May 7, 2012 at 2:52 PM
"Spring promotions, giveaways, tournaments and more..."
Enchanted Odds - An Insight Into the Santa Fe Area Casinos
David Oakeley is a marketeer, journalist, and a ski/golf nut.
The onset of warm weather is good business for northern New Mexico casinos and as summer gets closer, some of the area casinos are ramping up with pre-summer promotions.
For Mother’s Day, the north Espanola area casino is giving away $2,500 in bonus play every Sunday in May. On Saturday, May 12, three lucky persons will win a diamond pendant.
Toys of summer – Three big winners will choose from a selection of summertime toys---ATVs and motorcycles---or a share of $15,000 in cash. The next 30 qualifiers will be drawn on May 26 & the final 30 qualifiers on June 30. Three winners on June 30 will be drawn from the 90 finalists.
On Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, Ohkay will give away $2,000 in cash in hot seat drawings.
Here are some of the weekday promos at Ohkay:
- Monday-Friday: Free Bonus Bingo Blitz
- Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays: “Spin It 2 Win It” hot seat drawings
The two Pojoaque casinos—Buffalo Thunder and Cities of Gold—are featuring the $80,000 “You Pick” Cash, Gas or Free Play. Preliminary drawings every Thursday, May 3 through May 24, selected guests will play for cash, gas or free play. Drawing times are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Five winners will be selected at the beginning of every hour. Final drawings will take place on Thursday, May 31.
Cities of Gold Promos
$uper $eniors every Monday & Wednesday with slot and table game, guests age 50+ get 3x points, buy-one-get-one free buffet; free slot play drawings.
Buy-one-get-one-FREE entry at the Golden Buffet
Bonus Days, 4x’s points Tuesday May 15, Bonus Free Play Tuesday May 29
Bingo Birthday Sundays, if you have a birthday in May simply present a valid photo ID and your Players Club card and receive FREE electronic Package
$uper $eniors, same as Cities of Gold.
Blackjack tournaments, every Wednesday, $3,500 8 p.m., $50 buy in with 50 points earned.
Progressive Ultimate Texas Hold’em every day at 10 a.m.
Poker, daily, $6,000 Spring Cash Giveaway, May 14 through May 28, Drawing times- 2 p.m., 6 p.m., 9 p.m., and 12 p.m.