October 3, 2012 at 11:06 AM
"...the winner can take $20,000 cash instead"
Enchanted Odds - An Insight Into the Santa Fe Area Casinos
David Oakeley is a marketeer, journalist, and a ski/golf nut.
The Pueblo of Pojoaque’s Buffalo Thunder Casino will be giving away a 2012 Chevy Camaro every Saturday in October. The value of the car is listed at $30,000. Many casinos offer a cash option to winners and in this case the winner can take $20,000 cash instead.
How can you win this big prize? First of all you have to sign up and get a free players club card. When you play the slots, you must insert the card into the gaming machine so it can record your play, or in casino parlance, your “coin-in”. Each monthly promotion has different parameters, but for the Camaro giveaway, a player must earn 30 points in order to get one entry.
To make it exciting, every Saturday in October Buffalo Thunder will draw one entry an hour from 12 noon to 9 p.m. Each of the hourly winners will get a chance at 10 p.m. to select a key to the vehicle, one which will open the door.
New Additions at Buffalo Thunder
The Sports Bar Race Book and Casino, the smallest of the three gaming operations owned by the Pueblo of Pojoaque, has closed and the horse/dog racing simulcasting operation has moved to Buffalo Thunder. Buffalo Thunder also has opened an expanded poker room and a new high limit room.
Food and Beverage
The Painted Parrot Buffet at Buffalo Thunder has a new Wednesday offering, Southern Supper, featuring fried chicken, fried catfish, smothered pork chops, fried okra, creamed corn black eyed peas, cobbler and sweet tea. The buffet is $15.99, only $9.99 for casino patrons with a player’s club card.
Santa Claran Featuring Daily Promos & Food Specials
Instead of a few big prizes, the Santa Claran Casino in Espanola is opting for multi-winners and special food offers to attract patrons.
Gaming promotions include:
Tuesdays – 3X’S Points, receive triple points on when you play.
Wednesdays - Seniors Days, 3x Points for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., 99-cent breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., and $50 Hot Seat drawings from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Thursdays – 2X’s Tickets and Gift day, receive 2x’s the tickets for every 50 points earned for the following: Friday, Saturday, Sunday promotions. Earn 25 points to receive the gift of the day every Thursday in October, redeem points starting at 8 a.m. and redeem gifts beginning at 8:30 a.m., while supplies last.
Fridays – Cash Crypt, join us for one of your favorite promotions featured on Friday nights, receive an entry for every 50 points earned, 2 winners every hour from 7pm-11pm.
Saturdays- Cash Bulls Eye, receive an entry for every 50 points earned, 2 winners every hour from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. every Saturday in October. Win up to $750 in cash.
Saturdays - Military & Public Service Appreciation Day Active & Retired. Show your Military or Public Service credentials and receive $10 in Slot Play and 99¢ breakfast. Breakfast served from 8am - 11am in the Café. 10% off Government rate at the Hotel.
Sundays – Football Toss, win great cash prizes, every 50 points gets you an entry, drawings every hour from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
October 31st- Super Cash Crypt featured on Halloween night, 2 winners every hour from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., Super Cash Crypt will also feature the 2X and 3X Multiplier ticket.
Food Promotions Include:
Mondays – Lamb Chops- 3 Tender Grilled Lamb chops with New Mexico green chili mashed potatoes and calabacitas-$16.99
Tuesdays – Stuffed Bell Peppers – 2 large bell peppers stuffed with Spanish rice, beef, and cheddar cheese, smothered in spicy red sauce and served with fry bread-$9.99
Wednesdays – Surf and Turf- 16oz Bone-In Rib eye with 3 large grilled shrimp with roasted potato medley & mixed fresh vegetables-$24.99
Thursdays – Open faced pork chop sandwich-porterhouse pork chop on Texas toast with caramelized onion sauce and sweet potato fries-$15.99
Fridays – Shrimp, Clams, White Fish, Chicken Strips and Jalapeño Hush Puppies- $19.99, or Slow Roasted Prime Rib, loaded twice baked potato and vegetable medley from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., only $14.99.
Saturdays – All you can eat crab legs, only $19.99 served 11 a.m. to close, add choice house salad OR cup of soup, dessert, and a beverage for only $27.00, or a 14oz Grilled T-Bone Steak, Roasted Red Potatoes and vegetables medley from 6pm to 11pm, only $16.99.
Sundays – 14oz Grilled T-Bone Steak Topped with Two Fried Eggs, Jalapeño Breakfast Potatoes, Toast, unlimited Coffee or Juice-$15.99 served 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 6 p.m. to close, ½ off any appetizer and or dessert with any full priced entrée.
Ohkay Casino Giving Away Cash
Ohkay Casino, located just north of Espanola, is featuring the $30,000 Hallow-Win Cash Bash. Every Wednesday and Saturday in October Ohkay will hold drawings. Wednesday winners receive $75 in cash and $25 in free slot play. Saturday winners get $175 in cash and $75 in free slot play.
Ohkay has various daily promotions as well:
Sundays is Ladies Day. All ladies get 2X points. Also, there is a $2 Ladies Day Drink Special.
Mondays, are known as Fabulous 50’s Monday. Club members age 50 + get 2X points all day and if you earn five same day points, you’ll get a $5 food credit.
Ohkay also has what is called a Pit Happy Hour with $3 blackjack from 3pm to 5pm.