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

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Good for horse races

The horse racing was what one would expect. The casino slots were too tight. I didn't see anyone winning. The restaurant food was decent the service was terrible. We actually had... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Nana11grandangels
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is cute and campy. It's a retro casino, not everyone likes that, but I do. They do have some more modern machines though. All in all I thought it was cute. Like I said, it's all in matter of taste. Some like retro, some prefer modern and that's all good.

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Thank Annabelle L
Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The horse racing was what one would expect. The casino slots were too tight. I didn't see anyone winning. The restaurant food was decent the service was terrible. We actually had to wait to get our check while the server played on her phone.

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Thank Nana11grandangels
Keller, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I've visited this Casino several times over the years and always come away disappointed. Most of the Slots are old and the place is smoky.

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Thank lthomas123
San Diego, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

We have 14 casinos in our home county, been to most. All of them are beyond better than this unbelievable excuse for a casino. Unbelievable.

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Thank Walker S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Was craving Prime Rib and this fit the bill. The service was fast and friendly. The Prime Rib was a huge cut of meat and cooked perfectly and a great price, Alcoholic drinks were a bit pricey.

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Thank Dawnelle B
Odessa, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

The casino is small with a few dealer tables. We had a great time. If you are a non smoker you have to be ready to ENDURE for a short time.

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Brighton, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

Casino located next to Ruidoso Downs race track. Very small and smokey from the smokers. Not good ventilation. No tables games and older slot machines. Definitely not not a gamblers destination. stayed less than an hour.

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Thank frankacosta2002
san antonio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

The casino was fun, but we stayed less than 45 minutes because it was so smokey , our allergies kicked up.

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Thank ajoyrenewed
Comanche, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

The atmosphere is so old, drab, and disgusting that it was not an enjoyable experience. There was trash such as drink cups, cigarette butts and ashtrays, and discarded paper left all around the slot machines. The cigarette smoke was so thick that, even as a former smoker, it was choking me. The games were okay but they need some updating.... More 

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Thank Keith B
El Paso, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

The casino they have is not very large but I have had good luck every time I go. The casino is not the big draw here, it is the horse race track. You will see 100s of people lined up to place their bets and watch the races. I am giving it 3/5 just because I don't find gambling all... More 

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