Promotions and Special Events

Promotions and Special Events

2018 Important Dates

Mon

16
Apr

Barn Area Open for Set-up

Event Details

Time

April 16

Fri

25
May

Opening Weekend

Event Details

The horses return Memorial Day weekend with trials for the $1-million (est.) Ruidoso Futurity and the $750,000 (est.) Ruidoso Derby. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings, Billy the Kid Casino will draw 10 finalists each night to win a Jeep Compass on Sunday evening valued at $25,000, and the first 500 fans Friday, Saturday and Sunday will receive a free Ruidoso Downs t-shirt. The legendary Red Steagall performs Sunday evening in the horse sale arena at 7 p.m. Telephone for tickets or reservations at 575-378-4140.

Time

May 25 - May 28

Sun

27
May

An Evening with Red Steagall

Event Details

Located at the Sales Pavilion at Ruidoso Downs, 100 Joe Welch Drive, Ruidoso Downs, NM.  We will start off at 6 PM will have cocktails and hors d’oeuvres followed by a 7 PM show.

Come out to support the new All American Ruidoso Downs Foundation.

Tickets are $75 general admission and $150 reserved seating

All 575-378-4140 and ask for reservations.

Time

May 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fri

01
Jun

Red Raider

Event Details

Ruidoso Downs celebrates our friends from Lubbock, Texas Tech University and alumni as we welcome new country sensation Flatland Cavalry for a concert under the stars on Saturday night, June 2 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 on the day of the show. Telephone 575-378-4140 for tickets. 

 

Time

June 1 - June 3

Fri

08
Jun

Ruidoso Futurity/Derby

Event Details

Which two-year-old becomes an overnight sensation by winning the first leg of quarter horse racing’s triple crown? We will all find out together by watching the finals of the $1-million (est.) Ruidoso Futurity. The simulcast of thoroughbred racing’s Belmont Stakes will be featured on Saturday with a $500 handicapping contest.

Time

June 8 - June 10

Sat

09
Jun

Graham Brothers Band

Event Details

Time

June 9 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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One event on July 14, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on August 18, 2018 at 7:00pm

Sat

16
Jun

Too Moon Junction

Event Details

Time

June 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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One event on August 11, 2018 at 7:00pm

Sun

17
Jun

Father’s Day Weekend

Event Details

Bring Dad out to the races on Sunday, June 17 for Family Day and get $1 hot dogs, $1 sodas, $1 popcorn and $1 ice cream. Also, kids will get to run down the race track out of the starting gate on Sunday. It’s going to be a blast, so bring the entire family.

Time

June 17 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Fri

22
Jun

Mexican Fiesta

Event Details

This is a new and exciting event this year. Come enjoy a concert on Saturday evening, June 23 by AB Quintanilla 3 Y Elektro Kumbia All Stars. (This is Selena’s brother and his new band, formerly the Kumbia Kings.) Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 on the day of the show. There will also be a car show presented by the Freshboyz Car Club. The weekend is presented by Tecate’ and Tecate’ Light.

Time

June 22 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating until June 23, 2018

An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating until June 24, 2018

Fri

22
Jun

Terry Bullard Band

Event Details

Time

June 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

April 16 Barn Area Open for Set-up
May 25 Opening Weekend
May 27 An Evening with Red Steagall
June 01 Red Raider
June 08 Ruidoso Futurity/Derby
June 09 Graham Brothers Band
June 16 Too Moon Junction
June 17 Father’s Day Weekend
June 22 Mexican Fiesta
June 22 Terry Bullard Band

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Upcoming Events
  1. Friday Jul 20

    Fri

    20
    Jul

    Dodge Ram Giveaway

    Event Details

    Beginning July 20, 2018 and running through September 2, 2018, Billy the Kid casino will run “Billy’s Dodge Ram Giveaway” which will consist of a ticketed drawing for a 2018 Dodge Ram. Beginning on July 20, 2018 through September 2, 2018 (thru 8:00 pm on September 2, 2018) patrons may redeem ten (10) points from their rewards club account for a ticket to enter the giveaway.  Patrons may redeem any points earned on their account that have not already been redeemed. Starting July 20, 2018 all patrons playing with a Billy’s Rewards Card will be eligible to be selected for a hot seat drawing which will award them with 10 bonus entries into the giveaway, these hot seat drawings will start at approximately 10:30 am daily and occur roughly every hour, on the half hour until 30 mins before closing, except for on September 2,2018 when the last hot seat will be at 8:30 pm. There will be three drawings of ten (10) names to determine the finalists for the Dodge Ram Giveaway.  The first drawing will be Friday, August 31, 2018 at 9 pm, the second on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 9 pm and the third on Sunday, September 2, 2018 at 9 pm.  The finalist will check in and the selection of boxes by the finalists will begin immediately following 30 finalists being present. RULES:

