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Isleta Casino, New Mexico

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Hotels & Casinos' started by UKFanatic, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    Has anyone been there? Going to passing through ABQ soon and trying to decide if this casino is worth checking out. Thanks
     
  2. TedCheddy

    TedCheddy Low-Roller

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    Only if you're absolutely dying to gamble. The resort is quite nice and the casino is good sized but it's an absolute smoke bomb in there. No alcohol on the casino floor either. They have a few tables of craps, bj, etc., and a smattering of video poker but it's mainly slots. The VP machines all have a tag claiming 85% payback. IMO, it's a locals casino - not a destination - so it's filled with folks just grinding it out on machines versus the fun vibe you'll get in Vegas with most folks on vacation.

    So, if you need to stretch your legs a little and want to throw some bills in a machine then it might be worth it. You WILL smell like smoke when you leave, no matter how long you're there.
     
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  3. Kobra2848

    Kobra2848 Low-Roller

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    If your going to be in Albuquerque go by the Sandia casino. It is really nice with the exception of no booze except at the bar.

    Mark
     
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  4. Bigcasino

    Bigcasino Low-Roller

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    Have stayed here, and Route 66 casino hotel and Sandia resorts. Have found Route 66 casino and hotel the best for the price and nicest casino and hotel. It's easy off and on I-40 at exit #140. Have fun
     
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  5. eksantirik

    eksantirik Low-Roller

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    Yes, I have been there. I was on a road trip (on my way to Farmington -monument valley and the like) and I like to stop at different casinos while road tripping. I think they had a card promo and you got to spin a wheel. Hoping for some freeplay, I ended up winning a steel coffee mug, still keeping it :) I walked around the place, used the restroom, got a coffee I think and just left. It is a pretty decent sized locals casino.

    If you don't like too much smoke, Santa Ana Star Casino (30 miles north of Isleta) had a non-smoking part. And the casino was pretty new and nice inside.
     
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  6. guapoxxx

    guapoxxx High-Roller

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    Isleta is worth checking out but like a few people posted, they don't serve alcohol on the casino floor (same with Route 66, Santa Ana and Sandia). If you want alcohol, you have to order it in their bar and drink it there too. If you do go to Isleta and aren't "feeling it", you can go 20 minutes north on I-25 up to Sandia. IMHO, that's the best casino in ABQ. If you need more info about the casinos or the golfing, let me know. I'm there like 2-3 times a year as my parents retired there.
     
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