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Vol. 16 - No. 5 • May 2018


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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.

May 2018

Promotions and Events for May ISLETA RESORT & CASINO

Fiesta Plate Earn & Get

Drop by Isleta every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday this May 1 to 31 to earn and get Fiesta plate sets. There are a total of five colors to choose from, and guests can earn up to four sets each week. Earn 300, 800, 1300, and 1800 points to receive gifts! Promotion lasts from 8am to 8pm each day, while supplies last.

Little Joe y La Familia

Isleta Resort & Casino is proud to welcome back Little Joe y La Familia, live in the Isleta Casino Showroom on Saturday, May 5. Doors open at 7pm and show begins at 8pm. Tickets are $25 general admission and are on sale at the Isleta Resort & Casino Box Office or at www.isleta.com.

Tracy Lawrence

Isleta Resort & Casino is proud to welcome country music artist Tracy Lawrence, live in the Isleta Casino Showroom on Friday, May 11. Doors open at 7pm and show begins at 8pm. Tickets are $30 for VIP seating and $20 for reserved seating 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.

Fiesta Car Giveaway

Join the fiesta at Isleta Resort & Casino! Enter to win cash and qualify every Friday and Saturday now through June 9 to win a 2018 Ford Fiesta, to be given away every Friday and Saturdays at 10pm. 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.

Mother’s Day Giveaway

Isleta Resort and Casino and Palace West Casino is recognizing all guests for Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 13, by gifting them a plant from 8am until supplies last. Simply earn 250 points playing slots, table games, poker, or bingo to be eligible to redeem points for a plant.

Memorial Day

Guests who visit Isleta Resort & Casino or Palace West Casino will receive a hat for Memorial Day on Monday, May 28. Guests can start receiving their hats at 8am, which will be available while supplies last.

PALACE WEST

Whirlwind Money Machine

Isleta Resort & Casino is giving its guests a chance to enter the cash machine and grab a whirl of cash every Sunday from May 6 through June 3. Drawings are every hour from noon to 8pm. Don’t miss your chance to win up to $3,000 each drawing!

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Join Palace West Casino on Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 1 through June 7 from noon to 8pm, for your chance to win up to $250 in cash or free play. Simply earn 25 points prior to each drawing by playing any slot machine or table game with your Isleta Eagle Players Club card and be sitting in the hot seat.

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.


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NOW OPEN 24 HOURS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK!

ANNUAL PROMOTIONS

POKER

TRIPLE SEVENS SALOON Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Join the celebration at Triple Sevens Saloon inside of the Isleta Resort & Casino on Saturday, May 5. Enjoy live entertainment from the Daniel Solis Band and drink specials from 7pm to close.

ISLETA RESORT

Rates as low as $99 per night, based on availability.

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.

Military Mondays

Isleta Resort & Casino, along with Palace West Casino, would like to say thank you to our military men and women. Every Monday, guests with a valid military ID will receive $10 in free slot play and special discounts throughout the property.

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.

Black Chip Payoff

Isleta poker room will give you the chance to collect black chips with each pot won. The player with the most chips in one hour receives the black chip payoff.

BINGO Mother’s Play Free Bingo

Sunday Evening Session at 6:30pm Celebrate Mother’s Day in the Bingo Showroom on May 13 for a free buy-in that pays up to $500. Also, spend $5 and receive a free Mother’s Day dauber.

We Love Our Seniors

Every Wednesday from 10am to 10pm at Isleta Resort & Casino and Palace West Casino, seniors who are 50 years or better will receive a minimum of $5 in free slot play and be eligible for hot seat drawings. One winner will be selected each hour from 10am to 10pm for $50 in cash.

Birthday Bash

Isleta Resort and Casino and Palace West invite you to receive up to $100 of free play or a free gift on your birthday. Earn 25 points and spin the wheel for your surprise.

Memorial Day Bingo

Monday Evening Session at 6:30pm Isleta Resort & Casino Bingo Showroom is offering $2 Red, White, and Blue Games that pay $200, $300, or $500 in cash. Join the fun on Monday, May 28 for your chance to win!