    • All tickets must be filled out with first and last name to be eligible to win the prize.
    • Patrons must be using their Billy’s Rewards Club card at the time of the drawing in a slot machine for all hot seat drawings.
    • Patrons are not limited to tickets until the last day of the promotion when a limit of 200 tickets will be instituted per patron.
    • Patrons may get entries be redeeming 10 points that have been earned and not yet redeemed for any other reason.
    • Points may be earned through play or earned through point multipliers.
    • One point is earned through the calculated play of $5.00 in wagers on any slot based electronic gaming machine while the Rewards Club Card is properly inserted into the card reader. (For example, a stepper reel or video reel-based gaming machine.)
    • One point is earned through the calculated play of $10.00 in wagers on any non-slot based electronic gaming machine while the Rewards Club Card is properly inserted into the card reader. (For example, a virtual card or video poker-based gaming machine.)
    • Points may be earned through point multipliers on certain days or during certain promotional events, i.e. Seniors Day 5x Multiplier (For every one (1) point that is earned through wagers, four (4) additional points are added as bonus points.)
    • On Tuesdays people that are considered part of our “locals group” will earn 3 times points. For every one point that is earned through wagers, 2 additional points are added as bonus points.
    • The five points that are earned that day can be both bonus points and regular players club points since all bonus points are only awarded after a bet has been made.
    • For more information about the benefits of the players club and the points system please refer to the Players Club rules.
    • Points will not be given as a reward for promotions.
    • Adjustments to points could be done to correct for a patron not receiving the correct amount of points during a multiplier event.
    • Points will expire 365 days from the date of issuance.
    • Patrons selected for “Billy’s Dodge Ram Giveaway” hot seats will receive ten (10) additional drawing tickets.
    • On Friday, August 31, 2018, and Saturday, September 1, 2018, there will be a brief break period from 8:30 pm until after the finalist are selected when no additional tickets will be added to the bin.
    • During the drawing, the tumbler will be rotated again after every third person is selected.
    • The last day to redeem points for tickets will be September 2, 2018 at 8:00 pm. Patrons must be in line by 8:00 pm to redeem any more points for tickets.  Once the end of the line is finished, no additional tickets will be redeemed.
    • All tickets must be in the drawing bin by 8:50 pm on September 2, 2018. No new tickets will be added after that point.
    • Any patron that wins a jackpot of $1,200 or more will earn 10 tickets for the Dodge Ram Giveaway as an additional payout up to 8:00 pm on the night of the final drawing, September 2, 2018
    • Patrons must be present to win during the finalist drawing(s) and during the final on Sunday evening.
    • Once a name is called from the ticketed drawing the patrons will have five (5) minutes in which to claim their prize. If a patron does not claim the prize before the five (5) minutes are up another name will be drawn and given five (5) minutes until a person is present and the full number of finalists are pulled each night.
    • Once a patron is selected as a finalist, they may not be drawn again as a winner. If a name is drawn of a previously qualified finalist, that ticket will be considered void and another name will be drawn.
    • On Sunday, September 2, 2018 finalists must check in with the players club desk no later than 9 pm. If a finalist is unable to enter the casino but is on the property they must let a security guard know that they are present and must report to the players club.
    • If all 20 finalists from the first set of drawings are not checked in by 9:00 pm, they will forfeit their finalist status and additional names will be drawn to replace them in the final group.
    • Immediately following the check-in of the finalists and the drawing of the last 10 finalists, the 30 people that were selected will begin selecting from a set of boxes.
    • In order of names drawn to be in the finals, the patrons will select one of 30 identical boxes. Each box will have a paper inside.  One will have “TRUCK!!!” on gold paper and the other 29 will have consolation prizes ranging from a minimum of $100 in free slot play up to $500 cash.
    • Once selection of the boxes has been done, all participants will open the boxes at the same time.
    PRIZES:  The prizes for this promotion will be determined as explained below. Any patron that receives a total of cash or personal property award prizes greater than or equal to $500 will be considered a personal property award. Ten (10) Bonus entries for “Billy’s Dodge Ram Giveaway” will be given to any patron selected for the Dodge Ram Hot Seats from July 20, 2018 to September 2, 2018. Patrons that are selected as a finalist in “Billy’s Dodge Ram Giveaway” on August 31-September 2, 2018 will receive the following prize: All times are approximate:                     9:30 pm 9/2/18 - Selection of a box with a prize inside (15-$100 Free Slot Play, 10-$200 Free Slot Play, 4- $500 Cash (PPA) and 1-TRUCK PPA) The Patron that gets the TRUCK paper in his/her box on September 2, 2018 will receive the following prize:                     2018 Dodge Ram Truck approximate retail value of $37,000.00 (PPA) PERSONAL PROPERTY AWARD: Patron must have a qualifying coin-in, defined as .01 or more during the promotional period.  This play must be verifiable by the casino SMS, through use of Billy’s Rewards Club.  This qualifying coin-in will satisfy the requirements for 15.1.10.20 Additional Payouts; Personal Property Awards, as a personal property award.  Any patron receiving a cumulative cash prize & multiplier that is greater or equal to $500.00 will be considered a personal property award. REQUIREMENTS FOR CONTESTANTS: Contestants must be 21 years of age or older to win prizes at Ruidoso Downs Track and Billy the Kid Casino. Liability for any and all federal, state and local taxes rests solely with the prize winners.  Participation requires membership in Billy’s Rewards Club, which is free.  Patrons must be present to win. INELIGIBILITY: The following are ineligible to participate in this Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Billy the Kid Casino's promotion:  All employees of Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Billy the Kid Casino and their immediate family members.  Immediate family members are defined as any person living at the same household address.  Additionally, anyone on the premises for the purposes of employment is ineligible for the promotion.

