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The Downs offers chances on weekdays to win up to $10,000 cash

The Downs Racetrack & Casino is celebrating Valentine's Day, Mardi Gras and more with sweet promotions on and off its gaming floor this month. (Courtesy of The Downs Racetrack & Casino)

The Downs Racetrack & Casino is celebrating Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras and more with sweet promotions on and off its gaming floor this month. (Courtesy of The Downs Racetrack & Casino)

The Downs Racetrack & Casino is all jazzed up for a Mardi Gras-inspired promotion this February.

Stop in Mondays through Fridays this month and take part in the “$125,000 Mardi Gras Madness” promotion. Drawings will be held at noon, 4 p.m., 6 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Three winners will be selected during each drawing for a chance at up to $10,000 cash.

Also during the week, rack up the points on Wednesdays this month as well as on Presidents Day, Feb. 20, when patrons earn five times the points. Wednesdays also are days for the “Instant Hit” promotion. There will be 15 “Instant Hit” drawings each Wednesday. Players qualify by earning 25 base points within 30 minutes before each drawing. Sixty players a day will win prizes worth free play. Free play must be used within 48 hours of winning.

Those who get to The Downs early on Thursdays will get in on the “early bird” promotion. Start playing at 10 a.m. every Thursday for your chance to win between $5 and $500 in free play. To be eligible, players must earn 75 base points. A bonus wheel will appear at that time for a chance at free play. The promotion ends once a total of $500 has been awarded.

Saturdays are for slot players at The Downs. Every Saturday this month, patrons have a chance to take part in the “$16,000 Slot Tournaments.” There will be four tournaments every Saturday in February from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2 to 4 p.m., 5 to 7 p.m. and 8 to 10 p.m. The top 15 scores will win cash or free play prizes that total $1,000 per tournament. A total of $4,000 will be awarded each Saturday.

Enjoy Sunday Funday during the “$12,000 Downs Derby.” Be part of the virtual Downs Derby each Sunday at 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Pick your pony, and all win, place and show finishes will share a $600 free-play prize pool during each of the races.

Head over to The Crown Room tonight or Saturday, Feb. 11, and beat the Valentine’s Day rush. The Crown Room will be hosting dinner for two for only $69.99 in celebration of Valentine’s Day. But for true romantics, the special dinner also will be offered on Feb. 14 with jazz band, Entourage, providing entertainment. The Crown Room will open at 5 p.m. for these events. To make your reservation, visit or call 767-7180.

The First Turn Lounge at The Downs is starting to heat things up on Thursdays. It’s now Ladies’ Night every Thursday at the First Turn Lounge. Enjoy music by DJ Sider, as well as drink specials and dancing, all night long. There also is no cover charge. On weekends, head to the First Turn Lounge for live entertainment tonight and Saturday by Fat City, by Blu Sol on Feb. 17 and 18 and Gonzalo on Feb. 24 and 25.

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

SKY CITY CASINO HOTEL: Fall in love and win big with Sky City Casino Hotel on Acoma Pueblo this February. Be part of the Valentine’s Day $10 buy-in slot tournament on Feb. 14. Join the fun and excitement as you compete against other guests for a chance to be a top 12 finalist to win $100 to $400 in free play. Tournament sign-ups begin at 6 p.m.

Valentine’s is also for bingo players. Sky City Bingo is celebrating love with its “Bingo’s Love for Money 2017” promotion, which will feature $3,000 total cash drawings. Six winners will be eligible to win $500 for simply purchasing an electronic bingo package using their players cards.

In commemoration of President’s Day, Feb. 20, Sky City will hold its “Presidential Free Play Giveaway” from 5 to 9 p.m. Two winners will be chose each hour for a chance to win $200 in free play. Guests will receive one entry for every 20 points earned.

All this month, blackjack players have something to rejoice about. This February, Sky City Table Games is having its “Blackjack Happy Hour” from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. To qualify, patrons who receive three 7’s or a 6, 7, 8 on their first three cards only will get a bonus pay matching their bet of up to $25 cash. For more information on Sky City, call 888-759-2489 or visit