Super Senior Wednesdays

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. Bingo Closures May 5 and 11

THE SPA AT ISLETA Blossom Into Something Beautiful

Rejuvenate your skin with the Sanitas Custom Active Facial or delve into pure relaxation with a 75-minute Blushing Agave and Honey Butter Massage.

ENCHANTMENT GIFTS Mother’s Day Specials

Find that special gift for mom from May 1 to May 13, and enjoy 20 percent off all ladies’ boxed gift sets from the Enchanted Gifts shop, located inside of the Isleta Resort and Casino.

ISLETA GOLF CLUB Mother’s Day Special

Join Isleta Resort & Casino on the green for Mother’s Day, May 13, when mom will enjoy a free round of golf from 6:30am to 7pm.

ISLETA LAKES Mother’s Day Giveaway

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Isleta Lakes, May 1 through May 13, and enter to win a $250 gift card to Isleta Resort & Casino! Purchases of $10 or more will get you an entry ticket for the final drawing held May 13


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May 2018

Officials Catch Fugitive Killer Grandmother It all came to an end for a Minnesota grandmother on Thursday, April 19, when authorities finally apprehended the woman the media has dubbed the “Killer Grandmother.” “There’s a sense of relief today because a killer’s off the streets,” Undersheriff Carmine Marceno of Lee County, Florida, said of Lois Ann Riess, 56, who was arrested in South Padre Island, Texas, after she was spotted in a local bar. “No matter where she went, no matter where she hid, we were going to get her,” said the sheriff. Authorities suspect Riess in two murders: that of her husband, David, in their home state of Minnesota, in late March, and that of Pamela Hutchinson, whose body was found in a Fort Meyers Beach, Florida, condo on April 9. Both were shot to death. Authorities believe Riess had a gambling addiction and had killed both her husband and Hutchinson for money to fuel her habit. She also stole Hutchinson’s car and credit cards.

Lois Riess’s mugshot. Source: South Padre Island Police Department “She looks like anybody’s mother or grandmother, yet she’s an absolute cold-blooded murderer,” said the Undersheriff. Riess is currently being held without bond, and a judge gave authorities until the end of April to decide who will try her first, Minnesota or Florida. If convicted, she faces life in prison.

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Promotions and Events for May

May 5

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Saturday, May 5,with Sky City Casino for your chance to win up to $1,555 mystery cash. Two winners selected every half hour from 8pm to 10pm will win $250 to $1,555 in cash. Patrons receive one entry for every 30 points earned.

5X MULTIPLIER

Play at Sky City Casino every Thursday in 2018 for your chance to earn 5X points between 8am and midnight.

BINGO’S BIRTHDAY TUESDAY

May 1 to December 25 Celebrate your big day with Sky City Bingo by purchasing a PhD bingo machine for only $5 on any Tuesday night of your birthday month. Guests purchasing a Planet Bingo PhD electronic package, using their players card, are eligible for the birthday discount. One offer per patron, per account.

GOLDEN SENIORS

Every Wednesday in May, patrons 50 years or older can enter the Golden Seniors 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.

TANK TOPPER MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND $10K GRAND SALUTE

May 26, 27, & 28 Spend your Memorial Day weekend with Sky City Casino and win your share of the $10k Grand Salute cash. One winner selected every half hour beginning at 5pm on May 26 and 27 could win $100 to $600 in cash. On May 28, one winner selected every half hour beginning at 6pm wins $1,000 in cash. Patrons receive one entry for every 40 points earned.

M AY E N T E RTAI N M E N T WEDNESDAY 16 Audition Night (7-10:30pm) 30 Karaoke Night (8pm-12am)

FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS 9pm-2am 4&5 11 & 12 18 & 19 25 &26 27

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MOTHER’S DAY 3X POINTS MULTIPLIER

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.

$2 OFF FOOD VOUCHER

Enjoy a discounted meal courtesy of Sky City Casino. Receive $2 off any dinner entrée or buffet, redeemable at Huwak’a Restaurant.

