Calder Casino & Race Course is preparing to launch its new August promotions with a Buick Encore Giveaway kicking the month off in style. This is a one-day-only promotion, taking place on Thursday, August 1. The fiery red 2013 Buick Encore, which is being showcased on the casino floor, will be given away at 10:00 p.m. to one of the lucky players that will be selected every 30 minutes from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. August 1. Players will receive one free entry, as well as additional entries for every 10 points they earn that day. Entries may be activated starting at 5:00 p.m. at any Promo Kiosk with a Players Club card. To top off the luxurious promotion, there will be an additional $1,000 Free Play drawing 30 minutes after the Encore Giveaway. The month of August has more red-hot promotions, such as Friday’s 101 Winners Hot Seat and Saturday’s $1,000 Degrees Fahrenheit Giveaway. Every Friday in August, 10 winners hourly from noon to 10:00 p.m. win a share of $6,000 Free Play, with one lucky guest winning the $1,000 Free Play top prize. Every Saturday, winners hourly from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. will be pulled up to the stage to spin the wheel for a chance to win up to $1,000 Free Play. New weekday promotions will be hitting the casino floor in August, as well. Sundays and Wednesdays will feature the Scratch, Match & Win promotion. Players will receive a scratch card from the Players Club after earning just 20 slot points. Unlike a typical scratch card game, players won’t walk away empty-handed. Prizes range from additional entries into the Saturday Giveaway to Free Play of up to $1,000. Mondays will feature the Wheel of Winners Kiosk Game. After earning 25 points, players will swipe their Players Club card at a Promo Kiosk to spin the wheel and win up to $500 Free Play or other lavish prizes. In the last week of August, the ongoing $42,000 Big League Classic will meet its end with the grand prize finale. The Top 100 participants will be announced on Wednesday, August 28, and will win a share of $7,500 Free Play. For those less-than-fortunate participants not in the Top 100, there will still be a chance at winning a share of $2,500 Free Play in the bonus drawing at 7:00 p.m. Certain monthly promotions will remain in August. On Mondays, hospitality, restaurant and casino workers can win up to $500 Free Play after earning just 20 points. There are also days to receive $10 Free Play after earning 20 points on Tuesdays for guests 55 and over; Thursdays for military, medical, law enforcement and EMT professionals; and on Fridays for teachers and educators. For more information on Calder Casino promotions, visit www.calderracecourse.com/promotions.