Shinedown No. 1 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs Airplay Chart

by Administrator27. February 2017 16:47

 Shinedown reaches No. 1 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs airplay chart for an 11th time with "How Did You Love," the fourth single from the Florida rockers' fifth studio album, Threat to Survival. "How Did You Love" becomes Shinedown's third No. 1 from the album (the most that the band has earned from an LP since 2008's Devour, which generated four).

Read the complete Billboard article by clicking HERE.

Shinedown will perform LIVE for one night only at Albuquerque's Route 66 Casino Hotel's Legends Theater on 3.31.17
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$1,000.000 Balloon Bucks Cash Giveaway

by Administrator7. January 2017 12:52

In celebration of the launch of New Mexico's most rewarding Player's Club Program, Turbo Rewards, Route 66 Casino Hotel is giving casino guests a chance to win $1,000,000 cash this January!  

Simply use your brand new Turbo Rewards card to play your favorite slot or table games and receive an entry for every 10 points earned or every 30 minutes of tracked table game play.  Drawings take place every Saturday in January from 5pm - 9pm.  30 contestants will be selected every weekend for a chance to pop balloons and earn cash.  The Route 66 Casino promotions team welcomes all of Albuquerque to take part in this popping good time!



That's not all! Rack up your chance to win by taking advantage of weekly entry multipliers! Visit Route 66 Casino on Tuesdays to increase drawing entries by as much as 10X!    

January 3 - guests will receive 2x entries
January 10 - guests may receive up to 4x entries
January 17 - guests may receive up to 8x entries
January 24 - guests may receive up to 10x entries

Playing your favorite games has never been so rewarding.  Come out and Get Your Kicks like never before only at Route 66 Casino Hotel!



Southwest Regional and New Mexico State Chili Championship Cook Off Results

by Administrator10. August 2015 16:09

Hundreds of casino guests experienced a whole lotta flavors as Route 66 Casino hosted two of the Southwest’s premiere chili cook-offs: the Southwest Regional Chili Cook-Off Championship on Saturday, August 8th and in the New Mexico State Chili Cook-Off Championship on Sunday, August 9th.  

The event is a draw for top chefs in the Southwest; top winners will qualify for a spot in the International Chili Society World Championship.  This year’s competition included over twenty chili cooks, including the current Red Chili World Champion and last year’s New Mexico State Champion!

Route 66 is pleased to announce our very own Cheryl Archuletta is the new 2015  International Chili Society (ICS) Southwest Regional Red Chili Champion!  Chery is an employee in the Route 66 Food & Beverage department and has perfected her chili recipe over several years of competition. She will proudly represent the Southwest region at the ICS 2015 World’s Championship Chili.  


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A Subscription to Winnings!

by Administrator1. December 2014 11:10

Jump on the email road to winnings! Provide us with your email address in Decmber and be instantly eligible to win a 50" flatscreen TV!  

Ultimate Rewards Members simply have to visit the Route 66 Player's Club to update their profile information with their email address.  And if you already receive email news, promotions and other winning offers via the Route 66 Casino email newsletter you can still enter to win by visiting the Player's Club.

Drawing for multiple flatscreen TVs will take place on Friday, January 2, 2015.  All winners will be notified via emial. 

Social Media Winner Enjoys Tickets to Every 2014 Show in Legends Theater

by Administrator20. January 2014 16:47

As part of the Party of the Decade Grand Funale festivities in 2013, Route 66 Casino hosted a "Win Tickets for a Year" facebook contest during the month of October. Entry was free and guests had the opportunity to earn additional entries by simply referring their friends to the contest and having them enter as well.  The contest received hundreds of entries all month long and in November one winner was chosen. 

Alicia and husband Randy before they attended the first show of 2014 featuring comedian Bill Burr. 

Congratulations to Mrs. Alicia Paynter! She will receive one pair of VIP tickets to every single show in Legends Theater during 2014. She was thrilled to learn she won and is very excited about the 2014 entertainment lineup.  She is most looking forward to attending the Martina McBride concert on February 6th and she knows her grandmother will enjoy the Steve Connolly - Spirit of the King show.  

Route 66 Casino hosts various contests and ticket giveaways throughout the year.  Find and follow Route 66 Casino on Facebook and Twitter to be an insider on any upcoming giveaways. 

