATURDAYS

SWEETHEART CASH Play for your chance to win lots of cash in the month of February! Be a Sweetheart Winner on Saturdays! Earn 10X entries every Tuesday and Thursday!

TUESDAYS

BREAKFAST REWARD

All qualified Winners Club members, start your day off with a free breakfast buffet reward.

WEDNESDAYS FABULOUS 50S

SUNDAYS

COMMUNITY CASH-IN

Sundays at Ohkay Casino, be one of 20 lucky winners of $50 in cash. When you win, all active players from the same zip code win $5 in Bonus Cash!

Wednesdays are fabulous for Winners Club members 50 years or better. All Club members 50 or better receive $5 in Bonus Cash with just one point earned in the previous seven days. After you earn 50 same-day points you get another $10 in Bonus Cash. Swipe your Winners Club card at any Swipe and Win Kiosk to enter from 8am to 10pm.

THURSDAYS

EARN 10X ENTRIES!

Every Tuesdays and Thursdays, you can earn 10X entries for ALL DRAWINGS every time you play your favorite game!

MONDAY

CASH BLAST

Have a blast winning cash every Monday from noon through 9pm.

FREE BINGO BLITZ

BINGO Blitz playing Monday through Thursday. Stop by the Winners Club and pick up your free bingo card from 11am to 7pm.


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SILVER EAGLE LOUNGE We’re moving to the Conference Center! Catch all your favorite bands!

Looking for a great place to stay and play, come by Ohkay Hotel and Casino—where there’s always more ways to win!

President’s Day $1 Buffet noon-close. You can always look to the Harvest Buffet for incredible deals. All your favorite dinner buffets Monday through Thursday are just $8.99. Mondays Treat yourself to a little Northern New Mexico flair with our Buffet on Mondays. Tuesdays Join us on Tuesdays for Pizza and Pasta Buffet. Wednesdays Wednesdays feature mouthwatering Burgers and Wings along with a taste of the South. Thursdays Delight in the taste of the Orient with our Thursday Asian Buffet or have Breakfast for Dinner! Fridays Indulge yourself with Friday’s and Sundays with All-You-CanEat Crab Buffet for just $23.99! Saturdays Saturdays you will want to savor our special Steak and Shrimp Buffet for only $10.99. Monday - Friday Start your day off right with our $4.99 breakfast buffet Monday through Friday from 6:30am to 11am.

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PROMOTIONS FOR FEBRUARY Bingo at Club 49 Wednesday–Sunday

Valentine Earrings Earn & Get February 10–February 15

RODNEY CARRINGTON February 9 at 8pm

Multi-million copy selling recording artist and comedian Rodney Carrington is back on tour, playing at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino on February 9. Rodney co-wrote and co-starred in 2008’s “Beer for My Horses”, with country music star Toby Keith. He also costarred in the hit music video by Trace Adkins, “I Got My Game On”, which won three awards on the 2008 CMT Music Video Awards, including “Male Video of the Year”. Rodney’s popularity derives, in large part, from his closeness with his audience. “People feel like I’m someone they’re familiar with, someone that’s in their family or that they know. One woman told me, ‘You live what we live. You talk about what we live.’ People identify with the struggles in my life.” Rodney has no plans to change his regular guy approach. “I have no agenda. I don’t want to change anyone’s mind on anything. But I feel an obligation to the people who support me. I want to entertain them, to be funny. I figure if I get the comedy right, success will follow.” Come see comedian Rodney Carrington at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino on February 9. For more information, visit www. innofthemountaingods.com.

Taking place inside Club 49, BINGO is a popular spot for you to grab a bite or drink (alcoholic or soft drink) while playing your favorite games. Paper and electronic packages are available, as well as daubers for purchase. Join us Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11am to 2pm, and Fridays through Sundays at 1pm, 4pm, and 6pm. Bingo buy-in sales open 30 minutes prior. With 11 games each session, you’ll have plenty of chances to yell BINGO!

