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Winning Wheel Spin Join Palace West Casino now through January 31st and have your chance to spin the Winning Wheel and win up to $500 in cash! Drawings held every Tuesday and Thursday from noon to 8pm. Simply earn 25 points prior to each drawing by playing any of your favorite slot machines!

Trip of a Life Time Come to Isleta Resort and Casino for a chance to win a Trip of a Life Time! Between January 1st through February 9th drawings will be held every two hours Fridays and Saturdays! 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.

POKER

Poker Football Fundays From September 9, 2018 to February 3, 2019 On Sundays & Mondays during the NFL season, Isleta Poker Room will offer Football Fundays. There will be featured games on Sundays and Monday nights during the regular season, playoff games and 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!

$10,000 Hot Seat Drawings Join the fun now til January 27th and win your share of $10,000 in our hot seat drawings! Drawings will be held every half hour from 12noon to 9:30pm on Sundays!

5x Points

Join us every Friday now through January 25th from 5pm to 2am and Earn 5X points playing your favorite Slot Machine, Table Game, Poker, and Bingo!

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.

Matinee Session at noon Evening Session at 6:30pm For matinee sessions, the buy-in is $5 all-you-canplay, 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.

Martin Luther King Bingo

Matinee Session at noon Evening Session at 6:30pm Join us in the Isleta Bingo from on Martin Luther King Day January 21th for both the matinee, and evening session. Receive one free pack of cards to play and earn $500! Also, buy $3 caller picks cards with the chance to win another $500!

TIWA RESTAURANT Banana Foster Waffle Head on down to the Tiwa restaurant and enjoy or Banana Foster Waffle! It comes with sliced bananas, and brown sugar-butter sauce for only $7.99

Sunshine Burger

Come and visit us at the Tiwa Restaurant and enjoy our new Sunshine Burger! It comes with House-made Onion Jam and a Fried Egg for $10.99.

CHILI RISTRA Apple Cinnamon Pancake Head on over to the Chile Ristra and enjoy our new Apple Cinnamon Pancake for only $4.99

Enchilada Plate

Come on down to the Chile Ristra and enjoy our Enchilada Plate! It comes with your choice of enchilada (cheese, chicken, or beef) rolled with beans and rice for $7.99

JOIN THE CLUB! Sign up for an Isleta Eagle Club card and spin the wheel for a chance to win up to $500 in free slot play. OPEN 24 HOURS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK


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Karaoke

Mani and Pedi Cherishing me time. Immerse your hands and feet in a refreshing bubbly soak. Relax and indulge with raspberry vodka to remove dry skin. Next keep the hydration while we massage in warm Marshmallow Shea Butter. $80

Haircut, Shampoo, Style, and Scalp

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

Ladies

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Schedule a haircut, shampoo and style and receive an additional scalp treatment made to nourish the scalp and hair. Love the way your hair looks and feels for the New Year.

ISLETA LAKES

Football FRENZY

Join us at 777’s on Sundays and Mondays now through February 3rd, come watch your favorite team play. Drawings held after each quarter of the game! Enjoy the games and win a new NFL jersey along with other prizes!

777 Superbowl Party

Join us at 777’s on Sunday February 3rd from 4:30pm to 7:00pm) and get a free ticket for coming in. Prizes include Bud Light Merchandise and Isleta Resort Gift cards worth up to $500! Earn more tickets when you order your favorite foods!

Trout Derby Come on down to Isleta Lakes because starting from November 3rd to February 24th is going to be our Trout Derby! Have a chance to a Trout with a tag worth up to $1,000! Stop in Monday through Thursday and multiply your catch up 3X!

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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 through Thursdays, 11am-9pm.

Cheers to a new year! Start this year off relaxed and enjoy a full body rubdown of sweet sea salt. Let us massage in the hydration with fresh strawberry body oil. $140

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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ENTERTAINMENT Tickets are on sale now at the Box Office or www.Isleta.com. Must be 21 years or older to attend unless otherwise noted. George Lopez “The Wall” In Concert Comedian George Lopez comes to the Isleta Casino Showroom on Friday January 4th . Doors open at 7pm and show begins at 8pm. Tickets starting at $50 and can be purchased at the Casino Box Office or at www.isleta.com. George Clinton Isleta Resort & Casino is proud to welcome Funk R&B artist George Clinton live in the Isleta Casino Showroom Saturday, January 14th. Doors open at 7pm and show begins at 8pm. Tickets start at $25 and are on sale at the Isleta Resort & Casino Box Office or at www.isleta.com. Patti La Belle Experience the legend Patti La Belle Queen of Soul, live in the Isleta Casino Showroom on Friday, January 18th. Doors open at 7pm and show begins at 8pm. Tickets start at $55 and are on sale at the Isleta Resort & Casino Box Office or at www.isleta.com.