CDL FUEL & FOOD

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

May 13 Celebrate mom and earn 3X points at Sky City Casino, Sky City Travel Center, Sky City Table Games, and Sky City Bingo from 8am to midnight.

BINGO’S “IN IT 2 WIN IT”

May 26 Are you “In It 2 Win It”? Join Sky City Bingo on May 26 and play the $3, 3-on card for your chance to win $1,000 to $2,000 in cash.

NEW SIGN-UP OFFER

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.

Play at Sky City Casino for your chance to win big during their Highway Cash giveaways. All CDL cardholders have the opportunity every Wednesday and Saturday from now through the end of December 2018 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.


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THERE’S ALWAYS MORE WAYS TO WIN AT THE OHKAY

SATURDAYS SATURDAY NIGHT CASH FEVER

Every saturday in May, play for your chance to win lots of cash! Drawings start at 6:30pm. Play at Ohkay Casino and win. Earn 10X entries every Tuesday and Thursday!

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!

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You can always look to the Harvest Buffet for incredible deals. All your favorite dinner buffets Monday through Thursday are just $8.99. Treat yourself to a little Northern New Mexico flair with our Buffet on Mondays. Join us on Tuesdays for Pizza and Pasta Buffet. Wednesdays feature mouthwatering Burgers and Wings along with a taste of the South. Delight in the taste of the Orient with our Thursday Asian Buffet or have Breakfast for Dinner! Indulge yourself with Friday’s All-You-Can-Eat Crab Buffet for just $23.99! Saturdays you will want to savor our special Steak and Shrimp Buffet for only $10.99. Sundays feast on the Seafood Buffet along with all you can eat crab for only $23.99! Start your day off right with our $4.99 breakfast buffet Monday through Friday from 6:30am to 11am. Minimum point required on your Winners Club Card for all food specials.


May 2018

MONDAY CASH BLAST

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

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THURSDAYS EARN 10X ENTRIES   

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

TUESDAYS BREAKFAST REWARD

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

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.

WEDNESDAYS FABULOUS 50s

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 sameday 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.

SILVER EAGLE LOUNGE

Party nightly at the Silver Eagle Lounge, where we showcase great entertainment all month long. Tuesdays enjoy Karaoke night and listen to live bands every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday night from 9pm to 1am. • Dance the night away with Perfect Stranger May 4 & 5 • Northern New Mexico’s own Perfeccion plays May 11 & 12 • Get ready for Slo Burnin May 18 & 19 • Boogie on down with Heritage May 25 & 26

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


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May 2018

Happy Camper RV Giveaway May 2–May 28

BINGO

You have a chance to win a brand-new RV during the Happy Camper RV giveaway. Earn entries every Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday through May 28 at Casino Apache Travel Center and Inn of the Mountain Gods. Get one free entry every Wednesday when you swipe your Apache Spirit Card. The drawing takes place Monday, May 28 at 2pm, when one lucky player will drive away with a brand-new RV.

Thursday–Sunday

They love bingo at Inn of the Mountain Gods, which is why they have three sessions a day, five days a week! Join the fun Thursdays through Mondays from 2pm to 3pm, 4pm to 5pm, and 6pm to 7pm. The hall boasts five flat-screen televisions and 100 seats. Play your bingo the traditional way with paper cards and daubers or opt for the completely electronic version and don’t worry about missing a number.

Fast Cash & Free Play Hot Seats May 1–May 29

Win big on Tuesdays by dropping by Casino Apache Travel Center! Earn 20 points between 10am and 10:30pm on Tuesdays in May and you will be entered into the hot seats drawing. Every 30 minutes, one player will win $100 in free play or cash.