2019 Ford F-150 Truck Giveaway February 1st – February 24th

The Ford F-150 Truck Giveaway is back and better than ever! Players can earn 75-slot base points Thursdays through Sundays for an entry into the giveaway! Tuesdays are 10x the entries. The drawing day will be held on Feb. 24 at 2pm. Don’t miss your chance to drive away in style on a fresh set of wheels!

National Vacuum Day Monday, February 4, 2019

Casino Apache will play host to an all-day vacuum giveaway, because that’s how they roll! Every hour, from 11am to 8pm, one lucky Apache Spirit Club member will win a Dirt Devil Dash Upright with vacuum and dust floor tools. Players must earn 50 points for an entry into the giveaway and entries are capped at 10.

Love is in the air this February at Inn of the Mountain Gods! From 8am – 8pm, Feb. 10 through Feb. 15, Apache Spirit Club Members have the chance to play using their Spirit Club Card and receive a romantic long-stem rose along with Cubic Zirconia earrings. Just 30 slot points will score you this sweet deal!

Winter League Poker Tournament

Mondays and Tuesdays through March 21 Inn of the Mountain Gods is piling on the winnings this winter during the Winter League Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament, taking place Mondays and Tuesdays at noon in the Poker Room. Buy-in is just $40 plus a $10 entry fee. Prize structure payouts are dependent upon the number of sign-ups. This tournament incorporates a point system logged when a player places in the top 10. Top point earners will be invited to a two-day “Bad Beat Payback” event on March 14 and 15.

Loco for Locals – Snowed in to Win Progressive Thursdays in February

Win up to $2,000 cash on Thursdays in February at Casino Apache. Ten lucky winners will get to pull a tile off the Snowed in to Win board for a chance to win cash or the progressive prize. Every week the progressive prize isn’t won, more cash will be added to the total! Earn points from 1pm to 6:50pm for the 7 pm drawing. Locals also get 3X the points at Casino Apache when they play their favorite machines from 8am – 11:59pm. Also, don’t forget to visit a kiosk to print your 50% off dining at Smokey B’s!

High 5’s for 55’s – Sweet Slot Tournament

Wednesdays in February

Walk away with some extra moolah this month! All players ages 55 or better that earn 10 slot points between the hours of 10am and 1pm on Wednesdays at Casino Apache receive an entry.


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DRAWING: FEBRUARY 24, 2019 | 2PM One lucky winner will drive away in a 2019 Ford F-150 Truck. Plus, play on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays for an extra chance to win in one of our Hot Seat Drawings!

Hot2019 Seat Drawings FORD F-150 Fri/Sat/Sun • 1PM-8PM

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Amy Grant Saturday, Feb. 23

Amy Grant, crowned the queen of Christian Pop, will be making an appearance at Inn of the Mountain Gods on Feb. 23. Grant, established by becoming the first Contemporary Christian Music artist to have a platinum record, the first to hit No. 1 on the Pop charts, and the first to perform at the GRAMMY Awards, boasts 6 GRAMMY awards and 26 Dove awards. She also flaunts a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Her iconic voice has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, which include three multi-platinum, six platinum, and four gold. If that’s not enough to blow your mind, Grant was also recently inducted into the Nashville Gospel Music Hall of Fame. You won’t want to miss this extraordinary performance. Doors open at 7 pm, and the concert begins at 8 pm. Tickets start at $20.

Win your share of over $12,000 cash! GIVEAWAY

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NATIONAL VACUUM DAY Monday, February 4, 2019

One winner will be drawn every hour | 11am – 8pm Apache Spirit Club members have a chance to win a Dirt Devil Dash Upright with Vacuum and Dust Floor Tool!

Valentine’s Earrings EARN & GET February 10-15 Apache Spirit Club members have a chance to win a long stem rose with cubic zirconia earrings! While supplies last.