Route 66 Casino Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Classic Mustang Giveaway

by Administrator16. September 2013 13:08

As part of the 10th Anniversary Party of the Decade Celebration, Route 66 Casino had a custom car made as the grand finale prize of the 10-week "Drive of the Decade" promotion. The chosen classic 1965 Ford Mustang experienced a complete remodel from top to bottom. 



Throughout the 10-week "Drive of the Decade" car giveaway, casino guests had the opportunity to win 10 different Ford model cars with the custom 1965 Mustang as the grand prize.  The final Sunday of the promotion, Ultimate Rewards members entered their drawing tickets into the drawing bin.  Promotions Manager, Steven Concho, greeted guests as all anxiously waited to see who the lucky winner was going to be. 

And the winner is...

Florence Gonzales of Albuquerque, NM!  She almost fell to her knees when she revealed the winning ticket in her drawing pod. She thanked Route 66 Casino for everything and especially for her “new” old Classic Car.



Behind the Scenes of the Party of the Decade

by Administrator16. May 2013 15:48

Planning for the Party of the Decade started months prior to its launch date. An entire campaign was created to incorporate the anniversary with Route 66 icon, Miss 66. The campaign development was a collaboration between creative director Derek Johnson and Commercial Head Films.  The creative team designed concepts for the 10th Anniversary logo and advertising campaign.  Skip Sayre, Chief of Sales and Marketing along with Maria Lamar, Marketing Manager joined director Moshe Brakha in Los Angeles to shoot new images featuring Miss 66.


Attention to the smallest detail was important.  This is what Miss 66’s costume looked like in the beginning. Final embellishments were hand sewn to and chosen to best accent her accessories.


Over twenty different styles and colors of top hats were considered. The final hat chosen for the campaign was embellished further with sequins and rubies to match her costume.


Silver, black, red…so many choices.


A classic pin up hairstyle was chosen to finish off Miss 66’s new look. 

A Chocolate Fantasy Turns Into a Winning Reality

by Administrator4. March 2013 12:45

On Saturday, March 2nd, Route 66 Casino Hotel placed 3rd in both Most Artistic Sculpture and 3rd in Best Tasting Samples at the 21st Annual Chocolate Fantasy Charity Event, an annual benefit gala for the New Mexico Museum of Natural History Foundation. The event features the most noteworthy chocolatiers in New Mexico, competing to win Best of Show with their elaborate chocolate sculptures and edible sampling pieces. The theme was "Once Upon A Time...An Enchanted Chocolate Fantasy."

The Route 66 Culinary Team featured Executive Chef, Gilles Desnous, Pastry Chef, Esperanza Martinez and Pastry Assistant, Nathan Martinez. The team entered a piece titled: Ali Baba's Treasure. The chocolate piece of art featured vivid colors, intricate details and a stunning presence that would have made Aladdin himself jealous. 

From the tiny butterflies to the blooming flowers, the piece was 100% edible and made free-form (no chocolate molds were used). 

Due to the size of the chocolate art piece, the final touches were not added until the morning of the event. Tiny paintbrushes were used to add final splashes of color on this magnificent piece. 

Celebrating 22 Years of Chrome

by Administrator21. February 2013 11:48

Route 66 Casino Hotel was the presenting sponsor of the 2013 Super Nationals, New Mexico’s Premier Custom Auto Show. The event took place February 1st through 3rd at the Lujan Complex at Expo New Mexico.  The car show featured street rods and customs from across the country.  The Route 66 Casino Girls were on hand to sign autographs and take photos with guests.



Route 66 Casino Girls with the "Scythe", the radical creation of Galpin Auto Sports. This custom car started out as a Mustang and has a voice controlled interior. 

Murray Pfaff's 1959 Chrysler "Imperial Speedster" was just across the way from the Route 66 Casino Hotel booth.

Steve's Cruzin with the Oldies entertained thousands of guests over all three days of the custom auto show.  Steve also provides the rock 'n roll music at Route 66's Memorial Day Car Show as well as the Calendar Car Show and Championship Chili Cook-Off in August.  

Stay tuned for details on the up-coming 2013 Route 66 car shows.

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