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Albuquerque Journal, N.M., Rozanna M. Martinez | column

August 29, 2014

By Rozanna M. Martinez |, Albuquerque Journal, N.M.

Aug. 29--Celebrate the near end of summer this Labor Day weekend with some appetizing deals at Route 66 Casino Hotel.

All weekend chomp down on 50-cent hot dogs being served on the casino floor or at the $2 hot dog and beer special in the 360 Lounge. On Monday, Sept. 1, bring the family to Buffet 66 for a seafood feast. Buffet 66 will offer a vast array of seafood for you to celebrate the national day of rest.

At the special price of $14.99 enjoy lunch or dinner. Buffet 66 will be open from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. On Monday, the two-for-one buffet special will not be available due to the Labor Day special price.

Throughout the month of September, Thunder Road Steakhouse & Cantina will be serving up a succulent Surf & Turf special featuring grilled sirloin steak and coconut shrimp. The hearty-portioned entree will be accompanied by a loaded baked potato. The price is nice at $16.99.

Enjoy your Surf & Turf with live music by The Real Matt Jones every Friday beginning at 9 p.m. Saturdays feature a rotating line-up of local entertainers including Desert Soul, Patrolled by Radar, Desert Diamond Band and Lenin & McCarthy.

After filling your tummy, head out and fill your pockets with some bingo winnings. On Monday, Sept. 1, players will receive a free 3-On-Card that will pay out $300 to guests purchasing a Buy-In during the evening session. A couple Saturdays this month will be lucky for some bingo players. Be part of the "Rags to Riches" drawing on Sept. 13 and the "Lucky Player" drawing on Sept. 27. Both drawings will take place during the evening session. Guests must be present and playing bingo to win.

Bingo players can also jazz up their Friday and Saturday nights this fall during Cosmic Bingo. It's a fun late night party with Top 40 music being played in the room that will glow with neon lights. Play the bingo machine of your choice for $15 to be part of the fun. The $5 level 1 games pays $100, the $10 level 2 game pays $250 and the $15 level 3 game pays $400 on all main games.

This September earn your chance to drive away in a sweet ride during the "Ready, Set, Vette -- Corvette Giveaway."

Earn entries for your opportunity to win this restored 1973 Corvette Stingray convertible every Friday through Sunday. Drawings take place every 15 minutes between 10 a.m. and 11 p.m. Lucky winners will receive $50 in free play as well as an entry to the grand prize drawing that will be held at 6 p.m.Sept 28. There were only 6,000 of this type of Corvette made and guests will have hundreds of chances to win this rare treasure.

SAN FELIPE CASINO: Things might be getting cooler soon, but San Felipe is keeping its promotions hot this September with the "$5 K Tuesday Giveaway" and the "$200,000 Summer Surprises Giveaway."

Each Tuesday throughout the month of September, guests will get a chance to win $100 in free play each hour between noon and 9 p.m. Patrons can pick up a drawing ticket at the Player's Club every hour during the giveaway.

As part of the "$200,000 Summer Surprises Giveaway" patrons will get their chance to win a new car, $10,000 cash and more through Sept. 28. Guests who earn 100-base points throughout the week will get their chance to spin the prize wheel for a chance to win. Get a better chance to win on Thursdays when Players Club members earn three-times the points as part of the "3X Points Twisted" promotion. Patrons can even redeem their points for gas purchases, free play or purchase throughout the casino.

For even more fun, San Felipe Casino will host its slot tournament every Wednesday as part of the "Midweek Mayhem Slot Tournament." All you have to do is earn 100-base points to be eligible to enter the tournament and have a chance to play the "Employee Breakdown" rounds where guests can earn free play prizes. For more details and information, call 867-6700 or visit

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