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By John G. Brokopp The table game inventories at casinos nationwide are filled with poker hybrids which are developed and marketed by gaming companies for the purpose of selling or leasing them to properties as house-banked games. Whereas some of the creations have short life spans, others, such as Three Card Poker, have stood the test of time by cultivating a following and becoming staples on casino floors. Exciting additions to the game which have been made over the years have managed to heighten interest among players, but more about that later. First the basics:

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Three Card Poker is played with a 52-card deck. There are three wagering spots at each player position: Ante, Play and Pairs Plus (optional). Play starts with everyone making an ante. Each player plus the dealer is dealt three cards face down. The object is to beat the dealer. Once you take a look at your cards, you can either fold and surrender your ante, or continue play by making an additional wager equal to your ante. If your hand beats the dealer, you are paid even money on both bets. The ante also has a bonus pay table for a straight, three-of-a-kind and straight flush. There is a qualifying rule. If the dealer does not have queen high or better, players win their ante bets but play bets are a push. The ante bonus is not

Three Card Poker’s vitality continues, thanks to some imaginative playing components that have been added to the base game. One such enhancement is the Three Card Poker Progressive. In addition to the standard wagers, an optional dollar progressive bet can be made. If the player receives an Ace-King-Queen in spades, the progressive jackpot kicks in. All payouts are made according to a posted pay table. Hands containing Ace-King-Queen suited, threeof-a-kind, and straights yield a flat payout. Here’s a clever bonus: If a player’s hand does not qualify for the progressive payouts, they can still win with the “Envy Bonus Payout” if at least one player at the table has Ace-King-Queen suited. Another addition made a number of years ago is the 6-Card Bonus bet which utilizes a separate pay table as well. With this option, the player combines his three cards with those of the dealer. Payouts start with a straight or higher. Catch the nine, ten, Jack, Queen, King, and Ace of diamonds and collect the big money.

What are vampires playing poker for? High stakes.


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February 2019

Casual Dining OPEN DAILY AT 9:30AM

February Daily Specials, your choice $6.99!

DINING SPECIALS Price valid with Players Club Card. Subject to change. Management reserves all rights.

F R I DAY N I G H T

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RESTAURANT DIRECTORY BREAKFAST 6AM-11AM LUNCH 11AM-2PM DINNER 5PM-9PM

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Red Sage Turquoise Trail Café Ristra The Pueblo Deli

Cities of Gold Casino

505-455-3313

Barranca Cafe

Dancing Eagle Casino

The Great American Diner

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Wendell’s Restaurant Smokey B’s Gathering of Nations Buffet

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Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino

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Chile Ristra I and II Tiwa Restaurant Embers Steakhouse Triple Sevens

Ohkay Hotel Casino

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Harvest Buffet

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• World-Class Dining • Gaming • Luxury Hotel • Lazy River Indoor Pool • Bowling & Mini Golf • RV Park

The Great Colorado Caper Let the Good Times Roll! Giveaway Dice Game Beginning February 1, 2019 all Bear Club members will earn one (1) entry ticket for every 100 points they earn on their account into The Great Colorado Caper Giveaway drawings to be held every hour on Saturdays during the promotional period from 5pm until 9pm. Every hour, two (2) winners will be drawn and those lucky winners will play The Great Colorado Caper game board for their chance to win up $1,000 Cash and 100 Bonus Entries into the 2019 Chevy Colorado Grand Prize drawing. The Grand Prize drawing will be held at 9:30pm on Saturday, February 23. The grand prize winner will instantly win a 2019 Chevy Colorado 4x4 LT truck from Morehart Murphy Regional Auto Center.

Let the Good Times Roll Hot Seats

All Bear Club members who are playing on the slots during the promotional times will be eligible to win during the Let the Good Times Roll! Hot Seats giveaway. Every hour from 2pm until 8pm Bear Club personnel will conduct two (2) random hot seat drawings using the Super Playmate software. Winners each come to the Bear Club to play the Let the Good Times Roll! Dice Game.

