It is all fun and games this month at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino and its sister location, the Casino Apache Travel Center in Mescalero.
Tuesdays are for tournaments. Visit Inn of the Mountain Gods from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Casino Apache from 4 to 6 p.m. every Tuesday through July 26 and get your chance to win up to $250 in Free Spirit Play during “Tuesday Tournaments.” Apache Spirit Club members can swipe their club cards for an entry into the tournament, in addition to winning one or more entries with every 20 points accrued playing their favorite games.
Get in on the “High 5’s Summer Swipe” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Wednesday this month, through July 27. Apache Spirit Club members who earn 20 points can swipe their club cards for a chance to win up to 50,000 bonus points of Free Spirit Play.
Also on Wednesdays, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at Inn of the Mountain Gods and from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Casino Apache, be part of the “Winner Wednesdays” promotion. All Apache Spirit Club members are eligible to win a share of $8,000 cash every half-hour. Earn one entry into the drawing with every 20 points you earn playing your favorite game using your club card.
Help students with their school supply list during the “Supplies = Play” promotion at Inn of the Mountain Gods and Casino Apache from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays through July 30. Bring in eight items for $10 in Free Spirit Play or five items and a backpack for $15 in Free Spirit Play. Eligible items include pencils, folders, binders, index cards, glue, dividers and paper.
Qualify for the Sixth Annual $100,000 Championship Poker Super Qualifier Tournament at noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays or at 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, now through Sept. 23 at Inn of the Mountain Gods. Each qualifier tournament requires a $65 buy-in and seats 10 players per table with a three-table maximum.
The winner of each table gets a $550 buy-in for one of the two Super Qualifier tournaments, which will be held on Sept. 22 and 23. The Sixth Annual $100,000 Poker Championship will be held Sept. 24 and 25.
Every Sunday through Aug. 7, bring the entire family down to Inn of the Mountain Gods for “Sunday Under the Stars.” The event starts at 6 p.m. with live music, followed by the showing of a family-friendly movie on the lawn after sunset. Visit innofthemountaingods.com for a full schedule and information.
THE DOWNS RACETRACK & CASINO: The Crown Room inside The Downs Racetrack & Casino invites guests to take a flavorful trip to Italy during its Italian Wine Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21. The four-course menu consists of vegetable terrine with field green salad and shallot vinaigrette paired with 2014 Benvolio Pinot Grigio.
The second course consists of red snapper bouillabaisse paired with Benvolio Prosecco D.O.C. Next up is bison alla Florentine served with cannellini ragout and baby carrots, which will be complemented with 2012 Tenuta di Arceno Chianti Classico.
The finale is panna cotta with plum compote served with 2013 Benvolio Rosso Toscana. The dinner is $49.99 per person. Hurry and reserve your spot at opentable.com.
Later this month, get ready for The Downs’ third annual “I Want My MTV ’80s Party” with DJ Mister E. The party kicks off at 9 p.m. July 30 inside the First Turn Lounge. There is no cover for this tubular event.
But get your Valley girl, break dancing or Madonna gear on for this bash featuring the best ’80s music, videos and film clips on a 20-foot HDTV and 24 other screens.
There will also be a costume contest for prizes. For more information on The Downs, call 767-7171 or visit abqdowns.com.