Things are revving up at The Downs Racetrack & Casino this April.
Zoom on over to The Downs and be part of its $100,000 Match Game for your chance at cash prizes and possibly a brand-new Chevy Camaro sports car. Monday through Friday, there will be three winners selected per drawing at noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. You can win up to $500 by matching game pieces.
For your chance at the Camaro, earn electronic entries daily when you accumulate points on your Triple Crown Club member card. Players get one entry for every 50 points earned.
Increase your entry chances on Tuesdays, when players earn five times the entries. At the end of the month, players will earn 10 times the entries on April 29 and 30. Accelerate your way to earning points by playing on Wednesdays this month. Players earn five times the points on Wednesdays.
Also on Wednesdays, in between the regular Match Game drawings, instant hit drawings will take place. Players qualify by earning 25 base points within the 30 minutes before the random draw that will be held every half-hour.
There will be four winners per draw who will share $55 in free play. Free play prizes must be used within 48 hours of a win or the free play will be forfeited.
On Thursdays, it’s time for instant entries. Two winners will be awarded 100 electronic entries for their chance at the Camaro. Drawing times are 12:30 p.m., 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:20 p.m., 3 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. each Thursday this month.
Weekends are for cash this April at The Downs. Be part of the $25,000 weekend cash promotion, in which there will be seven cash winners per drawing from 2 to 10 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays this month. About $2,800 will be awarded each Saturday and Sunday.
In addition to a daily happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m. and simulcast horse racing and wagering daily, the First Turn Lounge offers live entertainment from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. every weekend. Tonight and Saturday, it’s Fat City taking the stage, followed by Black Pearl on April 8 and 9, Fat City on April 15, 16 and 22, DJ Chil on April 23 and Gonzalo on April 29 and 30.
For more information on The Downs, call 767-7171 or visit abqdowns.com.
SANTA ANA STAR CASINO: Treat yourself to “Cookie Time Tuesday” at Santa Ana Star Casino. Star Rewards Club members who earn 250 points will receive a box of Girl Scout cookies.
Redeem your points between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. in the casino’s main lobby for your choice of Trefoils, Samoas, Thin Mints and Tagalongs. Members are limited to two boxes per day.
Santa Ana Star Casino has kicked off its “Dazzling Diamond Giveaway,” which runs through May 21. Drawings will be held at 8 p.m. Saturdays.
Every week, three guests will win free-play prizes. One of the three also will win a chance to return for the “Dazzling Diamond Giveaway” finale drawing on May 21. During the finale drawing, each person will win his or her share of sparkling Tiffany & Co. diamond jewelry.
Star Rewards Club members receive one entry for every 500 points they accumulate while playing their favorite slot machines or table games. For more information on Santa Ana Star Casino, call 867-0000 or visit santaanastar.com.