Each hour, two winners will both get to roll two dice at the same time. The player with the highest total from their two dice will instantly win $250 Cash while the player with the lowest total will instantly win $100 Sky Ute Loot. The high roll winner will then get to decide whether or not they want to try and DOUBLE their prize! In order to double their prize, the high winner will need to give up their initial win of $250 cash and then roll both dice to try and get SNAKE EYES (two 1 spot dice). If SNAKE EYES come up on the dice, then the player will be awarded $500 Cash, but if SNAKE EYES does not come up, the player will win a $100 Sky Ute Loot consolation prize.

Sky Ute Casino Resort Local Love

In February and March Sky Ute Casino Resort wants to show how much we love our loyal, local guests. All Bear Club members who earn 25 points each Monday during the promotional dates will be able to swipe at any promotional kiosk to win up to $100 Sky Ute Loot and a $5 Food Credit. Club members will also receive an entry into the Spin to Win Bonus Drawings once they earn 25 points and swipe at any promotional kiosk.

INDULGE

Spin to Win Bonus Drawings

The Spin to Win Bonus Drawings will be held every 30 minutes from 1pm until 4:30pm each Monday during the promotional dates. Winners will be called to the Bear Club to spin the prize wheel and will win one of the following prizes: • $250 Cash • $100 Sky Ute Loot • $50 Sky Ute Loot • $25 Sky Ute Loot • $10 Food Credit • Choice of Gift

2-Fer Tuesdays

All Bear Club members will automatically receive BOTH 2X base points and 2X entries for The Great Adventure Giveaway while they are playing on the slots during the stated promotional times.

My Generation 50+ Wednesdays

Beginning at 9am on Wednesdays, 50+ Bear Club members who have earned at least 25 base points on their account can swipe at any promotional kiosk to play the Jukebox Swipe & Win game to receive anywhere from $10 up to $100 Sky Ute Loot, a $5 off food voucher with a $10 minimum purchase in Rolling Thunder Grill, Willows CafĂŠ or Shining Mountain CafĂŠ, and an entry into the Mystery Envelope drawings to be held from Noon until 4pm every half hour. Prizes in the Mystery Envelopes will range from $50 up to $500 Sky Ute Loot.

Big Bass Swipe & Win

Bear Club members who earn 500 points on Thursdays during the promotional times can visit any promotional kiosk once they have qualified to play the Bass Fishing flash game. Members will get to catch a big bass to see what they have won. Available prizes will be $1,000 Sky Ute Loot, $500 Sky Ute Loot, $100 Sky Ute Loot, $50 Sky Ute Loot and $25 Sky Ute Loot.

A Tribute to Prince Saturday, February 16 Sky Ute Casino Resort Events Center

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TGIF Cash Dash

On Fridays in February all Bear Club members will earn one (1) entry ticket for every 25 points they earn on their account into the TGIF drawings to be held every hour on the hour from 4pm – 10pm. Each hour, two (2) winners will be drawn and given 90 seconds to come to the Bear Club to claim their $250 Sky Ute Loot prize. If both winners claim their prize within the 90 second time limit, they will each receive the $250 Sky Ute Loot prize. However, if one of the drawn winners does not come to the Bear Club within the 90 seconds then the other winner will take both prizes for a total prize of $500 Sky Ute Loot!


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THE DOWNS AT ALBUQUERQUE February at Casino at the Downs you’ll experience the latest, most popular slot machines, exciting promotions every day, entertainment - including your favorite live bands - and premier dining in the Downs Café and the Crown Room, including a 3-night Valentine’s Day featured menu.

$125,000 MARDI GRAS MADNESS

Mondays through Fridays in February, over 400 winners share approximately $125,000 in cash prizes. Drawings are at Noon, 2pm, 4pm 6pm 8pm and 10pm with three lucky winners randomly chosen at each drawing. This is your chance to win up to $10,000 in cash playing a Plinko-style game, and you may win more than once. See Player’s Club for details.

