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Address: Ruidoso, NM
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Casino located at the Ruidoso Downs.

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Small but fun!

The Billy the Kid Casino is a small casino with slot machines. The ventilation is poor and the casino smelled like stale smoke in the morning when it was almost empty. It's easy... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 29, 2015
Mary B
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Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
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Shreveport
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is great. The staff, security everyone are so nice. They go out of their way to make sure you are happy. The casino area was very comfortable, fresh and warm. There were a lot of people smoking but you could not tell, the smoke was gone.

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Thank tomlandis
Salem, Oregon
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

I was pleasantly surprised by the cleanliness of this casino. The staff is friendly and attentive without be obtrusive. Great place to sit back and relax for a while.

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Thank beckerzoo5
Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

The Billy the Kid Casino is a small casino with slot machines. The ventilation is poor and the casino smelled like stale smoke in the morning when it was almost empty. It's easy to get to (connected to Ruidoso Downs Racetrack) and parking is great.

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Thank Mary B
Smithfield, Virginia
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39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We stopped in here on our recent visit to Ruidoso. Of the three casinos we visited, this was our favorite. There was not a horse racing event that day, so the place was relatively uncrowded. Also had fewer smokers in the casino than would normally be present. The casino is not large, but it is kind of fun since there... More 

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Thank deanwirsching
Albuquerque
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46 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Good first time player experience. Club signup got you $15 to play with and $10 more for Senios Wednesdays. Loose slots.

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Thank rekozlo
Dallas
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86 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

This is a very strange little Casino. You smell the cigarette smoke way before entering the doors. Inside is just cramped, rather dark, smokey and not at all enjoyable for us. It's almost like this could be a set for a creepy part of an old movie. We will not return.

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Thank BellaSonsie
Ocklawaha, Florida
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38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Billy the Kid Casino is a nice local casino located by the racetrack. They do special events, especially $10 free play for seniors on Wednesdays.

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Thank travelady56
Kirtland, Ohio
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251 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

This was a very smalll and smokey casino. It really could not handle the crowds from the racetrack. We went after the races, and did not stay due to the poor air quality.

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Thank Amiga9
Denver, Colorado
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293 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

State law restricts the size of this casino, as well as the type and number of gambling attractions. No real dealers or card tables, this is a slot casino. Billy tries, but if looking for a real casino feel head to the Inn

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Thank Nate H
Littlefield, Texas
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145 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

This is a machine casino. There are no tables but we still had a great time! It was clean and well kept.

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