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While every effort is made to verify the facts published, CE Publishing does not hold itself, any advertiser, or anyone writing for this publication responsible for any error or any possible consequences thereof. The mission of Casino Entertainer is to inform our readers of fun events, promotions, and entertainment at casinos in the Southwest. We support responsible gaming and encourage those who believe they have a gambling problem to contact the National Council on Problem Gambling at 800-522-4700, a 24hour confidential national hotline, or email at ncpg@ncpggambling.org

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CRAPS FUN AND

SHOOTING DICE PHENOMINON

By John G. Brokopp No matter how many ways you analyze it, craps is a game of pure chance. The odds, however, make it one of the best games in the casino to play. If you couple this with wise money management, it’s possible to play craps with success over the short term. Over the long haul, the built-in casino edge is bound to take its toll. About the only thing that can be construed as a skill factor in craps is the act of physically picking up the pair of dice and rolling them. Even though calling this a skill is stretching the point, some believe that it’s possible to control the dice, that is, arrange them in a certain configuration, hold the cubes a certain way, then toss them the same way at the same speed toward the same spot on the table. The strategy, of course, is to compromise true mathematical probability by lessening the chances of the

dice adding up to seven, the number that no craps player wants to see during the course of a roll. There are 36 possible combinations of the dice. Seven is the easiest number to roll (6 possible combinations), followed by six and eight (5 combinations each), five and nine (4 possible combinations each), and four and ten (3 possible combinations each). The combinations are completed by three and eleven (two ways each) and two and twelve (one way each). If the dice are thrown properly (straight down the middle of the table to the back wall) it is impossible to control them. The interior sides of craps tables are lined at the corners and the ends with a material textured with rubber pyramid shapes. When the dice hit this wall, they bounce off and tumble back to ensure as fair and random a roll of the dice as possible. Jim Klimesh, a longtime casino executive and a former craps dealer before his casino gaming career took a turn toward management, once explained it to me this way: “The pyramid-textured back wall and corners were designed so that the dice hit at different angles and fly off in random directions to preserve the integrity of the game,” ex-

Happy New Year from the staff of Casino Entertainer

plained Klimesh. “Dealers are trained to make certain that the dice are shot properly. If a shooter throws them short, or attempts to bank the dice off the corner, it is the responsibility of the dealer to remind them that they have to hit the back wall. “I know that’s the way I was trained. I am aware of instances where craps players have been barred from throwing the dice because they repeatedly did not heed the warning. One cannot discount the fact a certain aura surrounds a table when a hot roll is in progress. It’s an inexplicable phenomenon. I also have found myself “handicapping” the shooters. I check out their shooting technique, and make mental notes of their past rolls. There’s no rhyme or reason to it, but my experience tells me the dice get hot and the dice get cold.

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Promotions and Events for January

January 1

Happy New Year! Join Sky City Casino, Bingo and Sky City Travel Center for the New Year’s Day 4X Points Multiplier, 8am to midnight.

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Boogie into Sky City Bingo to win a portion of the Saturday Night Fever $1,199 total cash giveaway. Win some extra cash with the $3-3 on card special game. See Bingo for details.

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Play at Sky City Casino every Thursday in 2019 for your chance to earn 5X points between 8am and midnight.

Take cover a gust of winnings is heading to Sky City Casino this January. Happening every Friday all month long is the “Blizzard Spin to Win” cash and free play drawings from 5pm to 9:30pm. Two winners will be drawn at the top of the hour and one winner every half hour to win $50 to $100 free play or up to $1,000 cash! Patrons receive one entry for every 40 points earned starting December 30.

$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.

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

January 4, 11, 18 & 25

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.

