WinStar Casino stay goes to winning chili chef, buy advance ticket for chance at Target card

The Eighth Annual Chili Cook-Off on Feb. 3, benefitting UNTHSC student scholarships, promises fiery competition, a stay at the WinStar World Casino and Resort for the winning chef and a chance for a $25 Target gift card for those who pre-order a meal ticket to sample the entries.

  • It’s $10 to enter your best pot of red. The competition grand prize winner gets a one-night stay at the WinStar near Ardmore, Okla., plus a $100 gift certificate to the casino’s The Grill restaurant.
  • It’s $5 for a meal ticket. Pre-order your ticket and pay by credit card by Feb. 2 to be entered into the $25 gift card drawing. Tickets also will be sold at the door. Meal tickets include six sample cups and a chance to vote for the People’s Choice Award, or one bowl of chili, plus all the fixings. In addition to the contestant entries, Rodeo Goat restaurant has donated a batch of its homemade chili. Be sure and bring a UNTHSC or other photo ID.
  • The blistering Jalapeno Pepper-Eating Contest is returning! Register at the door for $3.

The event will be conducted 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the EAD Atrium. Questions? Contact or 817-735-5020.