Texas Casinos Feature Holiday Happenings Throughout December

Written By Chris Imperiale on December 7, 2021 - Last Updated on April 22, 2022
Texas Casinos Feature Lots Of Holiday Events All Throughout December

With the holiday season here, Texas casinos have a variety of festive promotions or event offerings to celebrate. Bettors in the Lone Star State have plenty to occupy their time all December.

Although online betting hasn’t arrived in Texas other than online sweepstakes casinos, the in-state casinos have put a lot of celebration in place to bring in the holidays.

Despite some ongoing controversy over the legality of two operations, each of the three federally recognized tribes in Texas has a casino:

  • Speaking Rock Entertainment Center, El Paso
  • Naskila Gaming, Livingston
  • Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino, Eagle Pass

Those fortunate enough to live close to any of these locations can take full advantage of all of the deals, giveaways, and shows happening this December.

Texas casinos celebrate the holidays with music, giveaways and jackpots

Live Music at Speaking Rock

In addition to betting at the casino, Texas residents in the El Paso area can enjoy live music at the Speaking Rock Entertainment Center,

On Sunday, Dec. 12, the venue hosts Mariachi Alegre and Mariachi Frontera at The Balcony.

The mariachi performances come directly after a tailgate party for the Cowboys game, starting at 11:00 a.m. MST. Dallas fans can watch this critical divisional matchup with Washington on ten wide-screen TVs, with both indoor and outdoor seating available.

There will be lots to do leading up to Sunday, as well. Speaking Rock recently added two more shows for Friday and Saturday night.

On Friday, The Broken Dime Band is playing an acoustic set at The Balcony beginning at 8 p.m.  Saturday brings the Click Band back to the same time and location.

The New Year’s Eve Concert Party is kicking off at 6 p.m. on Dec. 31. The event highlights the band Tonic, along with special guest Drowning Pool.

So if you’re looking for a fun place to play some casino games and enjoy live music during the holidays, then Speaking Rock has you covered.

Naskila Gaming’s Holiday Home Jackpot

Those closer to the Livingston area can take advantage of the promos available at Naskila Gaming.

The casino is running its Holiday Home Jackpot this December, where club members can earn a wide variety of rewards and cash prizes.

At the end of each week in the month, Naskila hands out cash gift cards and large denomination gift cards to Gallery Furniture.

Then on Dec. 26, the casino is rewarding one lucky winner with a grand prize worth $25,000 to help pay off their mortgage.

There are a few ways to gain entry into these drawings. Bettors receive one entry for every visit to the casino by swiping their membership card at the kiosk. It should be noted that you must be a member, however, it is completely free to join.

Another way to get entries is by acquiring points. For every 250 points earned at the casino, bettors get another entry into the holiday jackpot.

If you missed the first drawing from last Friday, there are several more still to come.

This week, Naskila is giving away two gift cards worth $200, two for $100, and a $7,500 bonus to Gallery Furniture.

The personal gift cards remain the same the following week, but the Gallery Furniture prize jumps to $10,000 for the Dec. 17 winner.

Of course, the most exciting drawing takes place the day after Christmas and will send someone home with $25,000 in cash.

Those entering must be in attendance to claim their prize. The individual smaller gift cards are pulled between 8 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. every Friday. The Gallery Furniture prizes go off right at 9 p.m. sharp.

This goes for the final $25,000 drawing, too.

Bettors can continue to produce points and entries through the final day of this promotion, on Dec. 26.

Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino’s December Giveaway

The Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino also has a few giveaways in place for the holidays this year.

It includes a couple of sizable prizes during two drawings for its December Giveaway. The casino is rewarding two lucky winners at midnight on Dec. 11 and Dec. 25.

The first consists of a $35,000 prize that comes in the form of cash. This increases to $50,000 for the drawing occurring on Christmas night.

There are multiple more chances to win during the holiday promotional period, as Lucky Eagle gives away a total of $107,000 in December holiday cheer.

Another way to win is the casino’s  $31,000 Cash and Lucky Bucks Drawings. Here, someone will win $20,000 in cash on Christmas Eve.

This leaves $11,000 for other drawings taking place throughout the day, starting at 3 p.m. MST.

That’s not all.

A week later, Lucky Eagle is delivering more cash to a couple of lucky guests. For its 2022 New Years’ Eve Giveaway, two more bettors will take home some winnings.

There’s a drawing at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 31, then again at 1 a.m. later that night on Jan. 1. The late-night winner walks away with $20,220 to celebrate the start of 2022.

It’s looking like December will be a very profitable and fun holiday month for Lone Star State casinos a few lucky Texas bettors.

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Chris Imperiale covers sports betting and the online casino industries. He has a journalism degree from Rutgers University and was formerly on staff at Bleacher Report.

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