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Downs offers $125,000 in prizes in August dice contest

Roll the dice for some big bucks this August at The Downs Racetrack & Casino.

Be part of the “$125,000 Roll to Win” promotion Sundays through Fridays this month at The Downs. Three winners will be chosen to roll the dice during each drawing at noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. for a chance at up to $500 in cash.

Saturdays are time for “$12,000 Downs Derby Saturdays.” Virtual race times are 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Each race awards a total pool of $600 in free play to win, place, show and fourth-place finishes. To qualify, earn 75 points in the two hours before the race.

Get in on live horse racing through Sept. 24. First post times are at 6:05 p.m. under the lights on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. On Sundays, the first post time is 1:30 p.m.

Wednesdays are the days to rack up points on the Triple Crown Players Club card. Earn five times the points on Wednesdays. Player’s Club members who have a birthday in August earn three times the points on their actual birthday. Also on Wednesdays, take part in the “Instant Hit” drawings. There will be 15 drawings each Wednesday. Players qualify by earning 25 base points within the 30 minutes prior to each drawing. All prizes are free play and must be used within 48 hours of a win. There will be 60 winners each Wednesday.

Get to The Downs early on Thursdays for the “Early Bird” promotion. Players qualify by accruing 70 base points, and a bonus wheel will appear on the game. Guests who qualify have a chance to win between $5 and $500 in free play. The promotion ends once $500 in free play has been given away.

For more information on The Downs, call 767-7171 or visit abqdowns.com.

SKY CITY CASINO HOTEL: Sky City is helping ease you into the end of summer with “End of Summer” hot seats every Friday at 10 p.m. this month. Five lucky winners will be drawn to win $250 in free play or $1,000 in cash. Your Sky City Players Club card must be in active play at a slot machine during the drawing to be eligible.

Sky City is trying to hook you up with a 2017 Jeep Wrangler this August during its “Road to Riches” promotion. Five qualifiers will be drawn to win $100 in free play as well as qualify to advance to the final drawing for the Jeep to be held at 9 p.m. Aug. 26. Guests will receive an entry for every 40 points they earn playing their favorite Sky City games.

Head to the bingo room for Sky City’s “Bingo’s Climb the Mesa.” There will be $3,000 in total cash drawings on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 15 and 22. Bingo guests who purchase any admission pack of $10 or more for regular bingo, using their players card, are eligible to win up to $250 in cash.

Get your tickets now for Matisyahu, who will be performing hits such as “Sunshine,” “One Day,” “King Without a Crown” and songs off the latest album, “Undercurrent.” This all age show will be at 6 p.m. Aug. 12, at Sky City. Advance tickets are $30 general admission and $40 day of show. Tickets can be purchased at the Sky City box office or at holdmyticket.com.

For more information on Sky City Casino Hotel, call 888-759-2489 or visit skycity.com.

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