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 points between 11am and 4pm. Senior patrons also receive $20 in free play when they earn 400 points before 4pm. Limit one $20 in free play per promotion day.

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PROMOTIONS FOR JANUARY Bingo at Club 49 Wednesday–Sunday

Taking place inside Club 49, BINGO is a popular spot for guests to grab a bite or drink (alcoholic or soft drink) while playing their 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!

Cash is King Drawing Jan. 27 – 7pm

Inn of the Mountain Gods invites you to earn entries all month with the Cash is King drawing! Earn points every Friday through Monday to be entered into the drawing. Every Sunday there will be a slot tournament from 4pm to 6pm. All points earned in the tournament will count towards the final Cash is King drawing on January 27. Earn thirty points and you’ll receive one entry. The lucky winners will have a chance to snag their share of $50,000!

Hot Chocolate & Blackjack January

Heat up your blackjack game with a free cup of hot chocolate this holiday season at Casino Apache. Sip while you win and have fun!

Pass-Punt-Kicker Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament January 20

Win your share of $20,000 and a 65” Curve Vizio HDTV at the hottest Texas hold ‘em tournament event of the month! Buy-in is $230 and the event will take place at Inn of the Mountain Gods Convention Center A, C & E. Don’t miss this chance to go home with $5,000 in your pocket.

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Winter League Poker Tournament January 1 - 29

Inn of the Mountain Gods is piling on the winning this winter during the Winter League Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament, taking place Mondays and Tuesdays at noon in the Poker Room. BuyWalk away with your share of $5,000 every Thursday this month in at Casino Apache! Locals who earn ten points will have a chance is just $40 plus a $10 entry fee. to win $200 in cash on the spot! Point earn is from 4pm to 6:50pm Prize structure payouts dependent and drawings are at 6pm and 7pm every Thursday in January! on the number of sign-ups. This tournament incorporates a High 5’s for 55’s Lucky Lotto Wednesdays in January point system to log when Walk away with extra cash this month! Players age 55 or better who a player places in the top ten. Top point earn 20 slot points can enter the Lucky Lotto drawing for a chance earners will be invited to win up to $500 each week. Also, players receive 5X points on Mondays when they play their favorite machines from 8 am to mid- to a two-day “Bad Beat night. Don’t forget to print out those 50-percent-off dining voucher, Payback” event on valid Mondays or Wednesdays at Apache Tee, Gathering of Nations March 14 & 15. Buffet, Big Game Sports Bar and Smokey B’s.

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Restock the Shelves Poker Tournament January 13

Play no limit Texas Hold’em and help restock the local Mescalero Food Bank on Sunday, Jan. 13 at 6pm in the White Mountain Room. Bring in non-perishable items to receive extra poker chips. Donate 3 cans to get 1,000 chips, 5 cans to get 2,500 chips and 8 or more cans to get 5,000 chips!

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Intocable January 5

Intocable, one of the most prominent Tejano/Norteño music groups, is set to take the stage at Inn of the Mountain Gods on Saturday, Jan. 5. The group is known for various number one hits such as “Robarte un Beso,” “Prometí,” and “Culpable Fui (Culpable Soy),” as well as their latest hit “Tu Ausencia,” Intocable will be sure to spice up the stage with their indigenous music style. Don’t miss out on the exciting experience. Tickets are $25. Doors open at 7pm, concert starts at 8pm.

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Chris Lane January 26

Dust off those cowboy boots and round up your country crew as Chris Lane takes center stage at Inn of the Mountain Gods on Jan. 26. Recently released album “Laps Around the Sun” encompasses years of self-realization and love for his music for the rising country music star. Performing top hit songs, “Let Me Love You,” “Take Back Home Girl” and “I Don’t Know About You” Lane will be sure to sweep the stage with his crooner personality. Tickets start at $29. Doors open at 7pm and the concert will begin at 8pm.