Entertainment KUTLESS FRIDAY, MAY 11

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Kutless–Friday, May 11

The wildly popular Christian group Kutless will rock the stage at Inn of the Mountain Gods on Friday, May 11. Originally formed in Portland, Oregon, as a campus worship group, Kutless has since grown to become one of the biggest names in Christian rock. The group is widely known for their powerful and uplifting performances and such chart-topping hits as “Your Touch,” “What Faith Can Do,” “Better Is One Day,” “Sea of Faces,” and “Run.” Over the course of their career they have released 11 albums, co-headlined with Audio Adrenaline, and have had their music featured on the NBC television show Scrubs. Guests won’t want to miss their powerful performance at Inn of the Mountain Gods. Tickets start at $29. Doors open at 7pm.

Cirque Zuma Zuma–Saturday, May 12 For tickets visit InnoftheMountainGods.com or Mescalero, NM | Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

After making it to the semi-finals of America’s Got Talent and performing in Europe and Australia, Cirque Zuma Zuma brings their jaw-dropping show to the stage at Inn of the Mountain Gods on Saturday, May 12. This show is an achievement of athleticism, art, and rhythm featuring acrobats, juggling, contortionists, and much more. Hailing from 16 different African nations, the group’s cultural roots shine through the use of elaborate costumes and performance style. Don’t miss out on this “African Cirque du-Soleil” experience. Tickets start at $29. Doors open at 7pm.


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High 5’s for 55’s Summer Swipe and Win

May 2–May 30 Players, if you are 55 and older you have a chance to win big in the Summer Swipe and Win taking place on Wednesdays from May 2 to May 30 at Inn of the Mountain Gods and Casino Apache Travel Center. Earn 20 points playing your favorite machine. Just swipe your Apache Spirit Card for a chance to win a share over $7,000 in Free Spirit Play and bonus points! Also receive 5X points on Mondays when you play your favorite machines from 8 am to midnight. And don’t forget to print out those 50-percent-off dining vouchers, valid Mondays or Wednesdays at Apache Tee, Gathering of Nations Buffet, Big Game Sports Bar, and Smokey B’s.

Loco for Locals Summer Kickoff Slot Tournament May 3–May 31

Casino Apache loves their local players. This month, locals can win a share of over $6,000 in Free Spirit Play. If you play and earn slot points on your favorite machine from 5pm to 7pm on Thursdays through May you have a chance to win big!

Kentucky Derby Hat Seats Friday and Saturday, May 4 & 5

Ladies and Gentlemen, grab those derby hats and get ready to win a share of over $3,000 in cash and Free Spirit Play! On Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5, from 6pm to 9:55pm, you can earn entries into the drawing by playing your favorite machines. A drawing will be held every three minutes. Winners wearing an Elope Derby Hat (men) or a Floppy Derby Hat (women) will receive $100! Winners not wearing hats will receive $25 in Free Spirit Play.

National Hamburger Day Thursday May 31

Come celebrate National Hamburger Day at Inn of the Mountain Gods and Casino Apache Travel Center and you can receive Free Spirit Play. Enjoy a juicy burger on Thursday, May 31 at any of the restaurants, then stop on over at the Apache Spirit Club with a receipt showing a hamburger purchase of $5 or more to receive $5 in Free Spirit Play.