$24,000 DOWNS DERBY WEEKENDS

Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm and 10pm play the virtual ponies by choosing your horse to Win, Place or Show. Win your share of $3,000 free play each Saturday and Sunday.

MILITARY APPRECIATION TUESDAYS

The Downs thanks and honors our active and retired military AND spouses with our Military Appreciation Tuesdays. Military Player’s Club members simply earn one point then play through the virtual game appearing on their slot machine to win $5 up to $25 in free play. To participate, register once at the Player’s Club by presenting your Military ID.

INSTANT HIT WEDNESDAYS

Every half hour beginning at 12 Noon through 9:30pm Player’s Club members may win $5-25 in free play.

SENIOR FRIDAYS

Player’s Club members 50 and older enjoy extra benefits each Friday. Earn one base point, and a virtual game appears on the slot game to play and win up to $25 in free play. Plus, cash and free play drawings just for seniors are held six times each Friday to win free play or $50 cash. Six lucky winners are called at each drawing time of 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7pm and 9pm. Enroll in the Player’s Club for a chance to win up to $500 in free play, and opportunities to enter all promotions.

CASUAL DINING

Casual dining is available daily beginning at 9:30am featuring items freshly made to your order for breakfast, lunch or dinner and serving your favorites including 1/3lb. Angus beef burgers, breakfast burritos and more. The Café offers two daily specials each month and in February, take your choice of Pastrami Burger with Thousand Island and French Fries OR Crispy Chicken Sandwich with French Fries for only $6.99, including beverage, with Player’s Club card. The Downs Café offers a full service menu available 4pm to 9pm Thursdays through Saturdays and a Sunday Brunch from 10:30am to 2:30pm. Thursdays enjoy the featured all-youcan-eat baked or fried chicken complete dinner for only $9.99. Friday and Saturday enjoy prime rib or a variety complete dinners starting at only $9.95. Our active and retired military patrons enjoy a 20% discount for casual dining each Tuesday.

FINE DINING

The Best of the City 2018 Winner Crown Room serves the finest in gourmet dining featuring steaks, seafood, homemade desserts and more. Open Thursdays through Saturdays from 5pm to 10pm. The Crown Room hosts dining for two or a

party of 75 guests. Valentine’s Day not only features a unique 5-course Valentine’s Day menu with dinner for two for $69.99, they offer your celebration at your convenience. Valentine’s Day dining will be available Thursday, February 14, Friday, February 15 and Saturday, February 16. Continue your celebration with live music and dancing in the First Turn Lounge after dinner (no cover). Beat the rush. Reservations available now by visiting opentable.com or call 505.767.7180.

ENTERTAINMENT THE FIRST TURN LOUNGE

Watch your favorite games and sporting events on 30 screens, including the Big Game on Sunday, February 3 with prizes and drink specials. Happy Hour daily Mondays through Saturdays and all day Sundays. With more than 30 screens, you game is on in addition to simulcast horse racing daily where you may watch and wager on the ponies. Bring your friends and enjoy the party with the all-new Karaoke with DJ Kammo each Tuesday and Wednesday from 7pm until Midnight. Participants are eligible to win cash prizes. Ladies Night Thursdays offers live music and dancing from 8pm to Midnight with drink specials and Happy Hour. Fridays and Saturdays presents live music and dancing 9pm to 1am with the area’s best bands featuring Black Pearl, Gonzalo, Fat City and more.

PARKING

In addition to convenient, easy access free parking, The Downs offers FREE valet parking daily. See the Player’s Club for promotional details. Casino at the Downs (The Downs Racetrack & Casino) is in the heart of Albuquerque, Louisiana & Central. Visit www.abqdowns.com for more information.

The Crown room is open Thursdays - Saturdays 5pm to 10 pm.

Subject to change. Management reserves all rights. Prices do not include gratuities or tax.