    Full Details

    Time

    July 20 - September 2

  2. Tuesday Aug 21

    Tue

    21
    Aug

    Casino Locals Day 3x Points

    Event Details

    THE EVENT: In the year 2018, patrons will receive bonus points on Locals Day which is every Tuesday, when using their Billy’s Rewards Club Card. To be eligible, a guest has to have their Billy’s Rewards Club Card properly inserted in the machine card reader while they are playing, and reside in what is considered a “local area”. RULES:

    1. Local areas include but are not limited to: Lincoln County, NM residents, Roswell, NM, and Alamogordo, NM and other surrounding areas as determined by Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Billy the Kid Casino Management.
    2. Points will be earned through a 3 times point multiplier on Local days.  For every 1 point that is earned, 2 additional points are added as bonus points.
    3. The period for this promotion are January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018.
    4. Billy the Kid Casino’s Slot Play Points are not transferable.
    5. Points can only be earned by Billy’s Rewards Club Members, and membership is free to join.
    6. Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Billy the Kid Casino is not responsible for loss, theft, mutilation or destruction of any Voucher or Ticket.
    7. Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Billy the Kid Casino reserves the right to photograph any claimant for security purposes.
     PRIZES: 3 Times points earned through play every Tuesday

    Full Details

    Time

    August 21

  3. Tuesday Aug 21

    Tue

    21
    Aug

    2 for 1 Lunch and Dinner Specials

    Event Details

    Full Details

    Time

    August 21

  4. Tuesday Aug 21

    Tue

    21
    Aug

    Casino Happy Hundreds

    Event Details

    On Tuesdays and Fridays, from July 1, 2018 thru August 31, 2018, during regular business hours, patrons will be able to participate in “Billy’s Happy Hundreds”. Each person selected will receive $100 in Free Slot Play. RULES:

    • Patrons must be a member of Billy’s Rewards Club and be using their rewards card at the time of the drawing to be selected.
    • Patrons must be using their rewards club card at the time of the drawings to be eligible for the hot seat drawings.
    • Patrons may win more than once during the event.
    • Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Billy the Kid Casino reserves the right to photograph any Claimant for security purposes and advertising.
    • Drawings will be held approximately every hour from 2 pm to 9 pm on Tuesdays and Fridays in June.
    PRIZES: The prizes for this promotion will be determined as explained below. A person that is selected by the hot seat drawing method will be given $100 in Free Slot Play. Promotional day: $800 in Free Slot Play - Promotional total: $14,400 in Free Slot Play

    Full Details

    Time

    August 21

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