The Route 66 Casino in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has ambitions to be a top venue along the lines of Vegas casinos. It has a ways to go, but it’s off to a good start with the Legends Theater, an entertainment venue that book concerts and events in true Vegas style – glitzy music acts (Julio Iglesias, Heart) and boxing, men’s and women’s. Local music acts rule at the Thunder Road Steakhouse where food drink and music are all of equal quality. Kids have fun, too at Kid Quest, an indoor playground where children from 6 weeks to 12 years can enjoy play equipment under the watchful eyes of the casino’s childcare professionals. Older children can get their kicks (as the casino’s slogan goes) in the Cybequest arcade with video games galore and other challenges as well. Some games dispense tickets which can be redeemed for prizes,
With everyone getting their kicks at Route 66, it may not be too long before the casino becomes (almost) like Vegas.