Casinos celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Apr 30, 2007 3:14 AM

Cinco de Mayo (the 5th of May) marks the victory of the Mexican Army over the French at the Battle of Puebla in Mexico. Each year, Cinco de Mayo is celebrated in many cities and here in Las Vegas, Isla Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar at Treasure Island is joining in the celebration. From 4 p.m. until midnight, Isla will feature special menu items that will include Shrimp Tacos, Short Ribs in Guajillo barbecue sauce and Isla dessert favorites such as fried ice cream and flan. Guests can enjoy a live mariachi band while they choose from a list of signature drinks and sample freshly made guacamoles.

Mötley Crüe front man and rock ”˜n’ roll legend Vince Neil will be hosting a Cinco de Mayo party on May 5 at the Flamingo Las Vegas. The event is free and open to the public and will feature a live performance by Vince Neil and his all-star band, Tres Rios Tequila and drink specials, strolling mariachis and a fun-filled party atmosphere. The poolside bash is the official launch party for Neil’s Tequila label, Tres Rios Tequila. The festivities kick off at 7:00 p.m. when the Flamingo Las Vegas will open its tropical pool paradise to partygoers. Local rock radio station KOMP 92.3 FM will broadcast live from the Flamingo Pool from 5 p.m. — 8 p.m. on-hand with free prizes and giveaways. Tickets to Vince Neil’s Tres Rios Tequila Cinco de Mayo Splash at the Flamingo Las Vegas are available at Vince Neil Ink, inside O’Sheas Casino on The Strip, north of Flamingo Las Vegas. Partygoers must be 21 years or older.

Summer patio parties have returned to the Fiesta Rancho with great eats and magnificent mariachis to Garduño’s every Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., through June 28. Admission is free and guests can enjoy music by the Mariachi Trio featuring Maria Dolores, as well as great food and drink specials. Amigo Card members who stop in any Thursday through May 3 between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. also have the chance to enter weekly drawings for $10 in free slot play and the chance to enter a drawing for either a Mexican cruise for two or two roundtrip tickets to Mexico courtesy of Mexicana Airlines. Entries are free and are limited to one entry per week. Simply present your Amigo Card and photo ID. Drawings for free slot play take place at 8 p.m. every Thursday through May 3, and the drawing for the cruise is May 5.