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The Downs supports responsible gaming. For help call 1.800.GAMBLER.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHTS 9pm - 1am February 1 & 2

February 8 & 9

February 16 & 17

February 22 & 23

Fat City

Tequila Rain

First Turn patrons must be at least 21 yrs old. Management reserves all rights. Subject to change.

Black Pearl Gonzalo

Never a cover charge! Plus, watch & wager on simulcast racing daily!


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ARIES

(MARCH 21 - APRIL 19)

February 2019

GEMINI

(MAY 21 - JUNE 21)

LEO

(JULY 23 - AUGUST 22)

The planets Mars and Uranus in Aries makes you more fiery than usual and ready to move ahead with new plans in just about every area of your life. The stagnation you have experienced, is to give you pause to learn lessons regarding finances. There’s no time for socializing until the 14th.

Love is in the air as well as short trips now. You have been on a new career course, but your sixth-sense maybe kicking in about co-workers being team players or problems. Your job position is solid, but you may see others come and go by March. Avoid spending and save.

This is an exciting period where you will be faced with many scenarios and directions to go in. Your talents are in demand and as many people wanting to partner with you to do business. Before you take the plunge, make sure you seek legal consul. Networking and socializing are on a high.

TAURUS

CANCER

VIRGO

(APRIL 20 - MAY 20)

This month opens with an exhilarating high, thanks to Jupiter’s ray in your income zone giving you plenty of extra cash. Travel plans and love puts you in the Valentine spirit until the 15th. Saturn continues transiting your education/ legal/spiritual sector igniting further training and credentials.

(JUNE 22 - JULY 22)

You’re a “Moon child”, so with all the eclipse and lunar activity you may feel a lot of ups and downs this month. You are also trying to stay the course professionally, while dealing with a lot of difficult personalities. Your financial outlook is bright as you bonus and invest in property.

(AUGUST 23 - SEPTEMBER 22)

Financial transactions are on the horizon making you busy with taxes, retirement or past business dealings. Keep your mind open to new partnerships or alliances, but weigh if they have short or long-term outcomes. Family and personal relationships are better than ever now, especially children.

LIBRA

(SEPTEMBER 23 - OCTOBER 23)

Dating and romance are high on your list cosmic list this month. You will be more focused on yourself, as you take a break from trying to fix all the family conflicts that have consumed you. Business meetings, seminars and conferences keep you on the go and lead to a spectacular outcome.

SCORPIO

(OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER 21)

Lunar activity centers around family and career and trying to balance the two. Family issues may require your time. Focus on what needs to be done immediately and in the future. There may be some past financial contracts that need to be concluded. Upcoming events call for detail in your approach.

SAGITTARIUS

(NOVEMBER 22 - DECEMBER 21 )

You are on such a high with the best planets in your sign and have a bucket list and multitude of projects on the

Stellar drawing board. Take your time and finish one at a time and watch spending. You may also want to teach, write and do something creative, but don’t quit your day job yet.

CAPRICORN

(DECEMBER 22 - JANUARY 19)

You need to go with the flow now. There is a real pull in February, between family obligations, that are heating up and moving on with your own life. If you must go back and forth to put out fires, that’s okay. Everything will be resolved in the next year when everyone agrees on terms.

AQUARIUS

(JANUARY 20 - FEBRUARY 19)

You’re a birthday Rockstar all month, with a major eclipse in your sign, then a new Moon on the fourth, and Chinese New Year on the fifth! You have entered a zone of completion and in the next year and a half you will begin a new journey and be free of old obligations. Get rest and watch diet.

PISCES

(FEBRUARY 19 - MARCH 20)

This is a restless period, where you want to change up just about everything in your life and concentrate on financial freedom. You will reach out for more support and advice about making large purchases and investments for retirement. Taking on a higher job position may be on hold. Cynthia Hess has been a professional psychic and astrologer for more than 35 years. Nationally known for media appearances and consulting clientele from all walks of life, she is currently based in Albuquerque. Visit Cynthia on her website at: www.cynthiahess.com or call 505-293-0833. Follow Cynthia on Facebook.

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