December 5, 2011 at 2:58 PM
"Casinos celebrate New Year's with entertainment, food and giveaways..."
Enchanted Odds - An Insight Into the Santa Fe Area Casinos
David Oakeley is a marketeer, journalist, and a ski/golf nut.
Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino
The newest casino in the area will culminate its December promotion on the 29 by giving away more cash as part of its “$125,000 Winner Wonderland Giveaway”.
On Dec. 31 and Jan. 1, gaming customers can get up to five times the points, depending on what hour you are playing.
On New Year’s Day, the casino will give away a 2012 Dodge Charger. The drawing for the vehicle is at 8 pm.
New Year’s Eve entertainment will feature a noon concert featuring Perfeccion ($10) and Tobias Rene will play that night ($15). The Blue Tower Lounge will also offer entertainment.
Cities of Gold Casino
The Cities of Gold Casino will culminate its share of the “$125,000 Winner Wonderland Giveaway” on Dec. 30. Gaming customers can earn higher points when playing on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1.
Tequila Rain and Slo Burnin’ are the New Year’s Eve entertainment. Tickets are $10.
The Golden Buffet will have some specials on New Year’s Eve and Day (prices are for players club members; there is no charge to join). The price of the buffet is $19.99. The buffet will also serve a special late night/breakfast at the stroke of midnight until 10:30 a.m. on New Year’s Day.
Ohkay will give away $5,000 cash in hot seat giveaways from midnight to 2 am on Jan. 1.
The featured New Year’s Eve entertainment from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. is Darren Cordova y Calor. Tickets are $25 for a couple ($15 for individuals).
Ohkay features Steak House Specials every Saturday in the Festival Buffet, including rib eye steaks for $12.99.
The Santa Claran Hotel / Casino
Drawings for cash will begin on Friday Dec. 30, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Over $7,000 in cash will be given away in drawings on New Year’s Eve from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., including $2012 at midnight. On Sunday, New Year’s Day, drawings will be held from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. for a chance the play the Hi/Lo board and an opportunity of up to $500 cash.
The featured entertainment on New Year’s Eve at the Sports Bar and Event Tent is Final Verdict. Tickets are on sale at the players club.
Here’s hoping everybody has a wonderful and prosperous 2012.