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IT’S CLOSE TO “WORLD SERIES” TIME FOR POKER PLAYERS

The grandest spectacle in the world John G. Brokopp of professional poker is just weeks is an author, columnist, away and already players from around and freelance writer the globe are making plans to be in specializing in attendance at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & casino gambling Casino in Las Vegas for what promises and horse racing. to be another wild ride on the green felt. Contact him at The 49th annual World Series of Poker jgbrokopp1@gmail.com will kick off on May 29 and run for nearly eight weeks through July 17, during which time 78 official gold bracelet events will take place and millions of dollars in prize money will be distributed. There is no greater event on tap than the No Limit Hold’em Main Event, widely recognized as the world championship of poker. It is scheduled to be held July 2 through 14. Last year, 7,221 entrants paid the $10,000 buy-in to participate in the Main Event, generating a total prize pool of $68-million. The winner, Scott Blumstein, took home a check for $8.15-million. In the spotlight on opening weekend of the competition is a tournament that in just three years has become one of the most popular and anticipated gold bracelet events on the schedule. It’s the Colossus, a No Limit Hold’em spectacular that offers a guaranteed $1-million to the winner for a modest $565 buy-in. When it was first held in 2015, the Colossus attracted 22,374 entrants, a number that shattered the record for the largest live tournament ever held. Over 62,000 players have participated in it over the last three years while competing for an average total prize pool of $10.3-million. Something new at this year’s World Series of Poker will be big-blind antes. Officially, eight of the 78 gold bracelet events will feature the big-blind ante format, one at each of eight price points. Additionally, other events, including two of the daily “Deepstacks” tournaments, a variety of mega-satellites, and the $25,000 and $50,000 weekend tournaments in the King’s Lounge, will also use the big-blind format. Here’s how it works: In variants with an ante, instead of each player posting an ante on each hand, the player in the big blind will post an amount equal to the big blind. It is no longer a specified amount that each player has to pay on each hand. It is now a specified amount that each player pays each round. Players are sure to embrace this fundamental rethinking of the ante, since it means they will no longer have to remember to ante each hand or to determine whether they did or didn’t ante. Furthermore, dealers will no longer have to go around the table to all the participants to collect antes, thereby speeding up the pace of play and allowing players more hands at each level. ESPN is once again planning a full slate of taped and live coverage of the competition. Please visit www.wsop.com for a complete tournament schedule.

JOKE OF THE MONTH From our favorite Yogi Berra:

You wouldn’t have won if we’d beaten you. I usually take a twohour nap from one to four.

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PROMOTIONS FOR MAY Roll for Dough

Win up to $1,000 a roll every Sunday this month from 6pm to 8pm at Black Mesa Casino. Then on May 27 from 5pm to 8pm, you could win up to $1,100 plus 10X entries every Saturday in May!


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Military Wednesdays

Every Wednesday, all active duty and retired military veterans receive $10 in Loyalty Play for showing their valid military ID.

10-Point Meal Deal Tres Taco Tuesdays

Every Tuesday in the Black Mesa Kitchen, enjoy three Black Mesastyle tacos for just $3.99 (plus tax). Select your choice of corn or flour tortillas.

Dine in the Black Mesa Kitchen for $3.99

All Friends of Fifty members can dine in the Black Mesa Kitchen for just $3.99 (plus tax), every Thursday.

Simply earn 10 base points at Black Mesa Casino on any Friday, Saturday, or Monday and you’ll receive a FREE preselected breakfast item from 8am to 11am.

Mother’s Day Gift Giveaway

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Casino Employee Day

If you are a surrounding area casino employee, you will receive $10 in Loyalty Play just by showing your gaming ID and players club card, every Wednesday at Black Mesa Casino. Earn 200 points during your visit, and you’ll get another $10 in Loyalty Play. Restrictions apply.


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GEMINI (MAY 21 - JUNE 21)

As the planets begin to align in your sign the end of this month, you make power moves with people that can benefit your success. That means you are about to get plenty of support launching projects and ideas. Don’t be thrown off course with delays as you near completion.

CANCER (JUNE 22 - JULY 22)

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The cosmic door swings open, giving you several options on a professional level. After being stagnant for so long, you’ll find financial opportunities coming through unexpected channels. You will be involved with many business decisions involving property and contracts this Summer.

VIRGO (AUGUST 23 - SEPTEMBER 22)

A recent incident may cause you to change gears and not follow routine. The full Moon on the 29th activates short trips, creative interests, and communication. Working on independent projects may sound appealing but allow yourself to get plenty of input. You will gain recognition for your work.

LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 23 - OCTOBER 23)

The Taurus planets accent your financial sector in May. You may also be dealing with family dynamics at the same time, which may cause a monetary strain if you are trying to keep them all afloat. Weigh your decisions carefully now and stay focused on your personal and professional path.

SCORPIO (OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER 21)

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SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 22 - DECEMBER 21)

Cosmic influences highlight your work and health sector all month long. It may be time to make a final decision about your career path or change professional directions. The next phase focuses on recouping resources and aggressive monetary moves. Choose a health plan that fits your lifestyle.

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