In three weeks, there's a very good chance you could be driving away from Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino Hotel in a brand-new 2017 Maserati Ghibli. The South Texas casino is giving away one of the coveted cars on May 21 in a grand-prize drawing, but there are plenty of other ways to win big throughout the month.
Begin earning entries toward your possible new ride on May 1, with one free entry daily for Players Club members and an additional entry for every 777 points earned through slots. As a bonus, you can earn double entries every Tuesday and Wednesday. And even if you don't win the car keys at 7 pm on May 21, there will still be the chance for Players Club members to win a share of $1,800 in cash, Lucky Bucks, and prizes before and after the drawing.
Every Monday beginning at 10 am, you can also win your share of $2,000 in cash and Lucky Bucks with the Money Mondays FREE Slot Tournament. Sign-ups begin at 8 am, and the first session starts at 10 am.
If poker is more your game, there are two special events you won't want to miss. You can earn entry into the $25,000 Memorial Hold ‘Em No Limit Tournament on May 29 by placing first, second, or third in any of the Tuesday and Thursday poker tournaments through May 26. The first 30 players to reach 75 hours of play in the live action games will also earn an entry into the $25,000 tournament.
Every Saturday through June 24, the Poker Room is hosting a hot seat promotion. Players must be in the Poker Room between 3 pm and midnight at the top of the hour for a chance to win.
But there's a big holiday before June that needs celebrating: Cinco de Mayo. On May 5, Players Club members can get five times the points from 5 am to 5 pm, with Hot Seat Drawings on the casino floor and in the poker room from 5-10 pm, with five winners each hour. A special Tejano show by Mexican dance party band Flash inside the ¿Qué Pasa? Lounge is at 8 pm, preceded by a $5.55 buffet from 11 am to 4 pm.
It's also Tejano night on May 14 with La Sombra De Tony Guerrero and on May 28 with Jessy Serrata. The rest of the month's lineup is equally exciting, with R&B/jazz/hip hop group The Show on May 12, classic rock band Vankuver on May 19, and The Mooncaps capping off the month with some 1950s and '60s rock 'n roll.
Bottoms up between 3 pm and 8 pm, Sunday through Friday, when it's casino-wide happy hour. Domestic bottled beers are just $2, while Kickapoo's famous frozen cocktails are a mere $4.50.
When it's time to dine, there's brisket, prime rib, chicken, shrimp, ribs, and smoked trout at the Gamblers Smoke House, only $16.99 with a PASS Card and $18.99 without. Every Thursday is Sensational Senior Day, when Players Club members 55 years and up get 50 percent off lunch or dinner at The Buffet between 11 am and 10 pm.
Moms get a special buffet too, with Italian favorites cooked to order on May 14 for $19.99 with PASS Card ($21.99 without). Also on Mother's Day, ladies can win one of 10 Michael Kors or Coach purses, each stuffed with a share of over $1,000 in Lucky Bucks. Earn entries on May 14, and visit the Players Club to claim a free entry and additional entries for every 100 points earned. Drawings will be held from 2-8 pm. As an added bonus, a mariachi band will serenade the all mothers in attendance from 4-7 pm.
That next weekend for Armed Forces Day, military personnel who present a valid military ID can enjoy a free lunch or dinner at The Buffet. A free military commemorative coin will also be presented (while supplies last) to all players who earn 100 points or more on May 20.
On each of these special May Days — Cinco de Mayo, Mother's Day, Armed Forces Day, and Memorial Day — every food and beverage purchase you make at the hotel comes with a spin of the wheel to win prizes and discounts. So why not try your luck?