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Beginning January 1, 2019 all Bear Club members will earn one (1) entry ticket for every 100 points they earn on their account into the Sweet Dreams Giveaway drawings to be held every 30 minutes on Saturdays during the promotional period 5pm until 9pm. Every half hour, one (1) winner will be drawn and that lucky winner will automatically win $250 Cash and 50 Bonus Entries into the $10,000 Bedroom Makeover Grand Prize drawing. Every Tuesday from January 1 – 22 from 9am – 9pm, all Bear Club members playing on the slots will automatically receive 2X entries for all Sweet Dreams Giveaway drawings including the $10,000 Bedroom Makeover Grand Prize drawing. The Grand Prize drawing will be held at 9:30pm on Saturday, January 26. The grand prize winner will instantly win a $10,000 bedroom makeover from Matlock Furniture in Durango! (**NOTE: The prize will be in the form of a $10,000 gift card and can be used on any merchandise sold at Matlock Furniture and is not limited to bedroom furnishings.)

All Bear Club members who are playing on the slots during the promotional times will be eligible to win during the Beauty Sleep Hot Seats giveaway. Every half hour from 2pm until 6:30pm Bear Club personnel will conduct a random hot seat drawing using the Super Playmate software. Winners will instantly receive $100 Sky Ute Loot and a $50 gift card to Bed, Bath & Beyond.

Sky Ute Casino Resort Local Love

In January, 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.

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

Dream Catcher Swipe & Win

Bear Club members who earn 250 points Thursdays during the promotional times can visit any promotional kiosk once they have qualified to play the Dream Catcher flash game. Members will get to pick a dream catcher to see what they have won. Available prizes will be $500 Sky Ute Loot, $250 Sky Ute Loot, $100 Sky Ute Loot, $50 Sky Ute Loot, $25 Sky Ute Loot and $10 Sky Ute Loot. As an added bonus, there will be a Mystery Dream Bonus prize. On one Bear Club account, $1,000 CASH will be hidden and if that player swipes their card during the promotional period, the will instantly win the $1,000 cash prize. (NOTE: the $1,000 cash prize will only be available ONE TIME during the promotional period.)

TGIF Cash Dash

On Fridays in January 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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All Bear Club members will be able to swipe at any promotional kiosk during the stated promotional times to receive 2 times their base entries for the Sweet Dreams Giveaway drawings as well as a 2-for1 Dining Voucher good at Willows CafĂŠ, Rolling Thunder Grill or Shining Mountain CafĂŠ the day that it is received.

My Generation 50+ Wednesdays

Beginning at 9am on Wednesday’s, 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 Lot., a $5 off food voucher with a $10 minimum purchase in Rolling Thunder Grill, Willows CafÊ or Shining Mountain CafÊ 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.

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Ignacio, CO 888.842.4180 SkyUteCasino.com


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Win up to $250 Cash & 50 Entries for a Bedroom Makeover Grand Prize!

Grand Prize Drawing on January 26, 9:30PM Rules apply. See Players’ Club for details. Sky Ute Casino Resort reserves the right to modify or cancel promotions at any time without notice. Must be 21 or better to enter casino.

 

Ignacio, CO 888.842.4180 SkyUteCasino.com

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January 2019

THE DOWNS AT ALBUQUERQUE January at Casino at the Downs you’ll experience the latest, most popular slot machines, exciting promotions every day, and premier dining in the Crown Room and Downs Café along with entertainment including your favorite live bands and the return of the 90’s House Party.

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.

$125,000 ROLL TO WIN

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 January, take your choice of an Indian Frito Pie with Red Chile Au Jus OR Grilled Ham & Cheese Sandwich with French Fries for only $6.99, including beverage, with Player’s Club card. The Downs Café offers a full service menu available 5pm to 9pm Thursdays through Saturdays and a Sunday Brunch from 10:30am to 2:30pm. Thursdays enjoy the featured all-you-can-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.

Mondays through Fridays in January, 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 $500 in cash, 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 again 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

CASUAL DINING

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 9pm. The Crown Room hosts dining for two or a party of 75 guests. Valentine’s Day is around the corner and features a unique 5-course Valentine’s Day menu with dinner for two for $69.99. Celebrate at your convenience as the 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

The Big Game is only weeks away. 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. January 26 marks the return of the 90’s House Party.

90’s HOUSE PARTY Saturday, January 26, 2019

It’s back…The First Turn Lounge hosts the 90’s House Party with DJ Mister E returning to play the best 90’s music videos and clips on a 20’ HDTV and 30 other screens. Wear your best 90’s attire to win cash prizes. The 90’s House Party is from at 9pm until 1am with no cover.

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.


