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Address: , Ruidoso, NM
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Activities: Gambling
Description: Casino located at the Ruidoso Downs.

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It is just ok

Again a tired little casino with old games We were in and out I find it sad that no money seems to be put back into the town or properties

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Smaller than expected. Quite old and a bit dingy. Lots of older slots .... which my hubbie enjoyed. Needs a facelift.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Again a tired little casino with old games We were in and out I find it sad that no money seems to be put back into the town or properties

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San Angelo, Texas
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27 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Headed to this casino around 11pm on thursday night and saw there were only a few other people there. Most late-night gambling is at the Inn of the Mountain Gods.

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Alto, New Mexico
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My husband and I used to love to go to this Casino for lunch. It had beautiful big windows that you could see out. Then they remodeled it and it's like eating in a school cafeteria. In place of windows are TV screens. I understand it's a casino and they don't want you to linger over lunch because then you... More 

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Ruidoso, New Mexico
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Billy the Kid casino is a small friendly casino. Nice people with an old time feeling. Caters to horse people. Horse races from all tracks can be viewed in sports bar.If you like horse's and horse racing this is your place. Next to Ruidoso Downs track. Best quarter horse track in the country.

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Mescalero, New Mexico
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

They offered last year all you can eat Lobster for a very good price. It was fantastic! We went there with family and they did not even charge me for one of my kids. The staff is very nice and professional. :-)

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Dallas, Texas
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25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Couldn't get past the bad smell - left within minutes. Housed in an unattractive building - metal I think. Attached to Ruidoso Downs race track - both look like they are stuck in 1960s.

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Brownfield, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The lobster had no flavor. Crab was good prime rib worthless Shrimp just plain. For 26 bucks not too bad but do not expect great seafood. Will fill u up just plain Why not carve the prime rib. The pan full with juice was overdone like leather

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New Braunfels, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Right at the racetrack in Ruidoso Downs, NM. Rather small, just slot machines. I enjoyed myself because I won a small amount, which is always better than losing. Beware that it is rather smoky, you smell it as soon as you walk in the doors.

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Dallas, TX
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20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Tried to get a thanksgiving meal here. There was only like 10 people in the restaurant. With 3 to 4 servers you figure it would be great service. Nope. Ok I ordered the thanksgiving prime rib dinner $25, wife ordered $20 turkey dinner. Kids ordered pasta and burger. None of our meals were ready for at least 20 minutes. Then... More 

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