THE DOWNS RACETRACK & CASINO
The Downs Racetrack & Casino offers a winning entertainment experience in gaming, horse racing, dining, events, live entertainment & dancing and much more.
Our Grandstand offers racing fans prime seating and viewing for live horse racing as well as simulcast viewing and wagering inside. Enjoy a family day at the races during our live racing season. Watch all the pre-race action from the paddock viewing area or have a cocktail from the outdoor bar and seating area! Experience live racing from the apron, grandstand seating or reserve a table in the Turf Club.
PARKING – IS THERE A FEE? ADA SPACES?
Parking is always free. ADA parking is available and a casino parking lot shuttle to bring you to our front door is also free.
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
The casino is located on the Northwest corner of Louisiana and Central, about one mile south of ABQ Uptown. Our address is 145 Louisiana Boulevard SE. Parking is easily accessed off Louisiana.
WHEN DOES LIVE RACING START, AND WHERE CAN I BET ON RACING?
Wagers can be placed at the Grandstand adjacent to the casino building or in the casino’s First Turn Lounge. Simulcast racing is daily; live horse racing dates for 2023 have not been announced.
WHAT ARE YOUR HOURS OF OPERATION?
Casino Gaming hours are:
- 11:00am to 2:00am Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday – The casino building opens at 10:30am
- 11:00am to 3:00am Thursdays – The casino building opens at 10:30am
- 10:00am to 4:00am Fridays and Saturdays – The casino building opens at 9:30am
The Grandstand opens daily at 9:30 am.
ARE YOU HIRING?
We always look for great guest service people who enjoy being part of a winning team. Visit the CAREERS tab to view opening and apply online. No in-person applications please. (Click Here to visit the careers tab).
DO YOU HAVE TABLE GAMES?
We offer electronic table games featuring Roulette and Blackjack. It’s your favorite game, without the dealers.
HOW DO I GET A PLAYER’S CLUB CARD?
Enroll on our website under the PLAYER’S CLUB tab or visit the Player’s Club located just inside the entrance on your next visit. Membership is FREE! (Click Here).
IS SMOKING ALLOWED ON PROPERTY?
The dining areas and casino floor are non-smoking. Designated smoking areas are in the First Turn Lounge and on the First Turn Lounge Patio.
ARE SERVICE ANIMALS ALLOWED ON THE PROPERTY?
Service animals are welcome inside all public areas of the property, but must, at all times, remain on a leash or in a service harness. A service animal at rest should not create an obstruction or hazard to other guests. A guest whose service animal poses a threat to the safety of other guests and employees may be asked to escort the animal off the premises. Emotional support, therapy, comfort, or companion animals do not qualify as service animals under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act and are asked to be removed from the premises.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
For more information on the NM State Fair or Expo Events please visit: https://www.exponm.com/
If you have specific questions about these items or other questions, please contact us via our contact form.
How can I get my win/loss statement?
You can receive a copy of your win/loss statement two ways:
- Visit the Player’s Club and a Representative can print a copy for you.
- Request copy via our contact form and include your Player’s Club number, name and current address and we can mail or email you a copy.