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MONDAY - FRIDAY NOON - 10PM The Downs supports responsible gaming. For help call 1.800.GAMBLER.

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

FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHTS 9pm - 1am January 4 & 5

Black Pearl

January 11 & 12

Tequila Rain

January 25

DJ Mister E

January 18 & 19

Gonzalo

January 27

90’s House Party

Prices do not include gratuities or tax. Management reserves all rights, subject to change. First Turn Patrons must be 21 or over.


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ARIES

(MARCH 21 - APRIL 19) The Solar eclipse on the fifth brings rewards as your cycle of hard work and discipline stabilizes. You will attempt to free yourself from limitation and transcend to another level professionally. Your love life continues to give you mixed signals. Your health program kicks in this winter.

TAURUS

(APRIL 20 - MAY 20) Positive energy is what you have to look forward to after cleaning out any negative influences in your surroundings all year. You have a new caution regarding the dating scene. Solidify a financial agreement. It may be time to make replace the old with the new, especially a vehicle.

GEMINI

(MAY 21 - JUNE 21) Your path has had so many unexpected twists and turns. Focusing on one goal is key to experiencing phenomenal results in the next three months. The heavens confirm you’re on the right path by rewarding you financially now. Jupiter’s rays pave the way for romance and mending relationships.

CANCER

(JUNE 22 - JULY 22) The possibility of true love lies in your future. Don’t be so willing to accept blame and look to the source. Getting stuck in a feeling brings delays; speed things up by focusing on what you are looking for personally and professionally. New associations create opportunities for travel.

LEO

(JULY 23 - AUGUST 22) The lunar Eclipse and supermoon impacts you on the 20th. Recognition is the theme as you aggressively pursue your dreams, whether it’s writing that overdue novel or advancing your position. You’re being pushed off the treadmill and into a new adventure. A spiritual awakening is in progress.

January 2019

VIRGO

AQUARIUS

(AUGUST 23 - SEPTEMBER 22) Acceptance is your outcome after learning many lessons during the past year in the relationship department. Satisfy yourself and pursue your own needs for once. Current opposing forces may create more stress to produce in the money department. Your consulting skills kick in under the new Moon.

(JANUARY 20 - FEBRUARY 19) The full super Moon on the 20th in your sign ignites a new environment and plenty of changes are in the cards. You may just getting over a stagnant period and are ready for a fresh start. Be careful of peoples’ motives who want too much too soon. You will relieve a childhood experience.

(SEPTEMBER 23 - OCTOBER 23) The Lunar Eclipse swings into your love zone enhancing your social circle and spotlighting your performance in meetings. There will be also be opportunities for you to get back into the dating scene and meet people of like mind and interests. Avoid family problems by staying neutral and listening.

(FEBRUARY 19 - MARCH 20) The planet Mars in your sign ignites a more aggressive attitude in all areas of your life. You will feel more logical,

LIBRA

PISCES

than emotional in your decision making. Expect to get a lot accomplished and forge ahead in education and career. Setting goals and plans for your financial future is focused. 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 Web site at: www.cynthiahess.com or call 505-293-0833. Follow Cynthia on Facebook.

SCORPIO

(OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER 21) It’s time to lighten up for the new year and have some fun. You will make tremendous headway this year financially. Business negotiations move quickly this month regarding real estate and investments. Many obstacles including legalities will clear up from the past in your favor.

SAGITTARIUS

(NOVEMBER 22 - DECEMBER 21) Home and family become your number one priority in the year ahead. It’s time out to revitalize your creative juices, then full speed ahead in the career department in April. You’ve entered a major prosperity cycle for the next year. Staying organized and modernizing office equipment are crucial.

CAPRICORN

(DECEMBER 22 - JANUARY 19) Happy Birthday Capricorns as the New Moon Solar eclipse launches your personal year! Personal fulfillment is at the top of your list. You are learning that allwork and no-play doesn’t cut it now. You are emerging into a new cycle of transformation after having so much family responsibility.

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Casino Entertainer Magazine - January 2019  

New Mexico casino promotions, news, and events! In print and online at http://www.casinoentertainer.com

Casino Entertainer Magazine - January 2019  

New Mexico casino promotions, news, and events! In print and online at http://www.casinoentertainer.com

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