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Find your favorite slot: The Downs lures players with its new ‘Power Bonusing’

A view of the gaming floor at The Downs Racetrack & Casino. (Courtesy of The Downs Racetrack & Casino)

A view of the gaming floor at The Downs Racetrack & Casino. (Courtesy of The Downs Racetrack & Casino)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Downs Racetrack & Casino is making sure that you are part of all the action it has to offer without you having to leave your favorite slot machine.

The new Power Bonusing feature allows guests to enjoy a “more seamless” and “integrated” gaming experience. The feature allows slot players to take part in special promotions, activate match bonus rounds, participate in slot tournaments and more without ever having to leave their preferred machines.

The Power Bonusing feature is available on every slot machine at The Downs. It allows patrons to simultaneously play their current game while accessing special promotions and activities.

The Downs will be offering special gaming options Mondays through Fridays throughout February during its “$80,000 Spin to Win” game. Be part of the game on the hour and each half-hour at 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. On Fridays, winners are drawn on the hour and each half-hour between 2 p.m. and midnight.

Take part in “Downs Derby Days” at 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Saturdays. The game will automatically appear on each player’s slot machine during the designated post times when he or she earns a minimum of 100 base points.

Sunday can be your lucky day during the “$8,000 Slot Tournament” held at two separate tournament times. The first slot tournament takes place between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and the second tournament will be held between 3 p.m. and 10 p.m. Guests who earn 100 base points can participate in each daily tournament to win his or her share of $2,000 in total weekly prizes throughout February.

Need a good cocktail after a long work day? Head over to the First Turn Lounge inside The Downs. Every Wednesday, ladies can enjoy $5 cosmopolitans and $5 lemon drop martinis. Thursday night is Pint Night at First Turn Lounge, which means $4 “you-call-it” pints and a complimentary pint glass keepsake.

For further details on promotions and other fun at The Downs, call 767-7171 or visit

SANDIA RESORT & CASINO: Love remains in the air at Sandia Resort & Casino during its “$300,000 Winter Lovin'” promotion that runs through Feb. 28. Sandia is giving 1,700 winners a share of $300,000 in cash and free slot play. Patrons can be part of the winnings by playing their favorite slots machines using their Peak Rewards card.

Free slot play drawings are held every half-hour from noon to 9:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Drawings for cash prizes are held every half-hour between noon and 9:30 p.m. Fridays through Sundays. All drawings are hot-seat drawings.

Bingo players rejoice. On Sunday, Sandia is offering its “Bingo’s Cold Hard Cash Special.” During Sunday’s matinee and evening sessions, three drawings will be held during each session for $200, $300 and $500 in cash.

For more promotion information and other happenings at Sandia, visit

SKY CITY CASINO HOTEL: There’s still time to get in on the “Red Hot Seats” promotion at Sky City. Every Tuesday and Thursday in February, Sky City is giving patrons a chance to win an extra $100 in free play with this $8,000 total free play giveaway. Every half-hour from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. patrons using their Sky City Players Club card are automatically entered into the hot-seat drawings. And, don’t miss earning five times the points on your Sky City Players Club card from 8 a.m. to midnight on Thursday.

Ready for some good country music? Get your tickets now for the “Guitar and Country Stars” show on Feb. 28 featuring Ty Herndon, Jamie O’Neal and Andy Griggs in the Sky City VIP Showroom. Tickets are $25 and available by calling 888-759-2489 or visiting Special hotel packages also are available for this show.

Visit for further show and promotion details.